15th Annual Orlando ICMAC - July 12-14, 2013
BIGGER & BETTER IN 2013
The 15th Annual Orlando International Chinese Martial Arts Championship is planned for the weekend of July 12-14, 2013.
We have an exciting weekend of competition, demonstrations, full contact Sanda fights and seminars with renowned masters planned to celebrate our 15th anniversary.
The early response has been off the charts and we are anticipating a great turnout as many foreign teams have expressed interest in attending the tournament.
This is the tournament that started the ICMAC Worldwide Circuit and the one that is internationally recognized as one of the premier Chinese martial arts events, not only in North America but throughout the world.
100's of ICMAC World Title Certificates will be awarded for all advanced categories. The tournament will feature more than 400 divisions in the following categories:
- Traditional Kung Fu - Contemporary Wushu
- Taiji Quan - Bagua - Xing Yi - Liuhe Bafa
- Wing Chun Forms & Chi Sao
- Push Hands - Extreme Push Hands - Continuous Sparring
- Sport Sanda - Full Contact Sanda and much more....
The Saturday evening Masters Showcase is always one of the highlights of the competition. And this year we are preparing a fantastic line-up of seminars with leading masters.
The competition is going to heat up in the forms divisions with 24 Grand Champion Cups being awarded in all Advanced Categories: Traditional Kung Fu, Wushu, Taiji, & Other Internal.
Grand Champion Cups will also be awarded for the Advanced 35 & over age group.
The World Sanda League will award 12 World Title Belts for the Adult Advanced Amateur Sanda competition.
A Special Award will be presented to the Most Supportive School along with a $1000 Cash Prize!
We are expecting a huge turnout and rooms at the Gaylord Palms are being booked at a very fast rate so don't wait until the last minute as rooms will not be available.
Make your reservation online
Book your room here now , get a great rate and stay at one of the most prestigious resorts in the Orlando area. Our room rate of $144.00 for single or double occupancy includes the resort fee. This is an unbelievable rate and rooms will not last.
If you are making the trip a family vacation, our group is getting special discounted tickets for the Disney® theme parks.
We are printing a program book to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the tournament. All participating schools will be featured along with all Judges and Special Guests.
With heartfelt appreciation,
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SANDA Tournament Updates!
THIS YEAR, WE WILL BE AWARDING:
- 24 GRAND CHAMPION CUPS FOR FORMS
- 12 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS FOR SANDA
14th Annual Orlando ICMAC - July 13-15, 2012 - Report
If the Chinese saying that "One picture is worth a thousand words" is true, then, the pictures that follow speak volumes about the 14th Annual Orlando International Chinese Martial Arts Championship.
We have always known that the Orlando ICMAC Tournament holds a special place in the heart of all the Sifus, Judges and Competitors and we are refocusing our efforts into making this event the centerpiece of the ICMAC Worldwide Circuit.
2012 is the 4th year for the ICMAC circuit but the 14th years for the Orlando Championship. The last few years, to build the circuit, it has been necessary to promote different tournaments in cities throughout the US in order to find the most suitable venues and locations. We now have a good handle on which venues work best for ICMAC and will be scaling down on the number of events in 2013.
I want to thank all the Special Guest and Officials who took part in the 14th Annual Orlando ICMAC, they are listed here in alphabetical order:
Brian Ahern, Jeff Bordelon, Rick Brenton, Priscilla Cavalie, Pui Chan, Betsy Chapman, Erick Cintron, Sean Cochran, Don Dean, Dennis Dereje, Curline Dvorok, Martin Dvorok, Zac Extejt, German Garcia, Sara Gellhorn, Jardena Green, Jianming Han, Jianjun Han, Ray Hildreth, Alex Kwok, Moe Lamvichit, Kam Lee, Gordon Leimbach, Li Siu Hung, Alex Liu, Shawn Liu, Charles Macabasco, Marilyn Mackey, Chi Hung Marr, Justin Meehan, Bob Messinger, Terri Morgan, Paul Mowrey, Jina Mullett, Olaguibet Negron, Paul O’Shea, Jeff Pentz, Chris Philippe, Eric Randolph, Charles Rivera, Milton Rivera, Benjamin Roman, Mike Rowe, Dan Schmidt, Tess Schwartz, David Slaughter, Jim Smyer, Deyao Sun, Leng Tang, Amy Tarrago, Steven Tarrago, Joel Timmons, Bob Waers, John Wai, Hua Jing Wang, Zhenshen Wang, Mark Warner, Glenn Wilson, Rich Galicia-Wilson, Sam Winters, Shi Cun Wu, Osei Xavier, Vital Yarashevich.
I also want to recognize other Sifus who sent competitors to the event:
Eduardo Marin, Alex Molina, John Vanegas, Mario Salazar, Gary Mitchell, David Gallaher, Troy Gonsalves, Miriam Holland, Dossy Lewin, Richard Curtis, Yvette Phillips, Yuen Li Wang, Andrew Finell, Gus Rubio, George Poulos, Henry Su, Tu Truong, Enrico Chin, David Christophy, Sean Marshall, Max Myers, Phuoc Phan, David Kirn, Chris Olson, Garon Wilkinson, Tim Oehler, Mimi Chan, Paula Lazarz, Randy Harper, Chad Angelocci, T. Nee, Michael Rodriguez, Brad Ryan, Gary Renza, Joe Keit, David Simons.
Special thanks go out to Sifu John Wai and his team for the Lion Dance performance.
My unending gratitude goes out to all my students who worked tirelessly in staffing the tournament.
A graceful bow to all the parents who have kept their kids in martial arts during these difficult economic time. I salute you!
With heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all of you.