International Martial Arts Symposium – Oct 3-5, 2008

29th Annual

2008 INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL ARTS SYMPOSIUMOctober 3, 4 & 5, 2008Columbia, South Carolina – USAThe Premier Educational Event For Traditional Martial Arts in the USAPresented by: Ridgely Abele & The International Shurite Yudansha-Kai

With Training In The Arts OfKaratedoKobudoKarate-JutsuJu-JutsuTuite-JutsuTaiho-JutsuKyusho-JutsuAikidoIaido/KendoKali/ArnisChin-NaWing ChunBaguazhangShaolin Kung-FuSelf-Defense Sport KumiteQigongHealing ArtsSymposium InstructorsRidgely Abele, Hanshi9th Dan Shuri-Ryu Karatedo7th Dan Shuri-Te Ju-Jutsu7th Dan World Karate Fed.Symposium DirectorRobert Bowles, Hanshi10th Dan Shuri-Ryu KaratedoOkinawan KobudoTom Muncy, Hanshi10th Dan, Torite-Jutsu8th Dan, Okinawan Kempo 6th Dan, Tae Kwon Do3rd Dan, Goju-Ryu KaratedoJim Logue, Tashi9th Dan, RyuTe Oyata Shin Shu Ho RyuOkinawan KobudoDr. Steven Roensch, Hanshi9th Dan Shintoyoshin-Kai Ju-Jitsu7th Dan Shuri-Ryu KaratedoCertified Acupuncture PhysicianGat Puno Abon Garimot BaetArnis de Mano Harimaw BunoPhilippine Martial Arts Carl Wilcox, Kyoshi9th Dan Taiho Jitsu8th Dan US Ju-Jitsu Federation8th Dan Kwan Mu Kan Karate7th Dan Tae Kwon DoRick Moneymaker, Prof.9th Dan Torite-Jutsu 9th Dan Okinawan Kempo 6th Dan Tae Kwon Do 5th Dan Isshin-Ryu Karate Sherry Mcgregor, Shihan9th Dan Shorin-Ryu KaratedoJuko-KaiAikido & IaidoDoug Perry, Kyoshi8th Dan Shorin-Ryu Shorin-Kan KarateOkinawan KobudoDevorah Dometrich, Kyoshi8th Dan Ryu Kyu Kobudo Hozon Shinko-KaiMuso Jikiden Eishin-ryu IaidoRoger A. Jarrett, Shihan8th Dan Tae Kwon Do8th Dan Karate Do7th Dan Ju-Jitsu & Judo6th Dan Aikido & IaidoBenny Meng, Master 9th Generation Shaolin Disciple7th Dan Shaolin Kung Fu5th Dan TaekwondoDave Domer, Kancho8th Dan KaratedoOkinawan KobudoDonna Judge, Shihan8th Dan Shuri-Ryu KaratedoReal-World Self-DefenseKimo Wall, Sensei7th Dan Goju-Ryu KaratedoOkinawan KobudoQigong & Kong-LiThai MassageVitus Bilking, Shihan7th Dan Shuri-Ryu KaratedoOkinawan KobudoErnesto Martinez, Shihan7th Dan Okinawan KempoOkinawan KobudoDarren Myers, Kyoshi7th Dan Shito-Ryu KaratedoKuniba-KaiKobudo & GoshindoIaido & KendoRey Perez, Shihan7th Dan Shuri-Ryu Karatedo6th Dan Shintoyoshin-Kai Ju-JitsuDenny Wagner7th Dan Shuri-Ryu KaratedoTom Ryan, Professor6th Dan Danzan-Ryu Ju-Jitsu6th Dan AJJF Judo & Ju-JitsuJapanese Restorative MassageMaria Evans, Shihan6th Dan Shuri-Ryu KaratedoWomen Self-DefenseMike Hernandez, Shihan6th Dan Shuri-Ryu Karatedo4th Dan, Shintoyoshin-Kai Ju-JitsuOkinawan KobudoTroy J. Price, Tashi6th Dan Shuri-Ryu Karatedo6th Dan Shuri-Te Ju-Jutsu4th Dan US Ju-Jitsu FederationBaguazhang & QigongTony Bisanz, Shihan6th Dan Shuri-Ryu KaratedoNeils Larson, Renshi6th Dan Shuri-Ryu KaratedoTommy Hood, Tashi5th Dan Shuri-Ryu Karatedo3rd Dan WKF & USA-NKFUSA-NKF National Coach9-Times USA-NKF – National ChampionDr. Clay Morton, Sensei5th Dan Shotokan KaratedoWorld Karate Kata ChampionBoard Certified ChiropractorMark Baker, Sensei5th Dan Shuri-Ryu Karatedo2nd Dan Shintoyoshin-Kai Jiu-Jitsu2nd Dan, Shuri-Te Ju-JutsuJeff Rhodes, Sensei5th Dan Kwan Mu Kan Karate3rd Dan, Shuri-Te Ju-JutsuAlex Ormaza, Sensei3rd Dan, Torite-Jutsu2nd Dan, RyuTe Renmai1st Dan, Shuri-Te Ju-JutsuBalintawak Arnis InstructorJack Farver, SenseiShodan Shuri-Ryu Karatedo Shodan Okinawan KobudoWar FanWhen: October 3, 4 & 5, 2008Friday Shuri-Ryu session 3:00 to 5:00 PMFriday registration 4:30 PM to 6:00 PMFriday night training 6:00 PM to 10:00 PMSaturday registration 8:00 AM to 9:00 AMSaturday training 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday night banquet 7:30 PMSunday training 9:00 AM to 12:30 PMWhere:Marriott Hotel, Columbia1200 Hampton Street (Corner of Main & Hampton St) Columbia, South Carolina 29201Special Room Rates (Ask for MA Symposium Rate)For Reservations call 1-800-228-9290Contact