Seattle Martial Arts 2010 Seminars and Events Calendar

I Liq Chuan with Sam Chin

January 23-24, 2010
Sam F.S. Chin will be present his family’s martial art for the first time ever in the Pacific Northwest (Portland, OR). Sam will be teaching how to develop specific qualities the internal arts are known for, through solo exercises and partner practice. You will learn:

  1. Taiji & Chan (Zen) approaches to learning.
  2. Five qualities essential to the internal arts: Absorb & Project, Open & Close, Condense & Expand, Concave & Convex, and 3-D Action.
  3. To express the above qualities with a partner through I Liq Chuan’s specialized Spinning Hands & Sticky Hands practice.
  4. Strategies of action in dealing with an opponent.
  5. Engaging the point of contact. What? How?

Early bird registration before January 1: $200.00 for both days, or $125.00 for 1 day. For more information, please contact Eugene Semenov (email esemenov AT or go to

Vovinam Celebrates Tet: Vietnamese Lunar New Year

February 6-7, 2010
Watch a free demonstration by Vovinam Vietnamese Martial Arts, at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion. 11:30am to 12:30pm on Saturday, 11am to noon on Sunday.

Kung Fu Demonstrations for Chinese New Year

February 13, 2010
Free event will be held at Chinatown‘s Hing Hay Park (423 Maynard Ave S). Schedule:

12:00pm: Mak Fai Kung Fu Club (lion & dragon dance / martial arts)
2:00pm: Master David Leong’s Shaolin Kung Fu Academy
2:30pm: Seattle Wushu Center / Northwest Wushu

Real-World Martial Arts with Rory Miller

February 20, 2010
Event will be held at the West Seattle Karate Academy. More information to come.

Deep Flow: Chen Taijiquan with Kimberly Ivy

February 6, 2010
Lets make 2010 the year of Deep Flow. Each month we will dedicate one full day to sink into our practices, taking our time and enjoying the feeling and the deeper experience of our movement meditation that only hours can give us. In this deep flow day we will enjoy a full range of traditional practice experiences: longer standing meditation, traditional warming & strengthening, “fa song gong” – methods to release tension, meditative flows of Silk Reeling, Laojia & 38, push hands and of course form correction. Spend your day going deep, continue the tone of the new year. (This day is intended for those familiar with Chen Family Taijiquan.)

9 am – 12 noon; 4 pm – 7 pm. $90 for public; $75 for registered Embrace the Moon students. Pay by Paypal or mail.

2010: Year of the Tiger Celebration

February 6-7, 2010
Free event will be held at Bellevue’s Factoria Mall. Performers will include:

  • 2/6 11am: Mak Fai Washington Kung Fu Club
  • 2/6 3pm: Master Cho’s Taekwondo
  • 2/7 12pm: David Leung’s Belltown Martial Arts
  • 2/7 3pm: Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Club

Tai Ji workshop at Evergreen State College

February 12-24, 2010
Warm your soul this Chinese New Year with world-renowned Tai Ji Master Chungliang Al Huang. This weekend workshop intends to get the community charged up with a wonderful lust for life. Tickets are now available at Admissions for the weekend is $10 for Evergreen students/staff, and $50 for the greater community.

Chungliang has made annual visits to Evergreen for the past 8 years. This year the intention is to have it affordable enough for everybody who is interested to attend and by offering tickets at a 80% discount! Chungliang defies the one-dimensional nature of text, and thus we cannot fully encapsulate his dynamic teaching style in writing.

The Event will be located in the Evergreen Longhouse. It is a weekend intensive and participants are expected to attend on Friday from 6pm-8pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. See you there!

