The IMAF Blackbelt Hall of Fame was first envisioned by the late Grandmaster in February of 2001. During his 2 week stay with me, he planned  to unveil his award at his 65th birthday in Philadelphia December of 2001. He wanted me to organize his celebration as well as his HoFF policies and procedures. The Professor and I discussed several people he was considering at that time for induction. His first requirement was a minimum of 20 accredited years in Modern Arnis. We talked about character, attitude, sincerity and effort.  Candidates must possess the highest standards of teaching, training, as well as service to the arts. As you may well know, the late Grandmaster was one of the few to be chosen for induction into Black belt magazines’ Hall of Fame twice. It is important to note that I am  the sole trustee of the Hall of Fame Foundation. Additionally, I was included in the Professor's last will (which he prepared in my home). Members will be granted the right to nominate potential inductees after 1 year of probation. I have reserved the right to make any and all final decisions. All Foundation business is conducted at Villanova summer camp with members present. Hall of Fame members pay a nominal fee their first year of camp, plus room and meals. After that, members pay only room and meals. Every member is encouraged to "show what they know" teaching at camp.

After ten years of careful thought, I  decided to carry out the Professor's final wishes. Candidates will be notified of their award on the Grandmaster's 79th birthday, December 19th.
Hall of Fame awards will be presented at Villanova summer camp June 2016. Inductees will be honored Saturday afternoon after lunch and before testing. We have 3 categories for 2016, Pioneer, Lifetime, Humanitarian.  It is important to note the late Professor wanted his signature used on any and all documents.

If you wish to be heard, you MUST be present at summer camp.

Please visit our HoFF section for a complete listing as well as pictures as they are received.


Remy Presas Original Signature