What’s new (10/26/2008):
- Saturday and Sunday Schedules Available
- More Instructors: Frederick James (Eagle Claw Kung Fu) & Avi Nardia (KAPAP Combatives) added to the line up!
- Instructor bios and descriptions of all workshops
- Information on lodging
This year’s Renaissance Martial Arts Festival will be November 6th and 7th. For more than ten years we’ve gathered our closest martial friends together to share their arts in a friendly and open environment travelling from up and down the east coast and as far away as California to teach at this event.
This year will feature a mix of new and old faces, with most instructors teaching two sessions. There will also be at least one intensive round-robin session as well where multiple instructors will team-teach, building off of each other’s respective systems.
The festival participants experience new martial arts and learn ideas and approaches that they can apply to their own practice. All arts and experience levels are encouraged to participate.
The weekend is filled with numerous opportunities to receive hands on, personal instruction in these arts. Meet and work with other martial artists from the Rochester area. Saturday night features a group dinner, offering another opportunity for participants and instructors to mingle!
This year’s workshops will include:
|Detailed Bios for Instructors
& Expanded Workshop Descriptions
|Hung Ga Kung Fu
Sifu Sharif Bey
Modern Jui Jitsu
Sambo (Russian Grappling)
Jun Fan Jeet Kun Do
Liu Seong Gung Fu
Modern Arnis – Stick Concepts
|Eagle Claw Kung Fu
Sifu Frederick James
Hattatsu Ryu & Shingitai Jujitsu – “Pain vs. Damage”
Pentjak Silat – “The dirty dozen takedowns”
KAPAP – Israeli Face To Face Combat
Genri-Ryu approach to Staff
Goju Ryu Karate
Jun Fan Jeet Kun Do
We’ll continue to update the website and the event’s Facebook page as more instructors confirm.
Registration for the festival begins at 7.00 am, on Saturday the 6th. Workshops run from 8.00 am – 5.30 pm.
Admission, which includes water and light refreshments, is $45 a day or $80 for both days (the Dinner is not included… Price is TBD). There is a $15 discount for College Students. Please e-mail us about for group rates. Also, for those coming from out of town, there is a special lodging rate for the festival.
For a better idea about what the weekend is like visit our flickr gallery which features pictures from past festivals.