Wing Tsjun with Grand Master Thommy Boehlig

February 20, 2010
Grand Master Boehlig will go over the various lineages of wing chun, teach traditional principles and techniques. All artists of all styles are encouraged to come and participate. The event will answer some of the questions one may have regarding the uniqueness and science of Wing Chun/Wing Tsjun. Seminar will run from 10am to 2pm. For more information, call 206-229-8180, or visit

Wing Tsjun demo video

Living the Art of Taijiquan

March 5-7, 2010
Kim Ivy & Embrace The Moon welcome Master Jan Silberstorff to Seattle, WA for the first time. Jan became the first Western indoor student and family disciple of Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang in 1993 and now teaches in 15 countries around the world as a 20th Generation successor of the Chen family. Jan co-founded the World Chen Xiaowang Taijiquan Association and is the leader of the German section. He is a champion of many Taijiquan tournaments in both Europe and China, and has published books, articles, DVD’s and produced a TV series on Taijquan. Jan is fluent in Chinese and English and has a very humble and engaging teaching style. He is also a compasssionate humanitarian, raising and donating both money & time to ravaged areas in the world. Through Jan’s strong abililty to articulate the inner components of both technique and philosophy of our art students who enjoy his classes & seminars are transformed in their understanding of Taijiquan as a living art.

This workshop will be an amazing opportunity for beginners to advanced practitioners to gain insight into Taijiquan. Though lecture and practice, Jan will guide us through an analysis of the I-Ching as it relates to the embodied movements and cycles of Taijiquan. This workshop is an excellent opportunity to plumb deep in to the art in ways that are rarely available.

Friday 7 pm – 9 pm Introduction & Overview
Sat. 10 am – 5 pm Lecture & Practice
Sun. 9 am – 12 pm Practice & Review

$250 by February 15
$275 after, space available

Register and pay by mail, or contact Kim Ivy ([email protected]) with questions.

Grappling Seminar with Brian Johnson

March 6, 2010
Seattle Integrated Martial Arts in West Seattle is hosting a 3 hour seminar with Machado BJJ black belt, Brian Johnson. The seminar is open to all levels and
will be covering standing grappling and effective ground work. Cost is $50.00. Pre-registration required.

Tai Chi Chuan Workshop with Master Henry Wang

March 27, 2010
Master Wang became a national push hands champion in Taiwan while still in his twenties. Although he won that title several times in succession, he was dissatisfied with his achievement. He realized it depended on strength and technique and not on relaxation and softness. He wondered how success might be found using the concept from the Tai Chi Chuan Classics of “four ounces moving a thousand pounds”? Then he met Grandmaster Huang Sheng Shyan of Malaysia. Finally here was someone who truly possessed soft martial arts skills. He studied as much as possible with Grandmaster Huang whenever Huang visited Taiwan. Later Master Wang moved to Canada where he was able to further develop and refine the secrets of softness. He called his new art Search Center in order to emphasize the use of softness rather than physical strength when engaging a partner in push hands practice.

Master Wang has devoted over thirty-five years to the study of tai chi chuan and to the development of what has now become the Wang Style method. He is one of very few tai chi masters who actually use chi and not li (physical force). His extraordinary martial skills attest to the validity of his tai chi principles.

Enrollment is limited to 30 people. To assure your place (or ask questions), please contact Ted Libby ([email protected]). “Walk-in” registrations can only be accepted on a “space available” basis. $160 payment will be collected at the door. Cash (exact amount only please) or check. Doors open at 9:10am at the Knights of Columbus Bldg, 722 E. Union St. Workshop runs from 9:30am to noon, and 1:30 to 4pm.

Zheng Style Tai Ji: Zhan Zhuang Standing & Push Hands

March 27, 2010
The version of classical Chinese Tai Ji Quan created by Professor Zheng Manqing (1900-1975) embodies an uncompromising emphasis on absolute relaxation as a uniquely streamlined and efficient approach to the cultivation of internal power. In this workshop we will have an excellent opportunity to experience two core elements of Professor Zheng’s body of work: Zhan Zhuang and Pushing Hands.

In the morning section, we will explore and experience the exotic flavor of Zheng Style Taijiquan’s unique suite of ZHAN ZHUANG exercises, as synthesized by Prof. Zheng’s senior disciple Benjamin Lo. Scott will introduce the Principles that underlie all Zheng style Zhan Zhuang methods and participants will be exposed to the theory and practice of a number of variations of Zheng style Zhan Zhuang.

