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Scenes From Bankens Mountain Martial Arts Academy Appreciation Picnic At Urban Park Saturday Afternoon

on June 24, 2018 - 8:30am

Celebrating 15 years in business, Bankens Mountain Martial Arts Academy owners, instructors and students and family members gathered for a family picnic Saturday afternoon in Urban Park. Banken Mountain Martial Arts Academy at 172 Central Park Square hosts classes for some 200 adults and 75 youth along with a Little Ninja class for 5 year olds. ‘We live in such a wonderful community and appreciate all the people that have come through our Academy,’ said Evelyn Banken of her husband’s business. ‘Bankens Academy wanted to let all of them know how much we appreciate all of our students. We invite anyone who has an interest to come in and try a week of classes without any obligation. Kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu and core and body sculpting.’  visit www.bankensmma.com. Courtesy photo

From left, Kim Obrey of LANL, Evelyn Banken of LANL and her husband Kevin Banken who owns Banken Mountain Martial Arts Academy, sister-in-law Frances Anchando of LANB and Chris Wilson of LANL. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Several teenage students from Banken Mountain Martial Arts Academy, at the family picnic Saturday at Urban Park. Photo by Carol A. Clatk/ladailypost.com

Sisters Evelyn Blanken and her sister Frances Anchando at the Bankens Mountain Martial Arts Academy appreciation picnic Saturday at Urban Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from the Bankens Mountain Martial Arts Academy appreciation picnic Saturday at Urban Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Face painting for kids was part of the family activities at the Bankens Mountain Martial Arts Academy appreciation picnic Saturday at Urban Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from the face painting table for kids at the Bankens Mountain Martial Arts Academy appreciation picnic Saturday at Urban Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from the face painting table for kids at the Bankens Mountain Martial Arts Academy appreciation picnic Saturday at Urban Park. Courtesy photo

Scene from the face painting table for kids at the Bankens Mountain Martial Arts Academy appreciation picnic Saturday at Urban Park. Courtesy photo

Scene from the Bankens Mountain Martial Arts Academy appreciation picnic Saturday at Urban Park. Courtesy photo


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