the year - 2000. "reputable org."- DSI. Hall of Fame - World Martial Arts Hall Of Fame. Funny thing is none of the people I know that were "inducted" are listed as inductees on HOF web site. I've seen the book, patch and plaque they all received. Very nice book with pictures of them striking impressive poses. I believe there were about 50 people inducted as "Instructor of the year" By the way, I still have the invitation and the rest of the paper work that was sent to me.