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    Congrats! Coach Phil Kleffner Earned His Black Belt in BJJ
    May 3, 2016

    MKG Seattle BJJ Coach Phil Kleffner Earns His Black Belt!

    Phil Kleffner MKG Black Belt BJJ InstructorOur head BJJ Coach, Phil Kleffner, was awarded his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Professor Brian Johnson last week.

    Earning a black belt in BJJ is a monumental achievement in the martial arts world.  It usually implies 8-10 years of participation to move from white to blue to purple to brown and finally the coveted black belt.  Professor Brian Johnson of the Northwest Jiu-Jitsu Academy is notoriously stingy in awarding this rank so we are especially proud of Phil for his accomplishment.

    Phil has been a part of our teaching staff for several years working with Professor Brian, Coach James Kessenich and MKG Seattle owner Andy Wilson on growing the BJJ program at MKG.  We couldn’t be more proud to have him on our coaching staff.

    In the last year things have begun to come together with several students moving from white to blue and from blue to purple in large part because of Coach Phil’s dedication and attentiveness to his students.

    Please join us in congratulating Coach Phil!

    We currently have BJJ classes on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays and no-gi grappling classes (CSW) on Wednesdays.

    Click here for more details: http://www.mkgseattle.com/programs/adult-programs/grappling-bjj-csw/

    Come give it a try and say hello, and congratulations, to Coach Phil when he’s teaching.



    Mother’s Day Month of May Promotion
    May 2, 2016

    Happy Mother’s Day From MKG Seattle. We Appreciate All That You Do!

    As our way of saying thank you for all of the wonderful things you do, MKG has decided to offer a FREE month of classes in our MKG Essentials Program for all of the moms in Seattle.

    During the month of May you can take advantage of these promotions!

    A Free Moms and Kids Martial Arts Class on Saturday May 7th from 1:00 – 2:00. You and your child will work as a team and learn some fun partner drills to practice at home as a family!

    1 Month in our MKG Essentials Program. Here you will learn all that is necessary to have a great foundation in our Martial Arts Program for self-defense and fitness in a fun laid back atmosphere

    To sweeten the deal, If you decide to continue after the month we will throw in a martial arts bundle valued at $80 FOR FREE! This bundle consists of Boxing gloves, Kali sticks, and a MKG shirt.

    Please call (206)789-2411, fill out the form below, or stop by the front desk to sign-up for the different Mother’s Day promotions. Hurry! Space is limited.


    Please enter your information below to get started today, and we will be in touch with you soon.



    Kali / JKD Seminar With Guro Rick Faye in Seattle May 14 & 15, 2016
    April 8, 2016

    Guro Rick Faye Returns For a Kali / JKD / Filipino Boxing Seminar at MKG Seattle



    Rick Faye Inosanto SeattleWhether you are an absolute beginner or have decades of experience do not miss this opportunity to train with one of the elite instructors in the martial arts world. Not only is Guro Rick Faye one of the most talented martial artists on the planet he is also one of it’s most gifted teachers. The legendary Guro Dan Inosanto once referred to Rick as one of the top 3 instructors he’s ever trained.

    Rick has a unique perspective on the arts and the path and role of the martial artist. He has a way of shifting your understanding and approach to training that will set you up for success and longevity.

    Come find out why.

    Guro Rick Faye Seminar
    Kali / JKD / Muay Thai / Grappling / Panantukan
    DATE: May 14th and 15th, 2016
    COST: $140 Both Days ($155 at the door)
    $85 One Day ($95 at the door)
    TIME: 11:00 to 3:30 Both Days (1/2 hour lunch)

    LOCATION: MKG Seattle
    REGISTER:HERE (Please reserve your spot ASAP)

    Founder of the world renowned martial arts school, the Minnesota Kali Group, Rick Faye is dedicated to the highest levels of training and individual improvement in the martial arts. In addition to being the MKG owner and head instructor of the Minnesota Kali Group and his instructor development organization, MKG International, Rick is considered one of the top instructors in the JKD family world wide. Rick’s impressive reputation for seminars on the art, self-defense and law enforcement topics keep him in demand locally, nationally & internationally.

