Bowen inducted into Hall of Fame
Grandmaster Jessie Bowen, a 10th degree black belt in karate, was named Ambassador of Goodwill to the Martial Arts by Action Martial Arts Magazine and was inducted into the Action Martial Arts Hall of Fame Jan. 25 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Bowen was honored for his success in the martial arts as well as his dedication and involvement in the community. He has over 38 years of experience teaching martial arts in Durham and has contributed to the advancement of martial arts for business and sports performance.
In 2004, er Bowen was inducted in Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame as Martial Arts Instructor of the Year. Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame recognizes members of the martial arts community who have dedicated themselves to excellence and have made a true difference in the arts and their community.
Bowen has won over 2,000 trophies and awards including the World Cup Karate Championship in Honolulu. He is also a former sport coordinator for the US Olympic Festival Tae Kwon Do event and a karate coordinator for North Carolina Amateur Sports.
He holds degrees in Business Management, Sports Hypnosis and Martial Science, and has authored 12 books on personal development training. He has been on the Duke University Physical Education staff for more than 20 years.
“It is truly an honor for me to be inducted into the Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame alongside Grandmaster Chuck Norris, Grand Master Fumio Demura and Don “The Dragon” Wilson,” said Bowen. “These are men I have looked up to for years, and just to be on the same stage as them is unbelievable.”