Saturday, October 10, 2009

Filipino Martial Arts Gathering

Nathan participated in a Martial Arts Gathering at the gym where he trains. There were a good number of people there, as evidenced by the above picture. They practiced fighting with different types of weapons, including the sarong, single and double-stick, practice knives, shields, and staff. They also experimented with differing levels of safety gear, from fully-padded to nothing but safety glasses. After they were done competing, they enjoyed several yummy Filipino dishes.
Nathan and two of his students, Jacob and Thomas
Nathan made the shields that they are holding
Nathan is in the black gear
Emmaline starts training early
Ellie taking a much needed drink
While the adults competed downstairs, the kids played on the mats upstairs. Our friend, Theresa, brought her 4 kids, so there was lots of running, wrestling, and playing.

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