Hanshi Linick Honored
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Hon. Robert J.
Gaffney, County Executive
Declares Dr. Andrew Linick
filled to the brim room of over 200 martial arts experts,
legends, and American Karate Pioneers, students, families, and
friends gathered to honor and recognize their peers during the
United Martial Arts Hall induction ceremony held in the Holiday
Inn at MacArthur Airport. The Office of the Suffolk County
Executive, NY is proud to join with the United Martial Artists
Association in recognizing Grandmaster Andrew S. Linick,
Ph.D.—10th degree Black Belt.
Andrew S. Linick, Ph.D. is one of the world’s leading experts
on Karate and Okinawan weapons of self-defense and is known as
the "U.S. Ambassador of Karate.
"Hanshi Linick is
a distinguished American karate pioneer and an internationally
recognized author, photojournalists, seminar leader, keynote
speaker and much sought after performer/chief referee at
worldwide martial arts events.
"A Suffolk County
resident since 1973, Grandmaster Linick donates his time to
numerous charitable functions and is the first Instructor in
Suffolk County to teach credited martial arts courses in public
schools and universities/colleges.
Gaffney, as County Executive of the County of Suffolk, do
hereby proclaim the eleventh day of July, 1999 Dr. Andrew
Linick Day in Suffolk County and extend my personal
congratulations to you upon your induction into the United
Martial Artists Association Hall of Fame for your pioneering
role in development, education, and teaching the martial arts
and classical Okinawan Weapons since 1958."
Caption: Left to right: Grandmaster Hanshi Andrew Linick,
Presenter Mr. George Proios, Assistant County Executive Office
of Suffolk County, and Master Don Meyer, Founder and President
United Martial Arts Association.