This work segues seamlessly into the afternoon’s exploration of Pushing Hands. Unlike many approaches to push hands training which begin with complex but formally restricted patterns, push hands is freely experienced as pure sensitivity and relaxation training. Learn to utilize the energy derived from Zhan Zhuang work in the morning session and to identify points of tension in a partner. Scott will clearly delineate and demonstrate the three main energies of push hands (receiving, transforming, and rooting) in 1-1 interaction with each participant. All participants are guaranteed time to push freely with instructor.

The Workshop is suitable for practitioners of any martial art and any variety of Taijiquan. Participants may register independently but will benefit most from taking both. In-depth PDF flyer of workshop here.

Individual Sessions $30 by March 1; $40 at the door.
Whole Day $50 by March 1; $70 at the door.
Proceeds will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.

Scott Meredith ([email protected]) has studied and practiced a large variety of Asian and Western martial arts for over 35 years. He speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and Japanese, and he is a long-time senior student of Tai Chi master Benjamin Lo.

Marcelo Alonso presents: Rubens “Cobhinha” Charles

April 3, 2010
Rubens Charles Maciel is considered to be the best pound-for-pound Jiu-Jitsu competitor in the world. Cobrinha has won a total of 6 world championships in Brazililan Jiu-Jitsu as a black belt in the featherweight category. Seminar will be held in the Fife High School wrestling room. Cost is $120, or $100 with pre-registration. Contact Marcelo Alonso at 206-618-6024 or [email protected].

World Tai Chi And Qigong Day 2010

April 24, 2010

  • Embrace The Moon will lead a free practice session from 10am to noon at the Olympic Sculpture Garden in Myrtle Edwards Park, rain or shine.
  • Interested in learning more about the ancient Chinese healing arts of tai chi or qigong? Visit Bastyr University in Kenmore from 10am to noon, and not only learn more about the therapeutic benefits of these disciplines, but have the opportunity to watch and practice them for yourself. Co-sponsored by the University’s Research Institute and the Institute of Qigong & Internal Alternative Medicine, the Bastyr event will include the opportunity to practice Yi Ren Qigong with local practitioners. Event participants will also have the opportunity to learn a qigong protocol for diabetes management. Also, information will be available regarding Bastyr’s recent studies on the therapeutic benefit of qigong for type 2 diabetes and its affect on overall quality of life, as well as other studies Bastyr is conducting in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Free and open to the public.
  • Visit the Pagoda at Pt. Defiance in Tacoma, between 10am and 11am, for exercises and demonstrations. Beginners are welcome, and participation is encouraged.
  • Seattle Wushu Center will host a free event at Lincoln Park in West Seattle, starting at 10am.

Rory Miller and Kevin Jackson on Violence

May 1, 2010
Rory is going to do thug stuff, violence dynamics, awareness based training, legalities…all that jazz. Kevin is going to do his thing, which can range through Wun Hop Kuen Do to R.A.T. to knives and sometimes involves biting. You’ve been warned.

Seminar will be held at the Portland Athletic Club (5803 SW Beaverton/Hillsdale Highway, Portland, OR). 10am to 4pm, unless you get tired and go home crying. Cost is $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Send early payments here.

Master Sam Masich Visits Vancouver

May 11, 2010
Sam Masich will be presenting a seminar on “Stance Structure and the Hip and Waist” at the North Shore Neighbourhood House (225 E 2nd St, North Vancouver, BC) on May 11th, 2010 from 10am-12noon. Cost: $35 if registered before May 7th; $45.00 at the door.

Sam Masich is one of the most accomplished mid-generation practitioners of Chinese internal martial arts in the world today. Having trained and taught for a quarter century, Masich has studied with several of the great masters of his era from both North America and China including Vancouver’s very own Grand Master Shou-Yu Liang, Dr. Yang Jwing Ming from the United States, as well as Jou Tsung Hwa, Yang Zhenduo and Chen Xiaowang.

Master Masich, who now lives in Germany, travels around the world giving demonstrations and teaching thousands of tai chi enthusiasts. Master Masich is the subject of two internationally airing documentaries and he has made some 20 films on Tai Chi and Neijia related subjects.

