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FCS Kali San Diego - Established September 25th, 2011

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sunday Training, June 30th, 2013 - CANCELLED (PDE Ohana Gathering, Coronado Beach)

Training on Sunday, June 30th is cancelled. 

We will be attending the PDE Ohana Gathering at Coronado Beach (Dog Beach), just North of Hotel Del at the end of the cul-de-sac. No time frame, potluck, bring what you can, and FMA fellowship is the theme. Come on down and get to know other FMA practitioners in the South Bay.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Sunday Training, 6/23, Manong Rich Verdejo

Training on Sunday, June 23rd at Heritage Park, Chula Vista CA; (08:00 - 11:30)

Manong Rich Verdejo will be down to cover any of the knife, karambit templates we need help with. Additionally, he will be introducing the FCS F'n Hawk to the group.

We will be collecting $20.00 from each of the participants, please let us know if you will be attending.

Maraming Salamat

When:     8:00am - 11:30am

Where:   Heritage Park
             1381 East Palomar Street
           Chula Vista, CA 91913

Saturday, June 15, 2013

FCS Kali Weekend Events

This month we have several weekend activities pending;
  • Change in plans, our Sunday, June 16th training at Heritage Park, Chula Vista is cancelled.  Enjoy Fathers Day with your family and friends.
  • Sunday, June 16th;  FCS "Old School" Seminar, Balboa Park, Encino CA 91316,  12:30 - 16:30 hrs.
  • Sunday, June 23rd; Manong Rich, Heritage Park, Chula Vista, CA 08:00 - 11:00 hrs ($20.00).
  • Sunday, June 30th; PDE Ohana Beach Day, Coronado, CA, TBA
Please respond to the events you plan on attending.  Thank you.

More training tips from Bob Dorris, S.M.A.R.T Athletics, Inc;

There's a concept I teach my students that goes like this...

It's easier to learn 1 single technique that you can apply in 100 different situations... than to learn 100 different techniques.”  Technically speaking, it's still 100 different techniques, just using a simplified way of learning & remembering.

That's how I teach both striking and grappling. If you don't already approach your training that way, you won't believe how much more effective it is.

Keep training,
Bob Dorris
S.M.A.R.T. Athletics, Inc. 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Training Strategies

I regularly receive training tips from Bob Dorris of SMART Athletics, also known for the submission master grappling dummy.  He offers great advise and tips on how to train and stay motivated.  Keep training, be safe.

I know you've heard of "visualizing" for improving your skills. But do you do it?  If not, you're missing out.  Try this the next time you watch TV. During the commercials, close your eyes and clearly picture yourself doing a tactic you want to learn, as many times as possible until the commercials are over.

During a typical 2 minute commercial break, you should be able to mentally perform at least 20 to 30 reps of that move. 
If there's 5 commercial breaks during that episode of "Law & Order", you'll have performed 100 to 150 reps.I'll bet that's more than you did during your last "live" training!

After you make this a habit, I guarantee you're going to find yourself pulling off tactics while "rolling" that you've NEVER 
even physically done before... just because you've mentally rehearsed them.  A side benefit - your "significant other" will think you'respending quality time together, snuggling on the couch and watching a romantic comedy... while you're practicing kneebars and heel hooks.

It just doesn't get any better than that!
Keep training,
Bob Dorris
S.M.A.R.T. Athletics, Inc.