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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.

    Through 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.

    Here 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.

    Click HERE: http://www.mkgseattle.com/programs/adult-programs/signature-mixed-arts-classes/

    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/



    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

    4 MAX10

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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

    WTBA Seminar HeaderMuay Thai North  Seattle Workshop


    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!



    Now Hiring CrossFit & Fitness Coaches
    July 22, 2015

    Dynamic, Charismatic, Dependable, Coaches, Fitness Instructors, and Interns Wanted For Highly Successful Seattle CrossFit, Fitness Boot Camp and Martial Arts Studio.


    We now have 3 separate opportunities available immediately!  We are primarily looking for early and/or late morning hours, part-time.  (this is for our CrossFit and MAX10 Fitness programs NOT martial arts)

    _MG_4046-X3CrossFit Coaches and Interns

    1)   CrossFit Coaches: Looking for an experienced CrossFit Coach, with Level 1 Certification minimum, to join our great team. Must be reliable, have coaching experience, and great people skills.  Other certifications a plus.

    2)  CrossFit Interns: Also able to do internships for those that are new to coaching or just recently passed Level 1.  Available at all times – serious inquires only.

    m4Fitness and Fitness Kickboxing Instructors

    3)  Fitness Instructors: We have part time positions in our MAX10 Fitness program.  Fitness kickboxing, fitness boxing highly preferred but strength & conditioning, group exercise, small group and personal training experience will be considered.

    Benefits include employee status, excellent rate of pay, FREE membership and fantastic work environment. Some opportunity for advancement and additional income for those with motivation and interest.

    The Ideal Candidates…

    Must have above average energy, extremely reliable, a huge personality, passionate about fitness, a fast learner, a team player, no ego, and possess stage presence.


    See above, follow the directions on how to apply and MUST have reliable transportation.

    How To Apply

    Respond to this email with resume and cover letter that lists all certifications, full availability, start date, planned vacations. List strengths you bring to a team and what your 1 and 5 year goals are for yourself? No phone calls please unless the email and attached documents have been sent.

    INTERVIEWS NEXT WEEK– email for appointment.



    Boxing Clinic With Coach Ricardo Acuna
    July 21, 2015

    Boxing Clinic in Seattle – MKG Seattle Northgate

    Join us on August 8th, 2015 for a 2 1/2 hour clinic on the ‘sweet science’ of western boxing with Coach Ricardo Acuna.

    collegeboxing-2Clinic will cover beginning to advanced boxing including:

    • Fundamentals
    • Footwork
    • Combinations
    • Defense
    • Ring Tactics and Sparring Strategy

    Ricardo is a former amateur competitor and is currently coaching for the University of Washington and has helped develop an Olympic Team Qualifier, 4 state Golden Gloves champions, 1 Regional Golden Gloves champion, 3 National champions in the NCBA women’s division as well as a Northwest Regional champion for the UW Boxing Team.

    Coach Acuna became a friend of MKG Seattle when he began coaching MKG owners Tammy and Andy Wilson privately and helping them with their boxing skills.

    db0b2492709e660a3161a38c8921faceHailing from Guadalajara, MX Coach Acuna competed extensively in amateur boxing, semi-pro, Muay Thai and Tae Kwon Do before moving to Seattle. With his diverse background and personal challenges with injury he has developed an eye for detail and an ability to work with people of all levels in creative and interesting ways.

    The workshop has been designed to appeal to people of all levels and will include both beginning and more advanced material. It is highly recommended for those who’d like to get some details not commonly covered as well as looking for creative drills to improve your skills or your teams.

    This clinic will open to all levels and is open to the public.

    Date: August 8, 2015
    Time: 12:40 to 3:10pm
    Regular Web Price: $40 Online
    Door Price: $45 at the door
    Purchase Online Now: HERE

    As a courtesy to Coach Ricardo and MKG after you register please confirm your attendance on our Facebook Event page HERE.



    Guro Jon Escudero FMA Combatives Seminar
    July 14, 2015


    Intensive Edged and Impact Weapon Seminars 2015

    by Guro Jon Escudero

    Guro Jon Escudero is traveling across the United States this August and September 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.

    The seminars will be conducted by Guro Jon Escudero and Angelo Garcia.

    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 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: $119.97 pre-registration, $169.97 seven (7) days before event.
    Save $50 and pre-register for the event by clicking below!
    Date: Sept. 19 & 20, 2015
    Location: MKG Seattle
    Address: 10714 5th Ave NE
    Seattle, WA 98125
    Times:  TBA

    Register Here: Pre-Register Now!

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


    Guro Jon Escudero LSAI Seattle
    Guro Jon Escudero and Guro Angelo Garcia will also be conducting seminars in Washington D.C., Chicago, IL and Houston, TX.  For more details on these seminars visit the events page on Guro Angelo’s DC Lightning Scientific Arnis site:
    Guro Jon will also be available for private lessons, group lessons, testing and Q & A while visiting each location. Please inquire with Guro Angelo at info@stickandknifefighting.com for rates and availability.

