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    MKG Summer Camps 2017
    April 12, 2017

    Are you looking for a fun, high energy, and creative way to keep your child active this summer?

    MKG Martial Arts has just the thing!

    We have come up with four summer camps that will challenge your child to be creative, active and help them form friendships that will last a lifetime.

    We all want our children to get out from in front of the television and do things that will help them build skills that will carry over into the next school year.

    In our summer camps your child will be working with confidence building and social skills through themed martial art training. In addition, each day will include a short bully defense workshop that will build their ability to overcome bullying in the coming school year.

    Choose from one of these four options or do them all and receive a special discount!


    1. Stuntman Camp (Ages 10 and up) 7/10 – 7/14: Have you ever dreamed of a career as a movie stuntman or stuntwoman? If the answer is yes than this camp is for you. You will learn how to sell the art of fighting in front of a camera. Being able to sell the hits and falls all while being safe is an essential skill of the stunt-person. Adapt and improvise as you create choreography and bring your characters to life. You do not want to miss this camp!
    2. Parkour Camp (Ages 7 and up) 7/24 – 7/28:  Also known as “Free Running,” Parkour is the art of movement over obstacles. A mix of martial arts, gymnastics and running, being able to adapt to obstacles ahead of you is essential for a parkour practitioner. During this camp you will learn vaults, wall hangs, and precision jumps then bring all together for high-level obstacle courses.
    3. Jedi Camp (Ages 7 and up): Take your skills to this next level as you learn to wield the weapon of choice of the Jedi Knights. To start, you’ll build your own lightsaber for your training. Then spend the time learning offense and defensive techniques needed to truly become a master of the arts.
    4. Kung Fu Camp (Ages 7 and up): Spend time dreaming of high flying kicks and live demonstration of skill? Perfect! This camp is for you. In this camp learn how to create live performances that truly showcase your skills in the martial arts. Whether you are doing solo performances or a full choregraphed show with your peers you will need these techniques to pull it off. No Previous martial arts skills necessary.


    Jam pack your kids summer with activities they will never forget! Hurry up though space is limited.

    Cost: $299 per camp

    $249 per camp if you bundle all four camps! (A $200 SAVINGS)

    Times: 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM MondayFriday

    To reserve your spot click here!

    Location: MKG Martial Arts

    10714 5th Ave

    Seattle WA, 98125




    Kali Weaponry & Panantukan Training and Curriculum Review
    March 23, 2017

    MKG Martial Arts Seattle Schedule and Pricing / Prices


    APRIL 15, 2017

    We will be holding 2 consecutive 2 hour workshops. Kali Weaponry and Panantukan curriculum, training and review:

    Inquire: HERE



    Muay Thai & JKD Training and Curriculum Review

    MKG Martial Arts Seattle Schedule and Pricing / Prices


    APRIL 2, 2017

    We will be holding 2 consecutive 2 hour workshops. Muay Thai and then Jun Fan / JKD curriculum, training and review:

    Inquire: HERE



    MKG Method ‘Phase’ Training and Curriculum Review

    MKG Martial Arts Seattle Schedule and Pricing / Prices

    MKG Method ‘Phase’ Mixed Arts Training Seminar and Curriculum Review


    Join us for a fun training experience and curriculum review this coming Saturday, April 1st.(no joke) This will be a whirlwind workshop but it is open to the public.


    The ‘Phase’ class and curriculum is the signature program at MKG International Martial Arts branch schools around the world.


    This ‘MKG Method’ has 5 major areas of development that are equally emphasized: Kali Weaponry, Kali Panantukan, Jun Fan / JKD, Muay Thai and Mixed Grappling. At MKG Seattle elements of Savate and Lightning Scientific Arnis have been added to the progression.


    There are 6 Phases of development with 1-4 being curriculum based and comprising 3 levels each. P1.1, P1.2, P1.3, P2.1, P2.2, etc…


    PHASE 1: The Basics – Mechanics, motor skill development, and fitness.
    PHASE 2: Sensitivity Training – Deeper partner work, what to do when things go wrong.
    PHASE 3: Blending of the Arts in Flow – Further development of each skill set individually.
    PHASE 4: Full Blending of the Arts in Function and Training – Functional at all ranges and flow between all ranges.
    PHASE 5: Independent Study – In the spirit of martial art as a living, changing thing each person is expected to study systems outside of the curriculum they have already received. They must then integrate and demonstrate where and how these skills and ideas ‘fit’ in the context of the MKG training methods and study of “The Arts” as a whole.
    PHASE 6: Service Project – Simply put, you must find a way to use the arts you have been given to benefit others. This happens both as a specific service project, and a lifelong practice of “Creating a more functional, more peaceful world”.


