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08.07.2015 17:43    Comments: 0    Categories: Press Releases      Tags: ribbon cutting  event  chamber  mayor  karate  

Former Officer and All-American Wrestling Champion Brings a New Style of Martial Arts and Combat Training to Southwest Bakersfield

(Bakersfield, CA) Former law enforcement and corrections officer, Ty McGuire will have a grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration for the new karate training and self-defense studio in Southwest Bakersfield.

On Wednesday, July 15th the grand opening celebration will kick off at 12:30 pm with a ribbon cutting led by Mayor Harvey L. Hall in partnership with the Kern County Black Chamber of Commerce, Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and a host of other community and elected officials.

Attendees will have a chance to participate in a live karate demonstration and see the Kemp Kwon Do style of martial arts.

“I have waited a long time for this to happen,” said Shihan Ty McGuire, owner of McGuire’s Karate. “Law enforcement and martial arts training has taught me the importance of self-defense and always being prepared. God has given me the gift of helping people tap into their gift and make them great at what they do. We offer classes in kid’s self-defense, tournament competition, anti-bullying, women’s self-defense, anti-home invasion and firearm safety. It’s exciting to see how much children in the community are taking a liking for the same art form that I have enjoyed for so many years.”

The studio is located at 3401 Pacheco Road, Suite G. Ty can be reached by calling the dojo at 661-412-4975. For more information, please contact the Kern County Black Chamber of Commerce at 661-326-1529.


About McGuire’s Karate
McGuire’s Karate provides classes in kids karate and anti-bullying, women’s self-defense, boxing, kickboxing, anti-home invasion, firearm safety, and kemp kwon do. Ty ranks 9th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, 6th degree Goju Ryu, Kempo 5th degree, Kenpo 4th degree, and Kemp kwon do – co-founder of the art – 10th degree. He has studied Shotokan and boxing for over 30 years. He is an undefeated champion in the California Department of Corrections games, California police games, International police games, and the Police world games. Ty is also a retired member of the prison SWAT team.

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