    Rick Faye’s credentials include 2 Senior Full Instructorships under Dan Inosanto (Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do & the Filipino Martial Arts), a 5th level Maphilindo Silat Instructorship under Guro Inosanto. He is a regional director for the Thai Boxing Association, U.S.A. and holds the level of Ajarn (Senior Instructor) in Muay Thai under Grandmaster Chai Sirisute. He also holds instructorships in Wing Chun Gung Fu, Sensei Erik Paulson’s C.S.W. curriculum (Combat Submission Wrestling) and numerous other arts. Rick’s teaching methods have paved the way for both the fighter, the martial artist and the martial art enthusiast to all thrive and excel in this complex and functional martial art system.

    Rick’s devotion to the art is evidenced by his belief in constant training of the basics and an impressive attention to detail. This enthusiasm is integral to his teaching and helps his students learn and maintain their excitement. The results of this work ethic are obvious in both his art and his teaching.



    FREE Shoulder Mobility Workshop
    March 29, 2016

    FREE ShoulderShoulder Mobility Workshop!


    Dr. Raymond Sue will be at MKG Seattle on April 16th hosting a FREE shoulder mobility workshop. During this workshop he will give you the skills needed to improve shoulder mobility to not only improve performance, but also, prevent injury. Learn the skills to keep your aches and pains at bay so that you can continue training like you want for as long as you want.


    As an added bonus Dr. Sue will be performing COMPLIMENTARY musculoskeletal evaluations. For those nagging injuries you were afraid to ask about.








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    FREE Women’s Self Defense Workshops This Week
    March 11, 2016

    FREE Northgate / North Seattle Self Defense Training


    Don't Be a VictimWith a few violent crimes or missing persons cases in the north end of the Seattle area we’ve been contacted by several community members and organizations about our self defense training or workshops.

    We will be offering two FREE workshops in the community interest over the next week.

    Option 1 – Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 11:30-1:00pm
    Option 2 – Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 7:00-8:30pm
    Important: We ask that you arrive 1/2 hour early to register so we can start promptly and you don’t miss important information or drills.

    MKG Martial Arts would like to help the women in our community by empowering them with the tools needed to stay safe.

    Join us for these very important FREE seminars to give yourself the skills necessary to protect yourself and your family.

    MKG Seattle’s Women’s Self Defense Program strives to develop the ability for women and girls to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to A) Keep themselves out of harm’s way B) Defend themselves during a violent encounter.

    The primary focus of the workshop is to develop a woman’s ability to detect potential danger and avoid it. The secondary focus is embedding the physical skills needed to survive a physical attack.

    The MKG method employs techniques that are easy to perform under stress, are not pain or repetition based and have a proven track record.

    This seminar is taught by certified women’s self defense instructor Andy Wilson and the self defense instructors team at MKG Seattle.

    Absolutely no strings attached and no prior experience is necessary.

    Open to women and teens ages 12 and older. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    To reserve your spots please use the form below and select ‘Other’.  We will contact you via phone or email quickly to confirm and clarify which session you’d like to attend.

    To Reserve Your Spot Enter Your Name, Email and Phone Below:

    We also have Events created on our Facebook page for both sessions.  SHARE both events if you could.  We’d hate to have any friends, family or other community members miss this important training.

    To SHARE Click HERE:  Sunday, March 13
    To SHARE Click HERE:  Thursday, March 17



    Brian Johnson BJJ/Grappling No-Gi and Gi Seminar
    March 4, 2016

    nwjjc_instructorBrian Johnson BJJ NO-GI/GI SEMINAR FOR ALL LEVELS

    Definitely do not miss this opportunity to train with one of the best instructors and competitors for a fraction of the usual cost. Brian Johnson is a decorated 3rd Degree Blackbelt under the Great Rigan Machado. Your knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu and Self Defense will improve greatly.

    The first session is no-gi and will feature a grappling with self-defense emphasis and is a perfect starting point for those new to BJJ and for experienced practitioners to see a different perspective.

    The second session is gi based featuring beginner and advanced techniques. ALL LEVELS and abilities are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you don’t have a Gi, don’t worry, still show up for both and you will still learn a ton.

    Brian is open for suggestions about what topics to cover so please chime in with your requests on the Facebook event page!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/1670850516465149/

    1-2:30pm (No-Gi with Self Defense emphasis)
    2:30-4pm (Gi)

    $40 for both sessions for affiliated students and $50 for non affiliates of Northwest Jiu-Jitsu Academy.

    Brian normally charges $120 per seminar so this is a steal.

    ******CASH ONLY****** Please.

    Space is limited so register early.





