Seni Weekend

Seni ~ Japanese ~ meaning ‘fighting spirit’

Seni Welcomes the World and Gears up for 2012Over 50 countries represented at Europe’s Largest Combat Sports show.Where: ExCeL London, Docklands.When: 10am – 6pm. 19th and 20th May 2007Tickets Adults/Children: Day tickets £8:00/£5:00 Weekend tickets £13:50/ £6:50Ticketmaster: 0870 6077 477

On 19th and 20th May the ExCeL Centre will become host to the ninth annual Seni Expo, Europe’s largest combat sports show. The Fighters Inc event will have over 50 countries represented across the weekend and over 40,000 people expected through the doors. Seni is representative of the growth of Martial Arts in the UK over the last decade and has become a forum for the huge diversity of combat sports across the globe.

From the exhibitor lead event which it was in 1999 at the NEC, Birmingham, the Seni show now stretches across 12,000 square metres in Halls N4-N9 of ExCeL London, with five zones, and over 10 feature arenas, 30+ live events, 30+ instructional seminars, 100’s of demonstrations, 6 open championships and numerous challenges our visitor can get involved in.

Seni 07 begins the build up to 2012! As well as bringing the Seni ‘Fighting Spirit’ to London, organisers of the expo are working with Newham council and the 2012 Olympic Unit to tie the expo into the combat disciplines at the London Olympic games. Newham Borough Council, the 2012 Olympic Games host borough, has thrown its support into Seni 07’s plans for a new Olympic Youth Zone. With aims to discover future Olympians, Seni will host workshops for children at the exhibition who would like to find out more about the Olympic disciplines and martial arts in general. Sessions will be carried out by local instructors as well as various Olympic Medallists from around the world, who will be on hand to talk to and encourage our champions of tomorrow.

“We are proud to be a part of Seni 07 as it is a unique opportunity for young people in Newham to try new sports as well meet world class athletes,” comments Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham. “This is why Newham, as host borough for the London Games, is delighted to support Seni and is running the 2012 Youth Zone”

With the world under one roof where will your weekend at Seni take you?

Train with Greek Olympic Taekwondo Champion, Michail Mouroutsos Wonder at the Chinese Wu Shu championships? Get rough and rumble in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gracie Invitational Get the Kill Bill treatment with Japanese swords master Ono Yoshimitsu Meet and greet the stars of the UFC Relax in our International ‘Fighting Spirit’ Film festival. Europe’s only Martial Arts film festival

Seni has become synonymous with opening the combat sports to a wider audience and also pushing the traditional boundaries. Seni also puts on an outrageously good show with activities to keep you and your family entertained all day!

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