Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Atienza Kali Drill by Sayoc NorCal

This is a cool video that was made by Guro John Perrings of Sayoc Norcal school in Oakland, Ca. I like how he shares some of AK's training methods. 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Training @ Maharlika Martial Arts: May 22

Tonight, Guro Bob had us partner up to work on our Atienza Kali long blade techniques. One training partner held out their stick while the other tried to hit it using long slashes. For those of you don't know, long slashes are chambered from the shoulder up. Short slashes are from the shoulder down. After a few tries of not hitting the stick, we tried short slashes. Once we were hitting the stick consistently, we backed up about a step and tried to hit the stick again.

We then tried hitting the hand while the receiver would move his hand away. We then progressed the drill to light sparring (only hitting the hand/arm).

I think all of us had a good time. Some of the guys got accidently hit in the gonads so I think they had a different perspective of the class.

On a side note, I wanted to mention Guro Bob is hosting Tuhon Carl Atienza on June 9, 2012 (Saturday evening training). Please contact Guro Bob Shin for more details: bobshin (at) gmail.com. I believe the materials covered will be Combat Analysis/Stategy session for long blade/stick.

Class: May 20, 2012

Attendees: Tavon, Lem

Warm-up with review of TD 1-4.
Reviewed different tapping (pendulum, corkscrew, funnel, percussion)
TD 5
Free flow

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Warriors Of The Rainbow: Seediq Bale - US Theatrical Trailer

Maharlika Martial Arts class: May 8, 2012

We had a small number of people today. We were reviewing TD's 1 - 5. Guro Bob asked us to play with the control locks in TD 5. Maybe to see if we could somehow throw the Feeder to the ground. The first control lock is called cop lock. It was hard to keep that person in the position because eventually the Feeder can get out of that hold or just switch the blade to his other hand. So, we tried some take-downs from the cop lock position and then from the standing choke.

First we tried puter kepala from the cop lock. Then, we tried double underhooks from the inside of the Feeders body. That technique didn't look too good. The Receiver would still be in range of getting hit with the other hand or cut with a second blade. Maybe it would work if you did a quick hip throw before he could react. So, we continued the flow into the next part of the drill which is the standing choke.

The standing choke was a little easier to figure out. We would just throw the person to the floor like reaping the leg and hip throw.

Remember, if attacked in the street. Try not to go to the ground and grapple with the attacker. He might have other friends ready to hit you up-side your head. But if attacked in a one on one scenario at home or office (enclosed area), I would consider throwing him against the wall or floor.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Class: May 9, 2012

Bryant (visiting from MMA)

3 of 9 rh/lh
TD 1-4
Free flow

Friday, May 4, 2012

Protecting Our Family & Children with Special Needs

This video was made by Guro Joe Marana from Inland Empire Filipino Martial Arts. He made this video to share his understanding of how Filipino Martial Arts can be used to protect our children and especially those with special needs. I hope you get a glimpse of what could be done using these principles taught in the video. This is only part one of the video. The link above brings you to his site where you can see all three videos.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Class: April 29, 2012


Reviewed 3 of 9 template rh/lh, both at the same time, odds, evens
3 of 9 tapping
Had Feeder perform any 3 attacks (from 3 of 9) while Receiver tries to counter with correct response
Counters to reflexive response when Receiver grabs with 2 hands on the blade wrist
Explained difference between pendulum and corkscrew tapping
Introduced TD 1