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!