Swedish Martial Arts Champion Harley Wallen to be Inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame

Swedish Martial Arts Champion, multi award-winning actor and filmmaker Harley Wallen to be inducted into the prestigious USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame
 
 
Grandmaster Jim Thomas and Swedish Martial Arts Champion Harley Wallen
Grandmaster Jim Thomas and Swedish Martial Arts Champion Harley Wallen
 
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CLARKSVILLE, Ind. - April 10, 2018 - PRLog -- Swedish Martial Arts Champion, multi award-winning actor and filmmaker Harley Wallen will be inducted into the prestigious USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame at their gala at the Radisson Hotel in Clarksville, Indiana on the weekend of April 13-14th. This Hall of Fame was founded by Grandmaster Jim Thomas, Ph.D./D.Sc./Ma.Dsc and will mark the 42nd year of this esteemed event. This weekend extravaganza will consist of a black tie gala, martial arts competition, and seminar training.

Dr. Thomas is a 10th degree grand master and is recognized as one of 20 worldwide. He has been active in the martial arts for over half a century. In addition to serving as the head coach for Team USA, he was inducted into 6 various martial arts 'Hall of Fame' institutions and listed in 'Who's - Who' in the world of Martial Arts. Grandmaster Thomas has won over 200 awards and trophies and served in the U.S. Air Force for 7 years during the Vietnam Evacuation Era. He was a former athlete for the USA World Class Competition Team and has appeared in over 8 Martial Arts motion pictures.

The U.S.A. Martial Arts 'Hall of Fame' "Hall of Heroes" was originally created in 1976 by Grand Master Robert Trias, the first man to open a martial arts school in the U.S. In its beginning it was very small in nature and was done spontaneously at various Martial Arts functions. Grandmaster Thomas and Mike Day were called upon to orchestrate this function into what it is today. Even with the passing of Grandmaster Trias and Day, Thomas has kept this event alive himself and includes new exciting things each and every year!

Swedish martial arts champion, multi award-winning filmmaker and actor Harley Wallen has starred in over 40 feature films and TV shows with legendary stars such Tom Sizemore, Tara Reid, Laurene Landon and John Savage among many others.

He started his journey as a martial artist early with Judo at age 7 and is now a 5th degree black belt. Harley also spent time learning the other arts (Jiu-Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do black belts as well) and mixed martial arts. His other love at a young age was dance as he was an outstanding break dancer in his teen years. His sheer talent and skill is what landed him his first opportunity in acting as a dancer in the syndicated Swedish TV cult hit "Solstollama"! Soon after, he realized he was bitten by the acting bug. Harley then moved from Sweden to the United States to boldly pursue his dreams. After a short stint, these plans got sidetracked by business opportunities as Harley climbed various career ladders. After returning to acting, it wasn't long before the roles started coming in and the growth he had experienced in the business world started happening to him in the acting world. After the film incentives ended in Michigan, he decided to start making films of his own. Not having a film school background with only limited experience, he decided to go online to further his education in filmmaking and took several more classes and seminars in acting. Finally in 2016, Harley and his wife Kaiti formed the film production company "Painted Creek Productions". The one thing he really takes pride in is his commitment to the character he is playing regardless of the size of the role or the paycheck. Harley is now writing, producing, acting and directing and has found his life's purpose.

More info at https://www.usamartialartshalloffame.com/indiana-2018

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