Thursday, July 26, 2012

Maharlika Martial Arts class: July 24, 2012

Today's class we reviewed 3 of 9 material to Transitional Drills. Later, we spent time in free flow in class. Guro Bob reminded us to cut along different lines (elbow chipping, following forearm line, and punching) and diggables. Being the Feeder, we should be able to get the cut most of the time. Eventually, the Receiver cannot keep cross tapping and he will get cut.

I had a new student to try my Feeding skills. He was good but moved around like I was running after him with the blade. Later, Guro Bob had me feed him in the corner of the room to force him to stay in one place so he could practice his cross tapping. I think in bjj they call the newbies--spazzing that will do anything (jerky movement, panic, flailing). I guess my new partner was spazzing with some tapping but was getting cut every time he used his bad hand. I kept telling him to practice tapping correctly first.

He'll eventually get it. All of us started this journey at some point in time.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Class: July 19, 2012


Review 3 of 9 w/tapping
3 of 9 Rh/Lh
Learning Transitional Drill 1

In this video, Tuhon Tom talks about transitional drills and the feeder/receiver concept.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Class: July 15, 2012


3 of 9 w/tapping
Lh defeats Rh
True Left
3 of 10 template
2 of 12 template
Receiver Grips
7 count-passing drill
Transitional Drills 1 & 2.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Maharlika Martial Arts: July 10, 2012

Tonight we went over the Tomahawk template. One of the students wanted to see our material on the tomahawk. Each of us rotated different weapons because not all of us had a tomahawk available. Different weapons used were bolo, stick, straight blade, and mini blade. Each weapon had a different feel. It was nice to see and feel what could be used as a tomahawk and what had to change in order to make it work. Each weapon can reach that target of the template, but you have to manipulate the tool/weapon in order to maximize it's damage.

Next, Guro Bob showed us the different designs of tomahawks he had. He shared why they were designed and what they were used for. Handling each one felt different. Each tomahawks were weighted differently because of their use.

This was a good class. Very informative. Also, very nice to have Silak Jackie Sayoc visiting us for class!

Class: July 8, 2012


 Review TD 1 and 3 of 9 w/tapping.
 TD 1 isolations.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Review of Sama Sama 2012

This year's Sama Sama was great. I got to see some old training buddies and meet new ones. A lot of the material that was introduced were based on ancient weaponry like the sword, shield, and spear. We also had some tomahawk material that was presented by Tuhon's Rafeal and Ricardo.

This year we reviewed some of the curriculum like transitional drills, stick grappling, stop blocks, silak, and receiver grips. Plus, we learned the importance of the concepts and principles of the drills. Each drill teaches a skill set that is specific to what is performed. Technique and skill is important in a drill, but that is only a part of the learning. We had to understand the concept of what the drill is teaching. Is it buying time? Is it teaching shielding? Is it teaching control or destruction of the limbs?

One thing that ties everyone together is the unity to better ourselves in skill and life. It's like a brotherhood that looks after each other and willing to help each other if needed. I would like to write more, but I'm sure that I would be lacking in description of everything we did. I encourage anyone to come join and see what Sayoc Kali is all about.

Maharlika Martial Arts: July 3, 2012

Got some training at Maharlika Martial Arts. We went over some material that we learned at this year's Sama Sama 2012. Material that we covered tonight was a skill-set called Silak. Silak is part of the curriculum in Sayoc Kali that shows the empty hand techniques. Some of the techniques show destruction of the attacking hand and control. Other Silak moves goes straight into control. Either way, you eventually control the blade or blade hand to gain the upper hand in a blade attack. 

Thus, you maintain that mentality of being the Feeder even when being attacked.