Two Days. Fifteen students. Two of the best teachers in the business.
We’re thrilled to announce that Valkyrie WMMA will be hosting Maija Soderholm and Rory Miller for a weekend workshop this August! Want to spend two days working closely with two of the best minds in martial arts? Here’s what you need to know:
When: August 11-12, 2018, 10am – 5pm
Who: Rory Miller is a 17-year veteran of the US corrections service and has served as a sergeant, tactical team leader, mental health specialist, trainer, and investigator. He has practiced Judo and Jujutsu for over 30 years, and is a full-time teacher and writer. He is best known as the author of Meditations on Violence, one of the most influential books on violence dynamics.
Maija Soderholm is one of the official lineage holders of Visayan Style Corto Kadena and Larga Mano Eskrima, and an authorized teacher of the Yizong School system of Bagua Zhang, Xing-Yi, and Tai Ji. She is a formidable martial artist and the author of The Liar, The Cheat and the Thief, which focuses on the role of deception in swordplay and other weapon work.
Topic: “Controlling Space and Time” — distance, voids, ranging, maximizing speed and disrupting your opponent’s speed, manipulating the OODA loop, reading potential and then messing it up. Learn to dominate the tactical environment of a fight in bladework and infighting. This is a weekend-long, immersive workshop that integrates both Maija and Rory’s approaches to the complex topic of fighting tactics. You’ll get the opportunity to work closely with both of them in a small group of 15 students.
Cost: $400 + GST ($100 non-refundable deposit due at registration)
Spaces are selling fast, so make sure you don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! No prior training with either instructor is required, but participants should be familiar and comfortable with both unarmed and edged weapon sparring. Click the button below to pre-register, or contact us for more information.