The USKSF provides a transportation service from BWI (and BWI only) to the Tournament Site at the Hunt Valley Marriott for a nominal fee of $10/person. Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is about 25 miles from the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn. Transportation will be provided by a bus service or by volunteers. Bus pickups are available based on the tentative schedule posted below. Other than the scheduled bus pickups listed below, Transportation Requests are NOT guaranteed to be granted, and you may be required to provide your own transportation to and from the Airport. Certain pickups will be made by our volunteer staff. If you are being picked up by a volunteer, we will contact you via email to let you know. You will receive an email explaining that you are being picked up by a volunteer no later than 11:00 pm EST on Tuesday, 7/24/12. If you do not provide your email address (faxed your travel info without providing an email address), we will not be able to contact you.
Transportation Requests can be made within the online registration software (preferred), or by sending an email containing your complete travel itinerary to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by FAXing a Transportation Request Form to 443-394-9202. Your itinerary should include the number of people traveling in your group, the date you arrive and depart, time of your flight, Airline, and Flight Number. All transportation requests are due by July 20, 2012. The purpose of setting this date is to allow time for scheduling pickups, so please remember to submit Transportation Requests early! Pickup times are based on requests received and are designed to minimize wait time while maximizing the number of people using the service. Please provide your travel itinerary even if you know that pickup is being made that will serve you.
Bus service to the Tournament Site (prior to the Tournament):
When you arrive, proceed to the baggage claim area and get your bags. Signs in the baggage claim area will direct you to the hospitality counter and the door where the pickups are made. Review the scheduled pickup times to see which time suits your needs. The bus is not aware of specific people to be picked up, so be ready to go, or you may miss the bus. If there is a while until the next scheduled pickup just relax and get something to eat/drink until the next shuttle departs.
The pickup and departure schedule below is subject to change as details are finalized. The final schedule will be published on this website on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.
Pick Up Schedule (from BWI Airport) updated 25 July 2012
- Thursday, 7/26 departing BWI at 6:00pm
- Thursday, 7/26 departing BWI at 9:30pm
- Thursday, 7/26 departing BWI at Midnight
- Friday, 7/27 departing BWI at 12:30pm (updated 7/25)
- Friday, 7/27 departing BWI at 3:00pm
- Friday, 7/27 departing BWI at 6:00pm
Bus service to BWI Airport (After the Tournament):
All deliveries to the Airport will depart from the Hunt Valley Marriott. If you are in another hotel, you are responsible for your own transportation to the Marriott. You are responsible for using the transportation service at a time that will get you to the airport with sufficient time to check in and clear airport security. Times for arrival vary by airline, but you should plan to arrive 1.5 to 2 hours before your flight. TRAVEL TIME FROM THE MARRIOTT TO THE AIRPORT IS APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, AND MAY BE MORE IN RUSH HOUR.
Delivery Schedule (to BWI Airport) updated 25 July 2012
- Sunday, 7/29 departing Hotel at 4:00pm
- Monday, 7/30 departing Hotel at 3:00am
- Monday, 7/30 departing Hotel at 6:00am
- Monday, 7/30 departing Hotel at 9:00am
- Monday, 7/30 departing Hotel at Noon (12pm)
Other options for transportation:
- Light Rail service is available within the airport that will deliver you to the Hunt Valley Stop. We will not pick you up from the Light Rail Stop. The Hotel is approximately a 5-minute walk from the Hunt Valley Light Rail Stop. Due to the many stops on the line, the approximate travel time from BWI to the Hunt Valley Stop is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
- You have the right/option to secure your own transportation by taxi. The USKSF will not reimburse you for travel arrangements made on your own. Approximate cost $65 (one way)
- Commercial shuttle services (not associated with the USKSF shuttle system) are also available at the airport, cost unknown. The USKSF will not reimburse you for travel arrangements made on your own.
Accommodations (updated 7/9/12)
Effective July 1, 2012 the tournament site has changed it name to the Hunt Valley Inn. They are no longer affiliated with Marriott Properties. If you already have a reservation, it is still in effect at the same rates. The U.S.K.S.F. is pleased to announce that we have arranged for special room rates at the Hunt Valley Inn (tournament site). If you still need a room, please click the line below to visit the Hunt Valley Inn’s new website.
The USKSF rate is $121/night for up to four (4) persons per night.
Please be sure to make reservations early to ensure accommodations as rooms have sold out in past years. If you do not want to reserve your room online, you can reserve your room by calling the Hunt Valley Inn directly at 1-866-950-8893.
