2023 USKF Black Belt Hall of Fame

Lifetime Achievement Award
Master Jason Frymire

Outstanding Contributions to the Martial Arts
Victor Fong

GrandMaster of the Year
GM Michael Rowe, IX Dan 

Senior Master of the Year
Marcus Roby, VIII Dan 

Masters of the Year
Master Ben Thompson
Master Wesley Lee

Senior Instructors and Instructors of the Year
Adam Kielczewski – Senior Instructor
Nicole Swanson – Senior Instructor
Douglas Hall – Senior Instructor
Josh Dorr – Senior Instructor
Sophia Vacha
Wade Stephens Jr.
Brenda Wessel

Outstanding Assistant Instructors of the Year
Connor Iddings 
Tim Davis
Joseph Short
Michael Haynes
Brody Humphrey

Excellence Awards
Outstanding Small School – Elite Martial Arts/Kevin Hooker
Outstanding Competitor – Norah Herrera

Amazing Milestones Recognized (past inductees)
GM Russ Northup promoted to IX Dan on November 12, 2022
GM Robert and Mrs. Kathy Dunn – Marry on March 23, 2023

United States Kido Federation Black Belt Hall of Fame

The United States Kido Federation’s Black Belt Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding black belts for their spirit, their dedication, and their accomplishments. Inductees are martial artists whose contributions span stylistic divides and are representative of this organizations ideals regardless of affiliation or association.

United States Kido Federation Excellence Awards

The United States Kido Federation Excellence Awards are presented to individuals and organizations to recognize their personal dedication or contributions to martial arts. Excellence Award winners will include but are not limited to honoring outstanding competitors, promoters, schools, and martial arts organizations.

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