Tournament and seminars in Central, CT September 12, 2010

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Hello all,

Please mark your calendars for Sunday September 12, 2010!

My wife Debbie and I are coordinating a martial arts tournament and seminars to benefit the Channel 3 kids camp. The channel 3 kids camp allows all kids regardless of financial status to participate.

The event will take place at Kaiser hall at Central CT State University in New Britain, CT.

The event will include competition for kids up to age 18 in sparring and forms. There will be several demo teams performing and I will be teaching a seminar along with several other Master level instructors including Dominick Violante, Chris Lacava, LT. Russ Taylor, and Hien Nguyen, who has done stunt work in films such as lethal weapon 4 and Power Rangers.

How you can participate

Along with competitors, we need: black belt judges, time keepers, and score keepers as well as several others to help with the event. Please contact us if you would like to participate! This is going to be a big event with lots of coverage since it is sponsored by channel 3, The Hartford Courant, and WTIC FM radio. It is also the camps 100th year!

About the kids camp

Each year more than 4,000 children from Connecticut and New England attend the Channel 3 Kids Camp, nestled on 350 acres in the historic communities of Andover and Coventry. While at camp, children ages 6 - 16 are able to escape the hustle and bustle of the 'real world with time spent in the country. Campers experience a care-free refuge for a healthy summer of play, the outdoors and making new friends with programs that promote confidence and independence.

We hope to hear from you or see you there!

- Frank Shekosky
 
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The list of seminar instructors is completed. Please see below. I recently spoke with Hien Nguyen ( one of the power rangers ) and he has joined our team as one of the seminar instructors. The registration form for the tournament and the seminars will be available within the next week or so. We are looking for black belt judges to help with the tournament. It's shaping up to be an amazing event!

Seminar one: Master Dominick Violante began his Martial Arts training in 1977 and was taught by some of the most reknown Martial Arts Masters in both Kempo Karate and Aikikai Aikido.He was an instructor for the Mass. Criminal Justice Bureau training both state and local police in defensive tactics. Along with his wife Sensei Jeanene they own and operate the Avon Kempo & Aikido Academy located in Avon CT. For more information please log on to www.avonkempoaikido.com

Seminar Description:
Master Dominick will teach escape techniques for a wide variety of hold and grab attacks. The techniques will come from both arts of Kempo Karate & Aikido. The seminar will also include the application of Aikido holds, pins & locks.

Seminar two: About the instructor: Master Frank Shekosky is a 6th degree black belt in karate, a senior instructor in modern arnis, and was a personal student of Grand Master Remy A. Presas, the founder of Modern Arnis. Frank Shekosky is the master instructor of Cromwell Martial Arts located in Middletown, CT. For more info see www.cromwellmartialarts.com

Seminar description: The class will cover the 12 angles of attack as well as stick disarms, and counters to disarms time permitting. All levels welcome. No previous experience necessary.

Things to bring: Please bring one or two rattan sticks. Sticks and training DVD’s will be available for sale at the seminar. Pair of sticks $24.00. Training DVD’s $15 each.

Seminar Three: Russ Taylor is a 2nd degree black belt in karate and currently a Training Lieutenant and Master Instructor in Behavior Management with the Ct. Dept of Corrections. He holds additional instructor certifications in Arrest & Control Tactics, Handcuffing and OC. Mr. Taylor is a USMC Reserve Persian Gulf Veteran, and a former Municipal Police Officer in CT. For additional information please contact me atRussell.Taylor@sbcglobal.net Additional Instructor assistanceprovided: by Charles F. Barberi of Force Management LLCSeminar Description: This seminar will cover Spontaneous Response toAssaults we will be addressing physical and mental preparation forthese types of attacks. the class will be hands on and lecture format. Participant Experience: All skill levels are welcome. Things to bring: Awinning mindset and leave the at the ego door.

Seminar Four
About the instructor: Christopher LaCava Sabumnim has been training in the Martial Arts for 25 years and travels each year for training to the birthplace of Hapkido; Daegu, South Korea. He is a direct student of Grand Master Lim Hyun-soo and the Connecticut representative of the Korea Jung Ki Hapkido & Kuhapdo Association. Mr. LaCava is a Licensed Acupuncturist here in Connecticut and teaches at Tri-State College of Acupuncture in NYC and the University of Bridgeport's Acupuncture Institute. www.LaCavaAcupuncture.com

Seminar description: "Guiding Blocks to Devastating Locks" - This seminar will cover the use of soft, guiding blocks to blend with your opponent's punching motion to end up locking your opponent and nullifying their attack. All levels welcome. No previous experience necessary.

Seminar Five: Mr. Hien Nguyen holds the rank of 5th degree black belt and has been practicing Martial Arts for over 25 years. After earning his black belt in 1991 from Eliud Sanchez, he elected to utilize his talents by pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. Mr. Nguyen had several roles in various films and commercials before securing a role on the children’s classic The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Mr. Nguyen then went on to star in the WB network series, WMAC Masters, as Tsunami. Despite his hectic filming schedule at the time, Mr. Nguyen conducted seminars throughout the United States which he still continues to do at this time.Seminar description: Learning reactions and stunts fighting. For the Movies.Things to wear: Loose fighting cloths. Karate Gi is an option.Last 15 min is for autographs. Autograph fee is $5 which will be donated to the channel 3 kids camp.Class limited to 40 people, however, all are welcome to the autograph session.
 
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Here is the link to the tournament / seminars web site. The tournament rules will be added to the site very soon. Several schools have already committed to this event and it's going to be an amazing event!

 
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The Channel 3 Kids Camp Tournament Judges and scorekeepers meetings

Meetings for black belt judges and scorekeepers will be held at Cromwell Martial Arts on Saturday August 21st 1pm 3pm and Sunday August 29th 1pm 3pm. It is mandatory that judges and scorekeepers make one of these meetings. We will be going over rules and actually run through practice sparring and forms judging and scoring. Please review the rules before the meeting! Rules and event registration forms can be found at http://www.cromwellmartialarts.com/tournament/tournament.html

Please help us to make this event a success by telling others about it! Support from you and / or your school is greatly appreciated! Registrations are being accepted now!
Please confirm the names of who will be attending a meeting, which meeting date(s), and a way to contact you. Please confirm attendance using the contact info provided below. Directions to our school may be found using the web site listed below.

Thank you for your support of this great event! We are going to help send about 4,000 kids to camp !

Sincerely,

Sensei Frank Shekosky
Tel. 860 / 632-8188
E:mail: cmartialart@aol.com
www.cromwellmartialarts.com
 
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Just a final reminder this event is almost here. Our first judges meeting is this saturday. Registrations have been coming in. Please register early.
 
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There is lots of excitement as we prepare for this event tomorrow! The pre-registration for the tournament has passed however you may sign up for the seminars at the door. There will also be four exciting demos!
 
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Thank you to everyone that supported this amazing event! The amount of positive feedback and requests to do this event again that I have received it unbelievable! I am honored to have worked with such a group of talented people! The photo below was taken from the modern arnis demo I did. Thanks again to all.

 
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