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I don't teach kickboxing (there), even though I can. If somebody wants to do the sport of kickboxing..that's an easy seminar for me. No doubt...There are people who just like the sport of kickboxing, but at Alan's event, I feel it is an all-martial arts audience (so) I teach self-defense." Don's brother James Wilson had a multitude of reasons for liking the event 0ne of them being it helped give their

just-launched clothing line, Traditionz, featuring "the Dragon" and "Lady Dragon" Cynthia Rothrock on hoodies and t-shirts, exposure, further branding and, of course, sales at the event. "As far as Traditionz, it (Hall of Honors) was great for it", says James Wilson. "Just the fact that Don and Cynthia were both there to promote it was tremendous - and we sold a LOT of shirts. Even more exciting than that, we found a lot of the people who bought the shirts, put them on (and) were walking the halls with them and making more people aware of the. So that's kind of rewarding. (Plus), having Cynthia there, as an extra bonus, some people were buying them and having Don and Cynthia sign them." "Cynthia and Don did their seminars i them and this way people could see they were of good quality", he continues, who adds that was a goal of their business partner and apparel guru, Joe Simsolo as well as his brother and Rothrock. "They are designed and made in the USA also and they are available worldwide." James Wilson also used the weekend to hammer out a venture in which both Don Wilson and Rothrock will be promoting Genesis Today, nutritional food and natural supplement company co-owned

PROTECTS people from all of that. At all the other events, I can feel the stress. Either things aren't running quite on time or this wasn't done or that wasn't done and guys are running around, you know, with scowls on their faces because, you know, something didn't go right.""I'm not talking about the people working - I'm talking about the paying customers or the competitors...there's scowls on their faces because they've waited too long (for something to start) but somehow Alan keeps all these things running smooth ... and everybody - EVERYBODY - is in a good mood. You know, that's extremely rare for any event - especially one of that size." One of the highlights of James Wilson's weekend at the Hall of Honors came when his brother Don and good friend Rothrock received Lifetime Achievement Awards - sponsored by Goldberg's magazine and Genesis Today. It was a special moment for Genesis Today's co-owner Wheeler-Duncan as well, who couldn't stop gushing about the Hall of Honors as a whole. "This year was my first year attending Alan's event", says Wheeler-Duncan. "James and Don 'The Dragon' Wilson invited me to go this year... I had heard about it previously over the years... Many of my martial art movie friends attended every year... James Lew loved going and always had amazing things to say about it... Same with Don and Cynthia (Rothrock)... I had plans to go last year, but had a business conflict and had to cancel at the last minute" "I finally made it this year and I was not disappointed!!! It was a blast from the moment I arrived at The Tropicana! "From the private dinner that night hosted by the gracious Alan Goldberg and attended by many celebrity martial artists and film stars, to the Wine & Cheese Party on Friday night where James, Alan and I presented two special

Lifetime Achievement Awards to Don Wilson and Cynthia Rothrock, amidst much wine, cheese and dancing (lol!), moving on to exciting Shihan Neglia’s ROC MMA fights to a sold out crowd, to Saturday's tremendous event which included a slew of seminars taught by famous martial artists from around the world, film screenings, expo booths filled with the best of the best from the martial arts world, Master Torres ran a well run karate tournament featuring talented contestants and the chance to mix and mingle with the legends and greats of the martial arts world!!! I thought I had died and gone to heaven at this event and kept running into many old friends, old opponents (Elba "Cookie" Melendez), famous fighters from my tournament days, and many actors and stunt people I've worked with on films over the years" she adds. "Egos were left at the door, and everyone was treated as an equal and everyone had a wonderful time!!! It was "old home week" for me and everyone by Wheeler-Duncan and her husband, Dr. Lindsey Duncan. He also took As for the Hall of Honors itself, James Wilson finds it an incredibly unique, positive experience. "The thing that makes this event so rare is that even though it's packed full of people, everyone's pretty much (positive and) polite. Everybody's having fun (and ) it's real obvious", says James Wilson. There's a little excitement EVERYWHERE and one of the things I noticed (from the outset was) was even though they have all these celebrity booths and you get to talk to them (there) and look at the equipment, you really can't go anywhere at the event where you can walk ten feet and not bump into a celebrity." James Wilson says that unlike pop culture cons, where all the celebrities charge for an autograph, you are able to approach martial arts celebrities at the Hall of Honors on the floor, in the hall, at the Wine and Cheese Dance Party, at the event's banquet and pretty much everywhere in the Tropicana. "So that's why I came this year, because I remember what a great experience it was", says James Wilson. "My God! You have people who have been in martial arts for years smiling and dancing, you know? Guys cracking jokes. It's the ONLY event like that where people are so..happy to be around each other. I don't know how to describe it. The's different than any other event." "The other events are noisy", he continues. There's always a lot of stress going on - and somehow Alan (eliminates) all of that. He

else! I couldn't have scripted a better time, or scripted spending my time with more talented and kind people! I had an awesome time and can't say enough great things about how Alan kept the entire event running smoothly and uniformly... At the same time, he floated from room to room and person to person, making sure all was okay and that everyone was happy! I was in awe of Alan and his expertise... I offered a full sponsorship to him through my nutritional company Genesis Today for next years event on the

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