Frankie Adderley

Portrait of Frankie Adderly
Frankie Adderly photographed by Rashad Penn

Martial Arts Grandmaster

Frankie Adderley was the first Bahamian to achieve the rank of Grandmaster. He is widely respected for his teaching style and his devotion to his students.

The Cosmopolitan Florida Hall of Fame inductee has more than 40 years in martial arts and 10 degrees under his belt. Grandmaster Adderley has been given credit for much of the development and growth of martial arts in the country and is pushing for greater acceptance and recognition of martial arts by local government entities.