Arnold Battle of Columbus 2023 Seminars

The Arnold Battle of Columbus Tournament Committee is hard at work preparing to return March 3th and 4th, 2023 for a better than ever event! Please continue to watch this space as seminar information is completed and uploaded! Please join us again for Arnold Battle of Columbus 2023!

Seminar Times

12:00-1:30 PM

  • Hapkido - Grandmaster Scott Schwab
  • Haidong Gumdo - Grandmaster Robert Frankovich

2:00-3:30 PM

  • Taichi Push Hands - Jeff Radcliff
  • Kubodo - Devorah Dometrich
  • Filipino Martial Arts - Manuel Taningco

Check back often, more information will be posted on individual seminars being held.


Stunt Fighting for TV, and Film
Featuring Peter Jang

Peter was born in Columbus, OH where he started his martial arts training at 8 years old. Through his teenage years, he competed and won many national and international tournaments in Kung-fu and Taekwondo such as The Arnold Battle of Columbus, US Junior Olympics, US Open and many others. Some notable finishes include three gold medals in the US Junior Olympics and a silver medal in the 2004 US Open for sparring. After leaving for college at The University of California, San Diego to earn a B.A. in Economics, he continued to compete in Taekwondo for his college team, placing 3rd in the PACWest conference for sparring and winning two gold medals in the US Collegiate National Championships in forms competition.

After college, Peter moved to Los Angeles and has established himself with over 30 acting and stunt credits which include Marvel's Agent's of SHIELD, TNT's The Last Ship, CBS's Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, CBS's NCIS and many others. He also stunt coordinated and acted in many YouTube hits which have gone on to amass over 40 million total views. Last year, he started his production company Simplicity Pictures which released it's first short film Nothing Is Sacred last year which has won many film festival awards. His feature-length screenplay "Fear" was the Grand Prize winner of the 2017 International Screenwriter's Association's Emerging Screenwriter's Competition and he is currently in post-production for two short films "Boss Uzi" and "Pawns", set to be released later this year.


Street Combat
Featuring Master Paul Korchak



Martial art and self-defense training:

  • 1980-Began martial art training
  • 2007-Promoted to sixth dan black belt with Supreme Grand Master Joon Pyo Choi
  • Additional martial art training in hapkido, Chito-ryu karate, tai chi chuan, aikido, Brazilian jui-jitsu, muay thai boxing, budo tai-jitsu, Gumdo, Kendo, and others.
  • 1999- participated in First Krav Maga Worldwide Training Course at National Training Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • FAST Defense Training Course with Bill Kipp
  • 2013 – Completed First Armed Teacher Program (FASTER), Tactical Defense Institute, West Union, Ohio
  • 2013 – Completed Kembativz Training Course with Kelly McCann
  • 2016 – Completed Stick Defense Training Course with Kelly McCann

Other Education:

  • 1990- Graduated with honors with a degree in sports science, and Certifications to teach K-12 P.E., Health, and special education from Xavier University
  • AmSat Certified Alexander Technique Teacher (1600 hour training)
  • Certified National Association of Professional Martial Artists Instructor
  • OMAC certified master instructor

Competition:

  • 2000 World Taekwondo Festival silver medalist, South Korea
  • 1998 International Taekwondo Festival, bronze medalist, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1988 Collegiate National Taekwondo silver medalist, bantam weight sparring, Kansas City
  • 1987 Head Captain at 1st Olympic Training Center Camp in Colorado Springs for Jr. Elite Taekwondo Athletes.
  • 1988 Collegiate All-American Taekwondo Team
  • USNTF National bantam weight gold medalist
  • USNTF National men’s black belt poomse gold medalist
  • Battle of Detroit Grand Champion
  • Battle of Columbus Light Weight men’s black belt sparring, first place
  • Battle of Columbus Forms men’s black belt, first place

Business:

  • President of Cincinnati Taekwondo Center, Largest single location martial art school in region with over 500 students.
  • Past President of Ohio State Taekwondo Association`

Teaching Experience:

  • Since 1983 – Teaching teaching all ages and experience martial arts and personal defense continuously.
  • Seminars taught at businesses and organizations in past 12 months: Northrop Grumman Advanced Communication, Sleepy Bee Restaurants, and Hyde Park Senior Center, Seven Hills High School, Chatfield College, OTR, Kroger Co., Standard Textile Corp., Rhinegeist Brewery, University of Cincinnati, Mammotome, and 84.51.

