Anaheim, California – Grand Master Eric “LIONMAN” O’Neal, Sr., 7-Time U.S.K.A. World Karate Champion, 2-Time Gold Medalist, Int’l & Masters Hall of Famer has crafted a brilliant and innovative new concept that has engaged the children of America. This concept is called, “The Legend of LIONMAN search for 7 Young American Heroes.” Grand Master O’Neal has joined forces with Rob Hartman, Director of the Disney Martial Arts Festival to showcase and exhibit 7 Young American Heroes; real youth that excel in the Martial Arts. The key principle of the 7 Young American Heroes is to embody, promote, and uplift the importance of higher education, self-discipline, self-esteem and self-preservation. Grand Master O’Neal and his team have journeyed to 20 cities all across America over a course of 7 months on a search for 7 Young American Heroes. Out of thousands of Martial Artists across America, only 7 finalists from each city were invited to meet in Anaheim, California on the Disneyland Resort for the final competition of the 7 Young American Heroes, and now the extraordinary news is in!!! The top, outstanding competitors from the ages of 10-17 assembled in Anaheim, California to perform in various forms of Martial Arts. The 7 Young American Heroes that were crowned, displayed exceptional talent, brought the crowd to their feet, confounded and mystified the Disney Martial Arts Festival. Each of the 7 Young American Heroes were recognized and awarded with a huge, gleaming, gold championship titled belt that reads “2010 Young American Hero.” Our exciting new Heroes are as follows: (From left to right in the photo above) Jasmine Magallanes, Anthony Magallanes, Jorge Rodriguez, Dean Hubbard, Alejandro Cepero, Kevin/Calvin Ross, and Kylie Chock.