August 1, 2009 update: Grandmaster Ted Soliday, 9th DAN, is inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN!
Mr. Soliday, accompanied by his son Teddy Soliday, 3rd DAN, brother Richard Soliday and Soliday Brown Belt Scott Carr, traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to participate and be inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame! The United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame recognized Mr. Soliday’s 43 years of active involvement in Japanese Goju Ryu Karate, his instructing one of the longest running schools in this part of the country, the Sapulpa Institute of Karate founded in 1967, and the rich traditions he has offered so many of his students for so long teaching karate in the same manner as it was taught to him by his Sensei Darrell Maggard, and brought back directly from Gogen Yamaguchi via Lou Angel.
Mr. Soliday was inducted along with other martial arts pioneers, including the legendary Victor Moore, the man who fought them all!
July 30, 2009 update: The Sapulpa Herald highlights Mr. Soliday and his induction into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame!
The Sapulpa Herald recently ran an article on the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame’s selection of Mr. Soliday for induction.
Soliday ‘humbled’ by Hall of Fame selection
Local karate teacher to be inducted Saturday
“Soliday’s karate class, which currently has 25 students, does push-ups at the beginning of class to loosen up muscles for more difficult drills later. With Soliday overseeing the class, Scott Carr (right), who is a brown belt, leads the students in their warm-up exercises. Photos by BEN JOHNSON/Herald”