22 Martial Arts Instructors Nominated for Greatmats National Award

Martial Artists Recognized for Positive Influence in Communities

John Mogart Jr.

Twenty-two U.S. martial arts instructors find themselves in a friendly competition for the 2018 Greatmats National Martial Arts Instructor of the Year award. The award is designed to recognize instructors who have demonstrated service, integrity, and quality to make a positive impact on the lives of their clients and community as a whole.

This year’s nominees hail from the states of California, Idaho, New York, Wisconsin, Ohio, Georgia, Michigan, Indiana, New Jersey, Texas, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Massachusetts.

Up for the award are:

  • Manny Bujold - Agoura Hills World Champion Karate - Agoura Hills, California
  • Angie Wilson - Choi Kwang Do - Cartersville, Georgia
  • Matt Pattillo - Master Pattillo Martial Arts School, Winder, Georgia
  • Brent Williams - Aiki Academy - Boise, Idaho
  • Sterling Crawford - Treasure Valley Taekwondo - Nampa, Idaho
  • Brooke Harrington - iKick Martial Arts - Demotte, Indiana
  • Rita Pasquale - United Martial Arts Center - Danvers, Massachusetts
  • Chrystal Baetz - Grey Jiu Jitsu - Houghton Lake, Michigan
  • Alex Arnall - Springfield Martial Arts Center - Springfield, Missouri
  • Beverly Channer - Nebraska School of Martial Arts - Kearney, Nebraska
  • Victor Teran - International Taekwon-Do Academy - Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Michael Dones - Madmic The Mechanic - Bushwick, New York
  • Shawnie Brown - American Family Karate - Elmira, New York
  • Don Newell - The Martial Arts Training Institute - Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Jason Gehring - Mentor Martial Arts and Karate for Kids - Mentor, Ohio
  • Duyane Ernst - Championship Martial Arts Academy - Milford, Ohio
  • Alex Evers - Stillwater Martial Arts - Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • John Morgart Jr. - Wei Son Do Martial Arts - Irwin, Pennsylvania
  • Brock Genevro - Silver Dragon Martial Arts - Saint Mary’s Pennsylvania
  • Dennis Livoto - The Woodlands Shotokan Karate - The Woodlands, Texas
  • Bob Nuttall - Karate University - Weatherford - Texas
  • Erich Podbielski - American Taekwondo West Bend - West Bend, Wisconsin

Finalists will be determined by an online vote at https://www.greatmats.com/2018-greatmats-national-martial-arts-instructor-of-the-year.php between Nov. 15 and 29, 2018.

Greatmats will choose between the two finalists to determine the winner based on their demonstration of service, integrity and quality.

Greatmats is a national martial arts flooring leader based in Milltown, Wisconsin, since 1999. Identified as one of the top 3,000 fastest growing companies in the USA three times since 2008, Greatmats gives back to its local community by donating 5% of its annual profits to local non-profit organizations. It also supports green initiatives through the use of solar energy at its Wisconsin headquarters and by offering a large variety of products made from recycled and renewable resources.

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Source: Greatmats

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