Students from our Black Belt Program volunteered to hold pads and demonstrate techniques.
Emily demonstrates a Muay Thai knee strike. This is a common technique in mixed martial arts.
Ballard residents demonstrate a traditional karate “ready” stance.
Participants line up to practice Muay Thai elbow strikes with Krista.
Adding a shoulder grab transforms the Muay Thai knee strike into an effective women’s self-defense technique.
Thanks to Candace Cothran, the branch manager at Umpqua Bank for reaching out to us and hosting this free community event.