Special Tribute to GrandMaster Jim “The Dragon” Kelly, Co-Star of Bruce Lee’s “Enter The Dragon”, with host, 7-time USKA World Karate Champion and 2-time Gold Medalist, GrandMaster Eric “LIONMAN” O’Neal on Saturday, July 27, 2013

Free and Open To the Public, Martial Arts Demonstrations, and Celebrity Appearances.

WHAT: Join Host, GRANDMASTER ERIC “LIONMAN” O’NEAL and Friends for a special Memorial Tribute to Actor and Martial Arts Legend, GrandMaster Jim “The Dragon” Kelly, beginning at 2pm on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in Hollywood, CA,

GrandMaster Kelly died of cancer on June 29 at his San Diego home and will be honored by martial artists from around the world at the memorial service. The free and open to public event will include martial arts demonstrations and appearances by other recognizable actors and martial artists including Sabrina Kelly Lewis (Jim Kelly’s daughter), 5-time World Kickboxing Champion GrandMaster Robert Parham, Bob Wall (Enter the Dragon), John Saxon (Enter the Dragon), Richard Roundtree (Golden Globe Nominee, Shaft), Dr. Frank DeGourville, Gloria Hendry (Black Belt Jones), and Fred Williamson (Three The Hard Way), Herbert Jefferson (Galactica 1980), Leon Isaac Kennedy (Lone Wolf McQuade) among others.

“I am devastated by passing of my mentor, father and friend,” says GrandMaster Eric “LIONMAN” O’Neal, karate champion and personal friend of Jim Kelly. “He touched the lives of so many people and I am honored to call him my friend.”

During the 1970s, GrandMaster Kelly starred in multiple hit films including Melinda, Three the Hard Way, Black Belt Jones, Black Samurai, and Enter the Dragon with Bruce Lee. In addition to martial arts and acting, GrandMaster Kelly also served a professional tennis coach and champion.

When: Saturday, July 27, 2013

1:30pm Press Check-in

2:00pm – 4:00pm Memorial Tribute


Where: Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center

4305 Degnan Blvd.

Hollywood, CA 90008

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Media and Talent RSVPs please contact:

Monica Busby 323-381-0000(cell) // Monica@qle-pr.com

Mariesha Richard 626-622-7268 (cell) // Mariesha@qle-pr.com


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