Dr.Robert Goldman has received a tremendous amount of recognition in recent years for his pioneering anti-aging work and for co-founding the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) and the International Sports Hall of Fame (www.SportsHOF.org).
So when he says an award and recognition from an organization means a lot to him, he means it - and it means the award must carry some significant gravitas.
Dr. Goldman received an award on January 24 at the Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors - widely known as the "Academy Awards of Martial Arts" - due in large part to being an Executive Producer on the upcoming film, "The Martial Arts Kid"., which enjoyed some exclusive screenings at the prestigious event, which was held in the Tropicana in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
"I guess the award was kind of a thank you", Dr. Goldman told me. "It means a lot to receive an award from Alan Goldberg's event, because it has a collection of martial artists and representatives of all the different styles throughout the world.
"It has a real international feel of brotherhood, which is what the martial arts are about, ideally", Dr. Goldman went on. "Acknowledging and appreciating and experiencing that brotherhood important. That's part of the reason I feel our film is important. So I'm happy."
"The Martial Arts Kid" tells the story of the titular "Kid", whose name is Robbie and is played by Jansen Panettiere.
In the film, Robbie is a troubled teen who is taken in and mentored by his aunt and uncle, played by martial arts/action-movie legends Cynthia Rothrock and Don "The Dragon" Wilson. He also starts falling for the beautiful Rina, played by Kathryn Newton and experiences bullying by Rina's boyfriend Bo, played by Matthew Ziff.
There are about a dozen Grandmasters and World Champion Martial Artists in the cast overall.
"The Martial Arts Kid" is scheduled to hit theaters in late 2015.