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Patrick
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:41 pm    Post subject: KarateForums.com Awards 2021: Winners Revealed! Reply with quote

Hello,

Thank you for visiting KarateForums.com.

After more than a month of nominations and votes, the 20th edition of the KarateForums.com Awards have come to an end. It is now time for us to announce the winners!

Before I do so, I wanted to once again congratulate everyone who was nominated. Regardless of whether or not you won the award, the fact that you were nominated means that, when asked to identify a member who really stood out in the past year, your fellow community members thought of you. Out of the 18,480 registered members in the history of this community, only 164 have ever been nominated for an award.

To be nominated is pretty cool, and you should be proud. If you did not win or were not nominated, please don't take it badly. These awards do have meaning, but they are also for fun and not everyone can win or be nominated. Please join me in congratulating our winners.

I would like to specifically thank everyone who participated in the process by nominating and voting. It is the community that selected the nominees and decided the winners. There are no KarateForums.com Awards without you.

Several nominees took the time to vote in categories where they were nominated. Since you can't vote for yourself, your choice is to vote for someone else or not vote at all. Though I can't reveal who voted for whom, please know that I appreciate everyone who thoughtfully voted in the categories where they were nominated. It says a lot about you, and I love to see it.

Without further ado, here are our winners:

1. Member of the Year: Zaine

2. New Member of the Year: tatsujin

3. Community Spirit Award: sensei8 (for the 9th consecutive year!)

4. Staff Member of the Year: (tie) bushido_man96 (for the 5th time and 2nd consecutive year!) and DWx (for the 5th time!)

5. Funniest Member of the Year: Fat Cobra

6. Karate Contributor of the Year: Himokiri Karate

7. Health and Fitness Contributor of the Year: Alan Armstrong (for the 2nd time!)

8. Instructors and School Owners Contributor of the Year: (tie) DWx (for the 3rd consecutive year!) and Wastelander

Congratulations to DWx (2 wins!), Zaine, tatsujin, sensei8, bushido_man96, Fat Cobra, Himokiri Karate, Alan Armstrong, and Wastelander! We had 3 first time winners this year, including Zaine, tatsujin, and Himokiri Karate!

For past winners and all of the awards historical data, please check out: http://www.karateforums.com/awards.php

Thank you for reading and for supporting the KarateForums.com Awards.

Sincerely,

Patrick
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Zaine
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Joined: 31 Aug 2005
Posts: 1835
Location: Dallas, TX
Styles: Matsumura-Seito, Shobayashi-Ryu, Shudokan, Long Fist, American Street Karate, Southern Mantis, HEMA

PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoa! Thank you everyone who voted for me! This is a cool community and I'm so honored to be recognized. Y'all rock, and I can't wait to see what the next year brings.
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Joined: 23 Feb 2008
Posts: 15565
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats to all who were nominated, and to all who won their respective awards in the KarateForums.com Awards 2021. Always cool to see new winners; shows the KF sits on solid ground.



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Nidan Melbourne
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Joined: 21 Aug 2013
Posts: 2284
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Styles: Goju-Ryu, BJJ, Balintawak Arnis

PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

congrats to all!
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Wayofaswede
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Joined: 16 Jan 2017
Posts: 186
Location: Sweden
Styles: Shito-ryu, Goju-ryu

PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations all fantastic contributors!
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Wastelander
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Joined: 18 Oct 2010
Posts: 2574
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Styles: Shorin-Ryu, Shuri-Ryu, Judo, KishimotoDi

PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you all, for the votes, and congratulations to all of the winners!
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Bulltahr
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Joined: 08 Mar 2015
Posts: 726
Location: NEW ZEALAND
Styles: Shotokan, Seido Juku

PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations to the winners! Sorry I have been away quite a bit this year, internet problems I think...
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tatsujin
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Joined: 12 Oct 2021
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Styles: Ryusei-ha Ryukyu Kempo Karate-jutsu

PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two great honors from this forum at the same time! I don't know what to say other than thank you very much! I would also like to offer my congratulations to all of the other winners!

Again, thank you very much and I an honored and humbled beyond words.
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ashworth
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Joined: 13 Nov 2006
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Styles: Kankoko No Ryu, shotokan, IJR Karate, Iaido, Kobudo

PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big congrats to all the winners! and to everyone for making this forum what it is today
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Patrick
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2021 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always so nice to read the replies on this thread. Another year of great honorees!

Patrick
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