Frequently Asked Questions for Annual Korean Martial Art Festival
Can I video tape this? Short answer, sorry, but no. Long answer is, well, long. First off, we want to train and we don’t want to worry with hitting your camera. One year we did this and it ended up being a “tripod area” with several thousands of dollars sitting in every corner. Secondly, we want to train and we want to be around people that want to train along with us. We’ve seen too many posers come and go that want a good shot of them with someone to boost their own claim to fame.
Can I take pictures? Sure! There will be Meet & Greet times and other appropriate times. While seminars are going on, please refrain from pictures.
What should I wear? Wear a martial art uniform. Do NOT wear shorts & t-shirt.
I’m only a white belt, should I come? Heck yea! We were all beginners at some point and we’ll make you feel welcome.
I can only come Saturday. Not really a question but implied about discounting the price. Sorry, the price is the price. Catching a morning seminar with any of these keynote presenters is worth the entire weekend fee.
I want to lead a seminar. Can I come? Yes, you’re welcome to come and I’d love to talk with you about leading a session in the future. However, I’ve worked too hard to build this event and want mat time with prospective session leaders first.
What makes this event different? Good question, I’ve traveled a lot and been to many seminars, mat times, and “fests.” Went to the first rotating seminar like this in the mid 90’s while training under a Soke in ju-jitsu. As a participant, what I wanted was a good event that I felt I got my money’s worth. I wanted to be around friendly people with instructors willing to share their knowledge and made newcomers feel like family. I didn’t care for the “this is who I invited – we’ll see who shows up” kind of hodge podge seminar. I’ve paid $299 for a 12 hour seminar and walked away feeling like I got a great deal (well, “limped away” would be a better choice of words). I’ve paid $45 for a seminar and felt like I had wasted 6 hours of my life.
Any other questions, please drop me an email.