Maurice Elmalem Honored by The Martial Arts History Museum

Martial Arts History Museum, Burbank California

James E. Wilson, Grand Master Maurice Elmalem, Don "The Dragon" Wilson & Ewart Chin Celebrate Maurice Elmalem Day at The Martial Arts History Museum, Burbank, CA ©Clinton H.Wallace/Photomundo International/DemiGoddessChronicle.com
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James E. Wilson, Grand Master Maurice Elmalem, Don "The Dragon" Wilson & Ewart Chin Celebrate Maurice Elmalem Day at The Martial Arts History Museum, Burbank, Ca ©Clinton H.Wallace/Photomundo International/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

James E. Wilson, Grand Master Maurice Elmalem, Don “The Dragon” Wilson & Ewart Chin Celebrate Maurice Elmalem Day at The Martial Arts History Museum, Burbank, CA ©Clinton H.Wallace/Photomundo International/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Grand Master Maurice Elmalem and Family

Grand Master Maurice Elmalem and Family attend Maurice Elmalem Day Celebration Ceremony at The Martial Arts History Museum, Burbank, CA ©Clinton H.Wallace/Photomundo International/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

By Clinton H.Wallace  10:51 a.m. September 21, 2015 @clintonhwallace

Maurice Elmalem is a legend in the Martial Arts world and now he has his own day at the Martial Arts History Museum in Burbank, California. Numerous luminaries from the martial arts world attended including kickboxing champion Don “The Dragon” Wilson and Ewart Chin.

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Grand Master Maurice Elmalem attend Maurice Elmalem Day Celebration Ceremony at The Martial Arts History Museum, Burbank, CA ©Clinton H.Wallace/Photomundo International/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

The Martial Arts History Museum recognized Maurice Elmalem as a Martial Arts Grand Master, having studied for 50 years under world-renowned masters such as Dr. Richard Chen, Joe Hays, Tiger Kim and Gideon Kadari. Because of problem with bullies Elmalem decided to study the Martial Arts. Elmalem has the distinction of holding seven world records and several time U.S. Cup Gold Medalist, he has competed in over 600 championships worldwide. Elmalem has the title of “World Extreme Daredevil Champion” for his outstanding martial arts demonstrations and has been nicknamed “The Houdini Of Martial Arts” he is a 9th Dan Black Belt with PWMAF and 8th Dan Black Belt with World Taekwondo Federation. Elmalem’s achievements have been featured in over 200 magazines and newspapers; Maurice has accumulated over 550 trophies and 47 gold medals in fighting and breaking and millions of people have witnessed his awe inspiring technique on television shows such as ABC Sports, Fox 5, Pix 11, Madrid TV, Spike TV, Discover, ESPN, David Letterman Show and Madison Square Garden TV Network.

Grand Master Maurice Elmalem

Grand Master Maurice Elmalem attend Maurice Elmalem Day Celebration Ceremony at The Martial Arts History Museum, Burbank, CA ©Clinton H.Wallace/Photomundo International/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Michael Matsuda ( Museum President) and Grand Master Maurice Elmalem attend Maurice Elmalem Day Celebration Ceremony at The Martial Arts History Museum, Burbank, CA Photograph courtesy of Maurice Elmalem Archives

Grand Master Maurice Elmalem and Michael Matsuda (Museum President)  attend Maurice Elmalem Day Celebration Ceremony at The Martial Arts History Museum, Burbank, CA Photograph courtesy of Maurice Elmalem Archives

A true renaissance man, Maurice is an author, movie producer, musician, painter, real estate developer, sculptor, engineer, craftsman, photographer, mountain climber, editor of Budo Magazine, marathon runner, gymnast and holds seven world Championships and eight documentations in the Guinness Book Of World Records. Elmalem was born in Morocco, North Africa; he grew up in France and Israel before immigrating to America in the early seventies.

Grand Master Maurice Elmalem attend Maurice Elmalem Day Celebration Ceremony at The Martial Arts History Museum, Burbank, CA Photograph courtesy of Maurice Elmalem Archives

Grand Master Maurice Elmalem attend Maurice Elmalem Day Celebration Ceremony at The Martial Arts History Museum, Burbank, CA Photograph courtesy of Maurice Elmalem Archives

Elmalem graduated from Columbia University with a degree in architecture and engineering. He is the founder of Maurice contractors & designers, Inc. & Maurice Butterfly Art in New York. For more information on The Martial Arts History Museum please click here for Maurice Pro Martial Arts please click here and for Budo International please click here

 

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Clinton H. Wallace
About Clinton H. Wallace
Acclaimed celebrity photographer, journalist and film producer, Clinton H. Wallace has over two decades experience working in the entertainment industry. In addition to being a staple at Hollywood A- list red carpet events, this German and Scottish-Jamaican, is a world traveler to the top International Films Festivals, has written and produced numerous award-winning independent feature films, is a published author of three books and is the founder of the Caribbean Web festival and the web series Hollywood Star Blitz.  He resides in Los Angeles.

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