Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall Of Honors Announces "Outstanding Contributions To The Martial Arts As A Grand Master Award" To Grand Master Eric "LIONMAN" O'Neal Sr.
NEW ORLEANS, LA. -- Grand Master Eric "LIONMAN" O'Neal Sr., is off to receive yet another Hall of Fame induction at the 12th annual Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors in Atlantic City this weekend. Grand Master O'Neal is very excited about being honored by his Martial Arts peers, for it is a fantastic way to start off the New Year. He will be receiving the "Outstanding Contributions to the Martial Arts as a Grand Master award, which is a very fitting an honor to receive after many years of hard work and dedication to the art form.
In 2011, O'Neal has been very busy with promoting his Graphic Novel 20-city tour for the Disney Martial Arts Festival in Anaheim, California, where he selected the 7 Young American Heroes that promote the importance of Education, Respect and Martial Arts to communities throughout the country. Also, the LIONMAN FOUNDATION, INC., has been very active in organizing an event with the First Lady Michelle Obama's "Lets Move" Campaign, The Presidential Challenge and The Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) where children can receive a PALA patch and certificate from the President for participating in Grandmaster O'Neal's "The Legend of LIONMAN Presidential 1 Million Kick challenge in Washington D.C. on September 7th. The goal is to help "kick obesity out of America, " and we are celebrating by going live online this Friday January 20, 2012 on LIONMAN1Mkick.com. so that everyone can register on the site and become apart of history, when the Guinness book of world records documents our nation kicking obesity out of America. O'Neal also featured his Graphic Novel collection at the Essence Festival last year and at the Comic Con International Festival in San Diego, California. He is known for his motivational speaking, touring the country and giving the keynote address at the Masters Hall of Fame for which he is the Vice President of Marketing.
Grand Master Alan Goldberg who is the CEO of Action Martial Arts Magazine has been keeping the news current in the fighting World for 22 years. The Hall of Honors is affectionately known as the Academy Awards of Martial Arts, and coordinates a wonderful ceremony to honor the notable people in the Martial Arts world, such as Grand Master O'Neal who is always using Martial Arts principles and drills to reach the youth worldwide. After decades of practicing Kuro Bushi Kai Karate do Kempo and LION-MAN-Karate Do Kempo, as well as several other Martial Arts styles, Grand Master O'Neal has won 7 consecutive United States Karate Alliance (U.S.K.A.) World Championships. He has opened 37 karate schools in the southwest region (prior to Hurricane Katrina), and has set up Mathematics and Science tutoring programs in the New Orleans Public Schools as well teaching Martial Arts free of charge. O'Neal is currently partnered with Bp, Capitol One Bank, Xavier and Dillard University, Volunteers of America and others to continue his mission of educating the world one child at a time.
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LIONMAN Foundation Announces Partnership with Entertainment Executive David L. Simon
New Orleans, La. -- LIONMAN Foundation, Inc. is proud to announce the appointment of David L. Simon as Chief Advisor. Simon's successful career in television and transmedia, most notably as a senior executive with Fox, Disney and DreamWorks, lends itself to the LIONMAN Foundation's challenges. Simon, founder and president of Simon Bros. Media & Entertainment Inc. in Malibu CA (www.simonbros.net), comes on board during a pivotal time for the foundation as it partners with First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Initiative and PALA (Presidential Active Lifestyle Award), programs of the President's Challenge, designed to motivate Americans to make physical activity and healthy eating part of their everyday life.
"Having David Simon on board, particularly as we are on the threshold of so many phenomenal accomplishments, is truly exciting," said Grand Master Eric O'Neal, Sr. "The unsurpassed knowledge, creativity, and skills he brings to the table ensure that the LIONMAN brand will soon be recognized on a global scale. We are truly honored to have him partner with us!"
"I am very proud and privileged to join Grand Master O'Neal, President Obama and the First Lady on one of the most important projects in our time." said Simon. "President John F. Kennedy similarly challenged Americans 50 years ago. Once again we are prepared to spread the message to millions of young people: 'Exercise and nutrition are cool and will help you improve and enrich your lives.' Now is the time for all Americans to join together and support an important initiative for every American family. As the song says, we must 'Teach Your Children Well.'"
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About Simon Bros. Media & Entertainment Inc.
David L. Simon formed Simon Bros. Media In 2000 to lend his knowledge and proficiency in identifying opportunities for development and production of multi-platform media. Simon is a uniquely accomplished executive with a vast entertainment and media career in the U.S. and around the globe. He is recognized for his distinctive team building management style, a result of his hands-on experience in content development, production, marketing, distribution and finance for the industry's most prestigious corporate brands.
About Let's Move!
Let's Move! Is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and better able to pursue their dreams. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, the focus of Let's Move! Is to start children on the path to a healthy future by teaching them at an early age the practice of healthy eating habits and instilling in them the importance of exercise.
About the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition
The President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) promotes healthy lifestyles through fitness, sports and nutrition programs and initiatives that educate, engage and empower all Americans. PCFSN is comprised of a committee of volunteers, appointed by the president, who serve in an advisory capacity through the Secretary of Health and Human Services. For more information on PCFSN, visit www.fitness.gov. For more information about the President's Challenge Physical Activity and Fitness Awards Program or the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA), visit www.presidentschallenge.org.
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