saturdaysBellevue Street-Safe Combat LessonsKoei Kan DojoWorkshop: Intro to Filipino Blending Hands
April 30 - $20 for drop-in
Ongoing Beginner Lessons:
Class Time: Saturday Evenings 6:30-8:30 PM
Tuition: Monthly Dues $80, no registration or testing fees.
After over 40 years of martial art experience, Sifu Akrish has developed a close-quarter combat system based on advanced scientific concepts for ages 16 and above. Beginners Welcome!
Realistic Combat Strategies Teach YOU Practical & Effective Self-Defense Skills.
Contact & Flow Drills Will Apply YOUR Knowledge From The Start.
Begin With Weapon Training To Accelerate YOUR Speed, Strength & Endurance. Self-Defense Training Will Increase YOUR Confidence, Health & Concentration With Any Circumstance.
The concepts taught within the Akrish Academy of Self-Defense can be understood and applied even after a few lessons. Yet...it is important for to emphasize that we believe for any person to develop effective self-defense skills time, dedication and a proper curriculum must be adhered to. A false sense of confidence must not be created through ranking or improper training.
"Only through the scientific breakdown of distance, timing and angles of attack can one begin to understand and gain skill in close quarter-combat. It takes practice to be precise, powerful and masterful in distance closing under stressful situations. It must become second nature." -Sifu David Akrish
thru aug 4Maneki Neko: Japan's Beckoning Cats – From Talisman to Pop IconBellevue Arts MuseumSince the Edo period (1603 - 1868) a fabricated cat with a paw upraised in the Japanese gesture of beckoning has been considered a good luck charm, drawing good fortune to individuals and businesses. This exhibition highlights a unique selection of more than 150 cats collected by maneki neko aficionado Billie Moffitt, as well as interpretations of this tradition by renowned contemporary artists. Whether carved in wood or stone, sculpted in clay or formed in papier mÃ¢chÃ©, these alluring and enigmatically artful felines express aspects both of historic Japanese lore and contemporary pop culture. thru may 26Love Me TenderBellevue Arts MuseumLove Me Tender is an exhibition of extraordinary artworks made from ordinary currency. Attracted by money's symbolism and power, the artists featured in Love Me Tender scrutinize the systems of value celebrated on and embodied by currency. Bills and coins are transformed into tapestries, paintings, photographs, and sculptures that tap into the glamorous, seductive allure of money and society's notions of value and 'values.' jun 1All About BerriesMaster Gardener's Urban Demonstration GardenThe Northwest is the perfect place to grow berries. Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries all thrive here. If you've ever tried to clear a wild lot you know blackberries are right at home here also. There are many cultivars of this fruit we love and hate, some even grow large fruit without thorns. All of these berries with the exception of raspberries are very easy to grow. Raspberries take more care especially in selecting a planting site. This workshop will give you all the information you need to grow great berries. jun 3Signs of LaughterBellevue CollegeSign Language comedy troupe featuring celebrity signer, Wink, will perform at the Bellevue College Carlson Theater June 3rd. An interpreted event, this show is for anyone interested in American Sign Language, comedy, and a good laugh.
Find us in the E Building; doors open at 6:30pm. Event parking is available in Parking Lot 12.
There will be a bake sale after the show in the theater lobby.
jun 7 - sep 222012 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture AwardsBellevue Arts MuseumBellevue Arts Museum celebrates the innovative works of 12 emerging artists whom received the distinguished Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award in 2012. The Award was established and presented by the International Sculpture Center (ISC) in 1994 to recognize deserving sculpture students and to encourage their continued commitment to the field of sculpture. One of only two venues in the nation to receive these works, BAM offers a glimpse into the next generation of artists working in sculpture. jun 8Pests in the Vegetable GardenMaster Gardener's Urban Demonstration GardenAre you trying to grow vegetables but fear the little crawling things are getting the best of you? The number one pest in our vegetable garden is probably the slug, but there are many more. Root vegetables are especially susceptible to underground pests. There are also many pests which will eat the leaves of your plants. Learn all about these pests from Holly Kennell. jun 15Ground Covers and Lawn AlternativesMaster Gardener's Urban Demonstration GardenAre you tired of mowing your lawn every week and of paying those ever rising water bills. There are alternatives. Learn different ways to get rid of your lawn giving you more time to do what you like to do. Ground covers solve many problems. They help to keep weeds out and they help to keep the soil from drying out. Learn what ground covers to select so that you are not creating more work for yourself. jul 12 - oct 27Patti Warashina: Wit and WisdomBellevue Arts MuseumPatti Warashina: Wit and Wisdom honors Pacific Northwest artist Patti Warashina (b. 1940) for her tremendous, unparalleled contributions to the world of ceramics with a retrospective of approximately 140 works spanning a 50 year career. Warashina is known for her curiosity, effervescence, and healthy dose of skepticism. Her themes of human condition, feminism, car-culture, and political and social topics are raised by staying tuned-in to current news reports and her own subconscious voice.