An announcement from Manong Rich Verdejo:
Marlon P Cabebe Jr
and finally Andrew Trieu Diep!
Glenda DeOcampo Monzon
Dan Jess Fandinio
After 2hrs demonstrating curriculum under the sun, the FUN stuff began! all participants went through our Defend,Isolate and Man carry drill. Yes, it had to be up a 3 tier grassy knoll! Next, Level 1 candidates had to perform the same drill with a little more stress, Insert "Pepper Spray"! Nulify the attacker and carry your friend to the safe zone, while enduring the uncomfortable pain of pepper spray. The value of this drill plays an IMPORTANT role in our Cali Family.
Level 2 candidates displayed their relentless spirit. After carrying people up and down the hill, sparring rounds were next.
3 min - Empty Hands (boxing/kickboxing), 2 min - Padded stick fight and 1 min. LIVE BLADE knife tap with Gil Rich Verdejo. I can't even explain the level of difficulty of trying to tap a LIVE blade when you were running on fumes on the previous station.
Now for the extra credit.."Draw your blade while I zap you with a civilian Stun Gun" Every one lined up and drew..AWESOME!
After the test we had our usual grub on, bottles of whiskey and beer, enjoying the company with array of cigars.
THANK YOU FAMILY AND FRIENDS FOR THE SUPPORT!
Kudos to all, and proud to have each one in the Crew..You guys ran through my test like butter..gota take it up a knotch.