Information for the Black Dragon Fighting Societyâ€™s 50th Golden Anniversary Events
As many as you know, this yearâ€™s Conference is a very special and important event. Not only have we been around for 50 plus years, our legacy continues to shine new light on promoting more tournaments, seminars and certification events than ever before. However; these spectacular events could not take place without your participation, attendance and financial support.
This yearâ€™s tournament will be unprecedented in Black Dragon History. That is, historically speaking, one of the main reasons the Black Dragon Fighting Society organized in the first place. That is to say, to promote competition amongst martial artists from around the world, to test your skills and the skills of your students against other martial arts styles, and to learn from your accomplishments and increase your knowledge. We have divisions this year that will allow everyone who desires to compete (regardless of ability or disability) and enjoy brushing off the dust, so to speak.
The entry fee for Members is only $40 for all the divisions you care to compete inâ€¦what a bargain. All non-members will pay $50 for all divisions. There is a spectator fee this year of $8 in advance and $12 at the door. So, brush off you Karate-gi, your TKD-dobok or your Kung-fu uniform and sign-up to compete.
There will be Commemorative BDFS Gold Medals given out in all divisions (the ribbon color denotes the place).
This yearâ€™s Seminars will also be unparalleled in content. Some of the worldâ€™s Top Grand Masters will be teaching the secrets of their art (s) and providing you with new insights on your own training program. The Seminar fee is $100 for all of the instructions. The Grand Masters will be teaching â€œback-to-backâ€ so you wonâ€™t miss a thing by something else going on in another room that you want to attend also. This fee is very small compared to the materials that you will receive from attending and participating. Due to the fact that these seminars teach so many valuable things, only paid spectators will be allowed to attend. The spectator PASS is $25.00 and is good for the Seminars only. There will be NO Video Cameras or Digital devices allowed to record anything. A professional Videographer will be capturing all of the content and it will be available at a very low cost after the event.
Hereâ€™s a quick breakdown of the entire Conference:
Friday October 14 4:00 PM Grand Masters Meeting 5:15 PM All members Meeting 6:30 PM Military Honors Ceremony 9:00 PM Meet-n-greet (Wine and Cheese Served) $25.00 covers the various costs 9:00 PM Live Piano Music provided by Reza
Saturday October 15: 08:00 AM Tournament Registration 10:00 AM Black belt meeting 10:45 AM Rules explained 10:55 AM Official Bow in and National Anthem 11:00 AM Kick off with all Kids Divisions 16:00 PM finishing up with all Divisions
6:00 PM Members Awards Banquet 8:00 PM Meet, Greet and get Happy Party $25.00 (Cash Bar) 8:30 PM Music by Boot-Legged 12:00 Midnight Close down for the evening
Sunday October 16: 08:00 AM first seminar (Agenda to be announced when completed) 16:00 PM last seminar Note* There will be certificates of participation for each seminar handed out
Tally of Fees:
Friday Meet-n-Greet $25.00 Saturday tournament entry fee $40 for Members and $50 for non-Members Saturday tournament Spectators fee $8.00 in advance and $12.00 at the door Saturday night Members Awards Banquet $40.00 Saturday night Meet, Greet and Get Happy Party ticket $25.00 Sunday Seminars $100 for Members, $150 for non-members and $25.00 for Spectators
Special V.I.P. Event PASS for the entire weekend: $75.00 ($123.00 Value) Friday Meet-n-Greet Saturday Spectator Saturday night Awards Banquet Saturday night Meet, Greet and Get Happy Party Sunday Seminar (non-member participant of Spectator)