You do not have to be a member of the North Shore Tai Chi Spirit or Tai Chi Players in order to attend. For more information, visit .

BJJ Seminar with Renzo Gracie

May 15, 2010
Master Renzo Gracie is a world-renown practitioner of Brazilian jiu jitsu and MMA. He is the senior member of the famous Gracie family of jiu jitsu teachers and fighters. Don’t miss this rare chance to learn from a true living legend. Space will be limited. Cost is $120. To register, contact Rodrigo Lopes at 206-335-0747 or [email protected].

2010 Budokan Judo Tournament

May 15, 2010
Tournament will be held at Shorewood High School (17300 Fremont Avenue North). Entry fee is $30. More information here.

“Enchanting China” at Benaroya Hall

May 29, 2010
This celebration of Chinese performing arts will feature world-class performers, dazzling costumes, and elegant folk dances from various ethnic groups from within the Seattle Chinese community. Free session starts at 2pm, ticketed performances start at 7pm.

Martial Arts Performances at the Northwest Folklife Festival

May 28-31, 2010
Sunday, 11am: Capoeira Males at the Mural Amphitheater

Balintawak Eskrima in Seattle

June 12-13, 2010
Join us for an opportunity to train with internationally renowned Filipino martial arts teacher Bobby Taboada as he makes a rare Pacific Northwest visit. All martial artists are welcome for these two training opportunities:

Date: Saturday June 12, 2010
Kent Commons Community Center
525 4th Ave North
Kent, Washington 98032
Schedule: 12:00 – 6:00PM

Date: Sunday June 13, 2010
Bellingham Chinese Martial Arts Academy
414 West Bakerview Suite 110
Bellingham, Washington 98226
4:30PM-5:30PM (Balintawak Testing)

Early Registration (Before June 1st) $75
After June 1st or at the Door $90
Both Seminars $135 (Early Registration)

To Register or for more info, contact John Soriano, at 206-372-0654, or email cuentada.seattle(at)

Old Glory Cardboard Tube Fight 2010

Cardboard Tube Fighting

June 13, 2010
What better way to celebrate Flag Day than the tried and true tradition of cardboard tube fighting? That’s right, it’s time to awaken your inner children and rally your actual children for the Old Glory Cardboard Tube Fight, brought to you by none other than The World is Fun! Join TWIF at Cal Anderson Park at noon (for kids, 1PM for adults) for an afternoon of good ol’ cardboard smackdowns! C’mon, don your suit of cardboard armor and show your friends what celebrating Old Glory really means.

This event is all ages – inner children and actual children are welcome. This event is FREE; however, donations to The World is Fun allow us to continue to organize these great events and are much appreciated! Costumes Encouraged. Tubes will be provided.

Martial University South 2010

June 19, 2010
Imagine a total of 20-30 1-hour mini seminars. You get to pick seven of them. Want to try something new each hour? We can do that. Click with one instructor? You can spend the rest of the day exploring what he or she has to offer.

Instructors: Jon Crain (Isshin-Ryu), Kris Wilder (Goju-ryu), Phillip Starr (YiLiQuan), Jeremy Thompson, Todd Durgan (Kenpo), Restita DeJesus (TaiJiQuan), Shabir Ramzan (Silat), Rory Miller (Thug Stuff). List is subject to change.

Event will be held at Sumner High School (1707 main St, Sumner, WA) between 8am and 3pm. Registration starts at 7:45am. Cost is $35 if registered by June 1st, $50 afterwards. All proceeds to go to the families of the 4 slain Lakewood Police Officers.

Martial University welcomes participants age 15 years and older. For more information, contact Mark Hachey ([email protected], 253-445-1495).

