2010 Renaissance Martial Arts Festival (Nov 6th and 7th)

Download the flyer (PDF) for this year’s festival

What’s new (10/26/2008):

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
(Syracuse, NY)

(The Art of Drawing & Cutting)

Sensei Al Blakley
(Galway, NY)

Modern Jui Jitsu
Sensei John Borter
(Scotia, NY)

Sambo (Russian Grappling)
Serge Gerlach
(San Francisco, CA)

Self Defense
Master George Curbelo Jr.
(Albany, NY)

Jun Fan Jeet Kun Do
Sifu Raffi Derderian
(Johnston, RI)

Liu Seong Gung Fu
Sifu Erik Harris
(Alexandria. VA)

Modern Arnis – Stick Concepts
Datu Tim Hartman
(West Seneca, NY)

Tegumi Renzoku-geiko
(2 person contact drills)

Sensei John Ingallina
(Rochester, NY)

Eagle Claw Kung Fu
Sifu Frederick James
(Rochester NY)

Hattatsu Ryu & Shingitai Jujitsu – “Pain vs. Damage”
Sensei David Kalish
(Victor, NY)

Hapkido Cane
Master Michael Macario
(Apex, NC)

Pentjak Silat – “The dirty dozen takedowns”
Sensei Jeff Melander
(Ballston Spa, NY)

KAPAP – Israeli Face To Face Combat
Avi Nardia
(Rochester, NY)

Genri-Ryu approach to Staff
Sensei Steve Pearlman
(New Paltz, NY)

Goju Ryu Karate
Sensei Kevin Suggs
(Portchester, NY)

Jun Fan Jeet Kun Do
Guro Eric Winfree
(Syracuse, NY)

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.

Download the flyer (PDF) for this year’s festival

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