    We will be reviewing the Phase One Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 curriculum and explaining what, how and why for each section.


    In Phase One the goal is develop a foundation in kicking, punching, trapping, grappling and hand-held weaponry ranges and skill sets.


    When: Sat. April 1, 2017
    Time: 12:30 to 3:00
    Where: MKG Seattle
    Cost: $55.00 (includes t-shirt and test fee for MKG students. No charge for students who’ve already passed P1.1 to P1.3)


    This is an absolutely essential seminar for MKG Students who have not tested yet.


    We will also be conducting Muay Thai and Jun Fan / JKD workshops on April 2nd.


    Please contact info@mkgseattle.com if the expense for Guro Rick Faye on April 8 & 9 and the mini-seminars and tests throughout April is too much. We’ll work with you.



    Savate 2017: Seminar in Seattle With Professor Salem Assli
    March 8, 2017

    Savate / French Kickboxing Seminar in Seattle 2017

    Savate Classes in Seattle


    Join us on September 23 & 24, 2017 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.

    French Kickboxing in Seattle Savate MKG 2017
    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.

    September 23 & 24, 2017

    11:30 to 4:00

    $150 Both Days
    ($160 after 09/20 at the door)
    $90 One Day
    ($100 after 9/20 or at the door)

    Reserve Your Space Here:


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


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    Ajarn Greg Nelson Seattle Seminar August 5-6, 2017

    Ajarn Greg Nelson Muay Thai/MMA Seminar 2017

    August 5 & 6, 2017

    We are excited to announce that MKG will be hosting a seminar with Ajarn Greg Nelson of the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy in August. This will be his 3rd seminar at MKG Seattle. The last one was in 2011!
    Greg Nelson Seminar Seattle 2017
    Ajarn Greg is among the elite level of martial artists and trainers in the martial arts community. His list of martial arts credentials is extensive including instructorships under Guro Dan Inosanto, Ajarn Chai Sirisute, Sensei Erik Paulson and Professor Pedro Sauer.

    Besides Greg’s martial arts qualifications he is also among the top MMA and Muay Thai trainers in the world. Greg trained UFC champion Brock Lesbar, Sean Sherk and many other MMA stars. Greg also has produced many Muay Thai fighters who compete successfully around the world.

    Ajarn Greg is a friend of MKG Seattle and will conduct a seminar suitable for students of all levels. We expect to have four distinct sections to the seminar. Muay Thai, Muay Thai clinch, BJJ/CSW and Instructors Choice.

    The seminar will held from 11:30am to 4:00pm both days with a 1/2 hour lunch.

    The cost is $150.00 for both days or $90.00 for one.



    Rick Faye Seminar April 2017
    February 20, 2017


    Guro Rick Faye: April 8-9, 2017


    2 Day Seminar featuring Kali, Panantukan, Silat, Jun Fan /JKD, Muay Thai and more…


    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 widely considered to be 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), and 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.

    Some good news / bad news…
    Bad news first…
    Guro Rick Faye can’t make it for today’s seminar… The chaos with Delta Airlines this week made it impossible to even get a connecting flight to Seattle after his Friday flight cancellation.
    He’s got a flight to Vancouver, BC tonight and will be here tomorrow!
    The good news…?
    Guro Paul McCarthy from the Inosanto Academy was here to participate in the seminar and give a 15 minute presentation on Cognitive Kali this afternoon. He’s agreed to do a 2-3 hour block instead! Guro Paul is an instructor under Guro Inosanto in Kali, Jun Fan and Silat as well as several other systems.
    He’s been making quite a wave in the martial arts world with his Cognitive Kali and his Ted talk.
    This will be awesome!
    I will teach 1-2 hours to pick up the rest for today.
    Sunday – We’re going to extend the seminar by an hour or two tomorrow for those who can stay.
    Here is the schedule:
    Saturday: 12:00 to 4:00 Guro Paul McCarthy and Guro Andy Wilson
    Sunday: 11:00 to 4:00 with optional extension to 5:00 or 6:00
    I hope this solution is suitable for you?
    The seminar weekends with Guro Rick are very important events bringing our most dedicated students and community together to train and learn.
    I hope you can stay.
    Rest assured we will address pro-rated refunds and refunds in general just as soon as we can for those who do not like this solution for today.
    Thanks for your patience and understanding.
    Fingers crossed,
    Andy Wilson and the MKG Seattle Team


