In attendance: Joe, David, Mosi, Michael Q., Frank, Bob and Aaron. After Joe led us in some conditioning exercised, we reviewed 3/9 tapping and introduced some live blade training. The remainder of class was spent on the 7 count passing drill. Class ended with pull ups.
In attendance: Bob Shin (instructing), David D., Dan H., Derek L., Undrea W., and prospective student Cliff.Transition drill 1 installation and review. We also reviewed the TD 1 template. Class ended with free flow and a discussion about the Sayoc blade handling protocols.
In attendance: Bob Shin and Lem Tasin (instructing), Joe C., Jonathan H., Adam L., Pat R., and Aaron T.We started out by placing a large pile of live blades in the middle of the training floor. We then reviewed our protocol for examining live blades, with an emphasis on safety. We looked at a variety of styles of blades, sheaths, and carry systems. Memorable blades include a box cutter, a switchblade that made it through two TSA checkpoints, some kind of klingon/krull blade, and a number of custom/hand crafted blades.The second half of class was spend reviewing two additional entries from the 5 count palusot drill, using putar kepala in one and a headlock in the other.No class next week. Happy Thanksgiving!
Please let me know if you are interested in participating in a test cutting project involving live blades of various sizes and characteristics vs a variety of clothing materials.Any unwanted clothing (T-shirts, flannel shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, jeans, etc.) that you can sacrifice to the project would be appreciated. We also would like a variety of blades to test. Any size or type.Perhaps we can combine the actual testing with another training session outdoors.