From March 21-23, Creston will be hosting the legendary George Xu (Xu Guo Ming) at the second annual Deep Water Martial Arts Convention and Tournament, sponsored by Red Jade Martial Arts and the Kootenay Chin Woo Martial Arts Association.
Xu began training in 1966 and is one of the most highly regarded martial artists in the world, in constant demand to give seminars all over the U.S., Europe and China. Coming to us from San Francisco, Calif., Xu will be providing world-class instruction and demonstration at the Creston and District Community Complex.
In addition to Xu, the convention also has guest instructors from Edmonton, Okotoks, Nelson, Creston, Cranbrook and Trail. Students and competitors from both the U.S. and Canada will be attending to take part in this international event.
The Deep Water Martial Arts Convention and Tournament is an open-to-all-styles meeting for competition, learning and discussion. The weekend is filled with opportunities to have fun and learn new skills with reputable teachers in different styles.
The tournament portion of the weekend will run on Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon in the Creston Room. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the masters demonstrations and friendly competitions. Anyone with an interest in health, martial arts or physical fitness is encouraged to come and participate, regardless of skill level or age. This year will include workshops on traditional Chinese medicine bone setting techniques, piercing cloud Chinese sword and spear, Bujinkan ninjutsu, Japanese sword, qigong, rokushaku bojutsu (ninja staff), jiu-jitsu, judo, Shaolin drunken boxing and so much more.
Saturday evening will offer the public the unique opportunity to take part in a panel discussion featuring some of the most highly regarded martial arts masters of our time at the Master’s Tea, which will be hosted at the Snoring Sasquatch.
For more information, visit www.DeepWaterCon.com.
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