This Saturday, January 30th, will be day one of the Pacific Martial Arts Conference in Eugene, OR. This is a wonderful event that brings together instructors and students of various martial disciplines together to get a quick taste of other arts.
The conference consists of two days full of 30 minute demonstrations covering arts as diverse as Aikido, Kenpo, Karate, Judo, Kung Fu, Jeet Kune Do, and Historical European Martial Arts with instructors ranging from all over the Pacific Northwest.
This is the fourth year of the event and The Northwest Fencing Academy has been lucky enough to participate since 2008. Our demos have covered abrazare, dagger and even armoured sword techniques! This year we will be running the participants through our dagger flow drill - should be fun!
Even more than the good press it gives WMA and the Academy, this event is important because it places WMA in the heart of the local martial arts community and helps build understanding about us and what we do.
If you're in the area and have the chance to attend, please do so! There is recommended $10 donation and the event is designed so that you can participate for as much or as little as you want.