    April 8-9, 2017


    12:00 – 4:00 Saturday (short breaks only)

    11:00 – 4:00 Sunday with option extension to 5:00 or 6:00 (short breaks only)


    $150 Two Day / $90 One Day


    MKG Seattle, 10714 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA  98125

    Suggested Equipment:

    Focus Mitts, bag gloves, 2 sticks, training daggers and sanitized gym shoes.
    Open to all schools and participants of all levels.  Call 206-789-2411 with questions.




    MKG Holiday Party and Potluck
    November 21, 2016


    Bring the whole family on December 16th to celebrate the holidays. Each program will be hosting a special 1 hour class open to all levels, then we will bring it together and party with a movie and potluck.

    Choose between these classes:

    • Kids Martial Arts Spin Kick Class
    • Adult Martial Arts Methods Class
    • Max Kickboxing
    • Crossfit

    You do not have to be a member to take the class. So bring in Friends or even try another program you have been interested in. The more people the merry classes will be!

    Make sure to go to the Facebook page and vote on what movie you would like to watch.

    This is a Potluck so bring your best Holiday dish for everyone to share!


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    Guru Jon Escudero LSAI Seminar
    October 20, 2016


    Intensive Edged and Impact Weapon Seminar 2016

    by Guro Jon Escudero


    Guro Jon Escudero is traveling across the United States this November to share his expertise on edged impact weapon combatives. This is your opportunity to receive world-class training at one of these seminars in a city near you!

    Don’t miss this opportunity to experience world-class training using techniques with proven effectiveness in combat. Pre-register today!

    All levels of experience are welcome and will learn:

    Effective centerline control and defensive tactics
    Counter-offensive mindset and techniques
    Training and tactics in fighting with edged and impact weapons such as knives, sticks, batons, and empty hand.

    Guro Jon Escudero is head of the Lightning Combatives organization and recently received the International Filipino Martial Arts Master of the Year award in the 3rd Philippine Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

    30 years of Martial Arts experience, Guro Jon has trained security professionals, active duty law enforcement and military professionals, as well as civilians.

    Guro Jon is a Lightning Scientific Arnis Master based in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is a direct student of Grandmaster Benjamin Luna Lema.

    Investment: $120 Both Day pre-registration or $160 at the door!

    $80 for just one day (No discount for 1 day)

    To preregister PayPal Guru Jon directly at


    Date: Nov. 19 & 20, 2016
    Location: MKG Seattle
    Address: 10714 5th Ave NE
    Seattle, WA 98125
    Times: 12:00 – 4:30 Both Days

    Here is a nice teaser video on Lightning Scientific Arnis, Master Jon Escudero and the FMA programs at MKG Seattle.




    Here is one last teaser video of Grandmaster Benjamin Luna Lema and Maestro Elmer Ybanez doing a demonstration at the Inosanto Academy in Marina Del Rey, CA. Hope you can join us and remember to pre-register today.



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    Savate / French Kickboxing Seminar Oct. 22 & 23
    September 15, 2016

    Savate / French Kickboxing Seminar Oct. 22 & 23, 2016






    Open to the public and highly encouraged for peers with kickboxing or MMA programs of any type.  MKG Seattle has integrated a Savate / Boxe Francaise component into our martial arts offerings over the last 10 years.  Professor Salem Assli is one of only a handful of Silver Glove level practitioners actively teaching in the United States and has been our sponsor in this effort.

    HEADS UP DISCOUNT:  Early Bird Special – the first 30 to commit are $130 then the seminar goes up to regular price at $150.

    You do not need to have ANY experience to participate in this seminar and individuals from other schools with a kickboxing interest are encouraged to attend and learn some new tricks and ideas.




