Southern Methodist University alumnus Dr. John Chiu is the current president of California Spine Institute Medical Center at Santa Barbara, California. Outside of his medical practice, Dr. John Chiu is a celebrated martial arts expert who has received prestigious international awards, including recognition from the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame (IMAHF).
IMAHF is a Netherlands-based organization with the aim of honoring and respecting martial arts enthusiasts, masters, and grandmasters from around the world. The next award ceremony will take place on April 2018 in Tiel, a city in the Netherlands.
During the event, different martial arts grandmasters and world champions will be invited to talk in a seminar about their field of expertise. The event will also feature the World Seminar where participants 14 years old and above may choose five classes from the 40 classes available to them. During the gala evening, the nominated experts, masters, and grandmasters will receive awards.
Proceeds from the ceremony will benefit the KIKA Child Cancer Fund.