Drunken Fist Workshop


Drunken Fist Workshops are opportunities to share demonstrations and discussions on a wide array of martial arts topics. The workshops use a format that turns the traditional workshop model on its head. They are facilitated by David Bordeaux and Justin Plavic. With guidance from the facilitators, the participants co-create and set the agenda around what matters deeply to them.

David and Justin will have only a few sessions set prior to the workshop. Short breakout sessions will run throughout the day and are decided on and presented by participants. Every participant is invited to propose, create, and run breakout sessions themselves. This enables peer-to-peer learning, collaboration, and diverse session types and topics.

Every Drunken Fist Workshop is unique, as this format allows for a wider range of topics to be covered. It fosters organic opportunities to learn in a rich, inclusive environment, making for an energizing exchange of ideas, experiences, and discoveries.

The Drunken Fist workshops are all about cross-style martial arts collaboration. We believe holistic learning can only happen when all voices are brought to the table. If you’re interested in making a difference in your martial arts training, then there’s a place for you at a Drunken Fist Workshop.

After the workshop, David and Justin will record a live episode of the podcast.


Upcoming Workshops




Bowling Green, OH

To Be Announced

To Be Announced

Questions and Answers

Q: Can I go to a workshop even if I have no martial arts experience?
A: Yes! The workshops are designed for people of all martial arts experience and levels, from no experience on up.

Q: What should I wear to the workshop?
A: Loose fitting clothing that allows for movement. General fitness clothes are typically worn. Those participants who have martial arts uniforms are welcome to wear them.

Q: Can I bring a guest?
A: Yes, as long as they are registered. Out of respect for others, only registered attendees are permitted to come to the workshops.

Q: Will I be able to ask questions at the workshop?
A: Of course! There will be a chance to ask questions at several points during the workshop. During the live podcast recording there will be a chance to ask questions as well.

Q: Will this be repeated? 
A: Well, yes and no. Due to the dynamic nature and format of the workshops, the exact workshop will never be repeated as they are all unique to the participants.

Q: What if I registered and am not able to come?
A: Registration for each event is non-refundable. You can, however, transfer your registration to a person of your choice at any time up to three days before the workshop. If you need to do that, email us with the full name, email address, and mailing address of the person you’d like to take your place.

Sponsor a Workshop

Sponsoring a Drunken Fist Workshop gives your company excellent visibility within your target audience – assuming, of course, that your target audience is martial arts and/or fitness related 😉

If you are interested in learning more about our sponsorship opportunities, or for an individual sponsorship package that fits your requirements, please contact us.