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FCS Kali San Diego - Established September 25th, 2011

Sunday, May 27, 2012

FCS Kali Training in Baldwin Hills with Manong Rich Verdejo Commentary 5-26-2012

Yesterday a handful of FCS Kali San Diego Crew trekked up to Baldwin Hill, CA to train with Manong Rich Verdejo.   As we are a united FCS Kali West Coast Family we have begun to support each other's training sites with our first visit to one of Manong Rich's stomping grounds.  Our hope is to mix up our training by supporting each other's sites wherein L.A. and San Diego FCS Kali crews can train and bond together.   From the San Diego Crew: Bernard, Patrick, Wendell, and myself took the couple hours drive up to northern L.A., this weekend was an off week to meet some of the other Cali Crew members as it was the Memorial Holiday weekend, but it was good to meet and work with Andrew.   

Under the grace of Maurice Gomez of MG Kenpo Academy we used his facility to train FCS Kali for a few hours,  MG Kenpo is a great studio, well matted and equipped and it was an honor to be able to use this facility. A great thank you to Maurice and making us feel welcomed to your place, much respect to the American Kenpo Family!  

Manong Rich reviewed with us some Level 2 curriculum for further pointers and clean up as we get prepared for Level 2 test out.  The last part of our training we began some instruction in  "espada y daga", this is very fun and exciting  to see and get our hands on,  I love getting instruction from Manong Rich, his insight on blade concepts is a treasure, I can see as we progress, Manong Rich cannot wait for us to get our skills to the point to really do some exciting work... We'll get there Manong, maybe not all at the same time, but we will get there!

Happy Memorial Weekend FCS Kali Fmaily, please be sure to remember our Fallen and thank a Serviceman for their Service!

Maraming Salamat Po to those in the Serivce of our Country!

Erwin G.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

FCS Kali Sponsors the Long Road Home Project

Fellow Martial Artists and Blog Readers,

Please visit the Long Road Home Project website, FCS Kali is proud to support this very special and worthy cause to help our returning veterans.  Stay tuned for more detail, in the meantime ask yourself...

What can we do to help

our troops as they come home? 

To find out how you can help please click on the icon below...

The Long Road Home Project

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

JUST A NOTE: Hidden Rules when it comes to CROSS TRAINING by Manong Rich Verdejo

There are plenty of HIDDEN RULEs in the Martial Arts world. Here's an example of a hidden, but IMPORTANT rule to cross training.

Rule #1 : If you are a student still under the guidance of another Instructor, PLEASE notify that you will vistit/cross train with another group. It is a sign of RESPECT to let him/her know.

If you do decide to cross train, make sure it's not to compare ARTS, but to add on to your PERSONAL growth!

We are a very open group, always welcoming anyone with GOOD intensions and energy to visit or share our training time.

Rule#2: If you decide to become an affiliate or member of our group and your previous Instructor is an affiliate or friend of the FCS Family, it is VERY important that we get a letter of recommendation or a verbal confirmation that he/she gives you their blessing. If not, we will NOT accept you as a member, but will still be allowed to visit.

Because we are very open to the public, we try our best to keep POLITICS out and do what is BEST for our FCS FAMILY and extended Martial Arts Family. 

Train TRUE, Train REAL, Train Intense...but with RESPECT
Just another NOTE

Manong Rich Verdejo