    MKG Valentines Sale!
    February 8, 2016

    Looking for something new this Valentines Day!



    Everything is better when you have a partner to do it with! So this year MKG is extending a special offer for Valentines Day. For the price of $19.99 you and your significant other each get a consultation to set up your martial arts or fitness goals, three classes in our Adult Martial Arts Program or Max 10 Fitness Program and FREE MKG T-Shirts for each of you. This amazing deal is only available for a short period so CLICK HERE to take advantage of this offer!

    Offer available from 2/8 – 2/15






    Big Red Valentines Sale!

    photo55Make sure you make it in to the pro shop from 2/10 – 2/13 for our Valentines Day Sale! All RED items will be on sale. Catch these exclusive offers on MKG branded Sweatshirts and Board shorts, Focus Mitts, Bag gloves and more…

    Sale items are available in house only so get there quick before stock runs out!


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    Attention: New MKG Adult Martial Arts Schedule 2016
    January 11, 2016

    MKG Adult Martial Arts Schedule 2016


    MKG Current and Prospective Students,

    We have officially launched the new MKG Adult Martial Arts Schedule! A lot of time and effort has been put into the structure to encourage and help students take classes before and/or after their favorite classes.

    So Whats New?

    We are introducing MKG Essentials to help students build fundamentals and the tools necessary to be successful and MKG Method Split Levels (Phase) for more focused training on the Phase level each student is at! Please take advantage of the new enhancements to encourage cross-training.  Let us know what you think.






    MKG Martial Arts New Years 2016 Promotions
    January 1, 2016


    Have you always wanted to learn self-defense or martial arts?

    Let 2016 be the year MKG helps you with your New Year’s Resolution.  Join our martial arts program and we promise it will be your first great decision of the year! Whether your goals are self-defense, fitness, competition, or to pick up a new hobby, MKG has the perfect program for you.

    Why MKG Martial Arts?

    Over 20 classes a week are offered for beginners to advanced students in several different martial arts in the largest school in WA.

    We pride ourselves in being able to teach individuals of all ages and skill levels.

    Classes in Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Filipino Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Western Boxing, Savate, and Combat Submission Wrestling are offered multiple times a week.

    Here are a few great promotions to kick off 2016 and get you motivated!

    Purchase our Adult 3 class trial or our Kids 6 week trial and experience our program first hand for only $1.00(Includes a FREE T-Shirt or Kids Uniform) Limited time offer valid through January 4th Click Here to get started.

    You are also invited to a FREE Striking and Ground Self Defense Seminar on Jan. 16, from 1 to 3 PM. Open to all Seattle residence. During these 2 hours you will get a taste of the different arts taught here at MKG Seattle! To reserve your spot call 206-789-2411 today!

    Finally after feeling the great benefits of our classes we have one more fantastic offer!   Get 50% off your first month with any martial arts membership Sign-up by January 31!


    Reserve your spot here!



    End of the Year Sale!
    December 16, 2015

    End of the Year Sale! December 17-21

    All Seattle residents are invited to the End of the Year Sale! Stop by the MKG Pro Shop and get up to 50% OFF of your favorite MKG apparel and gear in store ONLY. Select shirts, Muay Thai and MMA Shorts, Kali Sticks, MKG branded sweat pants, BJJ Gis, Boxing Gloves and more…

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    FREE Martial Arts and Safety Workshop

    10333751_967273080010934_2502174681711562370_oFREE community event. Our school is literally across the street from the Northgate Mall, Best Buy, Target and much more.

    We had an idea a few days ago… Drop and Shop!

    Get a few hours of privacy and peace and quiet to finish up last minute holiday shopping while kids 7 to 11 experience 2 & 1/2 hours of enriching and rewarding activities.

    Join MKG Seattle Kids Martial Arts instructors Ryan and Bryce for this FREE introductory workshop into martial arts and self defense and see why they were nominated by King 5 News as Seattle’s Best Martial Arts School.

    This workshop is crammed full of these amazing topics and activities:

    – Martial Art Basics
    – Bully Defense
    – Safety Awareness
    – Confidence Building
    – Solo and Team Challenges

    If you’ve considered Karate, Tae Kwon Do or martial arts as an activity in 2016 this would be a perfect preview.

    This is a great chance for you to get that last minute shopping in across the street at the Northgate Mall while your kid has an awesome time learning new skills, building confidence and making new friends.

