August 19, 2014 Slideshows » Culture & Food

Training at Sikjitsu 

Owned by Rick Little, Sikjitsu, in north Spokane, trains a couple of elite Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters, Julianna Peña and Elizabeth Phillips. While Peña is recovering from an injury, Phillips will head to Macao, China to compete on August 23.
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Owner Rick Little instructs a class.
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Julianna Peña, right, watches Mariah Pierce, left top, performs a shoulder lock on Anjela Pink.
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Owner Rick Little, top, demonstrates a shoulder lock on Tayven King.
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Owner Rick Little, left, shows Anjela Pink, front, and Mariah Pierce how to perform a shoulder lock while Julianna Peña looks on.
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Owner Rick Little, right, demonstrates one armed short choke on Eric Higaonna.
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Owner Rick Little, top, shows how to perform a one arm short choke to Eric Higaonna, right, and Daniel Varavin.
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Julianna Peña, left, shows Mariah Pierce, top, and Anjela Pink how to perform a one armed short choke
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Julianna Peña, right, watches a class.
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Julianna Peña, top, shows Anjela Pink, right, and Mariah Pierce how to perform a one armed short choke.
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Elizabeth Phillips puts on a glove before sparring.
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Elizabeth Phillips, right, kicks while sparring with Ron Nance.
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Elizabeth Phillips, left, kicks while sparring with Ron Nance.
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Elizabeth Phillips, right, spars with Ron Nance.
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Elizabeth Phillips, right, speaks with Owner Rick Little after sparring.
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Julianna Peña, left, watches Ethan Rhoades, left, kick while sparring against Danial Varavin.
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Elizabeth Phillips takes a break after sparring.
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Elizabeth Phillips, left, punches while sparring with Ron Nance.
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Elizabeth Phillips, left, punches while sparring with Ron Nance.
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Elizabeth Phillips, left, spars with Ron Nance.
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Owner Rick Little instructs a class.
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