Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Class Notes: Sept. 20, 2015

Attendees: Guro Lem, Dan, Yonas, Bob, Bryant, and Tavon

Class Notes:
Went over Lh template from 3 of 9.
3 of 9 rh and lh template at the same time
3 of 9 w/tapping and with stump hands (no fingers)
Taught TD1

Asked a question to the guys when they would use their left hand as the blade hand? Got good answers from them like: when their right hand is injured and when carrying their baby (although later they changed to carrying their baby on their left hand).

Class Notes: Sept. 13, 2015

Attendence: Guro Lem, Dan, Yonas

Worked on 3 of 9 template rh
3 of 9 rh mirror image on left side
3 of 9 w/tapping
Intro to TD1

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Maharlika Martial Arts Class: Sept 1 & 8, 2015

Sept 1 class: We reviewed TD1 no contact during the class. Near the end of class, we had them try pulling off the techniques they learned during flow.

Sept 8 class: This was a little different from the usual classes. Guro Joe C. asked the guys what their worst scenario would look like. Each had a different story. Each had to share what they would do...  how the attack started, and how they ended it? Is there one attacker or multiple attackers? Are they drawing a folder or a fixed blade?

Interesting note that Guro's Joe C and Joe M mentioned was that our guys needed to realize that they needed to think about why we trained all this knife stuff. It's nice to see the guys and learn a few techniques at the same time. But we had to share with them that the main purpose is to get them ready for that fight that might come. Not reacting but responding with a correct mindset and technique. Get them thinking about the worst scenarios in their head and play it out. Thought provocation and visualization is important when class time is over. It's going through the reps in your head to come out alive or saving a loved one.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Maharlika Martial Arts: Aug 18 & 25, 2015

I'm combining both days into this entry. We continued on teaching the no contact isolation for TD1. We tried out a new game for the students. Something to give some pressure. We had them play King of the Hill. It looked like some of them were trying to do the techniques, but it later turned into something else. We worked on trying to get them to think of the techniques, but their attributes later would kick in and take over. Maybe we need to change it up next time. We'll try giving a different pressure/game to test their skills.

The student's liked the class. Hopefully, it didn't scare off some of the student's from the competitiveness of the game. We will see who keeps coming to class in the coming weeks.