The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame Recognizes Philadelphia Lawyer

Master Sand Induction Award
Richard M. Sand, Esq. (left), managing partner of the law firm Sand and Saidel, P.C., accepts meritorious award as he is inducted into The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame at an awards ceremony held on April 5. Sand was recognized for his nearly 50-year martial arts career. He is only the second person in the 60-year history of The Hall to be recognized in the category of martial arts.

Richard M. Sand, Esq., Honored as a 2011 Inductee

Philadelphia, PA, April 6, 2011 – On April 5, 2011 Richard M. Sand, the managing partner of the Philadelphia law firm Sand and Saidel, P.C., was inducted into The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. Sand’s induction recognizes accomplishments in martial arts that span nearly 50 years, specifically in the art of Tae Kwon Do. Sand is the founder of the Philadelphia School of Korean Karate, a school which has operated continuously since 1967 and has taught more than 20,000 students in the tri-state area. Sand was a fighter, trainer and promoter. He was instrumental in bringing professional kickboxing to the Philadelphia area in the 1970s.

In addition to his legal practice and martial arts career, Sand is the author of a mystery book series. 1000 copies of his latest novel will be delivered to United States Air Force troops serving in the Middle East.

Sand’s law firm focuses on education law, workers’ compensation and insurance defense. Sand served on Governor Corbett’s Transition Team. He is an adjunct professor at Philadelphia University.