Community: Martial arts benefits arts foundation

Actors Sean Kanan, Chad Duell and comedian Nadine Rajabi will join national Martial Arts World champion exhibition teams for the Martial Arts World of Champions, “A Night to Benefit Burbank Arts for All Foundation,” beginning at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Hosted by comedian Mark Fernandez, the evening will include competitions, choreographed dance routines and appearances by martial arts masters, including Grand Master Y.K. Kim.

Proceeds will benefit the Burbank Arts for All Foundation, a nonprofit that raises funds to provide 15,000 Burbank public school students with arts education.

This is the first time Martial Arts World in Burbank is producing a benefit in the Los Angeles area, said Trena Pitchford, director of development for the Burbank Arts for All Foundation.

“They have produced similar events in another state that raised thousands for their charitable partner,” she said. “We are honored to be selected as the beneficiary for their first exhibition in Los Angeles.”

For more information, call (818) 748-8989.


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