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Bay Area Martial Arts Events Calendar #2

October 3, 2007

Our editorial interns have compiled a list of upcoming martial arts events in the SF Bay Area. Thank you, Sam and Nick! We’ve added a couple of events, sent to us from our blog commenters. Thanks blog readers!


  • What: Historic Martial Arts Demonstration
  • Who: North Korean National Tae Kwon Do Demo Team and local Masters
  • When: Sunday Oct 7th, 2007
  • Where: Pleasanton Middle School, 5001 Case Rd, Pleasanton
  • Martial Art: Tae Kwon Do
  • Description: Come join us for the North Korean National Tae Kwon Do Demo Team’s first-ever United States Goodwill Tour. After 15 years of effort, the governments of the U.S.A., North Korea, and China have finally allowed this historic visit. Enjoy truly exciting performances, help promote peace and friendship between the U.S.A. and North Korea. Also: Visit http://www.usnktkd.com to leave a personal message for the North Korean team.
  • Source: Blog Comments

  • What: Self Defense Seminar
  • Who: Triangle Martial Arts Association
  • When: October 11, 2007 7pm-8pm
  • Where: Sports Basement Store, Potrero Hill, San Francisco, CA
  • Martial Art: Self Defense
  • Description: The TMAA is working with the Sports Basement in Potrero Hill to host one of its many self-defense seminars. The TMAA was founded in the first place in response to the kidnapping and murder of Matthew Shephard, and has conducted seminars like this in order to encourage community outreach. No specific preparation is needed for the seminar but it would be preferable to RSVP in advance (415-992-5551)
  • Source: Triangle Martial Arts Association

  • What: 2007 Kuk Sool Won: California Tournament and Exhibition
  • Who: World Kuk Sool Association
  • When: Oct. 13, 2007
  • Where: Merit College, 12500 Campus Drive, Oakland, CA 94619
  • Martial Art: Kuk Sool Won
  • Description: The 2007 Kuk Sool Won Tournament and Exhibition will be an exciting opportunity for both participators and spectators alike to observe group of inspiring martial artists as they compete on behalf of their schools and appropriated rank. The event begins at 8:30 am and runs all day into the night. Tickets are $10 for adult spectators and $5 for children. Participants are charged anywhere between 35.00 and 50.00 depending on the amount divisions chosen. This should be an exciting event, and a gateway into Korean Martial Arts for those who haven’t yet been introduced.
  • Source: World Kuk Sool Association

  • What: 2007 Gold Cup Challenge
  • Who: Gold Cup
  • When: Oct. 13, 2007
  • Where: De Anza High School, 5000 Valley View, El Sobrante
  • Martial Art: Open to all styles
  • Description: The Gold Cup Promoters of San Francisco are hosting their annual combat event, The Gold Cup Challenge. This all encompassing, full daylong tournament will allow martial artists from a variety of different backgrounds to register for rounds of competitive sparring. Everything from hand to hand combat to weapon’s engagement will be featured, and the winners will be awarded trophies. This is a mandatory event for the End of Year Awards in The Gold Cup Circuit, and a chance for onlookers to witness an astounding display of talent.
  • Source: The California Gold Cup Circuit

  • What: 2007 International Taekwondo Symposium
  • Who: UC Martial Arts Program and Taekwondo Promotion Foundation (Korea)
  • When: October 12-13, 2007
  • Where: UC Berkeley Recreational Sports Facility Field House
  • Martial Art: Taekwondo
  • Description: The University of California at Berkeley and the Taekwondo Promotion Foundation announce the 2007 International Taekwondo Symposium. This symposium is intended to educate instructors, coaches, and practitioners about taekwondo’s richly layered history and philosophy, and examine taekwondo’s impact on culture and community. It will also present strategies for further promoting and improving this fast-growing martial art, which is practiced in 185 countries. This international conference will feature speakers from different countries on “The History & Spirit of Taekwondo and Strategies for Globalization”
  • Source: UC Martial Arts Program

  • What: 3rd Annual Bay Area Sport Karate Association BASKA Belt Finals and Nationals
  • Who: BASKA
  • When Oct. 19-20th, 2007
  • Where: Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, Reno, Nevada NV, 2500 E. 2nd St.
  • Martial Art: Karate and more
  • Description: This two day event will feature two separate events: an invitation only BASKA Belt Championship where athletes that have been competing all season long, and have met all the belt qualifying requirements, will vie to become a 2007 BASKA Belt Champion; and then the BASKA Nationals, an event open to everybody and anybody. No qualifying requirements are needed for the second event.
  • Source: Bay Area Sport Karate Association

