Monday, August 27, 2012

Class: Aug 26, 2012

Jeff (New Perspective student)

Discussed blade protocol, uses for training blade rig, and Feeder/Receiver concepts
Cross-body parry drills
3 of 9 template
3 of 9 template w/tapping

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Class: Aug 19, 2012

Brian C
Jon (perspective student)
Alex (perspective student)

-Discussed blade protocol.
-Explained why we wear the training rigs and why we carry so many blades on our belts. Not many people realize that we use it as a tool. It shows how someone could carry their blade or where you might like to carry your blade. Next, we went over how to pass the training blade safely.
-Performed cross-body tapping drill: two palm down; one palm down, and the other palm up; one hand cross-body parry; same side palm down parry.
-3 of 9 template rh
-3 of 9 w/tapping
-Other topics discussed: timers and switches, reactionary gap.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Maharlika Martial Arts: August 14, 2012

Guro Bob split the class in two groups. One group trained with 5 count passing drill and the other group trained AK Bolo evolution 1. I trained with the long blade group. We went over the template and later the two man drill. A few things to remember when performing long blade drills: movement with the feet, and angling the body in order to get an efficient counter and attack.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Maharlika Martial Arts: Aug. 7, 2012

We had an unexpected visit from Full Instructor Guro Victor Wong. It was nice to see another instructor in town. We had the class split in two groups. I was with the new guys and helped assist Guro Victor. He introduced a drill that shows different types of tapping. First, we started with two hands palm down to one hand palm down and the other palm up. This drill evolved into cross-body tapping to punching while tapping.

Later, we paired up and practiced drawing the blade from a concealed area. We added a modifier by having our partner add pressure while drawing a blade. Guro Vic then added another person to have a 2 vs 1 scenario.

Note: Can we draw a blade in a stressful encounter? Can we draw it quickly enough before being grabbed? Can we perform the technique needed to neutralize the situation?

Picture above is Guro Bob Shin teaching at sama sama Europe 2012.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Class: August 5, 2012


Transitional Drills 1 - 3
2 of 12 template
5 count passing drill
Receiver Grips
Stop Block w/TD 1.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Class: July 26, 2012


3 of 9 rh/lh template
Lh defeat Rh
Transitional Drill 1