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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Brian Johnson Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar at Yuen's Family Martial Arts Center in Coquitlam B.C.


"Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling art that is practiced primarily on the ground. To the outsider, it may appear to be very similar to wrestling. The difference is that BJJ is the art of submission - or getting your practice partner into a position where they have no alternative other than to "give up" or "submit". This is done with a variety of joint locks and chokes that are all designed to be very effective without injuring your partner." More......

Sensei Brian Johnson will be conducting a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar Friday March 2nd at Yuen's Family Martial Arts Center in Conquitlam B.C.. Sensei Johnson has over 15 years of experience with a Black Belt under David Meyer and John Will.

Yuen's FMAC is a beautiful new training facility Coquitlam on Austin. Walking in you are met with the attentiveness and surroundings that will remind you of Starbucks. Yuen's Family Martial Arts offers a wide range of training opportunities including Grappling, Non Classical Gung Fu, Arnis, Kick Boxing, Children's Classes, Fook Yueng Chuan, Tae Kwan Do and more. They are host to many top martial arts training seminar opportunities.


Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Flow of Visayan Escrima Random Flow Training


"Unlike empty-hand or even stick fighting, dueling with swords offers no
forgiveness. A mistake in timing or reaction does not lead to a bruise or a
broken arm, but to severed tendons, deep trauma, and potentially death. A
much greater emphasis is therefore placed on strategy than perhaps would be
with less lethal weapons." more......

The above comes from an excellent artical on on Sonny Umpad's Visayan Escrima Corto Cadena by MAIJA SODERHOLM, B.SC.

Watching Sonny Umpad do Escrima was at once watching a master dancer and warrior moving. It is excellent to see that there is an organization that is setting up to perpetuate Sonny's Method, check out the web pages. His method works well in conjunction with any martial art and will definantly be an eye opener if you have not played with a gifted escrima master.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

The Little Dojo In Walla Walla Gets New Location



The Little Dojo in Walla Walla gets a new home. On March 1st 2007 The Little Dojo will be moving to it's new home a 1600 square foot dojo located at 1726 East Isaacs. There will be an expanded Curriculum to include:


  • Fook Yueng Chuan

  • Bruce Lee's Non Classical Gung Fu

  • Sing I Chuan

  • I Chuan

  • MMA

  • CQB for Proffessionals

  • A variety of Seminars including, Mountain Retreats, Jesse Glover, Pierre Hartman, Infinity Knife Concepts, Weapons Retention and Disarms, and Self Defense
Anyone interested in training at The Little Dojo can apply by calling Steve Smith at 509-527-3385. Or email yeungchuan@yahoo.com