Since we joined Filipino Martial Arts Hall of Fame last 2014 and 2015 is the most beautiful experience that happened to us. As a Filipino Martial artist and a head of team Finland, we want to say thank you and you become part of our journey in the field of FMA. We really appreciate the hospitality you have shown us.
From Team Finland,
Tomi, Ruby, And Vilhelmiina Harell
In 2015 I had the great honour to attend and become inducted into the 3rd Philippine Martial Arts Hall of Fame held in Baguio, City, Philippines and to receive the Award “International Martial Artist of the Year”.
Over the following five days of the event which included the National Tournament, International Seminars, visit to the Office of the Mayor of Baguio, guided tour of Baguio and culminating in the highly impressive Hall of Fame Gala Presentations evening I had the good fortune and privilege to meet many outstanding martial artists from the Philippines and Countries around the World.
The most impressive thing about the whole experience was the warmth & friendship shown by everyone I met, all with one goal; To honour and celebrate the Martial Culture of the Philippines regardless of system, style or affiliation, No politics, just unity under one common goal, the celebration of unity.
It is a rare thing to find in this day and age and it is through the tireless efforts of Punong Lakan Nicolas Garitony and the Executive Board Members, advisors and supporters of the Philippine Martial Arts Hall of Fame that make all this possible and we salute each and every one of you for your continued efforts.
As the Country Director for the United Kingdom I am truly honoured to be a part of such an inspiring and prestigious organization and will execute my duties with pride, honour and the utmost integrity.
Country Director UK-PMAHoF