18th Annual Orlando ICMAC - Tournament Report
Dear ICMAC Friends,
The 18th Annual International Chinese Martial Arts Championship was held on July 8-10, 2016, at the Hilton Lake Buena Vista at Disney World® in Orlando, FL.
While in a new venue, and with the occurrence of certain tragic incidents that took place in Orlando and overseas, which affected participation especially for the foreign teams, our overall numbers were down compared to the last few years. Nonetheless, we still had a great turnout with more than 700 competitors taking part in the championship!
Competition was fierce and Saturday evening was capped with a thrilling demonstration by leading masters. and the awards ceremony for the Grand Champion recipients.
Plans are already underway for the 19th Annual International Chinese Martial Arts Championship and more information will be posted soon!
Nick Scrima, Tournament Promoter
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17th Annual Orlando ICMAC 2015 - Tournament Report!
Dear ICMAC Judges, Masters, Special Guest, Competitors, and Friends,
The 17th Annual International Chinese Martial Arts Championship held on July 10-12, 2015 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida was a resounding success!
I am humbled by the growing support we have received for this tournament and I am delighted to see so many new schools participate. Dignitaries, Judges and Competitors traveled from all over the continental United States and from Puerto Rico, Germany, Poland, China, Panama, Bermuda, Mexico, Uzbekistan, Ireland, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Jamaica, Brazil, Canada, and the Bahamas.
We want to recognize all of dignitaries, judges and Sifus who participated in the event or who sent students to the competition. They are listed here in alphabetical order: Brian Ahern, Rafig Aliyev, Leroy Alsup, Rick Armstrong, Matthew Auld, Rick Barrett, Kent Bazard, Vitek Bielak, Marc Black, Jason Boxerman, Kevin Brazier, Rick Brenton, Tony Brown, Tommy Carpenter, Le Ha Chan, Pui Chan, Jin Chen, Kong Cheng, David Chin, Steve Contes, Richard Curtis, Art D’Agostino, Hussein Damerji, Don Dean, Inocente Popoca Delgado, James DePhillips, Dennis Dereje, Julie Drapkin, Martin Dvorok, Sean Elders, Roy Elshad, Russel Feldman, Joe Formiga, German Garcia, Francisco Gonzales Gonzales, Jack Guo, Stan Hall, Frank Hatsis, Chris Heintzman, Ray Hildreth, Miriam Holland, Hu Xiaoqian, Tom Huang, John Jameson, Jose Johnson, Stanley Jue, Joe Keit, Alexander King, Alex Kwok, Torsten Landau, Lily Lau,
Kam Lee, Luo Li, Li Siu Hung, Yao Li, Liu Xiaoling, Harry Lo, Charles Macabasco, Suleyman Mammadli, Jimmy Manfredy, Eduardo Marin, Sean Marshall, Jason Martin, Nikolay Matulevskiy, Ralph Matute, Justin Meehan, Gilly Miller, Shi Yan Ming, Jina Mullett, Olaguibet Negron, Randy Newell, Justin Och, Paul O’Shea, Daniel Ostrow, Steve Ottaviano, Herb Parran, Chris Philippe, Yvette Phillips, Lauren Porter, Mike Quinlan, Denny Rader, Mauricio Rampone, Eric Randolph, Aliaksandr Repeka, Christine Rice, Kevin Ritter, George Roberts, Benjamin Roman, Mario Salazar, Dino Salvatera, Dan Schmidt, Tess Schwartz, Mike Serritella, Shi De Shan, Leung Shum, Jeff Sindy, Gurjot Singh, Dave Sklar, David Slaughter, Zephin Smith, Carlos Suarez, Sun Deyao, Darin Sun, Steven Tarrago, Joel Timmons, Thomas Torres, Tu Truong, Fakhriddin Usmanov, John Vanegas, Bob Waers, John Wai, Wang Bingwen, Garon Wilkinson, Glenn Wilson, Rich Galicia-Wilson, Sam Winters, Chienli Wu, Ernie Wu, Jeanie Wu, Wen-Ching Wu, Osei Xavier, Yang Fukui, Vital Yarashevich, Zhao Changjun, Yajun Zhuang
Competition was fierce in all divisions but the spirit of sportsmanship was evident throughout the event. We
are already planning for the 18th Annual International Chinese Martial Arts Championship so that we can bring you another topnotch tournament. Mark your calendar for the weekend of July 8-10, 2016.
More photos and videos will be posted soon!
With heartfelt gratitude,
"Friendship Through Martial Arts"