    December 19, 2015

    1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

    Ages 7 – 11

    A head count is important so reserve your spot today on our event page by clicking here!


    Or Call 206-789-2411


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    Jeet Kune Do / Jun Fan Martial Arts / Wooden Dummy 6 Week Workshop



    Dive into the art and thinking of one of the most influential martial artists to ever live: Bruce Lee.  A man considered by many as the “the father of Mixed Martial Arts” and for being decades ahead of his time.

    Come learn Bruce Lee’s personal expression of martial arts over 6 weeks with Sifu Andy Wilson. Sifu Wilson is a Senior Associate Instructor in Jun Fan Martial Arts under Guru Dan Inosanto, the highest ranked JKD instructor under Sijo Bruce Lee, and has been training under him and Guru Rick Faye for almost 30 years.

    This workshop will analyze Bruce Lee’s philosophy and art of Jeet Kune Do and Jun Fan Martial Arts. You will Learn 2-3 of the rare ‘JKD’ Mook Jong dummy sets as a training aid for Jun Fan Gung Fu, Jun Fan Kickboxing and the underlying Jeet Kune Do philosophy.

    Whats Included

    • No Membership Required
    • All Levels Welcome
    • 6 Week Survey of Jeet Kune Do and Jun Fan Martial Arts
    • Over 9 Hours of Hands on Training
    • Learn Rare JKD Dummy Sets
    • Receive Over a Dozen Rare and Out of Print Articles and Documents (electronically)

    $250 Value for only $100 ($175 for non-members)


    The emphasis will be on the movements contained in the relevant dummy sets, students will build a base of kicking, punching and trapping skills and training methods. We will work with partners, focus mitts and the wooden dummy in each class to accelerate your attribute growth.

    • Increased sensitivity skills
    • Develop trapping and infighting techniques
    • Explore Bruce Lee’s philosophy and fighting concepts
    • Enhance timing, speed and precision

    Don’t miss your opportunity to join us for this one time only course.

    Open to anyone that wants to learn from one of the few authentic instructors in the JKD lineage in Seattle.

    Dates: February 23 – March 29, 2016
    Times: Tuesdays – 7:00 to 8:30pm
    Location: MKG Seattle

    Almost sold out! Hurry! Reserve your spot TODAY Click Here!

    Or, call now at 206-789-2411 or request a call back by using the form below.

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    Be sure to respond that you’re interested in the Bruce Lee workshop after you receive your confirmation email or wait for a call back.



    6 Week Filipino Boxing Workshop
    December 15, 2015




    First of it’s kind at MKG Seattle!  6 week survey of Panantukan / Filipino Boxing including a copy of the only book written on this art by the the world famous Guro Rick Faye.

    Guro Faye has made a special study of Panantukan.  His work and contributions were so respected by his instructor, Guro Dan Inosanto, that he was encouraged to create the first instructor program in Panantukan.

    Guro Andy Wilson of MKG Seattle has been a student of Rick Faye and Guro Dan Inosanto since 1987.  In 2000 Andy was one of the first generation of instructors to earn instructor status in this amazing art.

    Drawing from the material in Guru Rick Faye’s book, we will be exploring and expanding upon ideas expressed in Filipino “Dirty Boxing.” This will not only provide a survey of the art but also establish a foundation that can be built upon for all martial arts enthusiasts.

    Whats Included:

    • 6 week survey of Panantukan.
    • Over 9 hours of hands on training
    • A Guide to Panantukan by Guru Rick Faye
    • Class plans/handouts for each session
    • Certificate of Completion

    $250 value for only $100 ($150 for non-members)


    The combination of the following unique tactics with solid fundamental boxing skills make this art one of the most fascinating and practical self-defense arts in the world! Learn the same techniques that have been taught to law enforcement and the military by other instructors of the Inosanto Lineage!

    Attributes you will gain from the 6 week in-depth analysis of this proven street defense art.

    • Manipulating the body to hit
    • Off balancing and sweeping
    • Use of a greater set of tools
    • Limb destruction
    • Breaking and disabling finishes
    • Angling and lead switching
    • Sectoring for the next attack
    • Unique sensitivity drills

    Don’t miss your opportunity to join us for this one time only course.

    Open to Anyone that wants to learn Real Self-Defense!

    Dates: January 12 – February 16, 2016
    Times: Tuesdays – 7:00 to 8:30pm
    Location: MKG Seattle

    Limited space! Hurry! Reserve your spot TODAY Click Here!

