Feb 14, 2017 – Class Notes – Review 3 of 9 & TD’s


Instructing: Guros Joe C & Lem

Attending: Dan, Shane, and Brian




Tonight we dedicated the training to see how much of the curriculum the guys knew. We asked them to perform without instructing and drill what they knew. We covered: 3 of 9 with its different variations. 5-count and 7-count passing drills. 10-count kayanan. Td 1-3. Later, we ran a line drill for Td2 to get more reps in.


Class Notes – February 10, 2015 – 7-Count Passing Drill & Transition Drill 1

Instructing: Guro Joe & Guro Lem

In Attendance: Brian, Alex, Ryan, Asim, Bob, Dan, Lance, James & Sid

Students continued working on the 7-Count Passing Drill, building on the counters to the Receiver counters (counters to the counters) from last week.  Feeder Counters involved students identifying time/place to counter, as well as an understanding of how the Receiver counters work in order to best negate them.

New students continued working on Transition Drill 1 and installing 3 of 9, Scarecrowing the Vital Template.


Class Notes – February 17, 2015 – 7-Count Passing Drill & 3 of 9 Tapping

Instructing: GuroS Joe (plural)

In Attendance: Brian, Alex, Asim, Ryan, Bob, Dan, Lance & Sid

Students completed review/installation of Feeder Counters of the 7-Count Passing Drill.  While we do teach the “official” counters, both Guro Joe C. and myself have had the privilege of learning and training the system from multiple instructors so there were a variety (usually at least 2-3) options for each count.  As brought up by the class and discussed, sometimes the various options may occur at different times within the Receiver’s technique or may depend on the Feeder’s range and speed.  Lastly, students pulled both Receiver and Feeder counters from 3 of 9 Tapping.

Newer students installed and refined 3 of 9 Tapping, paying specific attention to targets, hand placement and body shifting/footwork.


Class notes April 1 2014

Attendance: Alex, Robert, Brian, Asim, Ryan, Frank, Dan, Chan, Tavon, Guros Lem and Joe C. instructing.  We continued working the remaining counts of the 7 count drill in isolation for speed and intensity.  We then covered “stump training” and ended with free flow.


One of the techniques in the drill is referred to as the “Steven Segal”.  Guro Joe M. and I were reminiscing about our favorite Segal fight scenes.  Here you go Guro Joe: