Lightspeed Saber League Fencing Panel and Workshop

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.

  • Date
  • Sunday, Nov 10
  • Time
  • 1PM – 3PM
  • Location
  • Live Programming 2

Shorin Ryu Karate with Sensei William Christopher Ford

For the first time ever, Pacific Media Expo will be presenting a Shorin Ryu Karate workshop with Sensei William Christopher Ford. 

Saturday, November 9

  • Time
  • 3PM – 5PM
  • Workshop
  • “Shorin Ryu Karate”
  • Location
  • Live Programming 2

Sensei Ford has been a student and practioner of the martial arts since 1974. He is a 5th degree black belt in Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate and the Chief Instructor at Kaizen Dojo Martial Arts & Self-Defense in Torrance, CA. Additionally, William is an actor and film-maker. In 1989, he was cast as Cobra Kai Bad Boy “Dennis’ in Karate Kid 3 and currently produces and directs film and video projects, the most recently “52 Masters” , “The Last Dojo”, and the forthcoming dramatic/action web series “Xander’.

 

Yaw Yan, Sayaw ng Kamatayan (Dance of Death) with Master Jordan Labuyo

Fresh off his kickboxing victory at the International Muay Thai tournament in Tacoma Washington, Master Jordan Labuyo will be giving a hands on demonstration and workshop on Sayaw ng Kamatayan (translated to Dance of Death).

Yaw Yan, as it is more popularly called, is the Philippines own kickboxing system developed in the early 70’s by Grandmaster Nap Fernandez. Not for the weak of heart, the brutal kicks, knees, and elbows, of this art rivals that of Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, and other similar martial arts.

Don’t miss out on witnessing and participating in this rare martial arts form that has gained popularity in California

When:  Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location:  LP2

Jeet Kune Do with Sifu Mike Rivas

Pacific Media Expo is pleased to present a martial arts workshop in Jeet Kune Do with Sifu Mike Rivas.

Jeet Kune Do (JKD) is the creation of legendary martial artist and action star Bruce Lee. Rivas is a Professor of Martial arts based at Mt. San Antonio College and long time student to one of Bruce Lee’s leading disciples, Ted Wong.

Workshop will cover basics in JKD and give attendees a taste of what this martial art has to offer. Workshop runs from 11am-1pm, so don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to try out the martial arts system of a legend.

When:  Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019
Time:  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location:  LP2

 

Way of the Stick and Blade: Tournament of Filipino Martial Arts

Pacific Media Expo (PMX) will once again be hosting Way of the Stick and Blade: Tournament of Filipino Martial Arts.

This premiere Filipino Martial Arts event will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Glendale Hilton in conjunction with the rest of PMX’s events for that weekend. This is the only tournament where you can witness the Filipino Martial Arts of Esgrima, Kali, and Arnis in a fast paced and highly competitive sport format.

All pre-registered competitors will receive a pass for all the Expo’s activities starting Saturday, November 9, 2019. Saturday will be host to several martial arts workshops such as Jeet Kune Do, Sayaw Ng Kamatayan (Filipino Kickboxing), and Karate.

When: Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019
Time: 9:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: Courtyard, Lower Level (near the pool area)

Lauren Mary Kim

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

 

Martial Arts at PMX

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
Martial Arts at PMX

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