Dear ICMAC friends,
We will be back in Los Angeles in 2019. Next year, 2018, marks the 20th Anniversary for the International Chinese Martial Arts Championship in Orlando, Florida. We have a lot of preparation for this event and are expecting between 1200 & 1500 competitors from all corners of the world. This is a great opportunity for you to meet martial arts practitioners from many different styles and to participate in an exciting and significant event.
I warmly welcome all our friends from the West Coast to come and be part of this celebration of Chinese martial arts in 2018. I realize that this is a long trip for many of you but you have more than a year to plan and besides, we have teams that are traveling from many different countries to participate in this championship.
The International Chinese Martial Arts Championship gave rise to the ICMAC tournament circuit. It has special meaning to me and I want to recognize all the Masters, SIfus, Coaches, and Officials who have supported us for twenty years.
The tournament is scheduled for June 29 - July 1, 2018, but we are trying to move the dates to August 3-5, 2018. We have many teams from Europe and Asia that want to attend and this is their vacation period. We should have a definite schedule very soon. Please keep checking the web site.
Thank you for your support.
Orlando 20th Anniversary ICMAC tournament
2017 "All Star" Tournament Report Coming Soon!
2016 "All Star" Tournament Report
The "All Star" Chinese Martial Arts Championship held in Pasadena, California, on Saturday, April 30, 2016, was a resounding success and plans are already underway to bring the championship back next year.
Competitors came from the states of Colorado, Illinois, Arizona, New York, Nevada, California, and Texas, and as far away as India, China, Tajikistan and Ireland,
We want to recognize all of the Officials, Special Guests and Sifus who supported the event. They are listed here alphabetically: Bosco Baek, Andrew Bliss, Ron Brown, Tav Byerhoff, Sebastian Castellanos, Raymond Chan, James Chen, Sing-May Chen, Lonnly Ching, Thomas Ching, Eddie Chong, Ken Chow, Yung Chi Chung, Ronald Dillman, Kenneth Edwards, Jing Jing Evans, Kurtis Fujita, Ben Fuller, David Gowdy, Qichen Guo, Sam Guo, Hayk Harutyunyan, Xining He, Happy Hsu, Jianqiang Hu, Kenneth Hui, James Ibrao, Rick Jacobs, Michael Johnson, Robert Jones, Stanley Jue, Eric Kohatsu, Alex Kwok, Benson Lee, Jing Li, Lin Li, Ming Dong Li, Howard Lin, Jennifer Liu, Jimmy Liu, Xiaoling Liu, Junchang Lu, Chris Luth, Mary Melliza, Jonathan Miller, Guillermo Morris, Mike Nazlikian, Adrian Niu, Gregory Nunez, Juan Pacis, Cesar Pacol, Ron Phillips, Keerthi Prasad, Juan Carlos Proano, Manuel Rodriguez, Neil Rosiak, Roberto Sarjeant, Art Schonfeld, Mike Serritella, Solomon Smith, Meiling Su, Anguang Sun, Bill Sun, Joe Sun, Dong Thai, Ed Torres, Yamel Torres, Carl Totten, Rose Trenado, Jason Tsou, James Van, Alex Wang, Daniel Wang, Jinglin Wei, Michael Willson, Carrie Ogawa Wong, Raymond Wong, Derrick Wright, Xu Xiaoda, Tony Yang, Henry Yeh, Cheng-Chieh Yu, Liu Yu, Shi Yan Yuan, Shi Yan Yue.
Special thanks go out to Sifu Ken Hui's Northern Shaolim Kung Fu Association Lion Dance Team for the outstanding performance during the Opening Ceremonies and for the Masters Showcase.
Special thanks also go out to the following schools for providing volunteers:
Sifu Ed Torres - Five Family Kung Fu Academy
Sifu Benson Lee - LA Eagle Claw Kung Fu & Tai Chi
Sifu Jason Tsou - Jason Tsou Kung Fu
We also want to recognize Sifu Dong Thai of the California Martial Arts Academy as the most supportive school.
Runner-up is Sifu Junchang Lu and Coach Xining He of Advance Martial Arts.
2nd Runner-up for the most supportive school is Sifu Ken Edwards of Shan Tung Kung-Fu.
Thank you for your continued support.
Nick Scrima, Tournament Promoter
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