Highline Kung Fu & Karate Tournament 10.22.17

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. YOU MAY REGISTER AT THE DOOR.
Tournament for Karate youth and adults and Kung Fu youth with forms, weapons forms, synchronized forms, and all-ages point sparring. Hosted by PNW Martial Arts Federation.

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Highline Athletic Club, 125 S 156th St, Burien  98148
10:00 – 11:00 Registration
11:30 Tournament begins

Cost of Registration:
1 Event    $45
2 Events   $60
3+ Events  $75
Minus 10% discount for participating siblings and parents

Payment at the door in check or cash only. Please make checks payable to Junhong’s Kung Fu Club. All participants are required to sign a waiver.

Sensei Greg Sommers  greg@flyingecko.com  206.412.4363
Shifu JunHong Chon  junhongkungfuclub@gmail.com   206.793.1825
Shifu Kimberly Bowen  kimberly@kimberlybowen.com   206.979.0459

 

Hearty shout-out to the courageous women who gave it their all at the Intro to Self Defense for Women workshop at Highline Athletic Club, taught by Macabee Martial Arts Seattle’s Sifu Kimberly Bowen​, hosted by Sensei Greg Sommers-Herivel of Northwest School of Karate on June 24, 2017. We learned a lot in just two hours, including how to keep yourself safe with a powerful attitude and awareness and turning your butterflies into dragons with your powerful shout. Then we practiced our tools for causing pain (eye pokers! foot stomp! chicken wings!) and practiced five krav maga techniques to escape from being grabbed or choked. All of these techniques follow the formula: Take charge! Make a big noise! Cause pain! Run away!

What is your favorite way to cause pain? Smash the Pumpkin was a big hit, but I love the simplicity of the good old Eye Poke. You just overlap your middle finger over your pointer to reinforce the strength, then poke ’em in the eye! Doesn’t take much strength, but causes an all-consuming distraction for the attacker.

At the end of our workshop we reviewed the techniques to escape from grabs and chokes, here are the videos:

2 Arm Grab

Choke from Behind

Front Choke

Grab One Arm 2 Hands

Grab One Arm