Master Steven Tran was inducted into the 2019 Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame and the 2019 World Karate Union Hall of Fame for his Lifetime Achievement in Martial Arts on 17 August 2019.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Master Steven for displaying over 35 years of continuous service to martial arts development, achieving a high level within martial arts and for continuing to demonstrate the highest levels of experience, skill, knowledge, instructional ability, professionalism and leadership. It is also a recognition of Master Steven’s continual support of the development of Martial Arts and the mentoring and empowerment of others.
At the ceremony, Master Tran was awarded the rare title of Hachidan from the Australasian Sokeship Council.
Master Steven Tran also received the honour of being the youngest recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Martial Arts in the 23 year history of the Australasian Hall of Fame.