Tuesday, March 31, 2020


The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire the size of your dream and how you handle disappointment along the way. Robert Kiyosaki

Hello all UFAF members,

As we have mentioned in prior communications, we have been closely monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19, and we feel at this time, it best for the health and safety of Mr. Norris, his family and all of our UFAF members to postpone the 2020 ITC and 80th birthday celebration for Grandmaster Norris. We are deeply saddened that we will not be able to see all of you in person this year, however, we are looking forward to a great UFAF family reunion and celebration at the ITC 2021 instead.
The dates for ITC 2021 are July 15-18th 2021. We have contacted all the seminar presenters who were scheduled to present at the 2020 ITC, and they are all willing to present at the ITC 2021!!
And as for Grandmaster Norris’s birthday celebration…. let us just share this Chuck Norris fact with you to answer that question.
“Chuck Norris can turn back time, so he can celebrate his birthday whenever he wants!”
So yes! We will still be holding a birthday celebration for Mr. Norris at the ITC 2021!
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We also have some great news regarding the ITC 2020, we will have a “Virtual ITC 2020 Package” available!
The Virtual ITC 2020 Package will include a 2020 ITC event shirt, a very special message exclusively to all virtual ITC participants, a training DVD that will include training videos from some of our ITC 2020 seminar presenters, and a promo code to use in the UFAF store online during the Virtual ITC 2020 week that will allow you to get ITC discount pricing for all of the ITC items in the store.
We will also have other fun events planned for the week of the Virtual ITC 2020 dates (July 16-19, 2020) so we can still stay connected as a UFAF family.

The “Virtual ITC 2020 Package” will be available for just $75 plus shipping!

Lastly, we would like to address a few items that we think some members might have questions about.
1- If you have already registered and paid for the ITC, by payment plan or in full, you have a few options that you can choose from.
A. You can credit the amount you have already paid for this year toward the ITC 2021
B. You can credit the amount you have already paid toward the Virtual ITC 2020 Package
C. You can receive a full refund.
2- If you were approved by Mr. Norris for rank advancement in the Master ranks for the 2020 ITC and you were planning on attending the 2020 ITC, then you will still be promoted at the ITC 2021, and your rank advancement will be credited in the year 2020.
(Note-all master rank candidates eligible and approved for promotion must be in attendance at the ITC to be promoted.)
3- If you were planning on registering for an MDS course, we will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and if it is possible, we will schedule some MDS courses throughout the year before the ITC 2021. If that is not possible, there will be MDS courses available at the ITC 2021.
We will miss seeing you all tremendously, and we hope that everyone will stay safe and healthy.

Let’s make the ITC 2021 record-breaking as we come together to train, compete, and celebrate as a UFAF family!

Grandmaster Chuck Norris and your UFAF Board of Directors
ITC 2021 July 15-18th 2021

Thursday, March 26, 2020

What is the MRIC?

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A special part of our ITC event is the Master Rank Induction Ceremony (MRIC). This event celebrates the achievement of students who are being promoted to the Master Rank of 5th Degree Black Belt. Each candidate gives an exciting performance, then their Master Rank jacket passes from hand to hand from every UFAF Board member to Mr. Norris, who then puts the black jacket on the new Master Rank. It is exciting and inspirational to watch the years of hard work and training get recognized in that special moment.
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2019 ITC Masters Induction Ceremony Highlights
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Or call the South Point reservations desk at (866) 791-7626 and give them our group code UNI2020.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Train with Ben Jones at the 2020 UFAF ITC

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Meet Your 2020 ITC Seminar Presenter, Mr. Ben Jones

We have some fantastic instructors lined up for the 2020 ITC.

Mr. Ben Jones is one of them!

Are you a martial artist that enjoys weapons? Are you trying to find a new weapon to learn? Your search is complete! Take our Kama Fundamentals seminar! Ben Jones will guide you to success with the kama for competition!

