Cleveland Martial Arts Hall of Fame

Board of Directors

Richard McClain

Don DeVries

Jerry Roberts

Chuck Chirdon

Ciro Grandini

Todd Meany

Kenn Stopek

Advisory Board

Richard A. Fike, Sr.

Danny Lane

Don Mathews

Sal LaCorte

Lee Quignano

Karen Eden Herdman

The Cleveland Martial Arts Hall of Fame was founded in 2017 by Richard McClain and Don DeVries under the umbrella of Sport Karate Productions.

Its primary foundation is for the recognition and advancement of Martial Artists in the state of Ohio and for those that promote Martial Arts in the state of Ohio and the USA by allowing members who competed in Ohio the same recognition.

In 2023 we added Martial

Hearts to assist with

funding MA lessons for

children that are unable

to afford lessons through

members' schools. In

2024 we have added an

“International” category!

Most Asked Questions

Who can be a member?

• Any Black Belt that is in good standing in the Martial Arts community.

• Must be nominated by a member of the Hall of Fame.

• Must be approved by the Board of Directors.

What does it cost?

There is no charge to be a CMAHOF member.

• Cleveland Hall of Fame is self-funded by its yearly seminar series, banquet and sponsors.

• We ask curent members to show their support for our seminars and banquet.

Can we bring guests to the Banquet?

• Yes! Family, friends and students are welcome!

Will I receive an award?

• Yes, a beautiful 11x18 Hall of Fame certifi­cate signed by all board members.

Sponsor Levels

  Green Leaf:  


Certificate of donation.

  Bronze Leaf:  


Certificate of donation.

One complimentary seminar entrée.

  Silver Leaf:  


Certificate of donation.

One complimentary banquet dinner.

  Gold Leaf:  


Certificate of donation.

Two complimentary banquet dinners.

Dee Daniels

A. J. Perry

Dennis Janes

Johnny K. Wu

Scott DaDante