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    MKG Martial Art’s New Membership Sale!
    December 8, 2015

    MKG Martial Art’s New Membership Sale!

    Take advantage of our Christmas special and SAVE $197 this Holiday Season! Sign up for a martial arts membership by December 26, 2015 and get your 1st month FREE! Call (206)789-2411 to enroll today!


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    Is MKG Martial Arts Right For You?
    October 31, 2015


    REAL martial arts and self defense are some of the most REWARDING and IMPORTANT studies imaginable.  It doesn’t have to be weird.  It shouldn’t be JUST for kids or fighters.  And, it CAN be safe and FUN for EVERYONE regardless of your gender, athleticism or age.  This is what WE do and it’s our passion!

    Here is why YOU should try it.

    North Seattle Mixed Martial ArtsThrough the process of learning a martial art you will discover how to discipline your MIND, conquer your fear and stress, learn about and open your HEART to other cultures/people while your body is transformed into a more healthy, functional and capable version of itself.  These mind, body and spirit transformations eventually carry over to every other part of your life.

    As each month and year passes the likelihood that you will be successful defending yourself, your family or any other human being INCREASES.
    As each month and year passes the likelihood that you will be the cause of violence against any other human being DECREASES.

    Martial arts training holds special importance in every society and is COMPLETELY unique as a pursuit.

    At MKG Seattle we don’t believe ANY single culture or style has a monopoly on the truth.  Fostering cultural appreciation and open-mindedness is part of our mission.  Logically, studying, developing skills using, and learning to DEFEND against kicking, punching, trapping, grappling and weaponry is required to be PREPARED for a self defense situation and to be a well rounded martial artist.

    8Here at MKG we teach Muay Thai & Savate, Filipino Panantukan, Jun Fan / Jeet Kune Do, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/CSW and the Filipino martial arts called Kali/Arnis/Escrima to accomplish the above. Our signature method is a blended approach that advocates a SIMULTANEOUS and progressive education in each art form.

    Every SCHOOL is different.

    While I personally believe for something to be called ‘martial’ it SHOULD be practical this is my favorite quote and captures the martial artist perfectly.

    The passion people often have for the martial arts is not about what’s practical or normal. It’s about expanding a special skill and point of view so far beyond what’s normal that it makes us extraordinary. All that time, money and effort put into mastering a martial art are about wringing as much magic and meaning out of human potential as we can. Keith Vargo

    Does anyone feel this way anymore?

    If NORTH SEATTLE is accessible I would LOVE to have more ADULT STUDENTS who find my description of the martial way to be compelling.

    You can call 206-789-2411 or stop by anytime! For new students we are currently offering a FREE private lesson and/or 3 class trial and a FREE t-shirt for only $20 to see if it is a good fit for you. By using the form at the bottom of this page you can also download a 45 page handbook that contains curriculum, relevant articles, terminology, the philosophy of MKG and a 1 1/2 hour online preview class to see EXACTLY what our classes look like.

    We also have an AWESOME childrens program and COMPLETELY SEPARATE fitness program that you can find out more about on the same site.

    If North Seattle is not practical I encourage you to check out and support any other martial art school near you.

    If you don’t like what you experience try another school but don’t give up!  Each school, art and instructor will be completely different.  Some are traditional and require uniforms and some don’t.  Some emphasize self defense and some emphasize sport or artistic elements. Some specialize in just one area and some cover many.

    Keep trying until you find one that fits!

    If you’ve read this statement to the bottom I would assume you really care about martial arts or felt compelled by what I’ve written.

    The martial art professional and the practice of martial art in Washington State was specifically targeted in an unfair law earlier this year.

    Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/nosalestaxonmartialartsinwashingtonstate/


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    30% Off 3 Class Trial! Try Any Program*
    October 12, 2015

    SEATTLE! 3 Day Sale on All Our Classes.  Choose Adult or Kids Martial Arts or MAX10!

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    Try Muay Thai, Mixed Arts, FMA, BJJ, JKD or MAX10 & More! Great Fun & Great Fitness!

    Learn more about us here then follow the instructions below.

    The website below is one we use simply to facilitate getting new students started. Adults, it does not matter which program you select to purchase a trial for so pay no attention to the text. Just get to the Buy Now page and use the code below.

