Seattle Martial Arts 2007 Seminars and Events

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Spring 2007

April 14-15, 2007
Portland, OR
Tai Chi Workshop with Master Sam Tam
Contact: Northwest Fighting Arts

April 28-29, 2007
Seattle, WA
Shen Wu Combatives with Tim Cartmell
Topics include:

  • Sacrifice throws
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Xing Yi fighting animals (hawk and sparrow)
  • Sun Bagua (single and double palm change)

Contact: Three Harmonies Chinese Martial Arts Center

April 28-29, 2007
Redmond, WA
Push Hands Seminar with Master Yang Jun
Contact: Yang Family Tai Chi Association

April 28, 2007
World Taichi and Qigong Day

May 12, 2007
Seattle, WA
Applied Martial Dynamics of Li Gui-Chang’s Xing Yi
with Martin LaPlatney
This workshop will feature the rarely seen art of Song Family Xing Yi Chuan, with its unique approach to combative theory and application. Unlike other forms of Xing Yi, the Song Family style emphasizes sticking and following, using softness to overcome hardness. Workshop topics will include:

  • Nei gong (internal exercises) to increase your sensitivity and power
  • Ting jin (listening power)
  • Uprooting and disrupting skills
  • Push hands
  • Practical applications drawn from Five Element Theory

Open to all levels and styles.
Location: Xin Qi Shen Dojo
Cost: $65
Contact: Three Harmonies Chinese Martial Arts Center

May 17, 2007
Seattle, WA
Panantukan Mini-Seminar With Guro Andy Wilson
Guro Andy will offer a 3 hour introduction and overview to Filipino Boxing, or Panantukan as it is typically called. Unlike sport Boxing, Panantukan allows use of elbows, knees, head butts, kicks, slaps, and back fist, plus the usual jab/cross/hook/uppercut techniques. Guro Andy has trained extensively under guro Rick Faye of MKG, one of the top Panantukan practitioners in North America, and with the legendary guro Dan Inosanto.Everyone regardless of skill level is invited.
Location: Ache Brasil
Cost: $25 for non-members, $10 for members
Contact: MKG Martial Arts International

May 19, 2007
Seattle, WA
Day of the Swordsman
This event will celebrate the swordsman and the diverse techniques of the varied ethnic origins. Chinese, Japanese, Korean and European techniques will be demonstrated. Various instructors and vendors will have tables for the sales of equipment and supplies, and information about their schools and services.Location: Chinatown / ID Community Center
Cost: $5 for spectators

June 16, 2007
Seattle, WA
Ancient Exotic Weaponry Exhibition
Come and witness unique and exotic weapons wielded by skilled experts in the martial arts.Location: International District / Chinatown Community Center
Cost: $5 for spectators

Summer 2007

June 23, 2007
Seattle, WA
Wing Tsjun Close Quarter Combatives with Thommy Luke Böehlig
Sensitivity, structure, and street applicable techniques based on proven theory will all be emphasized during this 3 hour workshop. Learn effective combat theories that will harmonize with the teachings from any martial system.

Open to all levels and styles.
Location: Northwest Jiu Jitsu Academy
Cost: $65
Contact: Jake Burroughs

June 23, 2007
Seattle, WA
Ballard Health Walk
An afternoon of free movement classes and presentations from local health and wellness organizations, including yoga, tai chi, qigong, chiropractic, acupuncture and more.Location: Ballard neighborhood (see map)
Cost: Free
Contact: Sustainable Ballard

July 14, 2007
Lynnwood, WA
Bruce Lee: The Development of a Martial Artist and his Art
A Presentation by Taky Kimura

Taky and his son Andy Kimura will give an hourlong talk on Lee’s philosophical underpinnings, an aspect of his life they say is often neglected.
Cost: Free
Contact: Lynnwood Library

July 14-15, 2007
Seattle, WA
Chinatown-International District Summer Festival 2007
Featuring demonstrations by Mak Fai Kung Fu Club and Belltown Kung Fu Academy.
Cost: Free
Contact: CIDBIA

July 22, 2007
Seattle, WA
Tube Duel: Cardboard Showdown
July meeting of the Cardboard Tube Fighting League.
Location: Gas Works Park
Cost: $1 (tubes will be supplied)
Contact: CTFL

August 11-12, 2007
Bellingham, WA
Cloud Hands workshop with Master H. F. Ito
Participants will explore the fundamental movement principles of Tai Chi.
Location: Whatcom Waldorf Hills School
Cost: $150, for both days, or $90 for Saturday only
Contact: Life Exercise, or call Lee Seaman at (360) 676-6543

August 11-12, 2007
Seattle, WA
Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong with Master Zhongxian Wu
In Chinese shamanism, the dragon is an auspicious animal representing transformation, communication, connection, and the universal way. The Dragon can penetrate through rock or other matter without blockage. The fire dragon symbolizes bringing the body into a balanced state to recover, restore, and maintain the network so it functions well. Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong transforms stagnate qi into flowing qi and refines the spiritual body. This workshop will help students learn:

  • Fundamentals of Qigong healing philosophy
  • Symbolic meaning of Dragon
  • Martial arts and healing functions of Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong
  • Methods for harnessing and controlling their own internal Qi
  • Yijing/I-Ching philosophy and Qigong cultivation

This entire workshop will be conducted in the tradition of special shamanic Qigong in which a lineage-based Qi field is created and held to give participants an enhanced experience of Qigong.

