Wednesday, Dec 04 2013 06:00 AM

Local TKD Senior Master receives highest International Hall of Fame award

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Tehachapi resident and owner of Tehachapi Mountain Martial Arts Center Senior Master Ivan Jadric was recently honored with the highest of honors, the Platinum Life Achievement award. Jadric, pictured second from the right, is flanked by Martial Arts masters and experts from all over the world. The Banquet was held in Valencia, Spain. Photo courtesy of the Jadric Family

For 23 years, Tehachapi Martial Arts Center in Old Town has had its doors open five days a week, teaching traditional Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Yoga.

TMAC was founded by Senior Master Ivan Jadric and his wife Maria Jadric. Recently, the couple was invited and honored at the International School of Martial Arts' 13th Annual International Hall of Fame event in Valencia, Spain. This event is held to induct new members into the International Hall of Fame as well as recognize some of the industry's most dedicated and esteemed teachers in Martial Arts from around the world.

Ivan Jadric received the evening's highest honor, the Platinum Life Achievement award, which compliments and testifies to his dedication and loyalty to Martial Arts. SM Jadric has more than 50 years of experience in Martial Arts and has earned 7th degree black belts in Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido, as well as a black belt in Kodo Kan Judo.

Maria Jadric also received honors from the International School of Martial Arts, Hall of Fame. She was given a certificate for her years of support and cooperating efforts to Martial Arts, and a certificate for training in a two-day seminar from the International Combat Hapkido Federation, in which more than 200 people from around the globe participated. She holds a 3rd degree black belt in TKD and is working her way up the belt ranks in Hopkido.

The Jadric family is deeply involved in Martial Arts. The couple's children, daughters Ivanna Stanfield-Jadric and Denise Jadric, and son Cris Jadric, are accomplished, high-ranking Martial Arts instructors in Tehachapi.

TMAC is located at 20418 Brian Way. For more information on the center, call 823-0621.

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