As I mentioned in my last posting, new types of shooting opportunities excite me. Last year I had the opportunity to shoot the Great Lakes Kung Fu Championships at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. There are many different forms of Kung Fu and the sport is over 3000 years old. Sitting and standing at mat-side gave me the chance to shoot unobstructed and to get some exciting shots. This first shot was somewhat unique in the both athletes were off the ground at the same time.
There were many moments like this, with athletes being flipped and slammed to the mat. Kung Fu is not one of those sports events you come upon everyday unless you participate in it, but the opportunity reminded me to seek out the more unusual types of events and it will enable you to capture photos that most others don’t have in their collections.