Ben Jones
Kama Fundamentals
This seminar hosted by Benjamin Jones will enhance and take your kama skill set to the next level! The Kama Fundamentals and Tricks seminar will cover kama sticks, cuts, rolls/manipulations, and releases. This seminar is designed youth in mind, but all ITC participants are welcome.  All skill levels are welcome.

Ben Jones, 15, began his martial arts journey at the age of 5 and his sport karate journey at the age of 8. He began competing locally and regionally at the age of 6.
In 2014, he competed in his first NASKA tournament (Battle of Atlanta) and fueled a love for competition. He currently competes regionally, nationally, and internationally. Mr. Jones thrives on the challenge and camaraderie that competition brings. He holds Black Belts in three different disciplines, including, a Second Degree Black Belt in the Chuck Norris System. Has has World Championships in both traditional and CMX divisions.
Benjamin is a member of Competitive Edge Competition Team and is coached by Jackson Rudolph.
Notable Accomplishments:
* 5X NASKA World Champion - Team and Individual Divisions
* ISKA 2019 World Champion Demo Team Member
* 3X WCK World Champion - Forms and Weapons
* 2X Silver Medalist - Forms and Weapons
* 5X UFAF (CNS) World Champion - Forms and Weapons
* 4X Norris Cup Winner - Forms and Weapons
* 2018 PROMAC Overall Elite Champion - Forms and Weapons
* Featured in Adrenaline Weapons Battles
Benjamin has a passion for teaching and shares through private lessons, seminars, and posting on his Instagram page (benjones0802). Ben is gifted with the ability to use and create techniques with multiple weapons.
Watch Benjamin Jones in action:
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Book your room at the South Point in Las Vegas now by clicking HERE!
Or call the South Point reservations desk at (866) 791-7626 and give them our group code UNI2020.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Chuck Norris System = Whatever It Takes

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Meet Your 2020 ITC Seminar Presenter, Master Ed Saenz

We have some fantastic instructors lined up for the 2020 ITC.

Master Ed Saenz is one of them!

The Chuck Norris System is truly a Self-Protection System. With CNS, we have all the tools we need to be well-rounded martial artists.
Our adult and teen ITC participants will get to learn more about what makes CNS so effective when they train with Master Ed Saenz at the 2020 ITC.

Master Ed Saenz
Karate, Tae Kwon Do, BJJ, Krav Maga - What are we? We are whatever it Takes! The Chuck Norris System
In this seminar, you will learn how to use the Chuck Norris System as a complete Self-Protection System. It is now all in your Black Belt Test.

Master Ed Saenz is a 9th degree Black Belt in the Chuck Norris System and a UFAF Krav Maga Force Black Belt. Master Saenz says "if your goal is to be a great karate instructor, you will need to have three key skills: TEACHER, TRAINER, COACH..."
Master Saenz began his martial arts training in the Chuck Norris System in 1967 and received his 1st Degree Black Belt in the Chuck Norris System in 1971. Master Saenz was the Head Instructor for the Chuck Norris Karate Studios in Norfolk, Virginia between 1987 thru 1991. In 1994, he became the International Training Director for the Chuck Norris System/UFAF and a year later, he was the Director of Operations for Kickstart Kids.
In 2007, Master Saenz received his 9th Degree Black Belt in the Chuck Norris System and became a member of the Board of Directors for UFAF as the Director of the Training and Advancement. In 2003, he received the Instructor of the Year Award from UFAF.
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Book your room at the South Point in Las Vegas now by clicking HERE!
Or call the South Point reservations desk at (866) 791-7626 and give them our group code UNI2020.

Monday, March 2, 2020

2 New Member Videos for March 2020

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New Videos Uploaded

Hello UFAF Members!
The March 2020 installment of UFAF Member Videos has been uploaded and is ready for your viewing.
This month two more "CNS Ground Combatives" videos from Mr. Steve Berry out of Arizona.
To access the videos, simply login to your UFAF homepage and click the "UFAF Member Videos" link!
What would you like to see in our next video installment? Do you have any ideas or requests?
Please share your thoughts with us as ufafpr@gmail.com!
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