GM Becky Mornar

GM Becky Mornar

GM Becky Mornar

Becky Mornar. L.M.T., Judan, 10th Degree Black Belt
Instructor:  Great Grand Master Al Tracy

At 68 years of age, still teaching the Tracy’s Certified System of Kenpo Karate at Self Defense Studios in Chicagoland.  Some of the many awards and acknowledgements she has incurred in the martial arts follow:
Member of the Kenpo International Yudanshakai

Professional Karate Commission certified Kickboxing Referee 1993
Co-Promoter Midwest Circuit Tournaments 1994 through 2000
Midwest Circuit Official Award 1994/95/96
United States Chinese Kuoshu Federation Certified National Referee 1995 through 1998
Martial Arts Academy Award 1997
Martial Arts Karate Association Martial Artist of the Year 1998
Martial Arts Karate Association Hall of Fame 1998
Co-Sponsored two of the most attended Chicagoland tournaments in Chicagoland,The Kenpo Open 1998 & 2000
International Federation of Pankration Athlima Hall of Fame 1999
Taught seminars at the first Gathering of the Eagles in Las Vegas in 1999
The Grey Eagle Lifetime Achievement Award 2000
Recognized and listed as Master at the Gathering of Eagles I & II in Las Vegas, Nevada 1999 and 2001
Official Certificate of Merit from the Honorable Master Council 2002
Professional Karate Commission Tri-State Outstanding Leadership Award 2003
Professional Karate Commission Elite Sportsmanship Award 2003-2004
Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame 2004
Appeared with Greg Mattson in the Art of the Warrior Magazine Fall Issue 2004
Kenpo International Hall of Fame Founding Member 2007
Was one of the featured guests for the Gathering of the Clans in Dublin, Ireland 2007
Master Instructor Certification from Tracy International Studios of Self Defense 2008
Therapeutic Tai Chi in-a-chair Qualified Instructor 2008
6th Annual Illinois State Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2010
Professional Karate Commission W.H.A.M. Award 2010
Lifetime Achievement Award Kenpo Yudanshakai 2011
Awarded Certificate of Completion in Massage Therapy with High Honors December 2012
 Licensed with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations  Massage Therapy  2013
Tracy’s International Studios of Self Defense Kenpo Jiu-Jitsu 2013
Spirit of the Warrior Award 2013
Taught various seminars in Las Vegas , Nevada and in Illinois throughout the Gathering of Eagles events
Worked as kick/point counters for the Weekend Warrior Kickboxing Series in Chicago, IL
Previous #1 Women’s Champion-Midwest Circuit tournaments
Previous #1 Women’s Champion-American Karate Association tournaments
Previous #1 Women’s Champion-Professional Karate Commission tournaments
Was Grand Champion Winner in many multistate tournaments in Kata & Weapons Divisions including Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri.
Developed Self Defense Seminars for Women, Girl Scouts, and small/large groups
Developed Demonstration Team which has performed at Chamber of Commerce meetings, summer fests, health fairs, kickboxing meets and Chuck Norris Kick Drugs out of America
Written various articles in Action Martial Arts Magazine and Art of the Warrior Magazine and Black Belt Magazine
Was included in the book, The Path to Knowledge in the Martial Arts written by James A. Jones, Jr. for acknowledgement of competitiveness and perseverance
Along with Greg Mattson, produced over 50 black belts, many still active!