    Why would you attend if you already do Muay Thai, MMA, Tae Kwon Do or any other striking art?  If you already train 2-3 days a week why attend a weekend seminar?  Why invest your time, money and resources?

    If you’re an MKG student the answer is a resounding YES because we wouldn’t bother hosting it if it wasn’t important.

    Outside the MKG community here are some compelling reasons:

    • This is a seminar where you walk out on Sunday BETTER than when you arrived no matter your art.
    • This is truly a rare opportunity and isn’t widely available in the United States.
    • In Savate the balance between safety but ‘real’ stimulus makes training fun but still challenging and builds skill.  You don’t have to get black eyes, broken noses and bruised ribs and shins to learn.
    • In Savate/Boxe Francaise there is an officially accepted curriculum used worldwide that is logical, tested and works.  It will really help you if you’re a teacher or trying to improve.
    • Savate integrates punching and kicking in a more sophisticated manner than typical.  Enhance your own game!
    • Mastery of footwork, angling and distance is the foundation of the art and can make you harder to hit and your own attacks and counterattacks more successful.
    • Improve your sparring and fighting ability.  The training and progression in Savate stresses live combinations with a partner and boxing gloves over padwork.  Essentially sparring drills from day one so it translate directly to competency.
    • Savate, or Boxe Francaise more properly, has two tracks for competition: 1) Technical/Assault and 2) Fighter/Full-Contact.  The ‘assault’ or light/technical track does not emphasize knocking out or beating your opponent up rather it rewards the more competent practitioner who expresses the art in a more technically sound and artistic fashion.  This means you can spar daily SAFELY and still develop the timing, speed, sense of distance, rhythm and other attributes that you’ll need if you need to apply more contact in a self-defense situation or competition in Muay Thai, MMA or other full-contact competition.

    Feel free to call us at 206-789-2411 or email us at info@mkgseattle.com with questions.

    A preview video, seminar details, clash of styles fight and contact us form are below.




    Don’t worry!  We always tell people in advance that we don’t wear the tights!  Most of this footage of Professor Salem is from the 80’s and 90’s but this is a pretty informative snippet that will give you a good sense of the combinations, movement, training method and things you may learn.




    Date: October 22 & 23, 2016
    Time: 11:30 to 4:00 Both Days
    Location: MKG Seattle
    Price: Early Bird Rate: $130 Both Days (only 30 available)
    Regular Price:  $150 Both Days
    One Day: $80 (no discounts for 1 day)
    Equipment Needed:  Shoes, well padded boxing/bag gloves, notebook, extra t-shirts and water bottle!  You will sweat.  Savate/Boxe Francaise is a shoe based art and are necessary.  Any non-marking, sanitized, smooth soled shoes are fine.  Wrestling, cross-trainers, martial arts are all fine.  Most will have their own gloves but some are available for absolute beginners.

    Enroll on the MKG Seattle Store Here:  http://www.mkgseattlestore.com




    An interesting case study.

    I’ve been taught and stress that all martial arts have something to offer and as martial artists we should ALWAYS be open to learning new things.  At MKG Seattle Muay Thai is our base striking art but Savate, JKD, boxing, Panantukan and STX methods all have something to offer and may suit your own attributes, body type or sensibilities more closely.  There are no superior styles just superior martial artists at a given point in time under certain circumstances.

    This is a classic fight between an absolutely legendary Muay Thai fighter in Ramon Dekkers vs. and absolutely legendary Savate fighter in Francois Pennacchio.  It’s a give and take fight and both  fighters have some of their tools taken away by the rules. (no clinch/knees/elbows for Dekkers and no shoes for Pennacchio)  But it clearly illustrates how a superior control of distance and timing can neutralize the power and mechanical advantage of Muay Thai and consequently illustrate how adding more footwork and angling would improve it.



    Visit our contact us page to request more information about our Savate Training Classes in Seattle HERE or use the form below and we’ll contact you.  The option below is recommended only if you’d be interested in training with us at some point in the future.


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    Balintawak Seattle – Balintawak Quentada West Coast Training Camp
    August 11, 2016

    Balintawak Seattle: Balintawak Quentada West Coast Training Camp at MKG Seattle

    MKG Seattle Students and Friends – While this is not an official MKG hosted seminar IT IS an amazing opportunity and highly recommended!  Several sections are open to the public.

