Thursday, January 19, 2012

Training @ Maharlika Martial Arts: Jan 17, 2012

Guro Bob started the class with transition drills. We paired up with partners who knew the same transitional drills. I paired up with Joe Cepressi and reviewed TD's 1-6. We had to ask Guro Bob for some details on TD's 7-9. It was good to review them. Hopefully, we'll get to review TD 10 next time.

Guro Bob taught 5 count passing drill. Joe and I demonstrated the grappling isolation for each count.

It was a good class. I'm still trying to get TD 6 into muscle memory. I'll probably have to write down the drill to let it soak in.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Class: Jan 12, 2012

Attendees: Tavon, Lem

Warm-up with 3 of 9 w/tapping
7 count passing drill
TD1 level 3 isolations

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Class: Jan 8, 2012

Attendees: Bryant, Lem

Warm-up with 3 of 9 w/tapping
3 of 9 Rh/Lh
TD 1
TD 2

Class: Jan 5, 2012

Attendees:  Tavon, Lem

Warm-up with 3 of 9 w/tapping
3 of 9 Rh/Lh
7 count-passing drill
Transitional Drill 1

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Guro Dan Inosanto visits Smithsonian (Washington D.C.)

There are only a few Filipino masters that have an eclectic experience in many different martial arts. I think Guro Dan was lucky to have Bruce Lee as his teacher early in his martial arts experience. It's made him look at other martial arts with an open mind. Guro Dan also shares how his father told him to have an open mind when learning from different Filipino masters. His philosophy about learning martial arts is one that we can use today.

This video was taken at the Washington DC Smithsonian in October 2010. I wasn't able to attend, but luckily they made a video of the program. The program involves three guest speakers, one of which is Guro Dan Inosanto. The other two are Gura Rose Abriam, a 5th degree BB in Kamatuuran School of Kali, and Linda Espana-Maram, an associate professor of Asian American Studies at California State University.

The beginning of the program has an introduction of the speakers. If you want to watch everything, it's about 1 hr and 40 min long with a Q&A at the end. Guro Dan's presentation starts at the 40:15 min time. Enjoy! (Fyi: Guro Dan was 74 years old in this video)

If you ever get a chance to attend Guro Dan's seminar, Guro Harley Elmore wrote a nice article about valuable tips on "How to get the most from your Dan Inosanto seminar."