Seattle Martial Arts 2019 Seminars and Events Calendar

Tai Chi Fundamentals: Grasping the Bird’s Tail

January 2, 2019
This free introductory lesson is the first of a nine-week course on Yang style Tai Chi. The course will focus on the first dozen postures of the traditional Tai Chi form, including “Grasp the Bird’s Tail.”

Together we will practice a variety of solo drills and partner exercises, chosen to improve students’ understanding and ability.

Beginners are welcome. Experienced practitioners are also welcome. Instruction will be tailored to the current abilities of each student.

Free admission with RSVP. For the event schedule, visit the Shoreline Tai Chi website.

Northwest Glima Gathering

January 12-13, 2019
Glima is a sport as old as the Vikings, and you will get a chance to take part in a long and proud tradition. Get ready to get hands-on right away. Take down and escape from an opponent and test yourself in honest, friendly competition. The simple rules make it easy for beginners to get started, while experienced grappling enthusiasts will enjoy the challenge of this fast-paced sport. Trash-talking is not only allowed, but encouraged. A quick wit to match your quick moves might make you a crowd favorite and even earn you a horn of mead.

Glima USA head Danny Hoskins will be leading the workshop, under the Viking Glima Federation’s master instructor Lars Magnar Enoksen.

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Têt Festival – Vietnamese Lunar New Year

January 26-27, 2019
Seattle Center Festál presents Tết in Seattle – Vietnamese Lunar New Year. Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Vietnam through live performances, hands-on activities, foods, crafts, games, martial arts and a lively marketplace.

The Lunar New Year Celebration welcomes the return of spring and chases out evil spirits with the traditional roaring lion dance and the crackle of firecrackers. Revisit one thousand years of the Vietnamese history at this festive New Year celebration. Free admission.

CageSport MMA

February 9, 2019
At the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma. 21 and over only. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

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