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Hanshi Linick Honored

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Hon. Robert J. Gaffney, County Executive

Declares Dr. Andrew Linick Day

Ronkonkoma, NY—A 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.

"Grand Master 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.

"Robert J. 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."

Photo with 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.

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