Some of Hollywood’s most prominent martial arts celebrities are coming to Orlando, Florida on March 19, 2016 for the Stars for Charity 41st World Health, Fitness, Wellness and Martial Arts Expo Super Star Workshops and Dragon Festival. What began as a martial arts tournament has now grown into one of the most anticipated events of the year, with stars such as Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock and three-time “Martial Art Masters Hall of Fame” inductee T.J. Storm to name a few.
Sponsored by Black Belt Magazine and Tae Kwon Do Times, the 2016 star-studded event will help toward the Wounded Warriors Project with a special honorary ceremony for James “Maggie” Megellas, the most decorated WWII veteran in the history of the famed 82nd Airborne. At ninety eight years young, he continues to motivate troops, students, CEO’s and Politicians around the world, having taken two trips to Iraq as well. Mr. Megellas also holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt rank in Tae Kwon Do.
Hosted by Grand Master Dr. Ibraham Ahmed, President and Chairman of the World Martial Arts College, Dr. Ahmed is the President of the U.S. Tae Kwon Do Han Moo Kwan Association. The Tae Kwon Do style of Han Moo Kwan was founded in August of 1954 by Kyo Yoon Lee and is one of the nine original Kwans that later formed Kukkiwon Taekwondo. Grand Master Ahmed studied both in Korea and the United States and was appointed by Great Grand Master Kyo Yoon Lee to 9th Degree Black Belt in 2010.
This year’s event will boast a new Dragon Festival theme adding to the already excitable expectations among Hollywood’s best martial arts stars as Dr. Ahmed explained:
“This coming year’s event is hoping to take things over the top with a Dragon Festival Exhibit hall theme. We have attracted some of the best stars and martial artists in the world to educate us at this great event. We will continue to announce famous Dragons as they join on. Yes, these celebrities will be there to sign autographs, take pictures and pull in a crowd. Participants from twenty-four workshops will be taking their breaks in the exhibit hall visiting sponsors and vendors. Martial Artists and fitness enthusiasts will be able to get involved in the many workshops and then go enjoy all that the Orlando area has to offer including Disney World, Universal Studio, Sea World, Lego Land and much, much more. An adventure for the whole family.”
The workshop’s in various martial arts styles during the expo reads as a jaw-dropping display for all martial arts enthusiasts as Grand Master Ahmed continued:
“Workshops in Tae kwon Do, Tang Soo Do, Karate, Jiu Jitsu, MMA/UFC techniques by UFC ranked fighters, Tai Chi, Qigong, Krav Maga, Competition Bo, Kick Boxing, Long Boxing, Innovative Self Defense, Pressure Points, Locks, Hapkido, Wrestling, Breaking, Nutrition, Health, Personal Training, Martial Arts Business, White Krane Kenpo, Shaolin techniques,Ground fighting, Fighting Katas, Okinawan Techniques and much more under one roof in one day.”
For those wishing to attend the 2016 Stars for Charity Expo, Grand Master Ahmed advises that rooms may be reserved online at the Hilton Orlando or call 888-488-3509 and refer to code “WMA” to receive a discounted group rate.