He has developed three of his own systems, one taught through Grandmaster Amen's Warrior Academy, and through the Fighting Fit Mixed Martial Arts Association, and Amen's Military Tang Soo Do, which is taught to military personnel. He is a lifetime member of, and 10th dan in, the Shinjimasu International Karate-Do-Goju Ryu Association. He Is a member of the Martial Arts Alliance, a representative of the U.S. Italian Martial Arts Alliance, and a member of the Tactical Combat Association International. He is also a member of the Black Dragon Fighting Society. He has been inducted into numerous Halls of Fame including the World Soke Council in 1996, the Golden Globe Hall of Fame in 1998, the USA Hall of Fame's Hall of Heroes in 2010, and the Masters Hall of Fame in 2011. He is the director of his own business, Grandmaster Amen's Warrior Academy and founder of the World Wide Martial Arts Council.
His credentials are above reproach. He has done a masterful job when it comes to positive promotion of Martial Arts and has been a advocate against violence for years.
In a conversation with Bob Fitzgerald of Spirit Pen Promotions he said, " Yes I would love to help in any way I can. Of course I support the cause. I am all for fighting domestic violence in every way."
Bob Fitzgerald had this to say about the conversation, "Soke Amen is a great man of honor who jumped at the chance to protect kids. He said he will do his best to bring the plight of the American child to light and is willing to do all he can to bring awareness to this issue. Aside from myself and Russell P Sciabarrasi, Grand Master Gary Amen is the first Martial Artists to publicly support the cause. He's a true man of honor and it's a blessing to all to have such a man on board."
Joe Swantack, CEO of Spirit pen was very pleased with the addition of Soke Amen to the team and added, "It's wonderfull to have the support of the Martial Arts community. Our children need to feel safe and these men and women can go a long way to doing that."
So the support goes up for Blackout Child Abuse, they now have the Martial Arts world involved. Where does it go from here?