Chin Na Taichi
Featuring Master Jeff Radcliff

Jeff has 3 main instructors that emphasized Chin Na: (Disciple of) Grandmaster Chen Qingzhou (Chen Family Keeper of Lao Jia, the original Taijiquan form), Master Zhang Xue Xin (Hun Yuan Chen Style Taiji), and Dr. Fred Ming An Wu. He has studied, thrown around, and taught Chin Na for 40 years.

Chin Na – the art of Seizing & Breaking (Joint Locking), the nasty side of Push Hands (and several Chinese Martial Arts) that is NOT allowed in competition.
&nmsp -Great defensive strategy that is easy to learn and integrate into most Martial Arts.
&nmsp -The offence happens at the end.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to seize – Tsai (Sai, sounds like sigh) and manipulate Joints of the body to create submission.
  • How to KEEP IT SAFE FOR PRACTICE, to submit or “Pat Out” in the instruction, training and application process.
  • The 3 main locks that are adapted in most Hand, Wrist and Elbow Chin Na.
  • How to neutralize and defend against being locked yourself.
  • How the much smaller or weaker person can get and maintain the “upper hand.”
  • How to control an opponent completely without hurting them (no marks or lasting pain after release).
  • 3 Principles of Taiji (Tai Chi) fighting – Ting, Tung & Hua that every Martial Artist should know.
  • The Central Concept of Taiji Fighting, which makes Chin Na safe for the practitioner.
  • A couple of Training Tools used in Chen Style Taiji to teach proper Internal Power movements and how they build power in Chin Na and in general. One will be used in this class, the straight Bang (bong/stick, some call Taiji Ruler). 2 or 3 moves taught from the first part of the “Tai Chi Ruler” that were not often disseminated.
  • We will drill 2 to 4 practical locks we hope you will remember the rest of your martial days

CAUTION: TELL THE INSTRUCTOR AND ALL PRACTICE PARTNERS AT ONSET IF YOU HAVE ANY JOINT PROBLEMS. This is a workshop with hands on training, one must submit to their partner on all locks, always.


Long Fist (Changquan)
Featuring Master Sen Gao

16-time World Champion Master Sen Gao has over 20 years of professional training and more than 10 years of teaching experience in Chinese martial arts.

Some of Master Gao’s accomplishments include:

  • 16 World Champion Tittles in Men’s Forms and Weapons from Major International Martial Art Tournaments Held by NASKA, NBL, and ISKA.
  • Over 100 First Place Wins in Chinese Division of Men’s Forms and Weapons from Major National and International Martial Art Tournaments and Competitions.
  • NASKA’s Highest Ranking in Men’s Traditional Chinese Forms and Weapons in 2013 and 2014.
  • 2014 World Champion for Wild Aid Tiger Claw Championship
  • AKA 10th Degree Black Belt in Kung Fu.
  • Wushu 7th Duan Ranking by USAWKF.
  • Ph.D. in Chinese Martial Arts Awarded by AKA.
  • AKA Hall of Fame 2012.
  • Certified International Wushu Judge and Technical Advisor for USAWKF.
  • Chinese National Tongbiquan Champion in 2006

The forms of the Long Fist style emphasize fully extended kicks and striking techniques, and by appearance would be considered a long-range fighting system. In some Long Fist styles the motto is that "the best defense is a strong offense," in which case the practitioner launches a preemptive attack so aggressive that the opponent doesn't have the opportunity to attack. Others emphasize defense over offense, noting that nearly all techniques in Long Fist forms are counters to attacks. Long Fist uses large, extended, circular movements to improve overall body mobility in the muscles, tendons, and joints. The Long Fist style is considered to contain a good balance of hand and foot techniques, but in particular it is renowned for its impressive acrobatic kicks.[2] In demonstration events, Long Fist techniques are most popular and memorable for their whirling, running, leaping, and acrobatics. Contemporary changquan moves are difficult to perform, requiring great flexibility and athleticism comparable to that of gymnastics.

In this Long Fist (Changquan) workshop, Master Gao will teach the basic as well as advanced techniques of Long Fist, including both hand works, leg works and kicks.


Kobudo Bo Staff Seminar
Featuring Hanshi Devorah "Yoshiko" Dometrich