    Adults – 3 Classes + FREE Shirt Just $13.99 (Regular $19.99)! Click now & enter promo code “3DAYS” at checkout on any program: http://www.mkgmartialarts.com/index.php

    Kids – 6 Weeks + FREE Uniform Just $48.30 (Regular $69)! Click now & enter promo code “3DAYS” at checkout:  http://www.mkgmartialarts.com/index.php

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    Salem Assli Savate Weekend Seminars
    September 9, 2015

    Savate / French Kickboxing / Canne Seattle Seminar

    Savate Classes in Seattle


    Join us on November 7 & 8, 2015 for a 2 day seminar with world renowned martial artist Professor Salem Assli.  There will also be a Monday night workshop on classical Savate self defense and Canne de Combat.

    Savate / La Boxe Francaise is exceedingly rare in the United States and MKG Seattle is one of the few places with an active and thriving Savate program.

    For those who haven’t been exposed to it before there are many compelling reasons to study this art and these are the reasons it is taught at MKG Seattle.

    1. Distancing and Footwork – Savate is a highly mobile art that emphasizes hitting, and not getting hit back, by precise distancing and angling.
    2. Street Applicability – Savate uses a shoe with a hard sole and toe which opens up a few types of kicks and strategies that apply more directly to self defense than other methods
    3. Training Methods – Savate’s primary training method are sparring drills trained in range with only boxing gloves.  This allows a student to train safely but experience a ‘sparring’ feel much quicker than other methods
    4. It’s Artistic – Savate looks like a martial ART.  It has the beauty and grace of complex kicking that one would expect and doesn’t always concentrate on the knockout.
    5. Combination Kicking – Bruce Lee was right.  When he studied Savate he was attracted by how they ‘boxed with their feet.’   Savate integrates hands/feet and chains of kicks, arguably, better than just about any other kickboxing style.

    About Professor Salem Assli

    cinturon_negroBorn on December 2 in Lille (France), Salem Assli started the sport with football and gymnastics, he practiced in competition between 8 and 16 years. Meanwhile, in 1973, he discovered the martial arts films and especially those of Sijo Bruce Lee. Like many teenagers, this discovery would greatly influence his life. He taught himself martial arts until his departure for the United States at the age of 23, to train under the tutelage of his master, Sifu / Guro Dan Inosanto.  He eventually became the first, and only, French graduate certified and Full Instructor in Jun Fan Gung Fu (Jeet Kune Do) and Filipino Martial Arts (Kali-Eskrima-Silat) by the master himself.

    He also studied Thai Boxing from Guro Dan Inosanto and Ajarn Chai Sirisute, and very quickly tested and passed the instructor test of the Thai Boxing Association of America becoming the first Thai Boxing instructor of the Inosanto International Instructors Association.

    cover_insidekungfuAdmiring the quality of his legs techniques, Dan Inosanto suggested he study the French Savate Boxing in order to then teach students the IAMA.  Doing as suggested, Salem, after studying a book given to him by Inosanto, would return from his first return to France with the monitor diploma and silver glove first degree awarded by the National Technical Director at the time, Mr . Bob Alix, finishing first among the fifty students attending the summer course in 1986, but never had an instructor in the discipline.  The following year, he obtained the diploma in Los Angeles Professor of BFS and the Silver Glove 2nd degree with members of the team of France, the famous Richard Sylla and Robert Paturel. Salem will thus become the first professor of French Boxing in the United States.

    Today he divides his time between the US and the rest of the world wherehe travels to provide courses and seminars dealing martial arts he has studied and continues to learn.  He teaches in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, China (Shanghai – Hong Kong), Taiwan, Korea, South America (Ecuador, Peru), Australia, Europe (Germany, England, Belgium, Scotland, Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia), and North Africa.

    Salem Assli has written and continues to write countless articles for magazines specialized martial arts. His technique reputation earned him to appear on the cover of several American and European journals: Arts and Fights (France)

    • Black Belt Magazine (United States)
    • Budo International (Spain, France, Portugal, Brazil)
    • Black Belt (France)
    • Cinturon Negro (Spain)
    • Combat (Australia)
    • Combat (United Kingdoms) …

    Glove testing will be conducted but is strictly for those attending both days. Please inquire.

    More details to follow.

