Professor Gary Lee
Founder - Sport Karate Museum
"The Sport Karate Museum, protecting the history, one warrior at a time."
A small insight into Professor Gary Lee's many accomplishments:
Professor Gary Lee 9th Dan, Founder of The Sport Karate Museum, has graciously excepted "The Life Time Membership Award" for the tireless work he has undertaken in forming the Sport Karate Museum in order to preserve the History of Martial Arts in America. This award is presented for long, dedicated service to preserving the history of Martial Arts by the Traditional Okinawan Kobujutsu Association & Martial Arts Federation. Professor Lee was recognized by the International Ryukyu Karatejutsu Research Society with the Honor Roll Hall of Fame and was awarded the title of Historian of the Year for 2010.
In 2010, the United States Black Belt Hall of Fame recognized Professor Gary Lee with the prestigious "Founder Award" as well.
In addition to the above, here is a short list of the professor's accomplishments:
- Staff Writer, Tales of the Old Sensei
- Founder and Editor, Kabuki Warriors Tales
- Staff Writer, www.worldwidedojo.com
- Staff Writer, www.usadojo.com
- Staff Writer Martial Force Magazine
- Staff Writer Masters Hall of Fame Magazine
- Founder Top Texas Ten Black Belt Ratings
- Founder The Living Legends Celebrity Roast™
- [Black Belt Hall of Fame,9th Dan]
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The accolades from your fellow American Martial Artists say it all:
Below are just some of the unsolicited endorsements about Professor Gary Lee and the Sport Karate Museum -
"Professor Gary Lee is the founder of the Sports Karate Museum in Houston, Texas. Gary is one of the great ambassadors for the martial arts and sports karate community and we have spent many hours speaking about the evolution of sport karate in America. I was once told that the two most important days in a man’s life are the day he was born, and the day he finds out why. Professor Gary Lee truly understands why he was put here, he truly understands the importance of the legacy of sport karate in America. I’m sure that one day the martial arts world will come to realize what a monumental job Professor Gary Lee has taken on. Thank you, Gary."
-GM Jerry Smith
Black Karate Federation co-founder and current President, Black Belt Magazine Top 10 Champion
Sport Karate Museum Founder “The Museum of Sport Karate™. What a tribute! For all the Great Marital Artists of the World. The inspiration for all our young men, women, and kids of the present and future to aspire to be one of the Legends of the world, and the Martial Arts. Professor Gary Lee has poured his heart and soul into this project, along with countess others, may God Bless all the warriors.
-Professor Daryl K. Bigfoot Stewart From the Great State of Texas History Generals
"The POWER OF ONE: Gary Lee is the embodiment of the belief that one person can truly make a difference. Untiring and unyielding, Professor Lee will see the reality of the Martial Arts Sport Museum as he has seen it in his mind. His passion has fueled the energy of the Legends of Sport Karate who will be forever grateful… for the time and energy he has logged in this mission. Future stars will be inspired by the recognition bestowed on their predecessors, and the stars of yesteryear will smile on the works of Professor Lee from every country on this planet and from the heavens! Thanks Professor Lee for your devotion to the cause! "
"T o : The great martial artist Professor Gary Lee
Gary has taken the gift of Life and though his great character , dedication and ethical standards built a wonderful educational institution that carasses the entire legendary history of sport martial arts before the legends are gone. He is a tireless worker for the sport karate history that should be told and shared, I will support his efforts what ever it takes." 12 / 26 / 09
-Karl E. Geis Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame Kudon Judo Kudon Aikido
“Professor Gary Lee is an old-timer and knows everyone! He shares with him an Aloha spirit from his homeland and he has a sense of humbleness, but lives with him is a samurai, poet, actor, artist, historian, and warrior.” – Erik D. Jones, executive producer of Martial Arts Exclusive“
“Professor Gary Lee should be given tremendous credit for his extraordinary effort to create a Black Belt Museum. The martial arts museum will be an institution that provides inspiration to the entire martial arts world. Not only a place honoring all of the pioneers in our industry, but also a place that informs, entertains and inspires other young martial artist to dream that one day, they too will be inducted in this prestigious museum.I look forward to one day in the near future visiting the museum as soon as it opens.”
-Keith Vitali, Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame
“Gary is a historian, a educator, a actor, a entertainer, a Samurai and a Big kid role up into one heck of a role model for kids, young adults and parents. I have really enjoyed watching his talent grow into the force of a sport karate museum for the world. There is no one I know who has the elite history he does in sport karate, after all he sold me back in 1982 to be the first martial arts show Astroworld had and help create many shows after that year.with fight scenes, high falls, tricks, weapons and comedy The Hollywood Stunt Show was a big hit and Gary played the lead. Gary is like a Tsunami, this huge wave that hits you with out any warning but you love the ride and you can not wait to get hit again and again! If Gary puts his passion into The Sport Karate Museum like he has his acting and showmanship , another winner!"
Director Entertainment Warner Brothers / Six Flags / Astroworld, Retired