Milltown, WI – Nine martial arts instructors from across the USA will face off in a friendly competition Nov. 16-30 as they vie for the title of 2017 Greatmats National Martial Arts Instructor of the Year. The contest, in its second year, is part of Greatmats 3rd Annual National Awards Series which honors instructors who have made positive impacts in their communities. The winner of the award will receive his/her choice of martial art mats or a cash option for his/her respective academy.
The public will have the opportunity to choose the two finalists for the award via a two-week social media vote on Greatmats Facebook page, starting Nov. 16.
This year’s nominees, hailing from eight different states, are:
Renshi Lennis Darby of MajuKai Karate-Kobudo in Enterprise
Master Ron Poholik of Pride Martial Arts in New Lenox
Master Chip McClellan of Legacy ATA in Topeka
David Younglove of USA Karate in Rosemount
Vic Teran of International TKD Academy in Jersey City
Robin Buckingham of Buckingham’s Karate for Kids in Rapid City
Mike Tobin of Tobin’s Elite Academy of Martial Arts in Clearfield
Robert Benton of World Martial Arts Academy in Muskego
Hanna Podbielski of Kettle Morain YMCA in West Bend
Learn more about the 2017 National Martial Arts Instructor of the Year Award at https://www.greatmats.com/martial-arts-mats/greatmats-national-martial-arts-instructor-of-the-year-contest.php
Through its National Award Series, Greatmats is also presenting awards to Dance Instructors, Cheerleading Coaches, Dog Trainers, Horse Trainers and Personal Trainers. Learn more about the National Award Series at https://www.greatmats.com/greatmats-national-instructor-of-the-year-awards-series.php