Martial dance and music tour kicks off in Birmingham

A celebrated martial artist and musician from Birmingham will be launching a tour of unique Oriental martial dance and music at MAC Birmingham.

Kokoro Martial Dance and Music will be performed by Fay Goodman, with original live music from China Doll and special guests, at the MAC’s Hexagon Theatre in Cannon Hill Park on Thursday, March 20 at 7.30pm.

The two-hour show will celebrate the artistry of 16th Century Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi and include a Samurai sword performance to a 3,000-year-old piece of traditional tapia music by Mohinder Singh.

It will also feature performances of Indian Gatka and Chinese Tai Chi martial dances, and music with east and west influences by Mark Wolski on keyboards, The Celturian (aka Martin Lucas) on guitar, and Pete Hartley on violin.

Tickets, priced at £12.50, can be ordered from the MAC booking office by calling 0121 446 3232. Early bird concessions of £9.50 are available up to March 6. For more details, go to

All proceeds will go to the National Institution of Conductive Education.