This page has nothing to do with Kyokushin. It's a bit of self-indulgence
(but then again, so is the rest of the site, if you stop to think about
it.) I got a couple of awards which, at first, I listed and showed on
the front page. However, since was looking for ways to cut down the content
of the front page, and because I got a few more I moved them to their
If you feel like submitting this site for an award, please feel quite
free to do so. Unless I'm invited, I don't usually bother since I haven't
the time. The Website Awards mania seems to have died down a bit. As
you can see, the last one was awarded in 1999. There may be a couple
sitting in my very old emails, but I can't remember.
Click on the award logos to get to their sites if they even still
||June 1999 : The Nanbei award is
offered by the Nan
Bei Shaolin Kungfu site, and criteria include "Sites
who demonstrate Excellence in useful Traditional Martial Arts information,
Overall website presentation and content/design, Interactive features
:mailing list, guestbooks, inquiries, and polls etc."
||June 1999 : The En Light'n Award
is another one of the awards I applied for and got. It comes from
K. Martial Arts. The K stands for Kenpo. They have a list of
||June 1999 : It had been a while since my
site got an award, so I decide to submit the URL to a few sites.
Combat Arts Best of the Web is one of the ones I received.
||January 1999 : Shidokan
Germany offers a limited edition (50 only) award to sites that
meet certain criteria,
in particular with regard to being non-commercial, surfer- friendly,
and of course primarily promoting Budo. It would appear that they
have forgiven me for the fact that it's not also in German!
||October 1998 :
Majon's Cybermall awarded my site this award without my asking
them. It is a commercial site, and they offered me cheap advertising
of my site, which would be sure to increase my hit rate. Since however
I stand to gain no profit by doing that, I declined the offer. They
have two awards - Seal of Excellence, and this one, the Web Select
award. I think this is the better of the two.
||October 1998 : Dragon
Kempo Karate Academy is the home of the Attitude Award, which
is not actually Martial Arts related. Indeed, if you look at their
page, you will find an astoundingly eclectic mix of websites,
including the Australian
Federal Police! What puzzles me is that there appears to be
nothing about Dragon Kenpo on the site, other than the first page!
||October 1998 : The
United States Martial Arts Association has three levels of awards,
and when I submitted my site to them, they chose to award it the
||October 1998 : Bushido
Online magazine, one half of a a slick Swiss-based web-magazine
and encyclopaedia of the Martial arts, Bushido
Online chose to make my site the Site
of the Month. Thank you!
||July 1998 :Waddya know! I found time to
submit my site to Perk's
Martial Arts Internet Resource Guide, and they sent me back
this award! Check out their site - they've got quite a few sites
listed, and you might try submitting your site too.
||May 1998 : Third place in the inaugural
Ozlinks International MA site awards. Rico's
MA page came first and The
Martial Arts Networkd (T-MAN) came second. Twenty sites were
||April 1998 : Interviewed
on the Ozlinks
Martial Arts site.
||March 1998 : Nominated for this month's Ozlinks Martial
Arts Excellence Award for best Australian Martial Arts site. Patrick
McCarthy's site came first. Three sites were nominated.
||February 1998 : Won the Ozlinks inaugural Martial Excellence
award for best Australian Martial Arts site. Three sites were nominated.
are not really awards. You submit your site's URL, and pretty soon
they get back to you with a number between 1 and 5 (5 is best) which
gives you an indication of how well presented (in their opinion)
your site is, both in terms of design and content.