Martial arts masters representing multiple schools and disciplines traveled to Southern California from around the United States offering attendees a weekend of demonstrations, training and clinics, community, and remembrance of past masters.
IRVINE, Calif. (PRWEB) May 23, 2019
The inaugural South East Asian Global Martial Arts (SEAGMA) Festival took place May 3rd -5th, 2019 in Irvine, CA. Martial arts masters representing multiple schools and disciplines traveled to Southern California from around the United States offering attendees a weekend of demonstrations, training and clinics, community, and remembrance of past masters.
“The First SEAGMA Fest was a huge success! This was the first time all of these masters have come together in one place. Everyone is already planning for our next festival” shared Festival Founder and Director Jim Brown.
The festival was presented by Pentjak Silat USA, in association with the International Pencak Silat Federation, with support from SOG Specialty Knives and Tools and Film Festival Flix, host of the exclusive SEAGMA streaming video Channel.
Representing Attending masters included: Guru Besar Hans Knust-Graichen, Guru Besar Frank Den Daas, Guro Willie B. Laureano, Suru Jason Inay, Guru Besar Scott Soble, Guru Daniel Prasetya, and Guru Tua Conrad Bui. A special interview with Guro Dan Inosanto was presented Friday night. The masters went to Disney Land on Sunday in remembrance of Dr. Andre Knust-Graichen (1954-2018).
The SEAGMA Festival will return to Irvine, CA May 1st – 4th, 2020 in Irvine, CA.
ABOUT SOUTH EAST ASIAN GLOBAL MARTIAL ARTS
SEAGMA is the leading organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the South East Asian martial arts; Escrima, Arnis, Kali, Pentjak / Pencak Silat, Kun Tao, and Muay Thai. The organization acquires, preserves and shares exclusive and unique video content with past and current martial arts masters through its streaming video channel on Film Festival Flix as well as engaging martial arts enthusiasts at its live festival events and seminars worldwide.