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Weekend Warrior: September Bay Area Martial Arts Events

September 4, 2009

9/4, Friday, Judo Promotion Exam
UC Berkeley, 2301 Bancroft Way, 145 RSF, Berkeley, 94720
http://www.ucmap.org/calendar.php

Note: Hours not yet posted.

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9/5, Saturday, 3pm-8pm, WFC Battle on the Bay
Cal State Hayward, Main Gym, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward
http://www.unlimitedkickboxing.com/

Battle on the Bay benefits the Royal Family Kid’s Camps – food, vendors.  There is a Muay Thai event prior to the main event.  Front row VIP is $60, VIP $45, general admission $30.

Note: Admission is $5 day-of-event.

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9/6, Sunday (first Sunday of every month), Godo Keiko
Nichiren Buddhist Temple, 3750 Mona Way, San Jose, 95130
http://www.nckf.org/MainPages/Events.htm#jan

Note: $3 per kenshi.  Beginners welcome!  Event for Northern California Kendo Federation members.

All federation members (those wearing bogu) and do not need individual instruction to get through a basic practice regime are welcome.  This is an opportunity for intermediate kenshi, advanced kenshi and instructors to practice with each and advance their training.

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9/11-13, 18th Annual Big Sur Weapons Retreat
Douglas Ranch Camp in Carmel
Note: Registration form and money due to the Aikido of Monterey by September 8.
Aikido of Monterey, 1251 10th Street, Monterey, CA 93940
http://www.aikidomonterey.com/events.php

May choose between a 1-day plan, 2-day plan, partial plan (2 days, 1 night), or full plan (3 days, 2 nights).  Camping, training, and fun.  Martial arts and out of doors related fun: Of interest to martial artists of all levels, this is an opportunity to study basic and advanced jo and bokken.  Other activities may include swimming in the 75-foot swimming pool, chi gong, tennis, and volleyball.  The facilities at Douglas Ranch also include large, rustic lodge with 3 dining rooms each with fireplace, bathroom facilities with hot showers, hiking trails, tennis counts, and archery range.  All meals will be provided.  The meals will be simple vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare.  Sleeping will be on provided cots in rustic, wooden cabins, accommodating 2-4 campers each.  Families are welcome.  Children are the responsibility of the parents.

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9/13, Sunday, Salinas Tournament
Northern California Kendo Federation
http://www.nckf.org/MainPages/Events.htm#jan

Note: The tournament is tentative.  Check site for updates.

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9/19, Saturday, 10am-6pm, Jiu Jitsu by the Sea Fall Invitatoinal Tournament
Santa Cruz Dojo, Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 2-1507 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, 95062
http://www.claudiofrancabjj.com/calendar.htm

Note: Spectator fee of $5.  A portion of the proceeds go to Second Harvest Food Bank.

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9/26, Saturday, 10am-5pm, Spirit of Japantown Festival
8 blocks surrounding San Jose’s Japantown – 5th Street and Jackson Street
http://www.jkasv.com/dojo/events/jtown_festival-demo09.html

Demonstrations of Shotokan karate, kendo, aikido, and more.  Details to be announced.

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9/26, 10/24, 11/28, 11:45-1pm, Special Focus Class
Aikido of Monterey, 1251 10th Street, Monterey, CA 93940
http://www.aikidomonterey.com/events.php

Zen meditation with Scott Stillinger.  Open to the public.

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Don’t see your upcoming martial arts event, or want to submit events for October and beyond? Email us at Kengh@northatlanticbooks.com.

(Thanks to Karin, our new intern, for compiling this month’s events list!)

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