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar With John Will & David Meyer

July 10, 2010
Join us for an intensive workshop on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by two of the most sought after coaches in the world. John Will travels tirelessly doing hundreds of seminars for the worlds martial artists, government agencies, and military task forces. David Meyer is one of the most decorated competitors grappling has ever seen, and has recently written the “bible” on competing “Training For Competition.” This is one of only two seminars David and John will offer this year in North America: register now to save your space! For more information, contact Jake Burroughs at 206-941-3232 or three_harmonies(at)

Igor Kurinnoy Highlights

Igor Kurinnoy in Seattle

July 23-25, 2010
Sea-Town SAMBO and The American Sambo Association are proud to announce a seminar with Igor Kurinnoy, Merited Master of Sports. Igor’s accomplishments include:

-A three time World Sambo Champion.
-A Five Time Sambo World Cup Champion.
-A Silver Medalist in the Sumo World Championships.
-An International Judo Champion.
-Owner and Director of the Borec Sports Club in Moscow, Russia.
-A graduate of the world famous Sambo-70 Sports Club.
-The author/creator of the “Sambo for Professionals” Series.

Cost is $100 pre-paid, $150 at the door, or $75 for one day. Contact Aaron Fields at [email protected] or 206.713.9745 for more information.

MKG Martial Arts–10 Year Anniversary Celebration

July 31, 2010
MKG is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this summer, and we would like to invite you, your friends, coworkers, and family to come join us to see what you do here at MKG. We will be having a morning of free classes, raffles, and martial arts demonstrations, 10am to 2:30pm. Please come and help us celebrate 10 years of being real martial arts for real everyday people!

Tai Chi Push Hands Seminar with Carl Dechiara

July 31, 2010
We are doing a tai chi seminar in Seattle: Tai Chi basics, Push hands, chin na and applications. Lots of exciting information! For more information call Asher at 206-446-0862, or Carl at 330-573-7820. Cost is $100 per day. Come ready to work hard!

Seattle Dance Festival at Dahl Field

July 31, 2010
Get up off your couch and celebrate National Dance Day! Stop by at Dahl Field (7700 25th Ave NE) from 1-4pm and show us your dance moves! All ages welcome to this FREE community event–learn an easy dance routine and watch local performances. Great for families! If you have any questions or want to perform, email [email protected]. Let’s Dance!

Shaolin Qi Gong With Dr. Benjamin Apichai

July 31 (onwards), 2010

Shaolin Qi Gong is an important technique for building strength for martial arts practice as well as for health practitioners. The techniques are from the “Classic of Muscle and Tendon Change” or the “Yi Jin Jing.” A famous internal practice from Shaolin, these techniques are designed to help build internal strength and power. These techniques are still taught to martial artists, and are also part of the standard curriculum for Tui Na Doctors throughout China.

Dr. Benjamin Apichai, known as Boonchai to his students, comes from a medicine family from Thailand. He graduated from the Medical School of Jinan University, China in 1993 and has been teaching at Bastyr University since 1994. He currently teaches Tui Na, Die Da, Thai Massage, Qi Gong, TCM Nutrition, Tai Chi Chuan, TCM Sport Medicine, TCM Body Work. In addition to teaching Boonchai also maintains a private practice in North Seattle.

Seminar dates are: July 31st, August 14th, September 4th, September 18th, and October 2nd. Each is from 2-4pm. Cost is $35 per class, or $150 for the entire series. To be held at Washington Hapkido in Kirkland. For more information, contact Dr. Sean Bradley at [email protected] or (425) 820-1514.

Green Lake Spiritual Center Grand Opening

August 1, 2010
Guided meditation, Bhakti talk and conversation, music, food and sharing. 10am to 9pm. More information here.

Shou-Yu Liang’s Internal Chinese Martial Arts and Qigong Retreat 2010

August 1-8, 2010
Summers in Vancouver B.C. are especially beautiful. As you join millions of people to explore Vancouver and its vast beautiful outdoor playground, why not take the opportunity to enjoy a lifetime experience by attending a world renowned, world class Internal Chinese Martial Arts and Qigong Retreat! Average time of instruction is 6 hours per day. Students and visitors are welcome to spend extra hours practicing on their own at our facility, or they may choose to relax and visit places of interest around town after each workshop.

