Martial Arts Illustrated Hall of Fame Awards

November 19th 2017


My heartfelt gratitude to Bob Sykes and Paul Barnett for inducting me into the 5-years anniversary of Martial Arts Illustrated‘s Hall of Fame 2017.

These events are not only a welcome ‘pat on the back’ for many years of devotion to the Martial Arts, but also a wonderful opportunity to spend time with like-minded people … seeing old friends and making new ones. I truly feel blessed that the Martial Arts have been an intrinsic part of my life since 1973 

PS: A sincere Thank You to Paul for inviting me to the stage to help present many of the awards to my fellow Martial Artists; a great added honour.



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Hall of Fame Nomination November 2017


It was a nice surprise to go for a pizza with my great friend Bobby Singh Rayatt last night, but nothing prepared me for the real surprise when he, totally unexpectedly while we walked around London’s Chinatown, presented me with my nomination for a Martial Arts Illustrated Hall of Fame Honor … the bemused look on my face says it all.

Thank you Bobby for putting such thought into the surprise and of course, my sincere gratitude to Bob Sykes and Paul Barnett of Martial Arts Illustrated, the UK’s most successful Martial Arts magazine…. see you next month!


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My Original Jeet Kune Do Teacher – Larry Hartsell


It is hard to believe that today is the 10th anniversary of the all-too early passing of one of Martial Arts greatest exponents, my friend and teacher, the legendary Larry Hartsell.

Widely regarded as one of Bruce Lee’s toughest and most accomplished students, Sifu Larry was a phenomenal fighter, yet beneath that toughness lay the heart of a genuinely gentle and very special person. I feel blessed and deeply honored to have known him, be taught by him and continually inspired by his memory.

Here is a video I created in his memory several years ago. Rest In Peace my friend.



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Happy 76th Birthday!!


During my 43 years as a Martial Artist I have been blessed to have met so many wonderful teachers, students, friends and colleagues. In fact, my entire life has been shaped by the multi-faceted benefits of the Martial Arts. As with so many others around the world, this passion of mine was, and continues to be, inspired by Lee Hsiao Loong … Bruce Lee, the Little Dragon.

So with the utmost respect and sincere gratitude, on what would have been his 76th birthday … Happy Birthday Bruce!!!


Bruce Lee - Flames - wallpaper

Bruce Lee – Flaming Spirit

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UK Martial Arts Show Hall of Fame


I was extremely grateful and felt very honoured to receive my second Hall of Fame award in the space of two weeks, this time at the fantastic UK Martial Arts Show.

It was a wonderful feeling to be surrounded by great Martial Artists of all ages and all backgrounds. reveling in the arts that we passionately train in, study and teach – day in, day out, year after year. I was especially fortunate to spend some special, one-on-one time with Bob Sykes (truly much appreciated) and with my great friend Bill Wallace. I must also give special thanks to some other brilliant people that it’s my good fortune to know … Bobby KickboxSingh Rayatt, Ben Lewis, Pete Mac, Shaun Boland, Paul Barnett and Dean Williams.

Congratulations to all those who received an award, including my good friend Darren Le Fevre who unfortunately could not attend (thanks Darren for giving me the honour of collecting your award on your behalf) … and thanks to friends, family and students for making it possible in the first place.


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Martial Arts Illustrated Black Belt Hall of Fame Awards


A HUGE Thank You to Bob Sykes and Paul Barnett for nominating me to receive an award at the Martial Arts Illustrated Black Belt Hall of Fame Awards. It was a FANTASTIC evening, shared with many wonderful Martial Artists, new and old friends alike. I am so very proud to be part of this amazing brotherhood and life … Martial Arts Forever!!!

Bob Sykes & George Fitzgerald - MAI BB Hall of Fame 24.4.2016

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Some Wise Words of Bruce Lee


"Knowing Is Not Enough, We Must Do!"

“Knowing Is Not Enough, We Must Apply!”

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Miss You Joe


Like many people around the world, on the 31st of August I remembered the sad passing three years ago of my friend and teacher, the late and great Joe Lewis.

I first got to meet and train with Joe back in the year 2000 … what a FANTASTIC way to begin this New Millennium!! After reading about him for so many years it was awe-inspiring to finally meet Joe. To then eventually go on to become one of his Black Belts and a member of the wonderful Joe Lewis Fighting Systems Family is a tremendous honor and privilege, something I will always treasure.

Gone but never forgotten may be somewhat of an overused expression, but certainly in Joe’s case these words will always ring true. Thank You Grand Master Joe, may you forever Rest In Peace.


George Fitzgerald & Joe Lewis - June 2000

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My Friend & Teacher … the Legendary Joe Lewis


Please watch this wonderful video dedicated to my late friend and teacher, the Legendary Joe Lewis. It was created by Joe Corley at a time when Joe Lewis was facing his greatest battle. Joe, you will NEVER be forgotten and you have the eternal gratitude of countless people all around the world. I Thank You with all my heart for what you did for me personally. Rest In Peace my friend.



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The ‘Crabs’ of Life


If ever you walk past a seafood restaurant , perhaps on a seaside pier, you may see a big barrel, without a lid, that is full of live crabs. On seeing this you could be forgiven in thinking that the crabs could easily jump out and fall back into the sea.

But you would be wrong. If you spent some time observing them, you’d be surprised  to notice that, every time one of the crabs tried to get to the edge of the barrel to escape, all the other ones would pull him back in.

Can you recognize theseCrab type of people around you?  Think of all the times your so-called friends would talk you out of something that you wanted to do, something you knew was important to you.

Who are the crabs in your life? Who and what is holding you back from doing what you want? When you decide to work-out, go on a diet, or do something worthwhile, who and what stops you?


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