Seattle Martial Arts 2016 Seminars and Events Calendar

Dragon Fest 2016

July 16, 2016
The largest Pan-Asian festival in the Northwest, Dragon Fest, includes demonstrations by various local martial arts and kung fu schools. Event will be held at Hing Hay Park, located in Seattle’s International District/Chinatown neighborhood.

Jeet Kune Do Seminar with Taky Kimura

July 30, 2016
An affordable Jun Fan / JKD Seminar for a great cause. For the first time EVER the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute, Northwest Kali/JKD and MKG Seattle are teaming up to offer a seminar to the public on Jun Fan / Jeet Kune Do, and the martial arts legacy of Bruce Lee, to the public, together!

This seminar is a fundraising benefit for Sigung Taky Kimura who was one of Bruce Lee’s dearest friends and one of only 3 authorized to teach his arts.

Anyone with ANY interest or experience in these arts is warmly welcomed and encouraged to participate in this rare and community building event. It is now 2016 and we are quickly, and sadly, losing access to these first generation students of Sijo Bruce Lee so don’t miss an opportunity that, literally, might be your last.

Sifu Andy Kimura, Sifu Chris Clarke and Sifu Andy Wilson will be leading Jun Fan Gung Fu and Jeet Kune Do instruction.

For more information, visit MKG Seattle.

Edged Weapons and Nami Ryu Seminar

July 30-31, 2016

James Williams frequently teaches police and military; along with regular seminars at Aikido, Bujinkan, and other training facilities that feature a variety or mixture of martial arts styles. This Seattle seminar is being sponsored by SatoBuKan which is a Nami Ryu dojo in Seattle.

Please call or email Josh Ross at or 360-550-2883 to get a personalized PDF flyer with all the details.

Seattle International Martial Arts Championship 2016

August 20, 2016
The goal of this tournament is to promote fellowship between martial artists of all styles. This is a friendly tournament, not a qualifier for anything else. Relax and have fun! Wushu, Traditional Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Karate and more.

For more information, visit Martial Hearts.

William C.C. Chen in Seattle

September 24-25, 2016
William C. C. Chen is a senior disciple of the late Grandmaster Cheng Man-Ching. For more information, contact Master Benjamin Noma or Sifu Bob Iden.

Five Willows Tai Chi Push Hands Workshop

October 1-2, 2016
FWTCA is sponsoring a push hands weekend at the Phinney Neighborhood Center in Seattle. Anyone interested in practicing and researching Master Tao’s soft style push hands is welcome to attend. There is no charge for the weekend. For more information, contact Pat at 206-723-2515.

Fook Yeung Sticking / Push Hands Seminar

October 8, 2016
Pushing Hands or Sticking is a huge world within the martial arts. It is a playful practice that brings awareness to our structure and develops sensitivity in our bodies. It is attribute training and therefore not limited to a particular style or system, nor does it require experience to begin.

In this seminar we will cover a variety of sticking methods and exercises used at Infinity Arts. Our goal is to have our movements become more fluid and spontaneous. This happens as we respond organically to how our partner is moving rather than repeating a set of pre-arranged techniques. Drills and exercises will ensure a common vocabulary of movement as we continue into free flow and conversational style sticking.

For more information, visit Fighting Chance Seattle.

Aikido Seminar with Yoko Okamoto Shihan

October 20-22, 2016
Please join us for a special seminar with Yoko Okamoto Shihan from Aikido Kyoto, Japan. Party afterwards.

More information at Seattle Aikikai.

Savate / French Kickboxing Seminar

October 22-23, 2016
Open to the public and highly encouraged for peers with kickboxing or MMA programs of any type. MKG Seattle has integrated a Savate / Boxe Francaise component into our martial arts offerings over the last 10 years. Professor Salem Assli is one of only a handful of Silver Glove level practitioners actively teaching in the United States and has been our sponsor in this effort.

You do not need to have ANY experience to participate in this seminar and individuals from other schools with a kickboxing interest are encouraged to attend and learn some new tricks and ideas.

For more information, visit MKG Seattle.

Chen Taijiquan Training Intensive with Chen Zi Qiang

October 26-30, 2016

Welcome back Master Chen, Zi Qiang to Seattle. Chen Zi Qiang is the eldest son of Grandmaster Chen Xiao Xing and as such has received the highest level of training since he was a young child. Chen Zi Quan has emerged as one of the most highly skilled praticioners and teachers in our generation and is now the principle instructor at the main school in Chenjiagou (the Chen Village). This workshop is an extraordinary opportunity to begin, deepen and advance your practice.

Over the week, we will explore the essential basics of Taijiquan: Stance, Footwork & Body Mechanics, (all levels are welcome), Tui Shou – aka Push Hands, (Taijiquan experience required), review/learn the 54 movement Sword and learn the Chen Taijquan Fan. CZQ will also be available for private lessons.

For more information, visit Embrace the Moon.

Partner Taijiquan and Sun Taiji Sanshou

October 30, 2016
Learn the partner form, qin na and other techniques from Sifu Andy Dale at Lower Woodland Park. More information at Wuji.

Practical Karate and Bunkai with Iain Abernethy

November 4-6, 2016
This seminar will cover the history, applications and drills of the Pinan / Heian / Pyung Ahn series of forms and will show how they were intended to be a holistic self-protection system. The seminar will cover the nature of the forms and the methods they contain, including: strikes, locks, escapes, throws, takedowns, dislocations, chokes, strangles, and trapping.

In addition to the methods themselves, participants will also be shown numerous two-person drills to develop deeper understanding and skill in application. This will include safe and productive live drills that will really bring the kata to life!

For more information, visit Fighting Chance Seattle.

The Revolution XXXII: A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi and No-Gi Tournament

November 21, 2016
Registration opens on October 17. Tournament held at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. More information at Leap LLC.

Daito-ryu Aiki-jujitsu Ginjukai Seminar with Popkin Sensei

December 3-4, 2016
Howard Popkin Sensei will conduct a two day intensive seminar covering the techniques and principles of Daitoryu, the system of aikijutsu studied by Morihei Ueshiba, the Founder of Aikido. This is principle based, body centered instruction and will be of immense value in understanding how to do Aikido with aiki. This seminar is open to the public regardless of style or affiliation and members of the various study groups around the country are highly encouraged to participate.

More information at Aikido Eastside.

Martial Arts and the Law

December 10, 2016
Free seminar to be held at Seattle Asian Medicine and Martial Arts.