    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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    Free Bully Prevention For Kids Seminar
    April 21, 2015

    Free Bully Prevention For Kids Seminar

    We’re hosting a 100% No-Cost Seminar for our community on May 30th, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00. And you’re invited.

    We want to give as many kids as we can (and parents) tools for STOPPING bullies in their tracks.

    We’ll be giving away our best secrets and tactics that you and your kids can start using IMMEDIATELY. They deal with everything from building confidence & self-esteem to self-defense.

    1Let’s put an end to bullying in our community.

    Can we count you in?

    Then just use the form below to RSVP. We have limited space available here in our studio, so this time around we can only let 50 people in.

    Please respond fast if you’d like to be on that list!

    To a safer, funner community for our kids,

    Sifu Bryce and Sifu Ryan

    Request More Information Below




    MKG Muay Thai “Knee Round” Seminar
    March 25, 2015

    IMG_1278One of the most combative of our training methods the ‘knee round’ is a specific format used at the MKG branch schools focusing on the knee and clinch ranges in Muay Thai.

    Elements and Skills Taught:
    Entering to clinch
    Entering from punches
    Entering from kicks
    Pummeling for protection
    Long/Middle/Close range knee tactics
    Getting out safely

    This is an absolute must for our MKG Muay Thai students and students interested in advanced feeding and fighting ability.

    April 12, 2015

    1:00 to 3:00
    $30/$25 MKG Members



    Martial Arts Phase Level 4-6 Preview/Prep

    See how Muay Thai, Kali Weaponry, Panantukan, JKD, Savate and Grappling are trained and taught together in one of the most complete and well researched curriculum’s in existence.

    IMG_6354Guro Dan has referred to MKG students as some of the most well rounded martial artists in the world on many occasions and specializing in NOT specializing is something we’re quite proud of.

    The Phase 2 levels at MKG Seattle would be levels 4-6 on our 12 level progression. Whether you are a new student, just attending from outside MKG or are already an instructor you will get a birds eye view of the the big picture. ALL are welcome regardless of level but please be aware this is an overview seminar and will be lightning quick.

    There are 10-12 progressions per level that comprise the testing process at MKG Seattle. We will be demonstrating all 30-36 and allowing you to train and work at one for each section.

    Things taught:
    Muay Thai Clinch
    Knee Counters
    Stick & Dagger – Tuo/Wala Abecedario
    Largo Mano
    JKD Nou Tek Counters
    JKD Dummy Set 1-3
    Pak Sao Series
    Lop Sao Series
    Jao Sao Series
    Hubud – 7 Basics – ‘Generator’
    Glove Drills
    Lead Hand Sparring
    Savate Red Glove Requirements
    Take Down Defenses
    Shoot Flow 1 & 2.
    Punyo Sumbrada energies:

    photo48This is a seminar designed for our intermediate to advanced students to see the testing requirements and get pointers and expectations.

    Phase 2 testing will need to be postponed until mid-summer.

    April 11, 2015
    $30/$25 For MKG Students

    MKG Students testing for Phase 2 will get a $25 credit on their test fee if they participate.



    Double Stick Sumbrada Seminar

    Double Stick Sumbrada Seminar

    _mg_2257Bruce Lee said “If you want to learn to swim jump into the water. On dry land no frame of mind is ever going to help you.”

    In the Filipino Martial Arts there exist micro games within categories and ranges of weaponry. It is within this flow that attributes and combative skill can be developed and ingrained safely and progressively. Coming back to Bruce Lee’s analolgy the drills are what we sometimes call ‘filling the pool’ and it is the variables, broken rhythm and choice reaction within the drill that we need to get to. But first we needed to fill the pool.

    Sumbrada is one of those training methods and generally starts out with a counter-for-counter structure.

    We will be working on our 12 basic contra sumbrada patterns with double sticks then progressively coming back to stick & dagger, single stick, double dagger and single dagger if time allows.

    April 12, 2015
    10:30 to 12:30
    $30/$25 For MKG Students




    Guro Inosanto Seattle 2015 Seminar
    February 11, 2015

    Guro Inosanto Seattle 2015 Seminar

    Presented by NW Kali in association with MKG Seattle.

    The legend returns March 21-22, 2015.  Don’t miss this opportunity to train with one of the very best.

    Inosanto 2015

    Techniques and Training Methods From:

    Kali & Eskrima
    Edged Weapons
    Impact Weapons
    Disarms / Destructions / Locks

    Malay / Phil / Indo Silat
    Close Quarter Striking
    Takedowns / Throws

    Jun Fan Gung Fu / Jeet Kune Do
    Progenitor For MMA
    Modified Wing Chun

    Saturday & Sunday
    11:00AM – 4:30PM

    19010 1st Ave S
    Seattle, WA 98148

    Tuition (cash only)
    1 Day: $100 2 Days: $160
    Law Enforcement Discount Available

    Information and to RSVP
    Sifu Christopher Clarke
    email: nwkali@yahoo.com
    Phone: (877) 553-5254



    Fighting for Film: This Time We Bring Weapons
    January 28, 2015

    Seattle Stuntwork Class


    Fighting for Film: This Time We Bring Weapons

    Ever watch your favorite action flick, and wonder “How do they do that?” Ever look at the previews for an upcoming film and think, “I want to do that!”?

