Yesterday (Saturday, Jan 26th) I attended a Butterfly Knife & Nunchaku Seminar/Workshop.
It was held at Ernie Reyes' World Martial Arts (Hillsboro, OR location) and was conducted by Guro John Daniels.
Guro JD is a full instructor under Sifu Dan Inosanto (Bruce Lee's famous student) and a 7th degree black belt under GM Al Dacascos. He has over 30+ years experience in the martial arts, with an extensive career in movies and television, including popular tv series Leverage, Grimm, Z Nation, and The Librarians.
Guro JD is considered one of the foremost experts in the Filipino arts including butterfly knives and nunchaku!
Here is a pic of me and my fellow Dragon Brand Martial Arts teammate, Geoff, with Guro JD
Luckily, we were working strictly with "Trainer" butterfly knives and foam nunchucks so the pain was minimal (although dropping a trainer knife on your foot still smarts!)
There were classes going on in 2 different rooms and there was lots of great merchandise & gear for me to fawn over
(I'm a sucker for merchandise!)
Just check out these pink polka dot gloves!!!
I SO wanted to buy them but I had to control myself
Here is a group pic of the participants (Aren't you LOVING all the females who participated!!)
Ernie Reyes' World Martial Arts - Hillsboro