Friday, December 23, 2011

Class: Dec 22, 2011

Attendence: Todd L, Lem

Warm-up with 3 of 9 w/tapping
3 of 9 rh/lh/simultaneously
3 of 9 lf defeats rh
Counters against reflexive grabs
Cross-body parry drill
Ended with free-flow sparring

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

History Timeline: Sayoc Kali, "All Blade-All the Time"

I have always liked reading about the history of different Martial Arts and how they became great. For example, the start of Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has always intrigued me, as well as, Wing Chun's history and the birth of Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do with Bruce Lee. I also like reading about Kajukenbo.

There are different systems that make up Filipino Martial Arts (fma). Each founder/master has their own flavor/style of sharing their expression of the blade or stick. I've read the history of Bahala Na's start with Grandmaster Leo Giron, a great warrior named Tatang Bo with Ilustrisimo Kali (escrima), Modern Arnis with Grandmaster Remy Presas, and GM Floro Villabrille with Villabrille-Largusa Kali system. More recently, I've been reading about the Atienza Kali family system which has evolved in New York City. Sayoc La has a good article about AK's history (scroll down to Atienza kali/escrima on the website).

There are many more fma's out there that I could list, but these are just a few that I liked reading about.

This leads me to the present. This article is a very insightful look into the timeline and history of Sayoc Kali. It's a very interesting read. In my opinion, this is a great look into Pamana Tuhon Chris Sayoc's life and how Sayoc Kali started. It also explains how the term 'Tuhon' came into use. Just check it out, I'm sure you'll find it interesting.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Class: Dec 11, 2011

Bryant (from Maharlika martial arts), Lem

We warmed up by reviewing 3 of 9 w/tapping.
LH defeats RH
True Left
7 Count passing drill
Receiver grips
and started to learn TD2.