2009 COMBINED MARTIAL ARTS DAY
Saturday 26th September 10:00am.
See the pictures
I like to thank everyone who assisted in making the day a huge success, the organisers, Kitchen staff (Mele, Shanti, Maria & Karen to name a few) who toiled away all day in the kitchen, John, Steve the BBQ men doing the Tong Kata with the snags & Gabi the taste tester. David, Allan the car park attendants & general rouse about's & the instructors that gave their time & knowledge.
The second Combined Martial Arts Day started off to a windy start. With the threat of more dust storms it wasn't looking good. 10:00 came & the dust settled the sun came out & we had a perfect day for out Blacktown City Martial arts Expo.
A huge range of styles were represented & instructors travelled from the country & interstate at their own expense to make this day such a huge success. It was great to see the return of s many instructors from the first combined day in 2007.
The demonstrations shown by the instructors were limited. How can you possibly demonstrate a lifetime of study in a few hours.
To me, I think these two pictures in particular, portray the essence of the event. Two highly experienced Martial Artists giving their time for the next generation.
Getting the day off to a flying starting was Master Craig Bajraktarevic-Hayward from East Coar Cacoy Doce Pares. Master Craig once again impressed everyone with spectacular demonstration followed by giving everyone instruction in East Coar Cacoy Doce Pares.
While Terry Derwin from Combat Martial Arts Judo took the second phase in Judo hold downs Luke & Margaret from Kempo Ryu gave instruction on the oval.
So many highly qualified martial artists gave their time like;
John Cook who gave a brilliant breaking demonstration.
Kym Reid travelled from South Aust to provide Jujitsu instruction, Along with Brian Belcahambers also from SA,
Terry Riches gave a judo & Jujitsu demonstration. Terry had to change his subject matter at the last moment as a previous instructor covered the same techniques, Terry quickly came up with different techniques showing his vast knowledge & ability to adapt.
Rhette was sadly missed from Fightrite Gym however, Christian filled in instructing & demonstration in Muay tai,
Rod Harris from Freestyle Mantis had everyone joining in with his Kung Fu techniques,
Ken Forsstrom took the group in Jujitsu instruction, displaying their vast knowledge in Karate & Jujitsu
William Hayes gave such an outstanding demonstration of Aikido the everyone in the hall just stopped & watched in amazement.
Where it began in 2007
|The two Masters Shihan Merv Oakley & Wally Szlagowski Who was to know the other four in the picture would play a huge part in making the Blacktown City Martial Arts Expo 2009 a reality. From Left: Peter Mylonas, Rhett Junker, Bruce Freeman & Phil Chapman|
|Terry Riches Kodokan Judo Federation International Budo Federation NSW (National President) Pangration/Judo/Kempo/Jujitsu http://www.kodokanjudoaustralia.com/||Kym Reid International Budo Federation SA Presidents Jinen Karate Jitsu http://www.jinenkaratejitsu.websyte.com.au/||Master Craig Bajraktarevic-Hayward East Coar Cacoy Doce Pares http://www.docepares.com.au/whats-new/index.php|
|Rhett Junker Fite Right Gym Zen Do Kai Karate http://www.fightrite.com.au/||Terry Derwin Combat Martial Arts Judo http://www.sportcombat.com.au/index.php||
|Phil Chapman Go Ju Kai||Rob Dobson Blacktown Karate Club||Ken Forsstrom is a Godan (5th Dan) in Ju Jitsu & Karate http://www.angelfire.com/ns/jujitsunews/march01.htm|
|Peter Mylonas Kempo Ryu International Karate Organisation http://www.kemporyu.com/||Bruce Freeman ~ Wally Szlowski ~ Merv Oakley||Rod Harris Praying Mantis Kungfu|
We hosted the First Combined Martial Arts day. Read about the 2007 day "click" on our badge