Eddie Morales to be honored at the 2007 Masters Hall of Fame for his Outstanding Achievements and Dedication to the Martial Arts.

July 02, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
Costa Mesa, CA July 2, 2007 - The Masters Hall of Fame has the pleasure to announce that Eddie Morales has been nominated by Masters Hall of Fame Board Member Shihan Robert Posslenzny for the 2007 Masters Hall of Fame.

Shihan Eddie Morales was the third of four children. He lived in Williamsburg Brooklyn New York where he began his study of Martial Arts. His first discipline was Japanese Jiu-Jitsu in the late 1960's at the age of eight. He developed in this art but continued on to study many other arts throughout his youth.

In 1976 Eddie Morales entered a youth center called Aspira located on Court Street in Brooklyn and was introduced to the Goju Ryu system, which he currently practices and teaches.

In the 1970's Mr. Morales opened up a school which he named the Divine Academy of Martial Science as a place where martial artist could meet and exchange ideas and technique.

He has studied with such notables as Victor Vega, U.S.A. Goju Ryu Karate, Jose Jordan, Shotokan Karate, Ben Otake, Shin Shin Mugendo System, James Ibrao, Jun Bao System and Anthony Marquez, Okinawan Kobudo to name a few. In the late 1980's Morales relocated to California where he pursued a Law Enforcement career and in a short period of time became certified through P.O.S.T. (Police Officers Standards in Training) as an instructor. He has taught many police officers how to survive hand-to-hand combat and weapons attacks. Morales also has appeared in several movies and teaches actors how to best apply Martial Arts for the silver screen.

Black Belt Rank Achievements:
Shodan 1974-First Degree
Nidan 1978-Second Degree
Sandan 1983-Third Degree
Yondan 1985-Fourth Degree
Godan 1990 and Shihan Title-Fifth Degree
Rokudan 1997-Six Degree
Nanadan 2002 and Shuseki Shihan-7th Degree
For more information on the 2007 Masters Hall of Fame Awards Banquet, contact Daniel Hect at 951-538-9357 or visit the Masters Hall of Fame Website at http://www.mastershalloffame.com.