Information:Hanshi Ridgely Abele604 Meeting Street, West Columbia, SC 29169Phone: (803) 794-3908Fax: (803) 794-3908E-Mail: _OeyeC@aol.com_ ( Website: _www.shurite.com_ ( Cost:$250.00 Pre-Registration for the “Ultimate Package”Includes Symposium Fee, Free T-shirt, Training Syllabus, Friday Night Meal,Saturday Lunch & Banquet (Must pre-register by September 15, 2008)$50.00 deposit to hold pre-registered price, remaining balance due onarrival (nonrefundable)$275.00 Pre-registration price after September 15, 2008$295.00 at the door Individual day prices: $75.00 Fri, $175.00 Sat, $60.00 SunSpecial group rates available: see additional informationSpecial Youth Training: Saturday, 8-12 yr old includes lunch, $50.00 fornon-symposium attendeesThe Symposium:”This Year’s Theme is Effort (Doryoku)” Each year when we chose a theme itis to bring to the forefront concepts to continually improve our skills. Forexample last year the focus was on physical training and technical skill,the year before was Kaizen a continuous incremental improvement. In our dailytraining we can let bad habits slip in to our training. Coming together getsus out of our comfort zone, inspires, leads, and renews our efforts to excel.At the Symposium there are five to seven different classes taught every90-minutes; 65+ different classes. Training in 16 different Martial Arts; with 34different instructors. You choose the arts you wish to train. There areclasses for all levels and Special Classes for 4th Dan & above. Several differentstyles of Okinawan, Japanese, Chinese, & Philippine martial arts will beoffered. There are special sections on Healing Arts, Martial Science andTeaching Skills. The Ultimate Package:Make your reservations for the ” Symposium Ultimate Package” The 29thannual symposium ultimate package includes; training in sixteen different areas ofmartial arts, free quality T-shirt to those who pre-register, 60+ pagesymposium training syllabus, Friday night meal, Saturday lunch & banquet and acertificate of continued education all for only $250.00 Pre-Registration PriceSpecial Training Sessions:Special Shuri-Ryu Karatedo Training: A special training session dedicated toShuri-ryu Karatedo; this class will cover standards & advanced principles ofthe Shuri-ryu system. (Friday 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the Marriott) Open to alllevels and styles; instructed by several master level instructors. Training inkihon, kata & combative aspects. Session is free to symposium attendees Special Youth/Kids Training: Special kids training session Saturday 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM for 8-12 years old,includes lunch after the training. Free for youth already attending thesymposium, $50.00 for non-symposium attendeesSpecial Group Rates:Register as a group and save; for every five paid participants one personattends free; must be from the same school/group. All registrations must besubmitted at the same time. Dan Rank Examinations & Instructor License:Dan level testing for Kobudo, Ju-Jutsu and Shuri-ryu Karatedo will be heldFriday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Contact Ridgely Abele for more information, the usual testing fees will apply. An opportunity for review & test forInstructor’s License certification will be offered during the weekend. TheInternational Shurite Yudansha-Kai issues the licenses. Weapons Training (Kobudo, Iaido & Arnis): Attendees should supply their own weapons for all Kobudo, Iaido & Arnisclasses. Bo, Jo, Kama, Sai, Tonfa, Nunchaku, Katana, sticks, & training knifes.Martial arts weapons will be available for purchase at the symposium expo.Martial Arts Expo:A large variety of martial arts equipment, weapons, books, video DVDs,calligraphy, Asian art, Chinese herbs, uniforms, clothing, and unique giftproducts from Asia will be available