39th Annual AKATO Seminars and Awards Banquet
|Master Lynn with Joseph and his son James|
The seminar had approximately 50 participants ranging from Blue belts to multi dan Black belts from different schools in the AKATO organization. While most schools were from the DFW area some instructors came from out of state to attend the seminars and awards banquet.
|Jackie helping some students|
|Dylan (blue belt) helping a student|
|Students lined up while learning the drill|
IMAF Winter Camp in Houston TX
|Master Gauss teaching Tapi locks|
|Master Smith teaching Filipino Dirty Boxing|
|Attendees who trained with the Professor|
|MAPA attendees with the instructors|
Masters of Tapi Tapi Chuck Gauss and Ken Smith and master Earl Tullis (from Houston) instructed about 40 participants in double stick, single stick, knife, and empty hand drills. It was a long camp with an early start at 9:00am and lasting till 9:30 at night on Friday and Saturday.
|Dylan applying wrist lock to Master Lynn|
|Tomas applying a wrist lock to one of Guro Abel's students|
|Kevin Bradbury applying a lock to one of Guro Abel's students|
Guros Bruce Jenkins, Abel Martinez, Mike Pana, and Mark Lynn all taught at this event and it was a lot of fun. Guro Jenkins started off with the three locks and lock flows of his system Moroland Martial Arts, Guro Pana then taught on an Espada y Daga drill from his system Bayani Warrior Arts, Guro Able taught on Sinawali Boxing ("Dirty boxing") and Guro Lynn taught on the empty hand flow drill Empty Hand Tapi Tapi. Over 20 participants took part in this event and it was the first time that Guros Jenkins and Pana taught at a MAPA event.