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THE ASCENT - MARTIAL ARTS EXPO

CHOCTAW CASINO EVENT CENTER DURANT, OKLAHOMA
January 18-19, 2019


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With many distinguished martial artists from around the world coming, our goal is to unite all people in an unforgettable weekend where leadership, skill, and purpose are defined.

There will be a black belt testing ranging from 1st degree all the way to 8th degree black belt, an amazing show, seminars from the world’s martial arts leaders, tournament and MMA fights all in one weekend. It is an event that you do not want to miss. 

This is an event that people do not want to miss!
 

Why Attend Both Days?

FRIDAY

  • A day you won't want to miss! Taekwon Do Street Defense taught by GM Jason Wadley, one of the best TKD students in the world! Instructors will love the fact that they can EASILY IMPLEMENT this into any curriculum. 
  • The world famous Jeff Smith will present his 21 parts to Black Belt Business. It is a must for any martial arts school owner. Limited Seating on this one folks!
  • The world famous Troy "the destroyer" Dorsey. He will teach his World Champion stand up game and then take it to the ground in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class. 
  • All Juniors will love the energy and excitement of Mr. Jason Warren's XMA martial arts. A tournament weapons expert Mr. Warren will delight each student with amazing style and flash! 
  • All Adults and especially women will love Mr. Robby Beard's Survival training. A no-nonsense approach to personal protection by one of the foremost experts in the world! 

SATURDAY

It's the day we have all been waiting for... World Famous Mr. Bill "Superfoot" Wallace will share his Undefeated World Champion Secrets! A must for any martial artist and you will want to take a picture! 

robby beard

Robby Beard

Jason Wadley and Jeff Smith

Jason Wadley and Jeff Smith

bill superfoot wallace

Bill "Superfoot" Wallace

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

The launch of MAD and the Ascent would not be possible without them. We encourage you to support these local businesses!

 

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Seminars

Friday, January 18th
11:00 -
Grandmaster Jason Wadley (TKD Street Defense) - $40
1:00 - Jeff Smith (21 Parts of Black Belt Business System)- $100 (school owners only)
5:00 - Troy Dorsey (Kickboxing and Jiu-Jitsu)- $40
7:00 - Jason Warren (Kids, XMA and Weapons)- $25
7:00 -  Robby Beard (Women Street Survival)- $25
Saturday, January 19th
3:00 - 
Bill “Superfoot” Wallace Seminar- $40

***School owner special- $199 (value of $245)…. Ticket to Ascent Show and all seminars
School Owners Register Here

Tournament

Join us for the United Taekwon Do Alliance Nationals Qualifier. A point tournament for beautiful trophies! Kids ages 4 to 12 will love the safe and exciting chance to be a CHAMPION! Teens and adults will want in on the action as well. This event is a qualifier for the 2019 United Taekwon Do Nationals in Shreveport, Louisiana. 

Saturday, January 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

9:00-9:45 - Lil Dragons (4-6 year olds) 
9:00-9:45 - White– Orange belts (12 & under)
10:00-12:00 - Green– Brown Belts (12 and under)
12:00-1:30 - All Black Belts and Adults (13 and up)

Participation Registration  Spectator Passes

Black Belt Show | January 19th - 6:00 pm

Our 2019 Black Belt Team is named "Eagle Warriors". We are an ordinary bunch who have been together for over 30 years. Our Black Belt show is more than just kicking and punching. It is a story of friendship through our martial arts journey with all of life's ups and downs. Over 25 Black Belts will perform to music with lights and action! Every family member will enjoy the special group. 

We are also excited to announce that all 6 Arnold's will be promoting to a different level of Black Belt!

Purchase Tickets Here

Book Your Stay

We have a block of rooms reserved at the following hotels. Mention you are with "The Ascent" to reserve one of these rooms.

Hampton Inn & Suites      Holiday Inn Express        Quality Inn 
3199 Shamrock Lane       613 University Place       2112 West Main Street 
Durant OK, 74701            Durant OK, 74701          Durant OK, 74701 
580-924-0300                  580-924-9777                580-924-888 
Website                  Website                Website

Ticket Purchases

WHY ATTEND BOTH DAYS?

Robby Beard and Troy Dorsey

Troy Dorsey & Robby Beard

Seminars on personal protection and street defense as well as techniques and pointers from a world champion!
Mr. Beard's Bio | Mr. Dorsey's Bio

Jason Wadley and Jeff Smith

Jason Wadley & Jeff Smith

Great seminars for martial arts school owners you don't want to miss!
Mr. Wadley's Bio | Mr. Smith's Bio

Bill

Bill "Superfoot" Wallace

Learn secrets from an undefeated world champion!
Bill Wallace Bio

FRIDAY

  • A day you won't want to miss! Taekwon Do Street Defense taught by GM Jason Wadley, one of the best TKD students in the world! Instructors will love the fact that they can EASILY IMPLEMENT this into any curriculum. 
  • The world famous Jeff Smith will present his 21 parts to Black Belt Business. It is a must for any martial arts school owner. Limited Seating on this one folks!
  • The world famous Troy "the destroyer" Dorsey. He will teach his World Champion stand up game and then take it to the ground in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class. 
  • All Juniors will love the energy and excitement of Mr. Jason Warren's XMA martial arts. A tournament weapons expert Mr. Warren will delight each student with amazing style and flash! 
  • All Adults and especially women will love Mr. Robby Beard's Survival training. A no-nonsense approach to personal protection by one of the foremost experts in the world! 

SATURDAY

It's the day we have all been waiting for... World Famous Mr. Bill "Superfoot" Wallace will share his Undefeated World Champion Secrets! A must for any martial artist and you will want to take a picture! 

Seminar Registration

WHY YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO MISS "THE ASCENT"

Meet Speakers & Heroes at MAD - Making a Difference

Meet Speakers & Heroes

On purpose, we've gathered World Champions, Industry Leaders and Martial Arts Affiliates from all around the world. Now, here's your opportunity to meet them live, connect and soak up their years of wisdom. We named this "the ascent" for a reason. Raise your skill level, Raise your knowledge base, Raise your overall Martial Arts Experience! What would you lose if you don't show up? The chance of a lifetime to meet Martial Arts Heroes, friends, and family.

High-Value Seminars

In addition to these sessions... you will witness a LIVE demonstration in front of an audience. Where else are you going to learn ADVANCED high-level material not available anywhere else on the planet?

honoring distinguished martial artists

Recognition & Honors

We will "honor" 33 of the heroes of the martial arts industry. To honor them, we'll be celebrating their accomplishments over a 40-year span. After all, we are like family and we want to share their success. So join us in cheering on some amazing martial artists who've done BIG THINGS! You'll also have the opportunity to get to know them up close and personal.

martial arts business networking

Martial Arts Business Networking

You never know who will come to hang out at our event. That's why the Networking Party is one of the most important parts of our event. We'll roll out the red carpet for you and give you the opportunity to rub shoulders with the best of the best.