Hey all, First, I'd like to point out that this forum could use an "Upcoming Events" folder. For now, I'll post this here Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Seminar with Guro Tim Waid in Dayton, OH - http://www.asianfightingarts.com/seminars/pekiti_tirsia Seminar program will include instruction in the true, defined strategy and tactics of combat bladefighting, and a comprehensive overview of the Doce Methodos system of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali with solo Kalis/Baston, Daga/Dagaso, and Pangamut/Empty Hands ============================================= Double Trouble Seminar - Kali, Silat, and Shen Chuan in Nacogdoches, TX - http://www.asianfightingarts.com/seminars/double_trouble Don’t miss this event! Guru Ken Pannell and Professor Joe Lansdale have over seventy years of martial arts experience between them. With an extensive background in Korean and Japanese arts, Guru Ken began training in Filipino Kali in 1978 and in Indonesian Pentjak Silat in 1984. He developed Sikal as a blending of the strengths he found in these two arts. After decades of studying various martial arts, Professor Lansdale began defining and refining his own personal expression which, in 1996, became the foundation of Shen Chuan. Each of these arts is impressive and devastating. Come share the fun while these men and their senior students guide you through an exploration of these arts. ============================================= Edged Weapons Clinic with Guru Ken Pannell in Nashville, TN - http://www.asianfightingarts.com/seminars/tn_jkd Take a day to immerse yourself in edged weapon technology with Guru Ken Pannell assisted by his wife Ibu Pamela Pannell! This clinic will cover blade concepts of the Filipino martial art of Kali. We will help you to build instinctive responses geared toward a personal system of defense with a knife or dagger. Guru Ken has distilled some of the best material from the various systems of Kali he has studied to bring you a well rounded and simply based view of the Filipino Kali blade arts. Accept no substitutes, Kali is one of the oldest edged weapon arts in the world with tried and tested techniques and concepts – learn a blade science! ============================================= Burmese Bando with Dr. Maung Gyi in Dayton, OH - http://www.asianfightingarts.com/seminars/dr_gyi Dr. Gyi is respected the world over as a soldier's soldier and trainer of thousands in the combative systems of Burmese Bando, the fighting system of the world's most renowned soldiers — the Gurhkas. A long time resident of the Ohio area, Dr. Gyi works tirelessly for the art of Bando and supports the armed forces of the world. Dr. Gyi will be teaching the Boar stick in the morning workshop and has agreed to teach the rarely seen Bando blade in the afternoon session. The blade of Bando, the Kukri, is one of the world's most recognized and respected combat utility arms and was made famous by the Gurkhas. Survivor of countless battles the world over, with both combat and peace-keeping missions, Dr. Gyi is a treatsure house of knowledge of the realities and techniques of real life martial strategies. The greates popularity and formalization of Bando occurred during World War II with over 200,000 practitioners. Dr. Gyi began teaching the art of Bando in the U. S. on April 3, 1960 in Washington, D. C. Dr. Gyi organized the American Bando Association on June 15, 1968, at Ohio University. The International Bando Association was officially formed on March 9, 1946, by Dr. Gyi's father, U Ba Than, then director of physical education and athletics for the Union of Burma. Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity! ============================================= Doce Pares Eskrima/Eskrido with Grandmaster Ciriaco "Cacoy" Canete in Dayton, OH - http://www.asianfightingarts.com/seminars/eskrido Grandmaster Ciriaco "Cacoy" Canete de al Cuesta was the 2001 Black Belt Magazine's Weapons Instructor of the Year and is one of the foremost Filipino martial arts practitioners and teachers in the world. GM Cacoy was born near Cebu City, Cebu Island in the Visayas region of the Philippines in August 1919. A practitioner of Arnis for 75 years, he has also studied boxing, jiu jitsu, judo, free-style wrestling and aikido. His world famous Doce Pares Eskrido is the refined culmination of his near-century of study and experience. Don't miss this rare opportunity to study with one of the last living legends of Filipino martial arts. GM Cacoy will be 82 in August and is still going strong. Call, mail, visit our website, or come on in to get registered.