Location: M’illumino Studio
Cost: $250
Contact: ZY Qigong

August 26, 2007
Kirkland, WA
Wing Tsjun Close Quarter Combatives with Dai-Sifu Thommy Luke Boehlig
Come learn sensitivity, structure, and street applicable techniques based on proven theory will all be emphasized during this 4 hour workshop. Learn effective combat theories that will harmonize with the teachings from any martial arts system.Open to all levels and styles.
Location: 35 7th Ave, Kirkland, WA
Cost: $65 (cash only)
Contact: Adrian Weaver (206-229-8180 / adrianweaver2 (at)

Fall 2007

September 30, 2007
Seattle, WA
Shaolin Warriors
In a fully choreographed theatrical production, Shaolin Warriors bring the remarkable skill, stunning movement, and spectacular imagery of Kung Fu to its return Seattle engagement. Performed by the Buddhist monks of the Shaolin Temple, a sect that has become known throughout the world for its disciplined spiritualism and deadly martial-arts prowess, this unique production features many forms of Shaolin Kung Fu as well as a look at the daily temple life of the monks and their Zen Buddhist philosophy.
Location: The Moore Theatre
Cost: $40

October 5-7, 2007 and October 12-14, 2007
Seattle, WA
Applied Martial Theory with Mike Martello
Workshop topics include:

  • Shuai (Throwing) Techniques and Training
  • Exploring the 13 Combative Postures and Silk Reeling of Taiji via Push Hands
  • Shuai Shou Tanglang (Throwing Hands of Mantis)
  • 12 Soft Principles
  • Combative Theory and Technique of Babu Tanglang

Cost: $55 per session, with discounts for multiple sessions
Contact: Three Harmonies Chinese Martial Arts Center

October 13, 2007
Redmond, WA
Open House at the Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Center
Demonstrations of all forms taught at our school by Master Yang Jun and students, followed by pizza and Q&A.
Cost: FREE
Location: Yang Family Taiji Association

October 13, 2007
Seattle, WA
World of Martial Arts 2007
Watch martial arts experts and masters perform their precision techniques and forms. Various martial arts styles from China, Japan, Okinawa, and Korea will be presented!
Location: Chinatown/ID Community Center
Cost: $10

November 10-11, 2007
Seattle, WA
Six Harmonies Praying Mantis: Form and Fighting Applications
with Hu Xi Lin

In this two day seminar, attendees can expect to learn the form “Immortal Fast Hands” (Xian Shou Ben), along with applications covering all four area of combat (striking, kicking, throwing and grappling). Hu Xi Lin’s specialty is in combinint the sensitivity and fast hands of Mantis with the throwing of Shuai Chiao.
Cost: $65 (if registered by November 4, $75 afterwards)
Contact: Three Harmonies Chinese Martial Arts Center

November 16-18, 2007
Everett, WA
Aikido Kokikai International Convention
All Kokikai Aikidoka are invited to enjoy the 13th annual Fall Camp.
Contact: David Shevitz

November 25, 2007
Seattle, WA
Yang Family Tai Chi Performance
Come watch the Yang Cheng-Fu Tai Chi Chuan Center perform Taiji at the Seattle Center House. Performance starts at 11am.
Admission: Free
Contact: Winter Worldfest

November 26-27, 2007
Seattle, WA
Bruce Lee Memorial Events

  • Rally to support a Bruce Lee memorial: Noon-1pm Monday on the UW’s Red Square
  • Bruce Lee Birthday Benefit: 8pm Monday at The Viceroy.
  • Gravesite gathering: Noon Tuesday, Lake View Cemetery
  • Photo and video exhibition: 7pm Tuesday, Museum of the Mysteries

December 1-2, 2007
Seattle, WA
Shen Wu Mixed Martial Arts with Tim Cartmell
Come with an open mind and explore the rich culture of Chinese martial arts, taught by one of the most sought-after instructors today! Training sessions will include:

  • Sun Bagua Form and Application (Lion and Qilin)
  • Xing Yi Combat Applications (Eagle and Bear)
  • Clinch Clinic 101

Cost: $65 and up
Contact: Three Harmonies CMA Center

December 16, 2007
Bellingham, WA
Chen Style 3 Hour Seminar/Class
The class will focus on XinJia Yi Lu of Master Ma Hong. The class will include Qi Gong, silk reeling exercises and learning part of the first section and for some learn the second section of the Yi Lu form.
Cost: $40
Contact: Bob Lau: boblautaiji (at) or 360-734-2847.

December 20, 2007
Seattle, WA
Holiday Stress Relief Seminar
Learn simple techniques to help relieve the stress of the holidays and prevent illness. Perfect for any age of body condition.
Cost: Free
Contact: First Hill School of Oom Yung Doe, 918 12th Ave (across from Seattle University)