Wednesday, March 27, 2019

3rd Headline Instructor for the 40th Anniversary of the UFAF ITC

Adult UFAF Members - You Asked and We Listened!

Many of our adult UFAF members have asked about having their own seminar with Jackson Rudolph. Well, we are happy to announce that this is YOUR YEAR! Jackson Rudolph will teach an adult seminar at the 40th anniversary of the UFAF ITC!

Jackson Rudolph

This bo staff seminar will cover a variety of techniques ranging from solid basics to advanced tricks and manipulations. All of these new skills can be put into combinations that are great for competition or demonstration. In addition to learning techniques, Jackson will break down the most effective teaching strategies for bo staff that will help you introduce the weapon to your school or take your weapons program to the next level. This unique instructor training experience is something you certainly don't want to miss!
Jackson Rudolph:
* Member of Team Paul Mitchell Karate
* Professional Athlete and Brand Ambassador for Century Martial Arts
* Representative of Hyper Martial Arts
* 4th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
* 1st Degree Black Belt in the Chuck Norris System
* 58 World Titles from NASKA (43), ISKA (8), and WKA (7) in forms and weapons
* Won all of sport karate’s major championships multiple times
* Bachelor’s Candidate in Human Biology at Stanford University
* Jackson is known for his weapons innovation with the bo staff having developed a style consisting of releases and manipulations combined with power and technical precision.
* Jackson has a great reputation as an instructor and travels extensively competing and teaching seminars. He has taught over 150 seminars and countless hours of private lessons.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Special Awards Nominations Now Open



This is your chance to submit your nominations for Most Inspirational Member, School of the Year and Instructor of the Year

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Awards will be presented at the ITC UFAF Gala! You have until April 30th to submit your nominations.
Go online to, login, and use the "Click Here" link to make your nominations! You have until April

Most Inspirational Member

The Most Inspirational Member award is presented to a UFAF member of any rank (white - 10th black) who has inspired or encouraged others in a profound way. He or she may have overcome a great obstacle in life or gone above and beyond the call of duty in furthering the cause of UFAF, or in helping others. Nominate a member of UFAF that embodies the spirit of this prestigious award.

School of the Year

The School of the Year award is presented to a UFAF school that represents the ideals of UFAF and Chuck Norris System (CNS) in an extraordinary way.

Instructor of the Year

The Instructor of the Year award is presented to an active CNS black belt who represents the ideals of a UFAF Member and Chuck Norris System instructor in an extraordinary way. This dynamic individual should represent someone who helps make a difference in people's lives and promotes quality instruction of Chuck Norris System.
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Detailed 2019 ITC Schedule

Detailed Schedule of Events for the 2019 UFAF International Training Conference

Wednesday, July 10
12:30 PM UFAF BMMS Check-In (for UFAF School Owner & Staff)
1:00 - 7:00 UFAF Business Management & Marketing Systems Teamed with MAIA
7:00 PM UFAF Charter School Owner Meeting
Thursday, July 11
7:30am - 4:00pm General Check-in & Late Registrations
8:00am - 4:00pm UFAF IDS - Instructor Development Series (for Red & Black Belts)
4:30pm - 5:00pm Master Rank Induction Ceremony Rehersal    (All Board Members, MRIC Candidates & their Instructors)
5:00pm - 5:15pm Line Up & Kickoff (All ITC Participants must be in uniform for the Kickoff Ceremony)
5:15pm - 6:30pm Master Rank Induction Ceremony
7:00pm - 10:00pm BBQ and Pool Party
Friday, July 12 Seminars  for Adults (Ages 13 & up) 
Seminars are open to Seminar Package, Total Experience Package,  or Family Package Participants only
8:00am - 9:30am John & Carly Presti 
9:30am - 11:00am Lindy Woods & Andi Lynn (Woods) Williams
11:00am - 12:30pm Richard Norton
12:30pm - 1:00pm Lunch (provided by UFAF)
1:00pm - 2:30pm Benny "The Jet" Urquidez
2:30pm - 4:00pm Doug & JoAnn Shaffer
4:00pm - 5:30pm Rick & Lacey Prieto
5:30pm - 7:00pm King of the Ring Sparring & Open Mat BJJ (Open to ALL ITC participants)
Friday, July 12 Seminars for Youth (Ages 12 & Under)
8:00am - 9:30am Jorge, David & Jorge Alonzo
9:30am - 11:00am Clayton, Amber & Gabriel Ferguson
11:00am - 12:30pm Steve & Madyson Giroux
12:30pm - 1:00pm Lunch (provided by UFAF)
1:00pm - 2:30pm Eric, Aaron & Jackson Hensley 
2:30pm - 4:00pm David, Ryan & Amy Gamble
4:00pm - 5:30pm Steve, Erin & Miles Hammersley
5:30pm - 7:00pm David & Darby Dunn
Friday, July 12 FREE Krav Maga Self-Defense Seminar
10:30am - 12:30am Stephen Hammersley & Howard Munding
*Available for all girls, boys, men & women ages 12 and up who are guests of a registered ITC participant
Saturday, July 13 World Championship Compeition
8:00am - 4:00pm Individual Kata, Weapons, Jiu Jitsu and Fighting Divisions
Saturday, July 13 UFAF Gala
6:00pm Doors Open
6:30pm Dinner, Entertainment, Live DJ, Dancing, Raffle & Presentation of Awards by Mr. Norris
Sunday, July 14 Photos
8:00am - 10:00am Photos  *Please see Banks Photography at event for details on purchasing a photo
Sunday, July 14 Super Grands Sunday - World Championship Competition
10:30am - Finish Demo Team, Kata Grands, Weapons Kata Grands, Fighting Grands, & Team Fighting Competition