    Our friends at Balintawak Seattle are using our facility to host their West Coast Training Camp at the end of this month.  Yet again one of the best and most famous martial artists on the planet will be on our doorstep.  My highest possible recommendation if you can make it.

    If you’d like to attend please go to their event page on the Balintawak Seattle website linked below and contact them with any specific questions.

    If you ARE going please be sure you select ‘Going’ on the Facebook event too so they have an idea of headcount in advance.

    Guro Andy Wilson


    Balintawak Seattle

    Grandmaster Bobby Taboada’s
    Balintawak Cuentada
    West Coast Training Camp
    Seattle, Washington

    August 26-28, 2016
    Sponsored by Balintawak Seattle
    Location: MKG Seattle
    10714 5th Ave NE
    Seattle, WA 98125


    Friday, August 26th @ MKG Seattle
    Training Camp 6:00PM-9:00PM

    Saturday, August 27th @ MKG Seattle
    Training Camp 12:00PM-5:00PM

    Sunday, August 28th @ MKG Seattle
    Balintawak Cuentada Testing 1O:OOAM-2:00PM

    Cost: $140 Friday & Saturday ($160 after July 15th)
    $85 One day training ($95 after July 15th)`
    Early registration by July 15th

    Register Online: http://www.balintawakseattle.com/events
    Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/614286415402562/

    All levels and all martial arts styles are welcome to participate in the training.  Everyone is welcome to watch the testing on Sunday.

    For questions please contact John Soriano: balintawakseattle@gmail.com



    Jeet Kune Do Seminar July 30, 2016
    July 13, 2016

    JKD | Jeet Kune Do Fans Don’t Miss This Opportunity!

    An affordable Jun Fan / JKD Seminar on July 30, 2016 for a great cause.  For the first time EVER the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute, Northwest Kali/JKD and MKG Seattle are teaming up to offer a seminar to the public on Jun Fan / Jeet Kune Do, and the martial arts legacy of Bruce Lee, to the public, together!

    This seminar is a fundraising benefit for Sigung Taky Kimura who was one of Bruce Lee’s dearest friends and one of only 3 authorized to teach his arts.

    Anyone with ANY interest or experience in these arts is warmly welcomed and encouraged to participate in this rare and community building event.  It is now 2016 and we are quickly, and sadly, losing access to these first generation students of Sijo Bruce Lee so don’t miss an opportunity that, literally, might be your last.  Learn more below.Taky Kimura Benefit at MKG Seattle

    Sifu Andy Kimura, Sifu Chris Clarke and Sifu Andy Wilson will be leading Jun Fan Gung Fu and Jeet Kune Do instruction on Saturday July 30 from 12-4pm at MKG Seattle to support Sigung Taky Kimura’s rising health care costs.

    Sifu Andy Kimura leads the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute of Seattle and is the Institute’s Senior Instructor under Sigung Taky Kimura.

    Sifu Chris Clarke, owner and Chief Instructor of NW Kali, is a full Instructor in Filipino Martial Arts, Jun Fan Gung Fu and Jeet Kune Do under Guro Dan Inosanto.

    Sifu Andy Wilson, owner and Head Instructor of MKG Seattle, is a Senior Associate Instructor in Jun Fan Martial Arts and Filipino Martial Arts under Guro Dan Inosanto.

    Dan Inosanto and Taky Kimura

    Together they will share their expertise in Jun Fan Gung Fu and Jeet Kune Do to all attendees, under the watchful eye of Sigung Taky Kimura.

    Pre-registration, or donation if you cannot attend, can be made at the following official event page.  Click here:  http://www.kimuraclan-jkd.com/taky-kimura-legacy-benefit-seminar-seattle/

    Selecting ‘Going’ on the official Facebook page would also be deeply appreciated so we can predict a head count or equipment need.  Click here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1731967207080601/

    If North Seattle is a convenient location and you are interested in more information on our regular programs you can request more information using the contact form on this page.  Click here: http://www.mkgseattle.com/programs/adult-programs/jun-fan-jeet-kune-do/



    Job Opportunity: MKG Seattle Seeking General Manager

    Job Opening: MKG Seattle Seeking General Manager

    Now Hiring

    Now Hiring: General Manager

    Immediate opening and seeking a General Manager for our 600 member and growing martial arts, CrossFit and fitness facility. The GM will have direct responsibility for facility operation and revenue generation through memberships, sales and marketing, program development, customer service, retention, retail sales, staff training and development. Through exceptional leadership the General Manager will ensure the facility meets or exceeds financial goals while delivering exceptional classes, outstanding customer service and utilizing ethical business practices.