All workshops are taught personally by Grandmaster Shou-Yu Liang. Registration is required to attend. Space is limited, so register early to ensure your spot. For more information, visit

Crossing The Pond – Martial Expo in Seattle

August 14-15, 2010
Iain Abernethy, Marc “Animal” MacYoung, Al Peasland, Kris Wilder, and Nicholas Yang together in one seminar, covering the Chinese Arts, Okinawan Karate, Street Fighting, Self Defense and Applied Karate all on one floor all on one day. More information here.

Nicholas Yang introduces Crossing the Pond

Al Peasland on Crossing the Pond

Dong Style Taijiquan Workshop with Master Alex Dong

August 20-22, 2010
Schedule includes the Yang Long Form, Family Fast Form, Hao Form, & weapons forms. Cost is $45 per session or $240 for all
six sessions. Workshop will be held at the Tai Chi Barn in Tumwater. Contact Andy Holmes (360-701-3802 or [email protected]) for more info or go to

Pekiti Tirsia Kali: Traditional Filipino Martial Arts with Meynard Ancheta

August 28-29, 2010
Your are invited to join us for a weekend of training in the beautifully effective art of Pekiti Tirsia Kali, one of the native weapon and empty hand arts of the Philippines. This is Guro Ancheta’s first visit to Seattle, WA. and he will guide students through the “Doce Methodos” or Twelve Methods. These are the foundational methods and techniques for every aspect of Pekiti Tirsia Kali (empty hand / single weapon / double weapons). All levels of experience are welcome, all we ask is you leave your ego at the door! Please bring your own sticks and a training knife. ABSOLUTELY NO LIVE BLADES!

Students can expect to learn:

  • Single and double stick methods
  • Effective & Realistic knife fighting skills
  • Brutal techniques meant for real combat, not sport
  • Improve your timing, footwork, and understanding of range & distance
  • Have fun learning a cultural treasure of the Philippines

For more information please contact Jake Burroughs at 206-941-3232 or three_harmonies(at)

2010 Night Market in Chinatown/International District

August 28, 2010
Free entertainment provided at Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave South and South King Street.

6-6:30pm: Martial Arts Demos – Northwest Wushu
6:30-7pm: Chinese Yo-Yo Demo and play along
7-7:30pm: Lion and Dragon Dance – Mak Fai Washington Kung Fu Club

USSD Championship Martial Arts Tournament

August 29, 2010
United Studios of Self-Defense will hold their tournament at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, from 9am to 6pm. For more information email Sensei Jennifer Freeman at ballard(at)

Marc “Crafty Dog” Denny, Dog Brothers Martial Arts, Seattle Seminar

September 11-12, 2010
Die Less Often. This seminar will emphasize real world application, with particular relevance for military and law enforcement. For more information, contact Sabertooth Consulting.

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Seminar with Robert Lovi

September 18, 2010
Robert Lovi is a first-degree black belt under professor Pedro Sauer. He will be instructing at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu of Seattle (in Everett, from 3pm to 6pm on Saturday. Cost is $80. To book a spot, call 619-209-0586.

Savate with Salem Assli

September 18-19, 2010
Event will be held at MKG Seattle. Cost is $110 for both days, $65 for one day.

Chen Family Training with Chen Xiao Wang

September 23-26, 2010
Join our annual workshop with Grandmaster Chen, Xiao Wang. Grandmaster is focusing his personal training and teaching on the core of all Taijiquan, the Laojia and this year we will spend three full days delving into the structure & the mystery of this original & profound method of mind/body/spirit & martial cultivation. We also have a rare opportunity to spend an evening with Grandmaster in a lecture where he will express his perspective on a lifetime of practice. Our lecture “Taijiquan and the Mind” is not to be missed, though with respect to a diverse audience, please know that his comments may address sensitive topics such as suicide & mental difficulties.

We are most fortunate to take advantage of his deepened well of insights in this weekend of training. Don’t miss out. Co-hosted by Embrace the Moon Taijiquan & Qigong and Seattle School of Chen Taijiquan.

Lecture cost is $35/evening, form instruction and refinement is $110/day with early registration. To register or for more information, visit

Pekiti Tirsia Kali with Leo Gaje Jr.

