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Class Notes – July 12, 2016 – Long Weapon Entry

Instructing: Guro Joe C, Guro Joe M, and Guro Lem

Attendance: Dan, Alex, Asim, Dinno, Mike, and Vince

Notes:

Tonight’s class we started with hour glass footwork from Atienza Kali. We worked the bottom half of the hour glass from top of the triangle to the bottom corner. Then we worked moving up the hour glass from the bottom of the corners to the top.

We had the Feeder 1 slash angle one and two. Feeder 2 steps either side to just be out of Feeder 1’s slashes. We later circled past Feeder’s slashes to get behind him for a counter attack. We then added tip-down deflections to the footwork. After working the footwork and tip-down’s, we added a counter to Feeder 1’s slashes.

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Class Notes – June 28, 2016 – Counters to Single-leg Takedown and Multiple Attackers

Instructor: Guro’s Joe C. and Lem

Attendance: Brian, Alex, Dan, Lance, Dinno, and Vince

Notes:

Last week we didn’t have class due to the weather knocking out the electricity. Luckily, this week no storms knocked out any power. We continued working on countering the single-leg takedown. We reviewed how to use the wizard to counter the takedown. Then, we practiced using our head and then used a forearm to control distance. From there we tried getting the puter kepala. This technique was a little harder to simulate because of the clinching done with the upper body. Maybe we should try over committing to the takedown in order to get that head control for the puter kepala. Next we drew from concealment after the puter kepala and added another attacker with an angle 1 slash with a long weapon. Countered that attack with a pass to lethal entry. It was a nice class tonight. I think adding another attacker gave a good modifier to the drill.

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Class Notes – June 14, 2016 – Counter Single Leg Takedown

Instructing: Guro’s Joe C. and Lem

Attending: Ryan, Lance, Brian, Dan, Dinno, Vince, Justin, and Dan

Notes:

Tonight’s class we started with warming up with transitional drills. Each working on their weakest drill. After getting some reps, we did some lunges for warm-ups and learned how to break fall to a  technical stand up. We then went on to learn how to do a single leg takedown from one of our students, Ryan. After they got some reps doing the takedown, we went over counters. Some counters we tried were wizard, posting the wizard hand on knee to add more leverage or posting on other wrist too. Some of us also tried kicking off the others leg to break free from the single leg. Later, we added drawing from concealment after countering takedown.

 

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Class Notes – June 7, 2016 – Atienza Kali Long Blade Tip Down Deflections; Knife against Long Weapon

IMG_20160607_200529690Instructing: Guros Joe C and Lem
Attendence: Brian, Dan, Lance, Lance’s buddy/cousin(whose name I forget), Sid, Dino and Vince from Vedo’s group, and  new guy dropped in named Justin
Notes:
We warmed up with some stick movement akin to shadow boxing. Dan brought enough padded sticks for everybody which was great to have.
We started on foot work for an angle 1 natural deflection (2 count).  Then we worked on slipping the angle 1 strike without a sword. This was done in order to focus on the footwork, timing, and correct body positioning. Later, we added another attack from the Feeder with the sword and countered it. We focused heavily on the footwork and continued on to a proto RCE drill where they just blocked everything but the angle 1 where they took their counter.  This further amplified the need to move with the foot work. 2016-06-13-21-58-102016-06-13-22-04-51
We finished with a knife application against a long weapon.  Same footwork and same angle etc.  The short blade made the footwork more explosive and urgent.
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Class Notes – May 17, 2016 – TD1 & C-Template Stick

Instructing: Guro Lem & Guro Joe M

Attendence: Brian, Asim, Dan, Lance, and Alex

Notes:

We started tonight with TD1 and it’s template. After going over the template for TD1, we reviewed the tapping for each target. Then, we practiced the two lines drill with at least 5 rotations. We got a lot of good reps tonight with different partners. Later, we went over the stick template and counters again. Last time we did this they requested that we go over it again. This time around, Guro Joe M, gave some good pointers to add for the drill. Maybe next time we can spar with the smaksticks to see how effective their techniques are coming along.

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Class Notes – May 10, 2016 – Sayoc, 3 of 9 Template

Instructing: Guro Lem

Attendance: Lance, Sid, Brian, Asim, and Ryan

Notes:

Tonight’s class we worked on reviewing battang tuhon 3 of 9 template. Most of the class were senior students so we also went over some teaching methodologies from Sayoc. We started going over the right hand template. Discussed about how to give constructive feedback when correcting technique. Discussed about the different responses within the drill: reflexive, conditioned, and correct responses. Then, we reviewed Receiver’s side cross-tapping. After the review, we made two lines to get drilling reps with everyone in the group. The group really liked that exercise and suggested we try it with transitional drills in the future too. Lastly, we went over left defeats right template.