Martial arts festival brings master instructors, continued knowledge

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Dr. Alberto Barbon of Crestview spars with an instructor during the Korean Martial Arts Festival on April 20 at Gordon Martial Arts.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Friday, May 3, 2013 at 10:06 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Two martial arts students said recent seminars helped them improve their technique and inspired continued education in combat practices.

The Korean Martial Arts Festival on April 20 featured 21 master-level instructors from across the world who conducted seminars at Gordon Martial Arts.

"The more I attend these conferences or festivals, the more I thirst for knowledge," said Crestview resident Dr. Alberto Barbon. Learning about various techniques, including forms, sparring and weapons training, reminded him “you can always improve on what you’re doing,” he said.

Crestview resident Angela Mobley agreed. She began practicing martial arts nine months ago following her children’s participation in the program.

"It's something we can do together, it’s exercise, it’s learning something new," she said. 


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