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Our Mission
The Philadelphia Historic Martial Arts Society's mission is to research, document, preserve and recognize the contributions and impact of martial artists on their communities.

Nomination Process

Candidates must be nominated by a PHMAS: HOF alumni member. Only past inductees may nominate someone for induction. If you are interested in being nominated or nominating someone, contact the organization at

The general requirements for induction are 25 years of sustained martial arts excellence, notable achievements in martial arts and community service, and high moral character. Individuals with less than 25 years will be evaluated for induction on a case by case basis.


Hall of Honor  requirements for induction are to have achieved the rank of 1st Dan and are held in good standing.

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