Frequently asked questions

What is PHMAS?

The Philadelphia Historic Martial Arts Society's objective is to research, record, document, and preserve the contributions of martial artists and their impact on the community at large.

Can I be inducted?/How do I nominate someone?

The Hall of Fame is one way of recognizing the achievements and contributions of outstanding martial artists. 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 John Crudup at

What are the requirements for an inductee nomination?

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.

Do I or the inductee have to attend the banquet to be inducted?

We would prefer all inductees to be present for the event. We do not offer distance inductions. In the cases where the inductee cannot attend due to circumstances beyond their control, the member that nominated may accept on the inductees behalf. This is the exception, not the norm.

Do I have to come every year? Will I receive an award everytime I come?

Alumni members do not have to attend every year; however, it is highly encouraged that we show up each year and support the next Class of Inductees. The focus of this event is not on the awards; and we do not wish to use that as a method of gaining attendance. Rather, we would hope that all alumni support the PHMAS Hall of Fame banquet (HOF) to show respect and cultivate community. Unlike many other Hall of Fame events, members of PHMAS HOF are only inducted once and they become the Class of 2013, 2014, 2015, respectively. We may present special awards to selected alumni members and offer other mementos such as coins, patches, plaques or medals, but that will be determined each year.

Where is the banquet held?

This year our Expo will be held on Saturday, July 18th, 2020. It will be located at eh Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue--4200 City Ave Philadelphia, PA 19131 Click here for more details.

How do I reserve my seat(s)/table?

By Check or Money Order: 1. Print and fill out the pdf found here. 2. Mail the filled out form along with your check or money order to Cheng's Martial Arts School 1720 S State Rd Upper Darby, PA 19082 By Credit Card: Click here for Instructions

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