102 Lake St.
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 222-7717
Jay Vera’s International Realistic Martial Arts Association is dedicated to serving all martial artists. Our mission is to unite martial artists of all styles and systems from around the world within one organization. IRMAA is not a political organization, but rather a reference and support organization for martial artists. Our goal is to help one another, as well as support those who have dedicated their lives to the martial arts.Jay Vera started the International Realistic Martial Arts Association (IRMAA) in 2008 to have a place for new and older generations to come together. Jay wanted this organization to be a place everyone could interact and display genuine respect and compassion for each other.
Each year IRMAA hosts one of the largest and most diverse martial arts seminars in United States, the IRMAA Seminar & Awards Banquet. This event is a celebration of Ohana sisterhood and brotherhood. The event is a place were everyone can unite in fellowship, share and learn martial arts skills and have fun while doing so. Each year we see many new faces and make great new friendships. We have great instructors who bring excellent students to the seminar and become part of our family. You don’t need to be a member of IRMAA to attend this training workshop. We strive to keep our event open to everyone, so you have everything to gain and nothing to lose.
Jay Vera’s 2013 International Realistic Martial Arts Association Seminar & Awards Banquet Ceremony.
OUR EVENT WILL BE ON OCTOBER 12, 2013
Aloha Martial Arts Brothers and Sisters! The seminar is closing in… I can’t believe it’s September already. We’re getting really exciting and are looking forward to seeing everyone. Many thanks, to each and every one who attended the seminar last year!
This year’s event will be held on October 12, 2013 at the Shreveport Downtown Hotel located in… you guessed it, Downtown Shreveport. We are looking forward to seeing our family and friends again this year!!!! Here’s what you can expect at the seminar this year. The seminar itself will be broken into two parts again, each part will last for 3 hours with a 1 hour lunch break in between (lunch is not included with the seminar).
Registration is at 8:oo am. At 9:00 am, everyone will break into groups and the seminar will begin. For the duration of the seminar, there will be 12 instructors (Grandmasters, Professors and Masters) from several different martial arts backgrounds sharing their knowledge. 2 of these instructors will be sharing their knowledge each hour. They will specifically instruct and share their own individual martial arts techniques with all seminar attendees. Much is gained during this seminar, and you will leave with a wealth of knowledge.
Here are some of the Martial Arts styles that will be represented at the event this year.
Escrima stick & Knife, Kenpo, Aiki-Jujitsu, Kajukenbo, Shotokan, Krav Maga, Kodokan Judo, Brazilian jujitsu, Hawaiian Lua, Shaolin Kung Fu, and more.
Once the seminar portion of the event is over, we will have time to take photos and chat with friends and instructors. We will then take a break and get ready for the evening events. First, we’ll be meeting for cocktails and a slide show at the Hotel from 6:00 to 7:00. Then the awards banquet/ceremony/dinner will begin promptly at 7:00 and last for 3 hours, during this time there will be many awards presented, dinner served and a raffle.
Many Thanks to each and everyone of you who were at our seminar last year, we had an amazing turnout! If you still haven’t seen some of the photos from last year’s event, check them out in our photo gallery. We look forward to seeing you and your friends again this year. We’ll have great fun, laughter, fellowship, and education. With hundreds of years of knowledge… This event is an experience of a lifetime. Sharing what we all know with each other is priceless.
I look forward in seeing everyone at the event this year, there will be some great new things going on this year. It is you who makes a difference! Ohana Forever. Thank you and see you on October, 12, 2013. Strength and Honor. Mahalo!
– GM Jay Vera
If you have any additional questions or need more information please email Jay by using the contact form, or call 318-221-0999.
October, 12, 2013
Shreveport Downtown Hotel
102 Lake St.
Shreveport, LA 71101
$50 before October 12th, $65 at the door. Seminar fee is waived for GrandMasters. Online registration closes September 30th. If you’re planning to pay at the door, please bring cash, check or money order.
$50 per person
$10 per person (5 & under, no charge)
You can pay by submitting a check made out to ” Jay Vera IRMAA ” and mail it to:
1110 Janther Place
Shreveport, LA 71104
Seminar Part I & II – We will work on techniques and share knowledge.
Break for Lunch – We will take a lunch break and attendees can eat at the restaurant inside the Shreveport Downtown Hotel if they choose. The cost of lunch is optional/additional and not covered by your registration fee.
Photos w/Instructors & Friends – After the seminar, we’ll all get together to take photos.
Cocktail Reception/Slide Show – Get together with everyone before the evening banquet, gather to view slide show and enjoy music.
Banquet: Awards Ceremony/Dinner – Dress slacks & coat semi-formal attire. Dinner, awards ceremony, raffle. Banquet Fee includes: Banquet dinner, Entertainment music, Slide show, five chances to win raffle and the Awards Ceremony. This will also be an excellent opportunity for friends, family, colleagues, students and instructors to honor you as you receive your award. There will be many well known martial artists from around the world sharing this prestigious event. Instructors will be able to honor their students at the ceremony. Pre-registrants will receive a VIP badge to wear at the event.
Hotel Room Rate/Info:
The Shreveport Downtown Hotel has offered a special room rate of $79.00/per night.
To book your room, please call (318) 222-7717.
Mention “Martial Arts Event” or “IRMAA” to receive the discounted rate.
Room rental cut-off date is: October, 6, 2012
Check-In: 4:00pm / Check-Out: 12:00pm (Guests arriving before 4:00pm will be accommodated as rooms become available)
All Seminar/Banquet Registrants will receive one raffle ticket Raffle winners will be drawn at the Banquet Awards Ceremony/Dinner. You must be present to win. T-shirts and additional prizes will also be given away.
Promotion, Appreciation & Recognition Awards:
Instructors, this would be an excellent opportunity to present any promotions or any awards to your students during the Banquet. Please contact me with any of this information as we will need to add this to our Banquet Awards Ceremony Itinerary. julianjvera(at)comcast.net
Seminar Spectator Info:
All spectators must remain behind the designated area outside of the Training Area. Please do not stand on the Seminar Training floor.
|8:00am – 9:00am
|Seminar – Part I:
|9:00am – 12:00pm
|Break for Lunch:
|12:00pm – 1:00pm
|Seminar – Part II:
|1:00pm – 4:00pm
|Photos w/Instructors & Friends:
|4:00pm – 4:30pm
|Cocktail Reception/Slide Show:
|6:00pm – 7:00pm
|Banquet: Awards Ceremony/Dinner:
|7:00pm – 10:00pm