Martial Arts Featured Guest: Lauren Mary Kim

Lauren Mary Kim is the faceless action hero that brings adrenaline to films and television.

Lauren has a strong handle on acting, combat training, and stunt work. She is known for her work on Marvel’s Iron fist Season 2 as DK (crane sister), Mile 22 (2018), Furious 7 (2015) and Great Wall (2016) and recently doubled as Elektra on Netflix’s hit series Defenders & Daredevil. She specializes in several fighting techniques including: Tae kwon do, Wushu, Silat, Filipino Martial Arts, Jeet Kune Do, and Capoeira.

Panel info:

Date: Saturday, 10/27/18
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Live Programming (LP1)
Glendale Ballroom 1-3

Lauren Mary Kim

 

Lauren Mary Kim

 

Lightspeed Saber League

The Lightspeed Saber League is the world’s fastest light-based fencing. Unchoreographed and unchained from traditional swordplay, Lightspeed-saber fencing® is athletic, competitive, and authentic to its sci-fi inspirations. Come watch and try out your new favorite past time. Demonstration and instruction will happen so make sure you wear comfortable attire. Limited amounts of equipment will be available for use.

Workshop Info:

Date: Saturday, 10/27
Time: 7pm-9pm
Location: Courtyard

Way of the Stick and Blade Tournament

Way of the Stick and Blade is Southern California’s premier Filipino Martial Arts tournament boasting one of the largest contingents of competitors from all across the globe.  This tournament is geared to promote and propagate the Filipino Martial Arts through competition.  It is our hope that this event will help give experience to any first time competitors as well as provide those long time practitioners an open venue to test and hone their skills.  Our events include Padded Stick, Padded Knife, Padded Blade, and Mixed Weapons.

Martial arts of any kind can participate in testing your blunt and edged weapons skills.  We just ask that we respect each other and the skill we bring to the table.  Limited supply of equipment will be available to use at the tournament.

The event is hosted by Pacific Media Expo and sponsored by Bunal Brand FMA Equipment.

 

Fees:

$55 Single event before Sunday October 14th, 2018
$20 Additional events before Sunday October 14th, 2018
Late fee of $20 will be assessed after Sunday October 14th, 2018 and $10 for additional events.

All pre-registered competitors get a weekend pass to Pacific Media Expo as well as a tournament T-shirt.

 

Tournament Info:

Date: Sunday, 10/28
Time: 9:00-10:00am Registration/ Check-in
Time: 10:00-10:15am Opening Ceremonies
Location: Live Programming (LP2) Glendale Ballroom 4

Hung Kuen Kung Fu Workshop with Sifu Patrick “Bai Long” Pace

“Bai Long” began his martial arts training at age 6 in the United Kingdom. By 16, he was one of the youngest black belts in Full Contact Karate/Kick Boxing and one of the youngest champions in the UK.
In his 40 years of training in martial arts, Patrick holds black belts in the following systems:

➢ Full Contact Karate/Kick Boxing
➢ Japanese Karate (Wado Ryu)
➢ American Kenpo Karate (UK Representative for United Kenpo Systems)
➢ Kage Ryu Kenpo (Shihan)
➢ Hoshin Roshi Ryu Jutaijutsu (Shihan, 6th Dan Black belt)
➢ Muay Thai (Kru)
➢ Natural Spirit International (Full Instructor, Level One)
He is also a fully Certified Sifu (master) in the following systems:
➢ Fu Jow Pai (Tiger Claw Kung Fu)
➢ Wing Chun
➢ Sil Lum Weng Chun (Chu Family)
➢ Hung Kuen (US Representative for Lau Family)

Patrick is also a member of the Lau Family Stunt Team in Hong Kong.

Workshop Info:

Date: Saturday, 10/27
Time: 11am – 1pm
Location: Live Programming (LP2) Glendale Ballroom 4

Pamana Kali Workshop with Guro Alvin Catacutan

Guro Alvin Catacutan currently holds Black Belt Rank in Kali and Silat at the Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts. He is an instructor certified to teach Kali, Jun Fan Gung Fu & Jeet Kune Do under Maha Guro Dan Inosanto.

Guro Alvin is on a mission to share the Filipino Martial Arts as a catalyst for those seeking personal transformation. The wisdom of Ancestral Warrior Arts is accessed through what he calls the Kali Matrix. It is a method of self discovery through movement and form. He seeks to teach others to find their place in the tribe and honor the Kulture that created this art.

Workshop Info:

Date: Saturday, 10/27
Time: 3pm-5pm
Location: Live Programming (LP2) Glendale Ballroom 4

Hap Ki Do Workshop with Master Joaquín Anzú

Master Joaquín Anzú Álvarez, was born in Uruapan, Michoacán, México in 1972. He came to the United States in September of 1988 where within few months he enrolled in the art of Lima Lama and after kickboxing in the city of El Monte.

He started training Taekwondo in México at an early age. By God’s grace ha has been training for about 35 years in different Martial Arts such as Taekwondo, Hapkido, Kickboxing, Filipino Martial Arts, Krav Maga and Lima Lama.

At the moment Master Anzu holds a 6 degree black belt in Taekwondo, 6 degree in Hapkido, 2nd degree in Krav maga and 1st degree in Tang so do as well as certifications in different martial arts weapons.

Workshop Info:

Date: Saturday, 10/27
Time: 1pm-3pm
Location: Live Programming (LP2) Glendale Ballroom 4