  • What: Third Annual Yongmudo Championship
  • Who: UC Martial Arts Program
  • When: October 27, 2007
  • Where: UC Berkeley Recreational Sports Facility Field House
  • Martial Art: Yongmudo
  • Description: Yongmudo combines the techniques of Taekwondo, Hapkido, Judo, Fencing and Ssireum. It was devised over two years ago by professors and former gold medalists of Judo, Fencing, martial arts, Taekwondo, and self-defense at Yong-In University, a premier sports university in Korea. The tournament features a four-round format. The four rounds are Kicking & Punching, Standing Throws, Ground Work, and Free Sparring. A one-round competition of Ground Work and a two-round competition of Kicking & Punching and Ground Work will allow practitioners of related martial arts, such as Taekwondo, Judo, Hapkido, and Jujitsu to participate.
  • Source: UC Martial Arts Program Yongmudo

  • What: Special Aikido Seminar
  • Who: Danielle Smith Sensei, chief instructor of Aikido of Monterey
  • When: November 18, 2007
  • Where: The Heart of San Francisco Aikido Dojo, 2565 Third Street #309, San Francisco, CA 94107
  • Martial Art: Aikido
  • Description: Danielle Smith Sensei will teach on Sunday, November 18th from 6 – 7:30 pm. $20 mat fee. Open to everyone.
  • Source: Aikido of Monterey

  • What: East Bay Kung Fu Seminar
  • Who: Concord Kung Fu Academy
  • When: December 16, 2007
  • Where: Clayton Valley Shopping Center
  • Martial Art: Kung Fu
  • Description: Come and enjoy the rare opportunity to be taught by the world renowned Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong, as he leads an intensive seminar in grappling, push hands, and the horse bench. Separately each of these techniques cost anywhere from $75 – $175.00, but if taken together the all-inclusive discount rounds off to a nice $275. This is the only Bay Area event being hosted by the Doc Fai Wong Center until next year, so be sure to check it out.
  • Source: Concord Kung Fu Academy


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  1. cheerytiger permalink
    October 5, 2007 5:51 pm

    Here are two more events to add to your Martial Arts Calendar:

    2007 International Taekwondo Symposium:
    * What: 2007 International Taekwondo Symposium
    * Who: UC Martial Arts Program and Taekwondo Promotion Foundation (Korea)
    * When: October 12-13, 2007
    * Where: UC Berkeley Recreational Sports Facility Field House
    * Martial Art: Taekwondo
    * Description: The University of California at Berkeley and the Taekwondo Promotion Foundation announce the 2007 International Taekwondo Symposium. This symposium is intended to educate instructors, coaches, and practitioners about taekwondo’s richly layered history and philosophy, and examine taekwondo’s impact on culture and community. It will also present strategies for further promoting and improving this fast-growing martial art, which is practiced in 185 countries. This international conference will feature speakers from different countries on “The History & Spirit of Taekwondo and Strategies for Globalization”
    * Source: UC Martial Arts Program (http://www.ucmap.org//2007tkdsymposium/)

    Third Annual Yongmudo Championship:
    * What: Third Annual Yongmudo Championship
    * Who: UC Martial Arts Program
    * When: October 27, 2007
    * Where: UC Berkeley Recreational Sports Facility Field House
    * Martial Art: Yongmudo
    * Description: Yongmudo combines the techniques of Taekwondo, Hapkido, Judo, Fencing and Ssireum. It was devised over two years ago by professors and former gold medalists of Judo, Fencing, martial arts, Taekwondo, and self-defense at Yong-In University, a premier sports university in Korea. The tournament features a four-round format. The four rounds are Kicking & Punching, Standing Throws, Ground Work, and Free Sparring. A one-round competition of Ground Work and a tw-round competition of Kicking & Punching and Ground Work will allow practitioners of related martial arts, such as Taekwondo, Judo, Hapkido, and Jujitsu to participate.
    * Source: UC Martial Arts Program Yongmudo (http://www.yongmudo.org/tournament.html)

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