Shihan Roger Jarrett, president of the USA Martial Arts Federation, has been selected for the West Virginia Sports Hall of Fame presented by “West Virginia Executive Magazine”.  In the latest issue ( Spring 2010) of WV Executive Magazine, West Virginia’s premier business magazine, Master Jarrett was selected along with many other notable sports figures such as Jerry West, Randy Moss, Don Nehlen, Lou Holtz, Jeff Hostetler, Pat White, Chad Pennigton, and Phil Pfister, just to name a few.

Mr. Jarrett was named not only for his outstanding accomplishments in the sport of Karate as a former national champion; US team member, and All-American, but also for his overall leadership and success in the Martial Arts world.  

Master Jarrett is considered WV’s leading Martial Arts authority and has been teaching in his home state since 1973.  He owns and operates the largest Martial Arts school in West Virginia in his hometown of St. Albans, and oversees over 22 other schools throughout the United States.  As president of several Martial Arts organizations, he has promoted the largest Karate, Judo, and Jujitsu events in WV.  He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the US Jujitsu Federation and the USA National Karate Do Federation for the United States Olympic Committee.

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