Registration for U.S.K.S.F. Members is $65 for the first event and $20 for each additional event.
Registration for non-members is $85 for the first event and $20 for each additional event.
To register at the door, there is a $10 late fee and only cash or credit cards are accepted (no checks).
Online Registration (our preferred method) with an option to make your payment using PayPal is now open. Visit our website at www.usksf.org to access the online tournament registration software. If you register by mail, make checks payable to the U.S.K.S.F.
Rules are available online. They can also be obtained from the U.S.K.S.F. by writing, calling, or faxing your request to U.S.K.S.F. President Huang Chien-Liang.
Competitors do not need Spectator Tickets. Spectators will be charged $15 for Saturday or Sunday daytime events. A $25 Saturday Night Spectator Ticket is required to view the Masters Demonstration and Lei Tai Championship Fights. Saturday attendance for both morning and evening sessions is $30. Tickets covering all three sessions (but not including the banquet) are $40 in advance. Children under 12 are half price, and children under 5 are free (but must be accompanied by a parent at all times). The U.S.K.S.F. offers group spectator ticket discounts. To be eligible for group spectator discounts you must be purchasing a minimum of 10 tickets. Contact the U.S.K.S.F. via email at email@example.com for additional information and conditions. Spectator Tickets are available online or at the Admissions Table.
Hall of Fame Awards Banquet
The Awards Banquet will be held on Sunday evening at 8:00 PM. Dinner and dancing is $60 for adults and $40 for children under 12. Please purchase tickets early, as seating is limited. Banquet Tickets are available online or at the Admissions Table.
You must have a valid permit to videotape any day or evening event. Video Permits,at a cost of $25, are available online or at the Admissions Table . The cost of admission is not included.
The U.S.K.S.F. has invited highly skilled instructors to teach Internal and External Arts. Please check www.usksf.org and the Tournament Schedule for updates. Seminars are $55 for U.S.K.S.F. members and $65 for non-members.
National Judge Certification Course
The USKSF is offering National Judge Certification on Friday, 7/27. More information on the National Judge Certification Program, including how to register for the Certification Course, is listed on the USKSF website. National Judges will receive a certificate, laminated badge and will be listed on the USKSF website.
The cost for the USKSF National Judge Certification Course is $90 for USKSF members and $110 for non-members. You MUST complete both the Morning and Afternoon training sessions to be recognized as a USKSF National Judge. You can be recognized as a USKSF National Judge if all the training is completed over two consecutive years. The cost for Morning or Afternoon training sessions is $55 for USKSF members and $65 for non-members.
Session times are below:
8:00AM – 8:30AM — National Judge Certification Course Overview (Master John Green)
8:30AM – 10:00AM — External Form & Weapon Judging Session (GM Steve L. Martin)
10:00AM – 12:00PM — Light Contact Fighting Judging Session (GM Steve L. Martin)
12:00PM – 1:00PM — Lunch Break
1:00PM – 1:30PM — Internal Arts Overview (Master John Green)
1:30PM – 3:30PM — Internal Form & Weapon Judging Session (Master Dug Corpolongo)
3:30PM – 5:00PM — Pushing Hands Judging Session (Master Paul Ramos)
Program Book Sponsorship
There are still opportunities to buy ad space in the 2012 Program Book. Camera-ready artwork and payment must be received by July 1, 2012.
Corporate Patron Ad – Businesses/Martial Arts Schools who purchase ad space in the Program Book.
- Whole Page – $300
- Half Page – $175
- Quarter Page – $100
- Business Card – $50
To purchase ad space, visit the usksf website at www.usksf.org and click the button that corresponds to the size of the ad you wish to place and then email your camera-ready artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual Patron Ad
You can now buy an Individual Patron ad (text message only) to be placed in our Commemorative Program Book. Send a positive note to classmates, family, or your competition team. You can also send a thank you to your Shi-Fu/Instructor. The message is limited to 130 characters (for either ad) and must meet the approval of the USKSF staff to be entered in the program book. To place an ad, visit the usksf website at www.usksf.org and click the button that corresponds to the size of the ad you wish to place and then email your camera-ready artwork to email@example.com. We will reply with your message approval, or explain why a revision is needed.
Medium Ad ($50) offers large ad size (10/page) and text font with a USKSF logo background.
Small Ad ($25) offers smaller ad size (30/page) and text font on a white background.