From New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame:
(New Jersey) – The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its third class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the third dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites on December 5, 2014.
On December 5th, Mark Henry will be inducted as the Striking Coach.
All army fighter, golden gloves, all Germany champion twice, all European champion, represented US boxing team vs Sweden.
Married to beautiful wife Christina, 2 kids Pino and Celina.
Train fighters to share Word of God with team Rabjj Renzo Gracie. Besides trying to share Gods Word with fighters wouldn't be coaching without Great friend and partner Ricardo Almeida who in foxhole with! Trained Chris Ligori ROC champion, Tom DeBlass 2 div Roc Champ, entered 1 fighter golden gloves won Champion Max Bohanan, coached TUF 19, trained Ultimate Fighter Champion Corey Anderson , WSOF Champion Marlon Moraes ( ranked #5 in world), UFC champ Frank Edgar (ranked #2 in world). 7 UFC title fights …..and counting. Also train or trained and cornered Renzo Gracie UFC, Ricardo Almeida UFC , Rashad Evans UFC (ranked #3 in world), Edson Barboza UFC (ranked #9 in world) Frankie Perez WSOF and ROC, Katlyn Chookagian WSOF, Rafael Natal UFC, Akira Corrasanni UFC, Nick Catone UFC, Roger Gracie Strikeforce UFC , Gregor Gracie WSOF, Rolles Gracie WSOF, Igor Gracie WSOF, Scott Krampetz CFFC, Brandon Shaub UFC, Roger Mamedov ROC, Timur Valiev WSOF, Sidney Outlaw Bellator Ozzy Dugulubgov WSOF , and some other great fighters.
Just had awesome night month ago cornered all 4 fights on main card WSOF and all won plus 1 prelim with win (don't get too many nights like that!!)
Beyond Blessed to have an Awesome God, Best wife and family, business (Pinos Pizza, Woodbridge, NJ) Best GYM and team IN THE WORLD Rabjj Renzo Gracie, train in the best MMA state in the world!! Beyond Blessed to even be CONSIDERED for this AMAZING ONCE IN A LIFETIME AWARD!!!! Completely HUMBLED and THANKFUL!!! JERSEY STRONG ALL DAY EVERY DAY!!!
God Bless and can't begin to thank you. Mark Henry
We hope you will join us on December 5, 20124 Mark your calendars now and purchase your tickets early so you can be sure to be a part of New Jersey martial arts history. Call 201-538-4843 or visit www.njmmaawards.comand get your ticket and join us in a historic night for New Jersey and for martial arts. It is certain to be a terrific night with family, friends, fun, and music.
Here is the complete list of award winners:
2014 Third Class Inductee Awards
- Referee – Keith Peterson
- Muay Thai Trainer – Tommy Dowd
- MMA School Owner – Nick Catone
- Prestigious Achievement – Dylan Wanagiel
- Muay Thai Fighter – Justin Greskiewicz
- Ringside Physician – Dr. Steven Oxler
- Pioneer Physician – Dr. Mark Belafsky
- Striking Coach – Mark Henry
- USA Boxing – Henry Hascup
- Event Organizer – Alan Goldberg
- Pioneer Fighter – Chris Liguori
- MMA Judge – Eric Colon
- Administrator – Joan Pierce
- Traditional Martial Arts – Karriem Abdallah
- MMA Fighter – Dan Miller
- Fighter of the year – Chris Weidman
- MMA Nutritionist – Mike Dolce
- Wrestling Coach – Scott Goodale
- Scorekeeper – Ellen Rubin
- Grappling – Tom Manelski