Boxing Legend Barry McGuigan to open Seni showKnown as ‘The Clones Cyclone’, McGuigan united Ireland in support of him in the 1980’s with his humble nature outside of the ring and all-action style within it. His career peaked with a memorable World title win against Eusabio Pedroza, who at the time was considered virtually unbeatable. It is apt therefore that a man who fought for peace opens the Seni show to help launch ‘Fight for Peace’ a new socially aware boxing initiative in London. Come to Seni and meet a man who can truly be considered a boxing legend.Mark Shuey; The Canemaster comes to Seni
Grandmaster Shuey holds black belts in Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido and Tang Soo Do but is World famous for his self-defence use of the cane. GM Shuey has become well known on the major tournament circuits as the “cane man”, where he has been able to accumulate 18 world and national titles in the Masters Weapons divisions using the cane, while at the same time showing how devastating and practical this simple yet legal self-defence tool can be. His efficient system of instruction has taken such a strong foothold in the martial arts community that he has formed the Cane Masters International Association in order to facilitate the training of students of the cane and now you can see this system in action for yourself at Seni.Linda lee to attend Seni!
The widow of Bruce Lee, Linda met her future husband when he gave a kung fu demonstration at the High School she was attending. She became one of his Kung Fu students and they married on August 17th 1964. They had two children together, Brandon and Shannon and Linda has continued to spread the message about and promote Bruce Lee’s martial art Jeet Kune Do, alongside daughter Shannon. Now Seni gives you the opportunity to talk to the inspirational women who shared all of Bruce Lee’s major triumphs.The Snowman to melt Pain and Glory
Jeff ‘The Snowman’ Monson, UFC veteran, BJJ black belt and ADCC Submission Wrestling World Champion is headlining Pain and Glory. Monson, who has tasted success in the UK before by winning the prestigious 10K Ground Clash is keen to repeat the feat at Seni’s flagship fightsport evening extravaganza. Get to watch an MMA great live-
Tickets are priced at £30 for standard tiered seats, £45 for flat seating nearer the ring and £80 for Ringside seating. All Pain and Glory purchased tickets come with access free of charge to Seni08 Expo and Festival which can be visited from 10am-6pm on that day.
Tickets from www.seni.tvand Ticketmaster 0844 847 1699Anime first for Film Festival
The Seni Fighting Spirit Film Festival is now firmly established as the only festival of its type in the country, as it focuses solely on the martial arts genre and this year sees another first as we screen our very first Anime title to reflect the on-going popularity of the genre. Naruto is one of the most popular and successful manga and anime properties and depicts the adventures of a young boy named Uzumaki Naruto who trains to become a ninja. Seni is screening the acclaimed full length feature that has screened theatrically in the United States and Japan.Seni goes ‘Over The Top!’
Everyone remembers the high-octane Sylvester Stallone movie ‘Over the Top’ about an arm-wrestler looking to win the world championships, well Stallone’s hit film was inspired by arm-wrestling legend John Brzenk, who won his first world title at the age of 18 and has a16’ right forearm! Arm-wrestling is a staple of the Seni show and this year you can meet one of the all-time greats as we go ‘Over the Top’ to thrill you in our tenth anniversary year.Keeping the Bruce Lee Torch Burning! Top JKD Instructors confirmed for Seni!With the newly launched Bruce Lee Zone at Seni creating waves of excitement within the martial arts community, we are pleased to announce that the list of Bruce Lee luminaries attending the show continues to grow. Not only are Linda and Shannon Lee attending alongside Bob Wall but the following JKD Instructors will also be at Seni08 to present an opportunity not to be missed-Yori Nakamura: the Middle weight champion of the world in Shoot Wrestling who now lives in Los Angeles and teaches at the In! osanto Academy of Martial Arts. Tim Tackett: saw Bruce Lee demonstrate Jeet Kune Do in 1967 at Ed Parker’s tournament and joined Dan Inosanto’s backyard Jeet Kune Do school. In 1973 he was given a senior instructor’s rank. Richard Bustillo: is one of Bruce Lee’s original students of Jeet Kune Do and known as ‘The Iron Dragon’ in the JKD World. Shannon Lee had this to say about coming to Seni-“I have heard from so many people that Seni is a great show and I am really looking forward to bringing the Bruce Lee Foundation to London. I’m really looking forward to a great weekend!” Meet them all at Seni08!AAA is Go! Go! Go!The AAA pass is the ultimate way to experience Seni as you become one of the weekends VIP’s but time and space is running out and we are down to our last batch of passes. If you want the best possible Seni experience that includes lunch on both days, an exclusive opportunity to sit in on the Barry McGuigan press conference and a goody bag that includes Pain and Glory and 10K DVD’s as well as the exclusive t-shirt and show brochure and Tony Pillage’s brand new book-talk to us now! Click here for further information- http://www.seni.tv/Fightsport_AAA_Superstar_Pass.htm