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We're back and better than ever!

April 15th & 16th, 2023
Saturday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm & Sunday, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
The Holiday Inn, Saratoga Springs NY

Join us for two days of hands-on instructional workshops in striking, grappling, & weapons arts. There's also a Saturday Night Banquet with the Instructional Staff!

Martial Artists of all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome to participate.

The Saratoga Martial Arts Festival has been the Capital Region's Premier Martial Arts Gathering for over 20 years!

Get the SMAF Special Now: 2 days of training,
Lunch on Saturday, Banquet on Saturday Night,
& a Festival t-shirt for $300!

Instructor Highlight
Hanshi Alain Sailly

A World Class Martial Artist with movement like no other! Even those with years of martial arts training can not show such a blend of skills at as high a level as Alain Sailly, Master of Goshindo, the Way of Protecting Oneself. The best of Aikido, karate, judo, grappling, and jiujitsu combine in unique combinations that will improve flow, coordination, strength, flexibility, and mental calm. Master Sailly is traveling all the way from FRANCE to be at SMAF this year!

Tentative Schedule
This year we will have three floors running at the same time.
Note that the schedule is subject to change!
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Confirmed Instructors
This year we will have over 15 instructors teaching over the two days.
Each session block will include at least 3 class options.

John Borter
Modern Self Defense &
Doyle Irish Stick Fighting

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Tony DiSarro
Kosho Ryu Kempo

Robert Gambitta
Boxing & Jeet Kun Do

Jeff Burger
Muay Thai & 
Matsukazi Ryu JuJutsu


Trish Chiovari
Modern Self Defense &
Doyle Irish Stick Fighting

New this year!


Matt Dorsey
Isshin-ryu Karate & Iaido


Erik Harris
Liu Seong Gung Fu

June Gotico
Stockton Multi-Style Eskrima


Terry Joven
Stockton Multi-Style Eskrima


Chris LaCava
Hapkido & Emergency Medicine


Steven Pearlman
Praxis Martial Arts


R. J. Marcaida
Marcaida Kali


Mick O'Neill
Gishi-Ryu Karate

Alain Sailly
Goshindo, the Way of Protecting Oneself

New this year!

Sean Schenker
Kyokushin Karate

Dominick Violante
Kempo Karate & Aikido

Eric Winfree
Jeet Kun Do & Wing Chun


This year's SMAF is back at our old home at the
Saratoga Springs Holiday Inn (232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 518-584-4550)

For a limited time, the Holiday Inn is offering a two-night special (Friday and Saturday)

for an amazing $149/night. BOOK NOW!

Beyond putting you right at the center of the action, booking at the hotel helps
us keep the cost of the conference as low as possible. We are also working with the
Holiday Inn to offer some meal specials for breakfast!

Check back soon for more instructors and schedule information!
And make sure to check out our Facebook page too.
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