Richard Hackworth

Congratulations to grandmaster Stephen Oliver on receiving this award. I have been thoroughly impressed by his work to raise the standards of teaching in training in the martial arts community. He has worked tirelessly to raise the level of professionalism being practiced in our industry to make it a legitimate profession. Tens of thousands of instructors and school owners have benefited from his advice and mentoring. I am happy to see him receive the recognition that he deserves.