John McGraugh, Shihan, 5th Dan, Ryuseiken Batto-Do

Star of The Sword Guy Instructional Series

Guest teacher Mitsuhiro Saruta

Soke, Ryuseiken Batto-Do

Welcome  to the 2017 U.S. Batto-Do Open Championships and Seminars! This is an extremely rare chance to study directly with a world-renowned Master Swordsman, Mitsuhiro Saruta Sensei, Soke of Ryuseiken Batto-Do, and one of his most accomplished students John McGraugh, Shihan star of the Sword Guy video instructional series. Participants will be able to learn new things together, compete and demonstrate sword techniques with other swordsman from all around the U.S. and enjoy the beautiful fall weather here in the desert. Come join us for a fantastic weekend of learning and celebration!

  Spectator admission $5 at the door  

 

 

REGISTRATION FOR THE USBDO ENDS MONDAY OCTOBER 9, 2017.

 

EARLY REGISTRATION FOR THE USBDO 2017 ENDED 9-25-17 ANY REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED AFTER 9-25-17 WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL $35 LATE FEE. 

 

 

Locations

 

OCTOBER 21 - 22, 2017

HOTEL TUCSON CITY CENTER

475 N. Granada Ave Tucson, AZ 85701

(520) 622-3000

 

OCTOBER 23, 2017

KODENKAN MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY

3327 N. First Ave. #110 Tucson, AZ 85719

(520) 323-9424

 

 

Program

 

SEMINAR

The seminar is open to all regardless of experience or rank. Other martial arts welcome! 

Date: October 21, 2017

Time: 8 am - 1 pm

8 – 9:30 am, Kata (forms) and Goshinken (sparring) tips and techniques

9:30 – 10:30 am, Break / Brunch

10:30 am – 1 pm, Tameshigiri (test cutting) lessons and demonstration

Ages: 12 and up

Location: Hotel Tucson City Center Ballroom (Gold and Silver Rooms)

Instructors: Mitsuhiro Saruta & John Mcgraugh, Shihan

 

 

TOURNAMENT

Kata and Goshinken events are open to all regardless of experience or rank. Other martial arts welcome!

Tameshigiri event limited to participants with experience and/or instructor approval.

Date: October 22, 2017

Time: 8 am – 5 pm

8 – 10 am, Kata (forms) 

10:30 am – 12 pm, Goshinken (sparring)

12 – 1 pm, Lunch

1 – 4 pm, Tameshigiri (test cutting)

4 – 5 pm, Awards Ceremony / Pictures with Sensei 

Ages: 16 and up

Location: Location: Hotel Tucson City Center Ballroom (Gold and Silver Rooms)

Instructors: Mitsuhiro Saruta & John Mcgraugh, Shihan

Tournament Rules and Entry Forms: Please turn in Tournament Entry Forms at Check-in. Download Rules and Entry forms 

Spectator Fee:  $5 at the door

 

 

CELEBRATION BANQUET

Western BBQ Buffet! appetizers, cocktails, dinner, music, and awards!

Date: October 22, 2017

Time: 5:30 pm - 12 am

Location: Hotel Tucson City Center Ballroom (Gold and Silver Rooms)

 

 

PRIVATE LESSONS DAY 1

Learn directly from the Master Saruta Mitsuhiro, Soke Ryusieken Batto-Do

Small groups up to 8 will be accepted, limited availability

Participants can request  a 1 hour time slot 

Date: October 23, 2017

Time: 10 - 3 pm 

Location: Kodenkan Martial Arts Academy

Instructors: Mitsuhiro Saruta

 

 

PRIVATE LESSONS DAY 2   -  NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

 

 

Event Prices

 

Seminar: $100    

 

Tournament: $120  (for all 3 events, $50 each event separately)

 

Banquet: $45

 

Private Lessons with Saruta Sensei: $100 per hour (individuals or small groups up to 8)

 

All Inclusive Package: $195 (includes the Seminar, all three tournament events, Banquet and free t-shirt)

 

 

Participants will receive a USBDO 2017 program, t-shirt, tournament forms (if entering an event) and a banquet ticket (if purchased) when arriving at either the seminar, the tournament or the banquet.

 

Please have payment receipt and/or identification ready when checking in.

 

No refunds will be given once registration is received by either mail or online. 

 

The US Batto-Do Open Championships 2017 reserves the right to approve or deny any registration application in which case a refund will be issued.

 

Limited availability.

 

 

Everyone who registers for either the Seminar or the Tournament will receive a free t-shirt!

Additional T-shirts will be available at the event for purchase.

Watch Shihan McGraugh's Welcome message video

Registration Application

 

 

HOW TO REGISTER BY MAIL

 

 

1- WAIVER FORM 

 

Download and read the Waiver Form. Download Waiver Form

 

2- TOURNAMENT ENTRY FORMS (If you are participating in the Tournament)

 

Download theTournament Entry Forms and bring them to the event. Download Rules and Entry Forms

 

3- REGISTRATION APPLICATION FORM

 

Download and print out the registration form (ONE FORM PER PARTICIPANT). Download Registration Form

Fill it out and sign it, and mail in your registration and payment to:

 

The Kodenkan Martial Arts Academy

3327 N. First Ave. #110

Tucson, AZ 85719

 

 

*Please make all checks out to KMAA Dojo *Please do not mail cash

 

By mailing your registration form and payment you acknowledge that you have read and understand the USBDO Registration Application and Waiver Form and agree to the terms.

 

 

HOW TO REGISTER ONLINE

 

1- WAIVER FORM 

 

Download and read the Waiver Form. Download Waiver Form

 

2- TOURNAMENT ENTRY FORMS (If you are participating in the Tournament)

 

Download the Tournament Entry Forms and bring them to the event. Download Rules and Entry Forms

 

3- REGISTRATION APPLICATION FORM

 

The Registration Application Form is independent from the Pay Online proccess and must be completed separately.

 

All fields are mandatory. Be sure to click the Send button when you are done. A notification will appear at the bottom of the form confirming that your information was succesfully sent. 

 

Fill out the registration form below (ONE FORM PER PARTICIPANT) with your name, email, phone, address, subject and list the events you are interested in participating in along with your T-shirt size. Send the form. If you have questions or comments, please use the Email Us form at the bottom of this page.

 

4- PAY ONLINE 

 

The Pay Online proccess is independent from the Registration Application Form and must be completed separately.

 

Select the events you would like to participate in and add them to the cart. Follow the online store instructions to complete the purchase transaction. Print a copy for your records and bring it to the event to activate your registration. 

REGISTRATION  FORM

By sending this form you acknowledge that you have read and understand the USBDO Registration Application and Waiver Form and agree to the terms.

PAY ONLINE

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Hotel Accommodations

 

Call Hotel Tucson City Center (520) 622-3000 and mention USBDO Open Championships for room discount and free transportation to and from the airport (24 hours notice).

 

Hotel Tucson City Center 

 

 

 

Email Us  if you have any questions.

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