Wednesday, August 5, 2009

International Martial Arts Symposium Columbia, SC - Oct 9, 10 & 11, 2009

30th Annual
2009 International Martial Arts Symposium
Columbia, South Carolina – USA
October 9, 10 & 11, 2009

The Premier Educational Event for Traditional Martial Arts in the USA
Presented by: International Shurite Yudansha-Kai & Hanshi Ridgely Abele

Training In The Arts Of:
Wing Chun
Healing Arts
Sport Kumite
Kata Training
Martial Science

Symposium Instructors:
Ridgely Abele, 9th Dan
Robert Bowles, 10th Dan
Jim Logue, 9th Dan
Tom Muncy, 10th Dan
Dr. Steven Roensch, 9th Dan
Carl Wilcox, 9th Dan
Rick Moneymaker, 9th Dan
Herb Johnson, 9th Dan
Gat Puno Abon Garimot Baet
Dan Smith, 8th Dan
Devorah Dometrich, 8th Dan
Donna Judge, 8th Dan
Kimo Wall, 7th Dan
Benny Meng, Sifu
Vitus Bilking, 7th Dan
Coach Ed Griffin, 7th Dan
Ernesto Martinez, 7th Dan
Sandy Bowles, 7th Dan
George Sheridan, 7th Dan
Rey Perez, 7th Dan
Tony Bisanz, 7th Dan
Darren Myers, 7th Dan
Tom Ryan, 7th Dan
Maria Evans, 6th Dan
Mike Hernandez, 6th Dan
Troy J. Price, 6th Dan
Tommy Hood, 6th Dan
Dr. Clay Morton, 5th Dan
Mark Baker, 5th Dan
Jeff Rhodes, 5th Dan
Cole Ricks, 5th Dan
Paul Cote 5th Dan
Alex Ormaza, 4th Dan

October 9, 10 & 11, 2009
Friday 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (Dan Rank Examinations)
Friday 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Special Shuri-Ryu Karatedo Training Session)
Friday; 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Main Training Sections Start)
Saturday; 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday; 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Marriott Hotel, Columbia
1200 Hampton Street
(Corner of Main & Hampton St)
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Reservations 1-800-228-9290
Special Room Rates $89.00
Ask for Symposium Rate

Contact Information:
Ridgely Abele
604 Meeting Street
West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: (803) 794-3908

$250.00 Pre-Registration for the “Symposium Ultimate Package”
Symposium Fee, Training Syllabus, Free T-shirt, Friday Night Meal, Saturday Lunch & Banquet Must pre-register by Sept. 08, 2009
$75.00 deposit; to hold the pre-registered price; balance due on arrival (nonrefundable)
$275.00 Pre-Registration after September 08, 2009
$300.00 at the Door
Individual Day Cost:
$100.00 Friday Only
$175.00 Saturday Only
$75.00 Sunday Only

Special group rates available:
For every five paid participants one person attends free; must be from the same group/school; must submit all registrations at the same time.

Special Youth Training: 8-12 yr. old, Saturday Only, $50.00 for those not attending the Symposium

Special Shuri-Ryu Karatedo Training Session: (Friday 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the Marriott)
Open to all levels & styles; free to symposium attendees.

Dan Rank Examinations: (Friday afternoon from 1:00 to 2:30 PM)
Dan level testing for Kobudo, Shuri-ryu Karatedo and Shuri-Te Ju-Jutsu will be held on

Instructor's License Certification:
Review & test will be offered during the weekend; please Contact Ridgely Abele for more information.

Martial Arts Expo:
Martial arts equipment, weapons, books, T-shirts, DVDs, uniforms, calligraphy, Chinese herbs, & Asian gifts will be available for purchase.

Weapons Training (Kobudo, Iaido & Arnis):
Attendees should supply their own weapons for all Kobudo, Iaido & Arnis classes. Bo, Jo, Kama, Sai, Tonfa, Nunchaku, Katana, sticks, & training knifes. Weapons will be available for purchase.

Special Training:
Sections on Elite Athletic Training, International Kata, Olympic style Kumite and referee training; for schools that do not compete there will be classes of drills for skill development, and one with different instructors sharing their favorite drills.

Empty hand forms competition for all styles:
This is a free competition, for men and women. The competition will be held over the course of the weekend during the breaks between classes. All awards will be given out during the banquet.

At the Symposium there are five to seven different classes taught every 90-minutes 64+ different classes. With 32 different instructors; you choose the arts you wish to train. There are classes for all levels and Special Classes for 4th Dan & above.

Due to the economy we are keeping the Symposium price the same as last year.
Thank you for your support






______Deposit - $75.00; Free T-shirt Size _________ for those that Pre-Register

______$250.00 Pre-Registration Package By September 08, 2009

______$275.00 After September 08, 2009

______$300.00 Day of the event, at the door for all three days

______$100.00 Friday Night only

______$175.00 Saturday only (Lunch, Banquet & Syllabus included)

______$75.00 Sunday only

______$50.00 Special Youth Training: Saturday, for non-symposium attendees

______$35.00 Additional “Banquet” Tickets, Quantity ________

______Empty hand forms competition (free to all symposium attendees)

Additional Gear: Quantity Size

T-shirt - $18.00 _____ ______

Sweat shirt - $30.00 _____ ______

Polo shirt - $30.00 _____ ______

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)

Make Checks payable to:
International Martial Arts Symposium
604 Meeting Street
West Columbia, SC 29169

In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in Columbia School 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 facilities and equipment to be used, and if they believe anything is unsafe, they will immediately advise their coach or supervisor of such conditions.

2. Acknowledge and fully understand that each participant will be engaging in activities that involve risk of serious injury, including permanent disability and death, and severe social and economic losses which might result not only from their own actions, inactions or negligence but the actions, inactions or negligence of others, the rules of play, or the condition of the premises or of any equipment used. Further, that there may be other risks not known to us or not reasonably foreseeable at this time.

3. Assume all the foregoing risks and accept personal responsibility for the damages following such injury, permanent disability or death.

4. Release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue Columbia School Of Karatedo, International Shurite Yudansha-Kai, its affiliated clubs, their respective administrators, directors, agents, coaches, and other employees of the organization, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and employees of premises used to conduct the event, all of which are hereinafter referred to as "releasers", from any and all liability to each of the undersigned, his or her heirs and next of kin for any and all claims, demands, losses or damages on account of injury, including death or damages to property, caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the releaser or otherwise.
The undersigned have read the above waiver and release and understand that they have given up substantial rights by signing and sign it voluntarily.

PRINTED NAME: ____________________________________________

SIGNATURE: _______________________________________________

DATE: ______________________________


MyShotokan said...

Thanks for the detailed break-down of the various martial art styles and the various instructors who will be attending!

This is an impressive line-up! I imagine many people will be happily stiff and sore after the symposium is over!

Are their any Shotokan Karate practitioners in the South Carolina area who attend?

All the best!


PS. Love your footer graphics!

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