Hollywood, CA (For Release) – Master Sueyoshi Akeshi, a Shugendo Buddhist monk fromTokyo, Japan, will demonstrate his unique sword technique at the 2015 Masters Hall of Fame Awards Banquet sponsored by Monster Energy on Saturday, June 6, at the famed Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. The event will feature the induction of more than 50 new members into the Masters Hall of Fame, an organization which recognizes excellence in the martial arts. Film star T.J. Storm will act as Master of Ceremonies, and Michael Matsuda, President of the Martial Arts History Museum, will be the keynote speaker.
Past inductees into the Masters Hall of Fame include Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Cynthia “Lady Dragon” Rothrock, Benny “The Jet” Urquidez, Bill “Superfoot” Wallace, and Professor Bob White.
Master Akeshi has been training in the martial arts since his teen years and has taught all over the world. He has been featured in books, DVDs and magazines in Canada, Europe and Brazil, where he has schools under his tutelage. Master Akeshi has taught many notables and celebrities, including Van Halen’s David Lee Roth. He has become well known for his unique sword style, which includes many exceptional quickdraw techniques. This will be Master Akeshi’s first time demonstrating in the United States.
Over the years, the Masters Hall of Fame has held its award ceremonies in conjunction with events such as the Disney Martial Arts Festival® and, in 2014, the Long Beach International Karate Championships. Also in 2014 the organization held its first event east of the Rocky Mountains, the Dallas, Texas, Masters Hall of Fame. The 2015 venue honors the legacy of martial arts in films, as the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel was the site of the first Academy Awards presentation. The 2015 Awards Banquet will also honor martial artists from Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, Switzerland and Japan.
The Masters Hall of Fame was founded in 1999 and is recognized as one of the premier Martial Arts events on the West Coast. The association recognizes exceptional Martial Arts Leaders and Legends through induction into the Masters Hall of Fame. Past inductees include Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Cynthia “Lady Dragon” Rothrock, Benny “The Jet” Urquidez, Bill “Superfoot” Wallace, and Professor Bob White. Honorees are chosen for their dedication to the martial arts and work in the community, as well as their individual successes.
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