Dražen Čular (Croatia)
Outstanding Contributions in the Martial Arts
Dražen Čular, professor and advisor to the dean for development and application of modern technology in the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Split, was born in 1970.
The instructor is skating, skiing, an international taekwondo instructor, black belt holder of the fifth day, a licensed trainer and examiner in the ranks of Croatia Taekwondo federation, a member of the Assembly of the Croatian Olympic Committee and the Executive Committee of the Split sports Association.
He was the head coach of the junior national team in the sport climbing and selector of pair taekwondo fighters.
For years, he is responsible for the development of taekwondo in Split, and also in Croatia.
Ernesto Hoost (Nederland)
Martial Arts Legend
World martial art legend, Ernesto Hoost, Dutch, has four times won the K-1 tournament. He was in the finals in 1993, but then our fighter Branko Cikatić was better. His goodbye to K-1 tournament was in 2006 when he lost in the semifinals of the Semi Schilt. Titles of the best in Europe and the world, except in kickboxing, he won in savate, full contact, Thai boxing. His knowledge will gladly convey to the others, and career in the ring makes him the largest among the largest. Mr Perfect was and remains - a legend.
- 2002 K-1 World Grand Prix 2002 champion in Tokyo, Japan
- 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 in Melbourne champion in Melbourne, Australia
- 2000 K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 champion in Tokyo, Japan
- 2000 K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 in Nagoya runner up in Nagoya, Japan
- 1999 K-1 Grand Prix '99 Final Round champion in Tokyo, Japan
- 1997 K-1 Grand Prix '97 Final champion in Tokyo, Japan
- 1994 I.S.K.A. Full Contact Light Heavyweight World champion in Marseilles, France
- 1994 K-2 Plus Tournament 1994 champion in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- 1993 K-2 Grand Prix '93 champion in Tokyo, Japan
- 1993 W.M.T.A. & W.K.A. Light Heavyweight World champion in Tokyo, Japan
- 1993 K-1 Grand Prix '93 runner up in Tokyo, Japan
- 1992 W.M.T.A. Muay Thai World Champion -79.8 kg in the Netherlands
- 1990 WMTA Muay Thai World Champion -79.8 kg in Amsterdam, Netherlands
- 1990 W.K.A. World Kickboxing champion in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- 1989 W.M.T.A. Muay Thai World Champion in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- 1989 Savate World Champion in Paris, France
- 1988 W.K.A. European Kickboxing champion in Strasbourg, France
- 1988 Savate European champion in Strasbourg, France
- 1988 I.S.K.A. European Full Contact champion in Le Havre, France
- 1988 I.S.K.A. European Muay Thai Champion in Arnhem, the Netherlands
- 1987 WMTB Dutch Muay Thai Champion in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Helena Jurišić (Croatia)
Fighter of the Year
Helena Jurisic was born on the day of recognition Croatia 15.01.1992. and she is studying sports Menagment at Aspira.
She inherited martial genes from her father Stipan and brother Dario who jointly led to substantial results.
As a member of the Split Mornar Helena already as junior achieved great results, one of the best in Croatia two years ago in Lisbon won the title of European champion in Thai boxing. K-1, muay thai and light contact - Helena is among the best in the world.
Georgi Zarkov (Bulgaria)
Grand Master of the Year
Sensei Georgi Zarkov (Bulgaria) was born 1974. In Bulgaria where he still living.
During the paste several years, he was practice jujitsu and aikido and became a member of Hashita (Israelian Colose Combat System) and in period from 2003.-2008. He was make a movies with martial arts legend and movie star Steven Seagal (doubler).
After, he continue to build him self traveling all round the world and partcipating in a many martial arts camps and at same time he became a „Master“ on Bulgarian Sport Academy „Vasil Levski“.
Today he is a expert for a VIP security.
Jose Pisa (Portugal)
Special Martial Arts Award of the Year
The master of karate and Ki Ryu Kenpo fromLisabon (Portugal) - Jose Pisa is well know and preciate martial arts instructor in Portugal and Spain.
He is also co-founder of International Ki Ryu Kenpo Federation with sensei Vitor Lagarto and also one of the Portugal karate/kenpo national couch and referee.
During his carrer he is made a lot of international and domestic seminar of martial arts. For his results and development in martial arts he receive a recognition from Lisabon Hall of Fame.