United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame


Professor John L. Terry, III – President


The United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame (USMAHOF) is honored to announce Master Victor Teran, an 8th degree black belt in the Art of Taekwon-Do, has been selected for induction into our prestigious Hall of Fame. The Inductee Class of 2024 will be formally recognized and honored at a black-tie banquet and ceremony, to be held on Saturday, July 20, 2024, at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

Master Victor Teran, Three-Time American Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Three-Time Martial Arts Hall of Honors. Actor. Fight Choreographer. Featured in three iconic martial arts books, Chuck Norris’s martial arts master’s and pioneers’ biography book. Ernie Reyes Sr and Bill “Super foot” Wallace, “Changing Lives”. Master Teran has been featured in many news articles. Martial Arts magazines. Commercials. Film(s).

Master Teran is a U.S Marine Corps Combat Veteran. Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. Diplomatic Private security for Blackwater and Triple Canopy. Agent-in Charge; Direct hire for the U.S Department of State in the Diplomatic Security Service. Award-Winning children’s book Author.

In addition, he is an Ambassador for the Student Veterans of America Chapter for the American Military University. Focusing on veterans’ outreach programs, partnering with organizations like the Wounded Warrior Project; to provide mentorship and training for the wounded veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and traumatic brain injury.

Master Teran has previously partnered with Play4Autism Foundation in New Jersey to provide training to children with autism spectrum disorder, and recently partnered with the “Dear Jack Foundation” in Colorado, who provides programs to adolescent and young adult cancer patients, survivors, and family. “This is a special project, because it is all about giving back to our community; in the belief that the opportunity to learn martial arts should be available to everyone, no matter their condition, setbacks, or limitations”.

Master Teran’s dojang, International Taekwon-Do Academy has received many impressive accolades, excluding his own personal accolades:

  1. 2024 Official “Kombat Taekwon-Do” Licensed Training Center in Colorado
  2. 2024 Official “Kombat Taekwon-Do” Licensed Referee – Colorado
  3. 2024 ‘Best Martial Arts’ School – Colorado Community Media
  4. 2024 – Invited as Team USA at the World Taekwon-Do Championship – Kazakhstan
  5. 2023 & 2024 World Taekwon-Do Championship Title
  6. 2023 ‘Best Martial Arts’ School in Arvada – Quality Rating +95%
  7. 2023 ‘Best of Arvada’ – Colorado Community Media
  8. 2023 Colorado Parent’s Favorite Family Favorites Nominee
  9. ‘Best of Jersey City’, New Jersey – 6 Consecutive Years
  10. Business Hall of Fame – 8 Consecutive Years
  11. ‘Best School’ in New Jersey’s Martial Art Games – 7 Consecutive Years
  12. Martial Arts Excellence Award – 4 Consecutive Years
  13. Ranked Top Ten ‘Best Master Instructor’ -3 Consecutive Years
  14. New Jersey Metro Championship – 5 Consecutive Years
  15. New Jersey State Championship – 4 Consecutive Years
  16. Colorado State Championship – 2 Consecutive Years
  17. United States National Championship – 7 Consecutive Years
  18. Junior Olympic Championship – 2 Consecutive Years
  19. ‘Letter of Proclamation’ from the Jersey City Mayor’s office. Letter from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Gov. Jared Polis from Colorado. Two Outstanding Leadership Awards signed by Mayor McCormac – Woodbridge, New Jersey.

Preceding this event, martial arts school owners, instructors, and their students from across the United States will gather for a three-day National Training Camp, hosted by the International Martial Arts Council of America, Inc. Fifteen Master Level instructors, representing a broad cross-section of the global martial arts community, will be teaching, with a different discipline taught each session.

Induction into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame is a recognition of the Inductee’s contribution to the Martial Arts at a local, state, national, or international level by his or her peers. It further recognizes the discipline, commitment, training, and years of selfless sacrifice required to wear the coveted Black Belt. For many, this is an opportunity to be honored by their peers for their dedication to raising a new generation of martial arts practitioners who will one day join the ranks of future instructors and school owners.

Sponsored by the International Martial Arts Council of America, the mission of the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame is to recognize those martial artists who have made a profound difference. Unlike other Hall of Fame events that have followed us, the USMAHOF does not limit its inductees to celebrities and movie stars. Their goal is to serve the fundamental martial arts community, honoring all people who dedicate themselves to excellence, both the well-known and hidden treasures that never see the limelight.

The USMAHOF celebration is a black-tie event during which the accomplishments of inductees are presented to the entire audience. After a world-class meal, each inductee is highlighted and individually honored by being brought on stage and presented with the USMAHOF achievement plaque. The event is enjoyed as a social event as well. Martial artists from around the U.S. and the world can visit as peers. It is a time when special people are recognized, camaraderie is enjoyed, and the Martial Arts are celebrated.

The Hall of Fame event is a time when lifelong friends are made.

Honoring deserving martial artists of all styles from around the world…



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