Note: Due to Coronavirus, unfortunately our International Nominees were unable to attend on this occasion, and our interstate nominees withdrew their nomination and decided not to travel in the interests of health.

We will announce a rescheduled event for those, and any new nominees, in the near future.

A small ceremony is going ahead with those still in attendance.

The ITF Hall Of Fame is a unique innovation as it receives nominees in multiple categories, among all ITF practitioners regardless of organization, affiliation or allegiance.

Categories of recognition in the ITF Hall of Fame Australasia include:

  • Lifetime Contribution Award
  • International Ambassador Award
  • Outstanding Athlete / Coach award
  • Indomitable Spirit Award
  • Posthumous induction for lifetime contribution *

We are pleased to announce the following outstanding nominees have been submitted for the 3rd Australasian ITF Hall Of Fame ceremony on March 21st, 2020 in Melbourne:

Phill Zdybel – International Ambassador Award


Joshua Zdybel – Outstanding Athlete Award

Joshua Zdybel


Nominees for the ITF Hall Of Fame – Australasia are welcome from all ITF practicing schools and students. We welcome all ITF devotees, past and present, from across the Australasian, Oceana, Asia Pacific and South Pacific regions.

Persons nominated may be accepted for a range of categories. Awards will be presented to acknowledge outstanding achievements, contributions and input of those who have helped forge the ITF in the region.

The annual award ceremony is designed to encourage and foster an environment of mutual respect and acknowledgement within the industry, among peers.

The ITF Hall Of Fame is certainly an occasion to be celebrated and championed. It presents a great opportunity to give recognition to those who have contributed so much for this wonderful martial art.