Hello All Grapplers,
Attention anyone planning on attending the Sept 17-18
The pre-registration date has been extended to this
Wed Sept 14th at Midnight. I will be away from the
computer after that in order to do the set-up.
Please do not wait till the last second to sign up!!
Pre-registration is only $40, if you wait till the
last second to sign-up it will be $60.
Spectator tickets are $10 a day, children under 5 are
free. The concerts and car show do not cost extra.
Cabins onsight are still available. Cost is $15 per
bed/per night. Available Fri/Sat/Sun. These are
filling up fast. Bring your own linen.
The Champion's Banquet is on Sat. night after the
competition is over. This is a double entree catered
dinner in the Dinning Hall next to the main field.
Cost is $10 for person. Yum.
All entries, tickets, cabins, and meals can be bought
in advance on line. Please do not wait till the last
second, as this may cause a late start time. Or in
the case of food and a bed, you won't get either.
Teams wishing to enter the Martial Arts Olympics, aka
"The Gauntlet" should email me list of ALL 5 members
names, and the team's elected name.
Need Volunteers. Those wishing to volunteer as staff
or refs please contact me.
Kindly RSVP when you get this.
The International GrappleFest 2005.
It's a sporting event with a twist.
But since the tragedy of Katrina, we've decided to
donate to this cause.
Please attend to help out a worthy cause.
Martial Artists and well as Musical Artists both will
be turning out in force to support this event.
We at Huss Hybrid Combat College and the C.A.D.R.E.
Association send our support and prayers out to all
the victims, rescue, and relief workers in the
southern coast disaster area.
The International GrappleFest 2005 is slated for Sept
17-18 in Richmond, Va. In the spirit of helping those
in need we have decided to donate a large portion of
the proceeds to victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Please attend to help out a worthy cause. Martial
Artists and well as Musical Artists both will be
turning out in force to support this event.
In addition to our plan to hold a fundraiser for the
Team Reach program for at risk youth, this month's
International Grapplefest 2005, the C.A.D.R.E.
Association will donate more than 50% of this
weekend's proceeds dircetly to the disaster relief
efforts. 25% will go to Team Reach. The remaining
portion will go to various worth causes.
Please do all you can for your fellow Americans at
this time. You can make donations to: Americares at -
International GrappleFest 2005
"Come for the competition, stay for the fun!"
Sept 17-18th, 2005 is the date for the annual
GrappleFest competition. This year's event will be an
OUTDOOR martial arts festival that will blow your
mind! A completely original concept. All levels and
ages are welcome. A festival themed around intense
Grappling competition and other martial arts, with
something for everyone. If you enjoy,.....
* live music,
* one low price for ALL the Grappling matches you can
* conveniently located in the heart of Virginia,
* beautiful surroundings,
* the highly competitive "Tap Factor" format,
* FREE multiple entries,
* the innovative "The Gauntlet" Martial Arts Olympics,
* Champion's Banquet,
* inexpensive overnight accommodations onsight,
* more styles of Grappling available than any other
event in the World,
* something for everyone,
* and an awesome atmosphere!
.......then this year's will be on your "TO DO LIST"!
Spectators are welcome too! It is a lot of fun to
watch, plus we could use our own cheerleading section.
We are out to show that Martial Arts are something the
whole family can enjoy. There will be something for
This year's GrappleFest will feature a wide variety of
martial arts competitions for ALL conceivable forms of
Grappling: Submission Grappling, Jiu-Jitsu, Folkstyle
Wrestling, Judo, Scottish Highland Wrestling, Sambo,
International GrappleFest 2005 will host:
"TAP FACTOR" 1st Annual Championships Tournament:
Pure Grappling across a wide spectrum of styles. The
division Champions will be awarded with their
well-earned titles, trophy, Pro divisions receive a
belt, and a big surprise(sorry folks, I want to keep
THIS part under wraps until the day of.)
Martial Artist Team Olympics "The GAUNTLET":
Unlike anything you've ever seen! Compete and win
prizes! TEAM competition only, your 5 member team will
go against teams representing other schools, states,
and countries in a series of grueling events.
Challenging your team across the board in a variety of
areas; speed, strength, stamina, skill, teamwork,
fighting spirit,...you get the picture.
Putting your skills to the test in a way
that's,....Outside the Box! Tug-Of-War, Climbing Wall,
4-Way Joust, Obstacle Course, and many more. FREE to
competitors. Can your team "Run the Gauntlet?"
There will also be a banquet Saturday night after the
competition is over. All Champion's will have reserved
seats at the head of the long-table. Wine, Dine, and
make Merry.... Following the banquet there will be
more live music performances at the main pavilion.
This is optional and is a separate cost of $10.
"Battle of the Bands":
The participating groups will play on Sat, Sun, or
both. Best Band will receive award based on audience
votes(screams). This event will receive exposure from
local and national media.
Schedule and the openings for musical performances:
Sat: Sept 17
Opening ceremonies-10am Between competition throughout
day till 8pm.
Champion's Banquet, dining hall
>From 9pm-12pm, MIDNIGHT JAM session
Sun: Sept 18
Opening ceremonies-10am Between competition throughout
day till 5pm
Closing Ceremonies, around 6pm.
Evening concert to be added, end time yet to be
Over a dozen bands will be turning out to cheer on the
fighters that weekend. PLUS, special performances from
Cabins and accommodations for +500!
There will be cabins available for those wishing to
come early. Competitors get first choice! Come early
Friday, weigh-in first, pig out, and then retire to
your cabin to rest up for Saturday's challenges. And
again for Sunday's line-up of events.
We all know what happens when we go to competitions as
a team. Four guys get an $70 hotel room, split it 4
ways, then fight over who gets the bed and the floor.
At the GrappleFest 2005 site everyone gets their own
bed for $15 per night.
Custom Car Show:
Winners by division. Trophies and titles given to the
best. Domestics, Imports, Bikes, Bolt-ons, Naturally
Forced Induction, etc. ALL WELCOME! Entry fee is only
PLUS MUCH, MUCH MORE,......
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Attention potential vendors: Booths are 10'x10'. For
booths or sponsorship opportunities contact us at
704-300-6253. Regards, Anthony Huss 704-300-6253
Directions To GrappleFest 2005:
In 2005 the venue will be located at a private
campground outside of Richmond. For directions go to: