Tuesday, 12 May 2009


I went to the MarFest09 martial arts festival in Sunderland last Saturday. This was the first time I've been to a martial arts festival and it was a real eye opener for me. When I opened the door to martial arts two years ago I really didn't realise what a big world I was entering. Fourteen different martial arts were demonstrated including kung fu, jujitsu, aikijitsu, kobudo, tae kwon do, kickboxing, capoeira - you name it they had it and some pretty class acts too. Apparently there were 4 world champions present!

Well here's some piccys and videos to share with you:

Tai kwon do

Capoeira. With their own band!

Kung Fu

The Lion dance

And here's an impressive demonstration of jujitsu and tai kwon do:

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Littlefair said...

I wasn't back at my folks for this so couldn't justify the trip up North...shame! Were there stalls as well or was it mainly demos?

Sue C said...

It was mainly demos but they were good. There was also a display of weapons and a preview of a new film coming out but I didn't see that so I don't know what it was!


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