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Sights for Hope

When we think of karate we think of self defense. Lehigh Valley Martial Arts inspires us to think of selflessness, and this weekend will be hosting a charity seminar to benefit Sights for Hope. This will take place at the Emmaus location at 544 W Jubilee St. The feature instructor will be Jason Ward, who was a student of the late Grandmaster Glenn Kwan.

Soke Glenn Kwan, Hanshi, 10th degree Genki-do Kempo Karate. Born in Canada in 1947, Canada Soke Kwan received his black belt in June 1974. During the period from 1974 until his death in 2007 Soke Kwan continued his training with various martial artists who taught other styles. He is a member of 10 martial arts halls of fame, and is credited as a founder of the Genki-do Kempo Karate style. He was the president of the Global Martial Artists Association, and vice-president of the Canadian Martial Arts Association.

Sights for Hope is a Lehigh Valley organization that transforms the lives of people with visual impairments by helping remove barriers to their independence and success. Most services are provided at no cost to the recipient. The Lehigh Service center is located in Allentown. Sights for Hope was founded in 1928, inspired by Helen Keller, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind and the VisionServe Alliance.

Ward will be teaching Self-defense for Kids Saturday and Sunday from 8-11 a.m. and Filpino Martial Arts for Adults 1-4 p.m. Cost is $80 for one sessionor $140 for both. Ward will be showing and instructing students in Hawaiian Kendo Entries as well as Kwans Goshen Kwan stick fighting. Part of the seminar will also feature the Filipino Martial art of Estokada de campo as taught by Manong Celestino Macachor.

For more information or to register, please contact emmaus@lvmartialarts.com or register in person at LVMA in Bethlehem, Palmer or Emmaus. Space may be limited.