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Masters Hall of Fame Inducts
MMA Fighter and Shotokan Karate Black Belt
Sensei Nick “Hitman” Moran

Long Beach, CA – The Masters Hall of Fame inducted Mixed Martial Arts fighter Sensei Nick “Hitman” Moran at the organization’s annual Awards Banquet held on August 1 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. This year the event was held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Long Beach Internationals, a premier karate championship founded by legendary American Kenpo Grandmaster Ed Parker. Sensei Moran holds a 1st Degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate and 2nd Degrees in Doce Pares, Kilat, Sambo, Ju Jitsu and Muay Thai.

                           The Hitman


“Martial Arts saved me in so many ways, but the real honor for me is to be a part of such an amazing organization and to be recognized with some of the best fighters in the world.” Sensei Nick “Hitman” Moran

For Sensei Moran, the martial arts were more than just a physical outlet. Learning how to fight to survive from a young age gave him the desire to help others, especially children, to fight for what they want in life. His success as an MMA fighter has given him a platform to share his passion for implementing change for young people. Sensei Moran’s goal, through his non-profit organization Keep Fit America, is to help children to find what makes them strong in every aspect of their lives.

Through Keep Fit America, Sensei Moran works to help combat childhood obesity through a combination of education, training and inspiring awareness. Sensei Moran wants to recognize Master German Hernandez for his support on the importance of working with children and for giving him a platform to share his passion for implementing change for youth. To learn more about Keep Fit America, visit

Nick Moran“This award means so much more to me than just a symbol of my years of hard work and dedication in the Martial Arts world,” said Sensei Moran, who has studied multiple systems in his 40 years of martial arts training. “It represents the opportunity that is available to all of us with hard work and dedication.”

Sensei Moran is the owner of Primal Fitness Centers, located in Irvine, Calif., which offers Indoor Soccer, Boot Camps, Pilates, Personal Training, Sports Specific Training, Fitness Classes and much more. For more information, visit

The Masters Hall of Fame was founded in 1999 and is recognized as one of the premier Martial Arts events on the West Coast. The association recognizes exceptional Martial Arts Leaders and Legends through induction into the Masters Hall of Fame. For more information on the Masters Hall of Fame, visit the website at For media information contact Kamatoy Media Group at(844) 526-2869  or




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