    November 7 & 8, 2015

    11:30 to 4:30

    $140 Both Days
    ($160 after 11/1 at the door)
    $90 One Day
    ($100 after 11/1 or at the door)

    Reserve Your Space Here:  MKG SEATTLE STORE

    Savate Self Defense / French Canne

    As part of our weekend with Professor Salem Assli he has agreed to do another Monday night workshop on November 9th, 2015

    Canne Savate SeattleThis time he will be teaching a class on classical Savate self defense. The kickboxing method that has developed into a sport is more properly called Boxe Francaise while the bigger art behind it is Savate.

    He will also spend some time on Canne de Combat again.

    Monday, November 9, 2015
    6:00 to 8:30pm
    $55 Regular
    $35 For those who attend BOTH days of the weekend seminar

    We must have pre-registrations to know how many cane’s to get cut for use at the workshop.

    Hope to see you there.

    Reserve Your Space Here:  MKG SEATTLE STORE

    For more information about our program click here: Savate Training Classes in Seattle.


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    Muay Thai Technical Clinic October 16th

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    1st Annual Seattle WTBA ‘Teachers Day’ Benefit Seminar
    Taught by Kru Andy Wilson and the MKG Seattle Team
    Friday October 16, 2015
    6:15 to 9:00pm
    Only $40

    Learn some great Muay Thai and support a great effort.  We’ll be pulling out some cool elbowing and knee combinations taught to us by Ajarn Chai for this event.

    MKG Seattle, other MKG branches and Bellevue, West Seattle and Issaquah, WA based WTBA Muay Thai schools will all be participating in this event.

    MKG Master Chai Benefit Flyer

    Since 1968, our instructor, Grandmaster Chai Sirisute has worked tirelessly to promote and spread Muay Thai around the world. He has traveled or taught seminars 45 out of 52 weekends for nearly 50 years without a break.

    He needs some time off to rest and a few surgeries to repair years of wear and tear.

    It’s time for us to give back!

    Join us and a growing number of other World Thai Boxing Association schools around the globe on October 16th, Teachers Day, as we raise funds for the WTBA and/or Ajarn Sirisute to take time off for much needed surgery on his knee.

    Each participating WTBA affiliated school will teach a 2-3 hour Muay Thai seminar appropriate for students of all levels and 100% of revenue generated will be given directly to the WTBA or Grandmaster Chai.

    Minimum donation is $40 and must be done online for accounting purposes. If you can’t attend but would like to donate just purchase the seminar and let us know you won’t be attending.

    Member’s of MKG Martial Arts, Seattle Integrated Martial Arts, NAK2 Academy and United Source are all highly encouraged and welcome to train at each others schools for this event.

    Reserve Your Spot on our MKG Seattle Store: http://www.mkgseattlestore.com/



    BJJ Workshop With World Champion Coach Brian Johnson
    September 8, 2015


    BJJ Seminar in NorthgateJoin us and one of the Pacific Northwests most elite competitors, Brian J. Johnson, for a unique BJJ seminar this Sunday.

    These two mini-workshops are perfect opportunities for those considering adding some groundwork to their training and for those with experience looking for some new techniques and refinements.  Designed for ALL levels.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to train with one of the best coaches and competitors in the BJJ community. Your knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu and Self Defense will improve greatly.

    The first session is no-gi and will feature a grappling with self-defense emphasis and is a perfect starting point for those new to BJJ and for experienced practitioners to see a different perspective.

    The second session is gi based featuring beginner and advanced techniques. ALL LEVELS and abilities are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you don’t have a Gi, don’t worry, still show up for both and you will still learn a ton.

    1-2:30pm (No-Gi with Self Defense emphasis)
    2:30-4pm (Gi)

    $20 for each session if you only want to do just Gi or No Gi and $35 for both sessions.

    Generally Brian charges $120 per seminar so this is a steal.

    ******CASH ONLY****** Please.

    Space is limited so register early



    Kali/JKD Benefit Seminar in Bellevue, WA
    August 23, 2015

    Datu Kelly Worden Benefit Seminar

    Seattle FMA/JKD Fan’s. This is a great opportunity to get some awesome training with some great people and support a great cause! Please consider SHARING this event to get the word out.

    As I posted a couple weeks ago Datu Kelly S. Worden is going to be slowing down a bit in teaching due to some lingering injuries from some bad automobile accidents and the ensuing insurance/medical nightmare. Choosing the path of a martial arts instructor leaves you and your life particularly vulnerable when things like this happen. Showing our support would be really nice.

