MUSEUM ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2016
MUSEUM'S “IMPACT OUR FUTURE” CAMPAIGN BEGINS
The Museum is experiencing growing pains, which is a good thing. But, we need a larger location to support our tours and many events. We are asking each individual, school or company to be a major part of the Museum by making a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation of $50 to $100 so that we can move to a larger location. If we all, our 27,000 martial arts schools in America, and the millions of past and current students, gather together, we can do this. CLICK HERE:
AUG. 27, 4 PM – Cost $10
WILLIAM CHRIS FORD Day at the Museum
He’s one of the most gifted martial arts competitor on the tournament circuit. He played a major role in tournament throughout the 1980s. Today, he is considered one of the most respected instructors of traditional Japanese martial arts. He’s a strong supporter of the Museum and a huge fundraiser for St. Jude hospital, Let’s all gather together to honor the life of one of our own, William Chris Ford.
SEPT. 11, 12:30 PM (Sunday)
“PAYING MR. GETTY” RED CARPET MOVIE PREMIERE at AMC Theater
Mr. Getty is a quirky, romantic and action comedy movie to be released with a Red Carpet event on Sept. 11. The film stars Don “the dragon” Wilson, R. Marcos Taylor, Anita Clay and Alissa Schneider. Immediately after the event, the celebration party will be held at the Martial Arts History Museum. Be sure to see the film and meet the stars in person! There is no cost for the celebration party. Mr. Getty will be part of the Burbank Film Festival event. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SEPT. 17, 4 PM – Cost $10
JOHN NATIVIDAD DAY
One cannot talk about the glory days of tournament competition with mentioning the name of John Natividad. Nicknamed the “Giant Killer,” he has defeated the greatest champions of all time. A member of the Chuck Norris team of championship fighters, John completely dominated the circuit. He has appeared on The New Gladiators, he has traveled across the globe fighting he way to victory. Many remember him from the 13-12 bout where he beat Benny Urquidez at the Long Beach International Karate Championships. Don’t miss this day!!!
SEPT. 24, 3:30 PM – Cost $10
JAPANESE SAMURAI SWORD: History, Artistry & Tradition
The Samurai sword is the most unique weapon in all of martial arts history. A sacred tool of the Samurai, it is surrounded by legend, folklore and deadly accuracy. The museum is proud to welcome sword historian and lecturer, Rafael Kosche. Kosche has been featured on The History Channel, A&E, Ancient Aliens and more for his knowledge on the sword. Kosche will discuss how the sword is made, its history, the philosophy of its use and how to determine if a sword is real or not. In fact, he is encouraging people to bring in the Samurai swords and other forms of weaponry so that he can give you a quick semi-appraisal of its worth. You don’t want to miss this event!!!
OCT. 1, 4 PM – Cost $10
RALPH CASTRO DAY
He’s the founder of Chinese Kenpo and one of the most influential martial artists of our generation. Through his efforts, history has been changed for the better. He’s inducted into the Martial Arts History Museum’s HALL OF FAME and continues to play a key role in promoting the arts. We are honored to honor this great pioneer. Join us to celebrate the life of Ralph Castro.
OCT. 8, 4 PM – Cost $10
MICHELE MANU DAY
She’s one of the coolest and nicest people you will ever meet. Under Solomon Kaihewalu, she has now become one of the biggest advocates for the rare art of Hawaiian Lua in the world. She’s performed all over the nation and has been a strong useum supporter for many years. You can’t miss this event!!! Let’s gather to celebrate Michele Manu!!!!
AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER DAY
Is being re-scheduled until we can get the cast together.
THE MARTIAL ARTS KID
We are always thrilled when martial arts movies are released. We have been notified that the highly acclaimed film, “The Martial Arts Kid” is now available on DVD and Blueray. Starring Don “the dragon” Wilson and Cynthia Rothrock. Sold now on Amazon.com and www.Martialartskidmovie.com for digital downloads on iTunes.
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