for purchase.Demonstrations Welcome:Special demonstrations will be performed at the Saturday banquet andthroughout the weekend. If you or your school would like to present a demo duringthe weekend please contact Ridgely Abele.Registration & Release Form, 2008 International Martial Arts SymposiumName________________________________________________Rank___________________DOB______________Address_______________________________________________________________________________________City____________________________________________State___________________Zip____________________Phone_____________________________E-Mail___________________________________________________________Deposit – $50.00Free T-Shirt Size _________ For those that Pre-Register______$250.00 Pre-Registration Package (By September 15, 2008) ______$275.00 After September 15, 2008______$295.00 Day of the event, At the door for all three days______$75.00 Friday Night only ______$175.00 Saturday only (Lunch, Banquet & Syllabus included)______$60.00 Sunday only______$50.00 Special Youth Training: Saturday, for non-symposium attendees______$30.00 Additional “Banquet” Tickets, Quantity ________Additional Gear: Quantity SizeT-shirt – $18.00 _____ ______Sweat shirt – $30.00 _____ ______Polo shirt – $30.00 _____ ______Symp. Hat – $15.00 _____Shirt Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XX L (Please indicate size next to quantity)Kyoshi Ridgely Abele’s Books”_____$90.00 Karatedo; Art, Sport & Science (Hard Cover)_____$65.00 Karatedo; Art, Sport & Science (Soft Cover)_____$25.00 Gold Medal KumiteMake Checks payable to:International Martial Arts Symposium604 Meeting StreetWest Columbia, SC 29169AMATEUR ATHLETIC WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in ColumbiaSchool Of Karatedo and the International Shurite Yudansha-Kai athletics/sports program, and related events and activities, the undersigned: 1. Agree that prior to participating, they each will inspect the facilitiesand equipment to be used, and if they believe anything is unsafe, they willimmediately advise their coach or supervisor of such conditions.2. Acknowledge and fully understand that each participant will be engagingin activities that involve risk of serious injury, including permanentdisability and death, and severe social and economic losses which might result notonly from their own actions, inactions or negligence but the actions,inactions or negligence of others, the rules of play, or the condition of thepremises or of any equipment used. Further, that there may be other risks not knownto us or not reasonably foreseeable at this time.3. Assume all the foregoing risks and accept personal responsibility forthe damages following such injury, permanent disability or death.4. Release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue Columbia School OfKaratedo, International Shurite Yudansha-Kai, its affiliated clubs, theirrespective administrators, directors, agents, coaches, and other employees of theorganization, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers,and, if applicable, owners and employees of premises used to conduct theevent, all of which are hereinafter referred to as “releasers”, from any and allliability to each of the undersigned, his or her heirs and next of kin for anyand all claims, demands, losses or damages on account of injury, includingdeath or damages to property, caused or alleged to be caused in whole or inpart by the negligence of the releaser or otherwise.The undersigned have read the above waiver and release and understand thatthey have given up substantial rights by signing and sign it voluntarily.PRINTED NAME: ____________________________________________SIGNATURE: _______________________________________________DATE: ______________________________

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