    Kelly Worden Seattle

    This benefit seminar is being conducted by a handful of Datu Kelly’s most senior instructors and a couple of my close friends. All proceeds will be used to help Datu Kelly get through this difficult time. Martin Gonzalez, Belton Lubas and Ian Allen will all be teaching! If you have been influenced, know, trained, attended a seminar, and or have worked with Datu and live in the Northwest….come see what his instructors have to offer. Come out support the seminar by attending, donating, and/or sharing this event!

    It’s only a $50 donation. Please confirm your attendance if you’d like to go and if you can’t, consider making a donation through the Go Fund Me link here: http://www.gofundme.com/zd5w7ynw


    Andy Wilson
    MKG Seattle



    Get Started For $1 – 72 Hour Sale
    August 9, 2015


    Bad news and good news.

    Bad news first…this promotion ended August 10th. Good news…is our trials are still screaming good deals! 3 Classes for $19.99 AND a t-shirt for adults and 6 weeks and a uniform for kids.


    Below are four different $1.00 trials to pick from.

    We’ve provided a teaser slideshow if you need more information for each.  Just enter your information and it’ll take you to a page to purchase it.

    * The only condition is that the trial must be STARTED by September 10th, 2015 or it expires.

    Ends tomorrow.

    The FIVE questions to help you decide if this is something you want to do are at the bottom.

    Hope to see you in class soon!




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    If you know you want to pick up a trial skip this text and scroll back up to the program of your choice.

    If you’re not sure here’s the bottom line…

    We do martial arts for adults, fitness for adults and martial arts for kids.

    For the next 48 hours we have a $1 trial for 3 Classes & a FREE T-Shirt for adults or 6 WEEKS and a FREE Uniform for kids.

    We have NEVER done this before.

    This is a crazy good deal and if you are interested it would be goofy not to jump on it.

    But is this something you might want to do?

    We can help with that.

    Answer 4 out of 5 of these questions with a YES and you’ll have your answer.

    1)  We’re located in North Seattle.  Northgate to be precise.  Can you make it here?

    2)  Is now a good time to try something new and do you actually want to participate in a martial arts, kickboxing or a fitness program?

    3)  At MKG Seattle we’re passionate about creating a friendly and ego-less, but hard working and authentic, environment where everyone can accomplish their own goals whether it be self-defense, weight loss, fitness, building confidence/focus/discipline or learning some of the coolest martial arts known to man.

    Does this sound like an environment you’d like?

    4)  We use various boxing and kickboxing styles to create awesome workouts and progressions in BOTH Martial Arts and MAX10, and even in the Kids program.  If you want to learn, think and gain real skills pick Martial Arts and if you just want the fitness approach pick MAX10.  It’s that simple.

    Does one of these three programs still sound good to you?

    5)  Just for martial arts interest – In our martial arts program we cross-train.  Our signature program is a mixed art method and this is what we do BEST.  It blends Filipino Kali, Muay Thai, JKD, Savate, Filipino Boxing and in later levels MMA and CSW.  You CAN do just Muay Thai or just Kali, you are WELCOME to and we’re great at it, but it’s missing the boat.

    We’re a martial arts SCHOOL.  The environment you might be joining has roots back to the legendary Bruce Lee and his descendants.  We are in the lineage and/or certified by LEGENDARY, world famous and pioneering martial artists Bruce Lee, Guro Dan Inosanto, Ajarn Chai Sirisute, Sifu Rick Faye, Sensei Erik Paulson, Professor Salem Assli and more.  This family tree, and the MKG approach, has created some of the finest martial artists in the world and has been taught for over 40 years.

    At MKG Seattle we have been open for 15 years and created many instructors in different arts and successful competitors in Muay Thai, boxing and kickboxing. (though we are NOT a competition oriented school by choice)

    We are good at what we do and we know what we’re doing.

    Martial art is about far more than just competing in the ring or whittling down arts to an aggressive bag of self defense tactics.  The martial art journey at MKG will transform your body and your physical capabilities far beyond what you’re expecting and will instill a love of physical movement, martial art in general, different cultures and different people.  Each art does something BETTER than the others and when combined they improve and evolve and that helps YOU improve and evolve as well.

    We are teachers looking for STUDENTS not gym members.  Can you be coached or do you already know?  Do you want to learn martial arts and are you open minded?

    End of the questions…

    What do you think?

    If you answered YES to those questions a trial is $1.00.

    A dollar!

    Why wouldn’t you?

    Only 48 hours left.

    Hope to see you in class!