Instructing: Guro Joe M, Guro Joe C, and Guro Lem
Attendence: Dan, Lance, Sid, Ryan, James, and Asim
We worked on intercepts and re-directs off the lines from the first two counts of 5 count passing drill. Not everyone had a long blade trainer so we used the knife training blades to perform the drills.
Attendance: Robert, Dan, Chan, Frank, Alex, Asim, and Ryan. Guro Joe C. instructing. With the Atienza Kali seminar fast approaching we discussed the value of the long blade in terms of tactical superiority and the broadening of technique options. After which we focused on the Sayoc curriculum. The newer students learned TD2 while the more advanced students installed TD6 and learned TD2 level 3 isolations.
Guro Lem has been training in Sayoc since 2003. He is a level 5 associate instructor and level 1 whip instructor in Sayoc. He has been a member of the Maryland Atienza Kali training group since 2004.
updated August 7, 2013
Guro “Dr. Bob” began training in Sayoc as a member of the original Butohan in Upper Darby, PA. He has been teaching Sayoc in Columbia since moving to Maryland in 2002. He is a level 5 full instructor and level 1 whip instructor in Sayoc. He formed the Maryland Atienza Kali training group in 2004.
updated August 7, 2013
In attendance: Bob, Joe, David, Brian, Ann, Ryan, Asim and prospective student Darren.
- AK counters against a charger (2 handed bat)
- Sayoc guard hand techniques
- Sayoc guard footwork techniques
- Sayoc panuntukan (1 – 3)
L to R: Bob S., Tuhon Carl Atienza, Chris R., Lem T., Ryan M.
We started out with the Atienza Kali Bolo Evolution 1 drill, then worked on the bolo and knife material.
1. Load blade (LH) then projectile.
3. Load blade (LH) thrust kidney/armpit.
5. Thrust heart (LH).
7. Thrust throat, jam with forearm (LH). Hubud (RH).
9. Parry heart thrust (LH) into snake lock. Arcing thrust (RH) to carotid hack.
Guros Lem and Joe taught class while I was out of town:
Attendees: Guros Joe and Lem, Kapatid David D., Brian, Ryan, Asim, Alex, Philip, and Cole (new prospective student).
We combined the drilling of Atienza Kali and Sayoc Kali. We used 3 of 9 as the template. First we started with no tapping and just moved out of the way utilizing body movements, footwork, and angles. Some utilized boxing movements like bob n weave or ducking. We continued to switch partners so that everyone experienced different levels of height. It was interesting to watch how they moved to see what worked and what didn’t work.