AMAHOF unites and gives recognition to influential martial artists throughout Australasia who develop high ethical and technical abilities within the broader martial arts and associated Industry.


  • To recognise and reward the outstanding service of martial artists of all styles in the pursuit of excellence in the way of Budo.
  • To encourage, promote, develop, extend and supervise martial arts throughout Australasia;
  • To co-ordinate and generally direct the activities of the Association.
  • To liaise and advise Government bodies on issues relating to the development of martial arts in Australasia.


Encourage and foster:

  • High ethical standards in business, professions and sport;
  • The application of Budo by each member to his personal, business and community life;
  • The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business, professional and sporting persons united in the pursuit of excellence in the way Budo
  • Excellence in teaching all forms of martial arts in Australasia;
  • Regular and effective exchanges between Association, and other affiliated organisations throughout the world;


  • A Sokeship Council responsible for the investigation, ratification and recommendation of awards for promotion of members, or applicants to AMAHOF(Inc), in accordance with the Bylaws.

The Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame (Inc) was founded in 1996 by the late Professor Brian Gallon (1952 – 2001) in conjunction with Master Frank Tasetano (President of the World Karate Union Hall of Fame).

Professor Gallon resigned as President of AMAHOF in October 1998 and was replaced by Kyoshi Ramon Lawrence.

Each year, The Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame offers an opportunity to the public, readers, instructors, parents, physicians in sports medicine, whether or not they are Martial Artists, and non Martial Artists who contribute unselfishly to the growth of Martial Arts.

Nomination ballots are sent out all over the world to nominate someone, or as many choices that they so feel deserve the honour/recognition.

We do not compete with any other Hall of Fame or organisation.  There are those that will recognise the true validity of The Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame.