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November Event Roundup: Upcoming Bay Area/Northern CA Martial Arts Happenings

October 30, 2009

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Soja Martial Arts & Yoga Presents:
2nd Anniversary Party
11/6, Friday, 8:00pm
Soja Martial Arts & Yoga
2406 Webster Street, Oakland

Soja welcomes our neighbors, to celebrate the great energy we create here at Soja on a daily basis. This free events features traditional martial arts demos by: White Crane Silat kung fu, Cheetahs MuayThai Academy, Bay Mountain Wing Tsun kung fu, and OpenDoor Brazilian Jujitsu. DJ Porkchop will spin live dub step & break beats for dancing, martial arts, yoga/pilates, food & drink.


Black Belt Degree Testing
11/13, Friday, 6pm-9:30 pm
Tribull Mixed Martial Arts Centers
1043 Garland Ave. (at Race St.), San Jose

Black Belt Degree Testing and Extravaganza
11/14, Saturday, 10 am
Tribull Mixed Martial Arts Centers,
1043 Garland Ave. (at Race St.), San Jose

Note: Black belt dinner and awards begin at 6pm.  Details to be announced.

Introduction to Ba Gua Zhang Seminar (pictured above)
Health, Meditation, and Martial Application
11/14, Saturday, 10 am-4:30 pm
Wildcat Studio 2525 8th Street, Berkeley

San Francisco Taiko Dojo presents:
The 2009 International Taiko Festival
11/14, Saturday, 7 pm
Zellerbach Auditorium (UC Berkeley)
2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley


The International Taiko Festival is widely considered to be one of the world’s foremost taiko festivals. It is the premier showcase for taiko musicians and special guest artists from the greater Bay Area and Japan. This year’s festival features special guest artists from Japan, Wako Daiko. Other guest artists include The San Francisco Rising Stars Dream Team, a group of teenagers and young adults trained by Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka; Sacramento Taiko Dan, the foremost Japanese drumming ensemble in the greater Sacramento region; and Jun Daiko from Mountain View.

___________________________________________Celebrating 50 Years in Aikido


with Frank Doran Shihan
11/20-22, Friday-Sunday
Aikido West at the Sequoia Branch YMCA
1145 Hudson St, Redwood City
Note: Flyer, Registration Form, and Waiver must be filled out to register


To all our friends who have also chosen to walk Aikido’s “Never Ending Path”: Come join us in celebrating Doran Sensei’s 50-year anniversary on that path. No speeches, no ceremonies – just the joy of being together. There will be a dozen training sessions – one a day with Doran Sensei, and many more taught by senior students and dojo-cho who are his direct students from around the country.

The Foundations of Nei Gong Series (1 of 4 events – see link below for more details)
11/21, Saturday, 1-5 pm
Body Works Yoga, 490 Second Street, Petaluma
$65 for each session

Black Belt’s Favorite Techniques Toy Drive Seminar
11/21, Saturday, 1pm-4pm
Santa Cruz Dojo, Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
2-1507 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz

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