T HE ICE M ARTIAL A RTS F EDERATION Copyright © 2007 ICE Federation - All Rights Reserved Rev. March 2007 cThanks to the ICE Federation, martial arts competition in Michigan will remain fair, supportive, and strong well into the 21st century. d Grand Master Delford Fort 10th Dan, Yellow Tigers Karate Sponsor, Spirit of Detroit Karate Classic In an effort to promote unity and cooperation among the various martial arts styles and programs in Michigan and the Midwest, a number of leading grandmasters, masters, and instructors formed the ICE Federation in late 2006. These leaders include Delford Fort (Yellow Tigers), Marshall Bey, Danny Dixson (Dixson's Temple), Ibraham Ahmed (World Martial Arts College), Olu Jabari (Jabari 9s Martial Arts), Master Kelly (House of Shotokan), Donald Tillery, Kevin Taylor (WSBBA and Community Fitness), Don Hubbard, Juan Gardner, Robert Clemons, Michael Franks (Imani Dojo) and Joseph Stricker (Martial Arts Connection) to name a few.
"ICE" stands for Individuals, Conquering, Excellence , and this exciting new organization is dedicated to ensuring fairness in martial arts competition by advocating the following principles: Tournaments exist for the benefit of the competitors and participants, not for the sole purpose of providing profit to the promoter. Through cooperation ... more. less.
and teamwork, tournaments and other events will be scheduled so as to minimize the chance of conflict with another event and to allow reasonable time between events. In the spirit of cooperation and harmony, students at participating ICE schools will have the opportunity to cross-train at other participating ICE schools for a low nominal fee.<br><br> Black Belt ICE members support participating schools by serving on their testing boards, when needed. Participating schools support the Federation by hosting, attending and participating in ICE- sanctioned events. ICE Instructors participate in an annual ICE awards banquet to honor the top ICE competitors and to celebrate solidarity in the martial arts community.<br><br> Honor and respect for other members and for the martial arts community shall permeate all decisions and actions by ICE members. In short, the ICE Federation provides needed checks and balances to keep the Michigan open tournament circuit impartial and viable. As more and more organizations join ICE, the quality of tournaments will improve as will the ability of new and seasoned competitors of all styles and backgrounds to participate and demonstrate their talents.<br><br> For more information about the ICE Martial Arts Federation, contact Delford Fort at (313) 363-4338 or Kevin Taylor at (586) 222-4361. Visit www.wsbba.com/ice.html or call to join ICE today!! <br><br>