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Latest Awards – 2017

Legend Award – Prof. Jane Carr,  ‘Olohe Jerry Walker

Ohana AwardProf. Mike Tucker

Sig Kufferath Award – Prof. Kevin Colton

Bruce Raney AwardAndrew Yevsyevyev, Lily Chhan

Kimo Hatchi Award – Milan Ong, Alyssa Rose

Instructor of the Year AwardSensei Derek Baure

School of the Year AwardGoshin-Jitsu Chow-Hoon Legion 41

Presidential Awards – none this year

Legend Award

The Kilohana Legend Award is given to martial artists of senior rank and status who stand out amongst their peers and time and is voted on by the Kilohana Stardards and Executive Boards.

2016
Bill Randall

2015
Professor Bob Maschmeier
Professor Dale Kahoun

2014
Professor Lee Eichelberger 

2013
Professor Mike Chubb
Professor Rory Rebmann
Professor Larry Nolte

2012
Guro Graciela Casillas

2011
Sensei Bernice Jay
Great Grand Master Ralph Castro

2010
Sifu David Leung
Professor Tom Jenkins
Assoc. Profesor Al Ikemoto

2009
Great Grand Master Charles Gaylord

2008
Shihan Jin Iizumi

2007
Pauline Chow-Hoon

2006
Sensei Charlie Robinson
Sensei Bernice Jay

2005
None awarded

2004
None awarded

2003
Sifu Gini Lau
Professor Carlos Navarro

2002
Sensei Jack Carter
Professor John Chow-Hoon
Professor Bill Montero
Professor Max Togisala

2001
Sensei Bill Costa
Olohe Solomon Kaihewalu
Grand Master Al Novak
Professor Libert O’Sullivan

2000
Professor Willy Cahill
Professor Joe Halbuna
Sifu Kimo Hatchie
Professor Joe Holck
Grand Master Ming Lum

1999
Professor Sig Kufferath
Professor Wally Jay
Professor Jack Wheat
Professor Bing Fai Lau
Sensei Walter Todd
Professor Helen Carollo
Mangisusuro Mike Inay

Ohana Award

The Kilohana Ohana Award is given in recognition of selfless dedication and service to the Kilohana Martial Arts Association.

2016
Ernie DeMoss

2015
Sensei Mike Esmailzadeh

2014

Professor Chris Nicholas

2013
Professor William Fischer
Renshi Miguel Jurna

2012
Professor Bob McKean

2011
Professor Rowdy Hall
Lucas Lineback

2010
Helen Sassone
Brian Sassone

2009
Kathy Verbera
Bruce Raney
Ella Raney

2008
Benjamin Lujan

2007
Gwendolyn Brookes

2006
Sensei Gina Rossi
Mike Kirsch

2005
None awarded

2004
None awarded

2003
Jill Pietrelli
Sherry Hope-Kennedy

2002
Debbie Guditus
Jorin Bukosky
Ron Keaton, Jr

2001
Bill Millar
Scott Sawyer
Noah Harders
Thomas Oh
Andy Ching

2000
Phil Howard
Evelyn Howard
Sensei Jack Carter
Professor Imi Okazaki-Mullins
Bernice Jay

1999
Sensei Dale Kahoun
Jerry Donnard
Ron Guditus
Sifu Kimo Hatchie
Sensei Lyle Ho
Bobby Santana
Susan McDonnell
Leslee Kufferath
Claudia Peterson

Sig Kufferath Award

The Kilohana Sig Kufferath Award is given to an individual who embodies Prof. Kufferath’s dedication to their art.

2016
Eddie Gearhart

2015
Shihan Russ Rhodes

2014
Professor Mike Ezmailzadeh

2013
Professor Rowdy Hall

2012
Professor James Muro

2011
Professor Dale Kahoun

2010
Associate Professor Hans Ingebretsen

2009
Bob Wells

2008
Kate DeMoss

2007
Sensei Scott Merrill

2006
Sensei Stephen Nicholls

2005
None awarded

2004
None awarded

2003
Sensei Mark Wald

2002
Sensei Richard Pietrelli

2001
Rebecca Wong

2000
Annette Kahoun

President’s Award

The Kilohana President’s Award is given by the President of Kilohana to honor people who have been integral to their personal development and/or is a personal inspirational figure.

2016
Deborah Tucker
Dorothy Nelson

2015
Sensei Mike Esmailzadeh
Associate Professor Hans IngebretsenAssociate Professor 
Mike Tucker
Associate Professor Chris Nicholas

2013
Professor Russ Coelho

2010
Professor Richard Pietrelli
Professor Mike Esmailzadeh

2009
Jeremiah Stanley
Al Ikemoto

2008
Dale Kahoun

2007
No award

2006
Grand Master Ming Lum

2005
No award

2004
No award

2003

2002

2001
Sensei Dale Kahoun
Shihan Russ Rhodes
Sensei Richard Pietrelli
Sensei Hans Ingebretsen

2000
Mangisusuro Mike Inay
Bobby Santana
Jerry Donnard
Ron Guditus

2003
Pacific Coast Academy of Martial Arts

Bruce Raney Award

The Kilohana Bruce Raney Award is given to two individuals, one female and one male, who are nominated by their instructors and voted on by the Kilohana Standards Board. Criteria for this award includes outstanding attendance at Kilohana events and dedication to hard and serious training. Recipients are awarded full scholarship to all Kilohana events for one year.

2016
David Johnson

2015
Andrew Yevsyevyev
Joelle Rose

2014
Noaeh Pinaire

2013
Belinda Sanchez

2012
Professor Maragarita Jimenez

2011
Kate DeMoss
Chris Nodohara

2010
Sensei Gina Rossi
Kevin Donahue

Kimo Hatchi Award

The Kilohana Kimo Hatchie Award is given to youth students (under the age of 14) who demonstrate dedication to their arts, respect to their instructors, and the ability to focus and train hard.

2016
Roman Nicoletta

2015
Chance Olson

2014
Melissa Rose

2013
Mercury Campagno

2012
Luis Vebera

2011
Jordan Berns

2010
Logan Olson

Instructor of the Year Award

The Kilohana Instructor of the Year Award is given to an up and coming instructor who has demonstrated dedication to propagating their arts, moral integrity, outstanding technical knowledge, and support of Kilohana events.

2016
Chris Nodohara

2015
Shichidan Troy Shehorn

2014

Professor Mike Tucker
Sensei Gina Rossi Rehal

2013
Associate Professor Chris Nicholas
Associate Professor Tim Harris
Sensei Matt Olson

2012
Sensei Dominic Beltrami

2011
Sensei Ben Lujan

2010
Sensei Eddie Gearhart

2009
Matt Olson

2003
Sensei Stephen Nicholls

School of the Year Award

2016
Kiriishi Kai (Matt Olsen)

2015
Renkishin Dojo (Professor Rowdy Hall)

2014
Suigetsukan (Professor Mike Ezmailzadeh)

2013
Esteller Martial Arts

2003
Pacific Coast Academy of Martial Arts