Presidents Message – 2017

Soke Les Elliott
President (2014 – present)AMAHOF (Inc)
Board & Executive Committee Chairman
Member of the AMAHOF Sokeship Council

A message from the PresidentĀ  AMAHOF (Inc) 2017.

Welcome to the 21st Awards Dinner and Presentation of the Australasian Martial Arts Hall Of Fame.


A Special welcome to our New Inductees for 2017, this night is all about you, so please relax and enjoy it.

At this time I would also like to welcome our returning members from last year ,Thankyou for your support.

We must also take the time to thank our other members that continue supporting us tonight.


AMAHOF is continuously evolving, with each event being of a very high standard.

We would like our members to assist in running the events, so please let us know if you can help this weekend

Remember; AMAHOF isĀ  all about its members!


In common with most associations there is an enormous band of people behind the scenes, without their help and effort we would not be celebrating 21 years today.

For this year 2017, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you all , especially our executive, Johnny Whipp -Vice President, Frank Hussey – Secretary, Arlene Whipp -Treasurer, Kathy Gangemi. – E.O.C.

Special thanks go to Paul Mitchell for the hosting of this years event.

Our Sokeship Council, headed by Master Ramon Lawrence, is always at your disposal for Gradings / Confirmation of grades and advice, so take advantage of it.


Our Spousal Awards are an important area to take advantage of, and give a special recognition to that person in your life that has supported you over the years.


Check out our website for more details and other awards, photo’s etc.



We hope you continue your training in good health and stay well.

Looking forward to seeing you and invite you all to Hobart for 2018, at Wrest Point Convention Centre.


Soke Les Elliott