September 25-26, 2010
Widely known for his mastery of bladed weapons, Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje serves as a Senior Advisor to the Armed Forces
of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police, training them in close quarters combat utilizing the effective and sophisticated techniques of the Pekiti-Tirsia System of Kali. He was technical advisor and appeared in the Calibre Press video, SURVIVING EDGED WEAPONS, critically acclaimed as the finest law enforcement training video ever made for edged weapons defense.

Grand Tuhon Gaje will be teaching empty-hand against weapons, bladed combat, and Filipino stick fighting. He will bring your edged awareness and skills to a new level. Cost is $150 with preregistration by Sept 20. Seminar will be held at Tactix Gym in Vancouver BC. See the flyer for more information.

Rory Miller on Brawling and the Law

October 23-24, 2010
Topics will include: the seven elements of self-defense, efficient movement, fighting to the goal, predator and violence dynamics, self-defense law, counter ambush, movement/pain/damage/shock, environmental fighting, ground brawling, and scenarios with a peer jury. Hosted by Brent Yamamoto and Northwest Martial Arts in Bothell. Cost is $150 for both days, less for less. To register or ask a question, visit Chiron Training.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts with Tim Cartmell

October 30-31, 2010
Tim Cartmell has been a practitioner, teacher, author, fighter, competitor, and an overall ambassador of the martial arts for over 35 years both in North America and Asia. Workshop topics will include: Using the Gi as a Weapon, Mixed Martial Immersion 101, and Bagua Fighting Concepts. Cost is $75 for one session, with discounts for multiple sessions. For more information, contact Jake Burroughs.

Five Willows Push Hands Workshop

October 30-31, 2010
Five Willows Seattle is sponsoring an opportunity to gather together and study Master Tao’s water style push hands. His insistence on understanding ‘whole body’ and ‘synchronizing’ still remain foremost in our studies as we work on relaxing and not pushing back or pulling away and never being double weighted.

The workshop is open to all levels of Tai Chi enthusiasts who want to research this style of push hands in a safe, nurturing and cooperative environment. Sessions will be Saturday 1pm-4pm, Sunday 9am-11:30am and 1:30pm-4pm at Phinney Neighborhood Center in Seattle. For more information, e-mail [email protected].

Cultural Crossroads Festival

November 6, 2010
Watch free martial arts and self-defense demonstrations at Crossroads Mall in Bellevue. Performance schedule here.

Matrix Energetics Healing Seminar

December 3-6, 2010
It has been Dr. Richard Bartlett’s burning desire for many years to push the envelope until he came up with a teachable system that people from all walks of life could use for themselves, not just a few select or “gifted” people. Not just health practitioners but people with no previous experience as well. Dr. Bartlett worked to develop a system that produced observable and verifiable changes and which could be taught to others as easily as any other life skill. Matrix Energetics encompasses a new state of mind, a new way of looking at the world we live and breathe in, and a new way of reaching out to new possibilities, a consciousness shift.

According to modern physicists, all reality can be described as vibrations and waveforms where everything is light and information. We chose the “matrix” name because we enter into a unique morphic field when we do this work. One can imagine it much like a lattice of information, and one learns to reach into the lattice and change that information. Often in a seminar the unconscious mind is the student and the logical mind has to take a breather. Then the logical mind gets its time to be happy as we explore the science behind the “magic.”

Matrix Energetics is dedicated to bringing this new consciousness shift and personal power of transformation and healing to as many people as possible. Dedicated to showing people how to access new possibilities. When people can observe and see for themselves verifiable physical changes rapidly as happens when using Matrix Energetics, it helps them to accept these new possibilities and makes it real for them.

Course levels 1 and 2 will be offered in Seattle in December. Pre-registration prices start at $355. The Friday Evening Intro/Outline is Free & Open to the Public as space allows. There is no need to register for Friday evening. Just show up. You may register for the weekend after the Intro (or early Saturday morning otherwise). For more information or to register early, visit the Matrix Energetics website.

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