Maurice Elmalem Honored by The Martial Arts History Museum

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
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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.

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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
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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Christy was educated in Paris at École des hautes études commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris), an international business school in France and studied film and television at LACC (Los Angeles Community College). She is a business owner, published author and a critically acclaimed independent filmmaker. Her 20 year body of cinema work to date includes 2 feature films, 15 short films and one web series. She is a writer, producer, director, cinematographer, actress and editor. Her headlining film credit includes the vigilante feature film "Barracuda" (Released in 2014 by Maverick Entertainment Group) which earned her critical filmmaker acclaim including 3 Best Picture awards at multiple U.S. film festivals. In 2017, she directed 3 episodes of the post-apocalyptic web series "Vape Warz", which she also wrote and produced. It premiered at the 2017 Mediterranean Film festival Cannes in the south of France and received an Honorable Mention for Best Web Series and is now streaming on Amazon. In 2019, she released her first foreign short film "Perdu à France" ("Lost In Provence")- also streaming on Amazon. She lives in Los Angeles.

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