In attendance (June 7): Jarod, Joe C., David D., Tyus, Asim, Ryan and Bob.
In attendance (June 15): Joe C., David D., Mosi, Brian, Asim, Bryant, Bob, Lem and prospective student Colin.
In attendance (June 22): Joe C., David D., Tyus, Brian, Asim, Ryan, Bob, Lem and Colin.
In attendance (June 29): Joe C., David D., Tyus, Brian, Bryant, Bob and Colin.
These four weeks were spent getting warmed up for Sama Sama. We reviewed the first 5 transition drills and also did a little bit of padded stick sparring (blade simulator) to prepare for the big event!
In attendance: Jarod, David, Mosi, Brian, Chris, Asim, Ryan, Bryant and Bob.
David and Ryan experimented with 3 of 9 in reverse grip, then reviewed the AK bolo evolution. Meanwhile, Mosi and Asim worked on the AK single sword evolution, getting through the slip deflections. The others reviewed the Sayoc smoking knife templates and began working on the Kayan 10 count palusot drill. A little bit of something for everyone this evening!
In attendance: Jarod, David, Tyus, Asim, Ryan, Frank and Bob.
We worked on the Atienza Kali bolo and single sword evolutions. Each pair worked on the first 6 counts of one of the evolutions.
The targeting chain for the AK single sword evolution is as follows:
- right side point up deflection to palm up slash
- left side point up deflection to palm down hack
- left side point down deflection to forehand diagonal hack
- right side point down deflection to backhand diagonal hack
- retreating point down deflection (left leg forward) to vertical hack to crown
- retreating point down deflection (right leg forward) to vertical hack to crown
In attendance: Roderick, Joe, Brian, Asim, Ryan, Bryant, Frank, Bob and Aaron. We reviewed basic Sayoc material and the Atienza Kali long blade evolution 1. Class ended with some light padded stick sparring.
Former U Maryland econ major turned porn actor, Stephen Clancy Hill, attacked three co-workers with a katana, killing one and wounding the other two. Hill ran from the studio with the sword and held off L.A. SWAT for hours before either leaping or falling off of a cliff to his death (possibly after being tasered).
While a senior at University of Maryland, Hill was convicted of threatening a teaching assistant with a handgun (demanding an “A”) and served two years in prison.
The first Atiena Kali Sama Sama was held this weekend up in the Poconos, covering AK sword, knife, stick and more. Highlights included the AK Gauntlet (running, climbing, shooting, archery, machete and knife throwing, and mass attack) and the Combat Archery competitions.
Mike Q. attended as did Guro Ervin Quintin and Simo Eloy Quintin from Virginia Beach. We all had such a good time that we hardly noticed all of the wind and rain. ;)
In attendance: Joe, David, Mosi, Phil, Brian, John, Ryan, Bob, Mark and Aaron. We began working on Atienza Kali Long Blade Evolutions.