Tucson, AZ -- 2006 Spring Seminar, March 10-12, 2006

  • Where:

    University of Arizona, Bear Down Gym -- Tucson AZ
  • When:

    Friday March 10th, through Sunday March 12th
  • Activities included:

    • Forms tournament -- Friday night
    • Sparring tournament -- Friday night (finals for advanced level Saturday night)
    • Participation in all workshops:
    • Boards for breaking training -- Saturday
    • Kicking combination training -- Saturday
    • Shoulin Kung Fu stances training-- Saturday
    • Self Defense training -- Saturday
    • Sparring training -- Saturday
    • Self-defense from a knife attack -- Sunday
    • Cane Forms -- Sunday (link password protected)

    Friday night Forms Tournament

    Friday night there was a Forms tournament. There were several rings running at the same time, and participants were divided up by rank, age-categories and gender (for adults). Here we show Mr Curtis as he practices his form in preparation for the competition. Mr Curtis was in the adult men (>40 years old) 1st and 2nd Degree Black Belt division.

  • Mr Curtis Practicing his Form

  • Mr Curtis Practicing his Form -- Yoon Bee

  • Mr Curtis Practicing the double Palm Block in his form -- Yoon Bee

  • Mr Curtis Practicing the Knife-hand strike in his form -- Yoon Bee

  • Mr Curtis Practicing his Form -- Yoon Bee

  • Zoom in on Mr Curtis Practicing his Form -- Yoon Bee

  • Mr Curtis receives a medal for his effort

    Friday night Sparring Tournament

    Friday night there was also a Sparring tournament. There were several rings running at the same time, and participants were divided up by rank, age-categories and gender (for adults). Here we show Mr Curtis in one of his matches. He was in the adult men (>40 years old) 1st and 2nd Degree Black Belt division.

    For safety, the rules of the tournament were no contact, with points only scoring to thr front of the trunk (below the neck, above the belt, back not allowed). Kicking techniques score 2 points and hand techniques score 1 point. Sweeping or take-downs not allowed.

  • Saturday Breaking Practice

    As part of Saturdays training everyone got a chance to practice breaking techniques with boards. Everyone got 5 boards they could practice with and could go around to different stations with experience high ranking black-belts that could help guide them in their techniques.

    Sandy sets up for a downward break

  • Sandy completes her break -- good job Sandy!



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