Press Releases

April 18, 2011

News for Anime St. George 2011:

Anime St. George announces Haidong Gumdo performance by Cathleen Martinez

ST. GEORGE, UT - Anime SG is proud to announce that instructor Cathleen Martinez, and her martial arts staff, will be performing a demo on the ancient Korean sword art, Haidong Gumdo, as part of the Phantom Masque's half time show at Anime St. George 2011 Convention.

Haidong Gumdo is the Korean equivalent of Japanese Kendo with the exception that while Kendo focuses on a single death blow, Haidong Gumdo's main focus lies in battlefield engagements and the fighting of multiple opponents. This sword art has widely grown in popularity in Utah as well as the rest of the United States. While it was once a little known art form, Haidong Gumdo is now one of Korea's dominate martial arts alongside Taekwondo.

"We are very happy to be having Miss Martinez and her team performing for us during the Phantom Masque." tells Lisa Monroe, Founder and Public Relations of Anime SG and Anime Bonanza. "It gives our attendees an exciting show that they may not see every day and adds a certain flavor to our convention."

"Coach" Cathleen is a Certified Personal Trainer and Surgical Technician who excels in multiple martial arts and has a black belt Hapkido, Taekwondo, and Haidong Gumdo. Because of her love of high impact and dangerous sports she has had the uncanny pleasure of learning the physiology of the human body in conflict, which led her into the medical industry. Since then she has earned not only her Surgical Technician Certification in 2003 but also an Emergency Medical Technician Certification in 2000. Cathleen now works as an adjunct instructor for Dixie Community College and teaches Haidong Gumdo classes at International Martial Arts Center in St. George, UT.

Anime St. George 2011 will be taking place at the Best Western Abbey Inn on September 24th, 2011 in St. George, Utah.

Taking Place in St. George, Utah, Anime St. George is Southern Utah's 2011 Convention. Anime SG provides events relating to Anime, Manga, Asian Video Games and other related arts. We provide a platform in which the public can enjoy and be educated in this genre.