More details will be released soon about seminar instructors and topics!

Monday, March 11, 2019

New Videos Uploaded


New Videos Uploaded

Hello UFAF Members!
The 2nd installment of UFAF Member Videos has been uploaded and is ready for your viewing. The theme of this installment is self-defense.
To access the videos simply log in to your UFAF homepage and click the link!
Do you have any ideas or requests on the type of videos you'd like to see in the future? Please feel free to let us know!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Give a Birthday Gift to Mr. Norris

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Norris!

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What a better way to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our founder than to register for and attend the 2019 UFAF International Training Conference?!

And this year - the 40th Anniversary - is going to be one to remember! This year we have 2 HEADLINERS!
Benny the Jet with Chcuk Norris and Richard Norton

Benny "The Jet" Urquidez

and Richard Norton

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Benny The Jet Urquidez is considered to be one of the greatest martial arts legends of all time. For five decades the legendary Benny “The Jet” Urquidez has been a moving force in the martial arts.

After winning five world championships in four separate weight class divisions, The Jet retired in 1989 undefeated with an unprecedented title defense ring record of 62 wins, 57 knockouts, and 0 losses. In 1993, at the age of forty-two, The Jet came out of retirement to seal his legendary status, defeating 25-year-old Japanese world welterweight champion Yoshihisa Tagami and winning the world light middle weight championship, bringing his record to 63 wins, 57 knockouts and 0 losses.
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A six-time world champion in five weight class divisions, Urquidez pioneered full contact fighting in the United States. Undefeated throughout his twenty-seven-year professional fighting career, he catapulted to world prominence and ultimate dominance in the mid-1970s. He won every major international tournament with his unique and extraordinary style of fighting and remained undefeated.

Unprecedented in ring history, Benny The Jet has achieved a feat never accomplished before or since: He is the only fighter to have retained six world championships in five weight class divisions for twenty-four consecutive years.
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In addition to his exceptional accomplishments in the ring, being an actor and a highly sought after stunt and fight coordinator on film sets all over the world, Sensei Benny is and always has been a teacher. Teaching students of all levels, champion fighters and celebrities alike, he has written four instructional books, released eight instructional videos and countless online tutorials and classes. Visitors to can find training tips, techniques and teachings rooted in the Ukidokan system. Sensei Benny travels the world teaching seminars, classes and personalized training.
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Richard Norton’s career in the Martial Arts now spans over 55 years. He has trained in many aspects of the Martial Arts including Judo, Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Kick Boxing and various Japanese weapon systems.

Richard holds a 5th  degree Black Belt  in  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu  under world-renowned coach, Rigan Machado,  a  5th degree Shihan  ranking in  International Goju Ryu Karate under Hanshi Tino Ceberano, a  9th degree and Soke title  in Zen Do Kai Karate, Level 6  ranking in Kickboxing under Sensei Benny, ‘The Jet’ Urquidez and  an  8th Degree Master ranking  in  the Chuck Norris System awarded to him  by the legendary Chuck Norris.
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Over the years, Richard has trained extensively with many martial arts legends, including the Machado Bros, Chuck Norris, Bob Jones, Tino Ceberano, Benny Urquidez, Tadashi Yamashita, Fumio Demura, Pete ‘Sugar Foot’ Cunningham and Bill ‘Superfoot’ Wallace.

Mr. Norton's seminar will comprise reality-based, street survival techniques using the tools of the various arts such as Boxing, Karate and MMA, minus the rules and sport elements commonly adhered to when practicing these various disciplines. 
The focus is to help students understand ‘street speak’ and the use of the fundamental techniques of our arts when put in a street setting as applies to what Mr. Norton calls the ‘conversation range’ that most street fights start from.
Topics covered include adrenal switches and the effects of adrenal dump on our complex motor skills when confronted with a life or death confrontation, color codes of awareness and how to train for and survive using ‘what really works’ in a real street fight.