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COLD HEAT NEWS » Entertainment, Featured Article, People, Sports » EVERYBODY WAS INDEED KUNGFU FIGHTING!-MEL NOVAC, AKI ALEONG AND PALS INDUCTED INTO THE MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF FAME-FULLERTON, CA, MAY 20, 2017.

EVERYBODY WAS INDEED KUNGFU FIGHTING!-MEL NOVAC, AKI ALEONG AND PALS INDUCTED INTO THE MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF FAME-FULLERTON, CA, MAY 20, 2017.

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 EVERYBODY WAS INDEED KUNGFU FIGHTING!-MEL NOVAC, AKI ALEONG AND PALS INDUCTED INTO THE MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF FAME-FULLERTON, CA MAY 20, 2017.  The martial arts Hall of fame opened up like manna was falling or dropping fighting stars from the Heavens and the love in the air for not only martial arts films but for each other was tremendous.
Hundreds of stars including women were provided entry into the hall and the acceptance speeches were indeed profound. None were more striking than the Mel Novak and Aki Aleong’s speeches. Mel said that the most important trophy he ever won and was most proud of was for being a single parent and for raising his kids. Aki was also gracious and offered little known information of how he has helped actors, including James Brown. In fact, he said that he found out that he has Jamaican blood, as well as Asian. He expressed strong empathy and made himself available to help anyone in need.
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 Joe Williamson, famous celebrity publicist was also inducted and he expressed humility and he was well received by the plethora of fighting stars. The food was incredible and from the largest fighter to a few little ones who were inducted all went well.  Imagine my surprise to see and meet fighters that I have seen all my life. I was most impressed with “The Big Cat”, a 90 year old fighter, instructor, who had worked with legendary pugilist Archie Moore giving Karate lessons earlier in the day!  The big cat was given a standing ovation upon receiving his award. He told me that he had previously even got an award from President Obama! It was an experience that I will always remember.
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I was born in Fountainbleu in Paris France to an army family. My father ,Ruben Smith, and my mother Nancy Smith, worked for the Army and as a school teacher in France, respectively.We are originally from the South. My father’s people from Misissippi and Alabama and my mom’s from South Carolina. I am an avid sports fan and I attended and played sports----football, wresting, and track----- at Bishop England High School, in Charleston, South Carolina; my mom chose both a Catholic high school and an elementary school, Immaculate Conception, for my sister and I. Initially, I wasted a lot of time in school pursuing sports and partying but nevertheless,I went to the College of Charleston, The University of South Carolina, where I majored in Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations, with a minor in Theatre and Speech. I finally graduated from The University of Redlands, in Redlands, CA with a degree in business management. I managed to get into SAG-AFTRA, mostly as an extra, but I have done an occasional speaking stint here and there—CD-ROMs, experimental and industrial films, and voice overs in radio. My most recent endeavor was playing a doctor on "Grey's Anatomy". I like horror, love, thrillers, and I like to read. Weightliftingand jogging are some of my hobbies also. Interestingly enough, my family prepared me for a life on the move, as I have been to every state in The USA except for Alaska and Hawaii. I have an older sister who chose the teaching profession and is doing quite fine. What was i like as a child? Well I tend to think that I existed and flourished within "a culture of hate"--------however South Carolina has ceased and desisted with both "The jim Crow Laws' and flying the Confederate Flag------------I witnessed "colored only" bathrooms, and was in establishments where the Klan showed up. I stayed at hotels where my family and I found pounds of raw CHITTERLINS---hogs guts----- at our doorstep!! But don't get me wrong, as despite these ugly truths about the South, I grew up with some very cool whites, mexicans, Filipino's and other races. But it is what it is. It has Metamorphosized into being a cultural and real estate melting pot, as many from other states are recently flocking there for the cheaper home prices, very stable, safer lifestyle and "bible belt" mentality, and affordable education. I too have Metamorphosized , as I am not the militant little athletic, and partying freak I used to be and have settled into writing for Cold Heat News and assisting We Care for Humanity with their charitable functions. Consequently, I am pretty much a normal army brat who has realized that life is what you make it and people and things are subject to change. So change with life and let by gones be by gones. My dad has since passed away, and my mom and sister and most of my cousins are still alive, but their positive,significant influence, along with the impact my elementary and high school friends have had on me continues on;infact, I believe, where it not for my childhood friends, my high school football Coach Jack Cantey and occasional teenage battles with my dad, I would have become a gang member! Thus my personal manifesto is, Live hard, party when it is time, and utilize both education, and Love for God, and know that FAMILY AND FRIENDS are most important;They're one's conduit for a viable and happy life. ALSO, A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND---NOT A "FAIR WEATHER"------INDEED.

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