2014 KMAM-HOF CONTRIBUTOR INDUCTEEJane HallendarSifu Jane Hallendar was a dear friend of Grand Master Rudy Timmerman, inducted by GM Timmerman, and was simply devastated when she passed away. Jane was a frequent visitor to Sault Ste. Marie and she demonstrated her art (Tai Chi Chuan) while there on many occasions. She held Push-Hand competitions in San Francisco, CA. Yet, her greatest gift to the Korean Martial Arts was her writings, bringing recognition and assisting in furthering the education and future of those arts.One might wonder why she is included in a Korean martial arts hall of fame, if her art was Taiji Quan. Well, it was Jane’s incredible knowledge about ALL sorts of martial arts that allowed her to become the prolific writer she was. Not only did she write a number of books on KMA, but she probably authored more magazine articles than anyone I know. In fact, she authored the stories of several of my features in TKD Times.Jane was an accomplished Author who wrote many books on Korean martial arts, especially for the World Kuk Sool Association. WKSA books include the mini book series covering various aspects of Kuk Sool, such as: Breaking, Pressure Points, Defense against a knife, Sword techniques, Sta etc., and the hard to find book called Ancient Weapons of Korean Fighting Arts (Ohara Publications). In addition to Korean martial arts books, she also wrote a large number of books on other martial art styles, particularly Chinese martial arts. Probably her greatest achievements were the tons of articles she wrote for magazines. Being a freelance writer, her stories were often found in just about every martial arts magazine on the news stand. Some may say she was eccentric; however, her knowledge on martial arts was awesome.