    Well, there’s a class for that!

    MKG Instructor and Professional Stuntman Rob Bradstreet will be teaching a 4 hour seminar on Fighting for Film: This Time We Bring Weapons. We will be going over the basics for how to put together a fight for film. This time we will be putting weapons basics into the mix. Single weapon techniques and knife techniques will be on the menu.

    We will be shooting video throughout the seminar, and will be reviewing footage and getting feedback.

    The seminar will finish with everyone learning a piece of choreography and getting to preform it on camera! Bring a flash drive of some sort if you would like to get a copy!

    Sunday, March 08, 2015
    11:00 am – 3:00pm
    All levels and ages welcome

    Register Online Here: Fighting for Film: http://mkgseattlestore.com/products/fighting-for-film-this-time-we-bring-weapons



    Functional Mobility Workshop
    January 14, 2015



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    Learn how to move better, feel better and perform at your best! During this great workshop, Dr. Raymond Sue will give you some simple yet vital tools to keep those aches and pains at bay so that you can continue training like you want for as long as you want. A must for all martial artists and CrossFitters alike!

    After the fun workshop, Dr. Sue will also be available for complimentary musculoskeletal evaluations—for those nagging injuries that you were afraid to ask about.

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 31st 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    10714 5TH Ave. NE SEATTLE, WA 98125
    (206) 789-2411



    Krabi Krabong Seattle Staff Workshop + Staff
    December 15, 2014

    February 22nd, 2015 – Krabi Krabong Staff Seminar + Staff




    The Filipino Staff Seminar has been replaced by a seminar focusing on the staff method from Krabi Krabong taught by Ajarn Steve Wilson.

    The staff is a rarely taught component at MKG Seattle. Staff work begins appearing in our Kali curriculum at Level 2 and features Filipino and Thai methods.

    It’s a real treat to have Ajarn Steve teach at MKG Seattle again and to focus on the Thai cultural art of Krabi Krabong.

    February 22, 2015
    10:30 to 12:30pm

    This may be one of your few chances to see this material at MKG Seattle so don’t miss it!

    $75 Including a resin-injected 6ft staff.
    $40 Seminar only.

    $60 Including a resin-injected 6ft staff.

    Purchase online before 01/31/2015 and save $5.00.





    Knife Defense Workshop + Training Dagger

    Join Guro Andy Wilson for a 2 Hour Sunday Seminar dealing with empty hand vs knife tactics. Principles of evasion and deflection will be highly emphasized over disarms in this workshop.



    It is suitable for all levels and particularly suited as a pre-cursor to the upcoming Women’s Self Defense workshop or as a kickstarter for 2015.

    All schools welcome.

    January 4, 2015
    10:30 to 12:30pm

    $50 including a training dagger.
    $35 without dagger

    Reserve your spot here: https://www.facebook.com/events/359491764226486/


    Purchase online before 12/31/2014 and Save $5.00




    Seattle Documentary Screening and Nutrition Lecture!

    MUST SEE! Seattle Documentary Screening and Nutrition Lecture!




    If you haven’t seen this documentary it can change your life.  If you have watch it again and join the discussion after!

    URGENT: Space is Extremely Limited.

    Reserve Sunday morning January 11, 2015 to watch an amazing and powerful documentary about diet and the food industry followed by a short lecture and Q & A with registered dietitian Rachelle Ausmen.

    Fed Up! “Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever.”

    This is being held in conjunction with the 10 Week Fitness Boot Camp at MAX10 Fitness starting January 5, 2015 but is FREE to the public.(boot camp participants you DO NOT want to miss this event)

    This is recommended as a family event and you are welcome and warmly encouraged to bring friends. It can change lives.

    10:45 to 12:30 Screening
    12:30 to 1:15 Lecture and Q & A
    Cost: FREE (no questions asked but we’re accepting suggested dontations of up to $10 to cover screening costs, setup, clean up and lecture costs )

    Because this is an officially licensed event accurate pre-registration is required. Please let us know if you will be attending and please, please do not select ‘Going’ and then no-show.

    See trailer: http://youtu.be/UVX6_LzX4mM

    Please let us know today if you’ll be attending by selecting ‘Going’ on our Facebook Event.

    Official Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/663542673754124/


    Tammy and Andy Wilson and the MKG Seattle Team

    MAX10 Fitness & Boot Camp
    10714 5th Ave NE
    Seattle, WA 98125




    Kali / JKD Seminar With Sifu Rick Faye
    November 29, 2014

    Kali / JKD Seminar With Sifu Rick Faye

    Sifu Rick Faye Inosanto Seattle
    Kali / JKD / Muay Thai / Grappling / Panantukan
    May 16th and 17th, 2015
    Black Friday Sale: $99 (Usually $150)
    Purchase Online: http://mkgseattlestore.com/collections/frontpage/products/rick-faye-seminar

    Please Register on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/816494361743797/817941204932446/
    11:00 to 4:00 Both Days

    Founder of the world renowned martial arts school, the Minnesota Kali Group, Rick Faye isdedicated 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.