    • Close team/working relationship with owners.
    • Hiring, training, and development of sales staff, trainers, admin and desk staff.
    • Monitor and maintain accountability of staff members.
    • Conduct and/or monitor daily communication with prospective members and existing clients.
    • Input all contracts, suspensions, and cancellations into CRM and monitor and remedy delinquent accounts
    • Maintain accurate inventory of pro-shop, margins and reorder items when necessary.
    • Maintain office and janitorial supplies in cost efficient manner.
    • Know, understand, follow and enforce all policies & procedures in Employee Handbook and compliance with state and federal law
    • Understand all facility issues and services offered
    • Report any equipment/facility issues and/or work to resolve with appropriate persons
    • Above description is subject to change or alteration at any time


    • Implement, improve and expand client prospecting program leveraging technology and current marketing methods with class and integrity.
    • Analyze sales reports to identify opportunities and deficiencies and set goals to achieve desired performance
    • Manage leads, calls, email campaigns, appointments, shows and closing %.
    • Meet personal production standards/individual goals for GM Position
    • Order and maintain retail inventory and expand pro-shop sales


    • Ability to develop, document, implement and maintain a systems driven business
    • Create daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly promotions, events, recruiting and outreach
    • Meet with department heads daily to monitor and mentor their efforts (Adult Martial Arts, Kid’s Martial Arts, CrossFit and MAX10 Fitness managers)
    • Lead monthly staff meeting to review previous month results, next month plans and identify deficiencies or opportunities
    • Develop and manage overall budget and meet financial operating expectations
    • Be aware of all class schedules, attendance

    Customer Service:

    • Create a work environment that allows MKG Seattle to deliver trend-setting customer service
    • Maintain and improve MKG Seattle’s standards for member retention and customer satisfaction

    Training and Development:

    • Conduct daily/weekly/monthly staff meetings and/or training
    • Provide continuing education for employees as appropriate
    • Maintain and improve employee performance through recognition, coaching, feedback, reviews or disciplinary action if required
    • Pro-actively monitor daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly systems, statistics and budgets and re-train staff as needed


    • 4 Year degree in business, marketing or sales preferred
    • 3-5 years of management experience overseeing sales, marketing, facility and admin staff
    • Entrepreneurial background preferred
    • Exceptional time management skills using a known time management system preferred
    • Exceptional listening, communication and writing skill and attention to detail
    • Friendly disposition and enjoy people (working with teams, nurturing clients, managing staff and reporting to owners)
    • Operate well without direct supervision and possess problem solving skills
    • Have a passion for helping people, professional development, leadership, and customer service
    • 2-3 Years of experience in martial arts, CrossFit or personal training preferred
    • High level of computer literacy with experience in the following; Word, Excel, WordPress, Facebook, QuickBooks, QuickBooks POS, InfusionSoft or other internet marketing and CRM products and networks
    • Exceptional integrity, team building and leadership skills
    • Outstanding organizational skills
    • Proven sales experience
    • Must own reliable transportation
    • Able to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends

    Compensation and Benefits:

    Salary and compensation is negotiable for the right candidate

    • Base Salary + Monthly Performance Incentives
    • Paid Vacation
    • 50% of Company Group Medical

    Job Location:

    Seattle, WA 98125

    Required education:

    Bachelor’s Degree

    Required experience:

    Marketing: 3 years
    Management: 3 years
    Sales: 3 years

    Required license or certification:

    Driver’s License

    How to Apply:

    No calls please.  Send a resume and cover letter to Andy and Tammy Wilson at tammy.wilson@mkgseattle.com with ‘General Manager’ in the email subject line.




    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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    10714 5TH AVE NE

    SEATTLE, WA 98125


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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!


    Request More Info




    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.