"Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." - West African Proverb


FCS Kali San Diego - Established September 25th, 2011

Monday, November 24, 2014

What You Missed In This Month's Workshop



We had a good workshop yesterday. Before Manong Rich got there we worked on some sumbrada. We started out in largo and after a few minutes moved in to start adding in checks. After a few minutes of that Manong arrived and we bowed in.

We started the workshop with some light/slow sparring from largo distance so that we could practice evading and looking for targets from that range. So for example the person who initiates the first strike (feeder) goes for say angle 1, the receiver will evade and counter by attacking the nearest target they see available. It could be the weapon hand, it would be the live hand, or maybe its the leg. From there the feeder will counter attack and go for their nearest target right away. Sounds easy right? Maybe not right off the bat. Since we are going slow we have to time our strikes differently so that they land. It also shows what can be done to counter certain attacks.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November Workshop with Manong Rich Verdejo 2014

The next monthly workshop with Manong Rich Verdejo is coming up! He will be covering Karambit as it is covered in the Curriculum and Stick Sparring. As always we recommend a $20 donation to cover his time and travel expenses. Hope to see you there!

Place: Heritage Park
Date: Sunday, November 23, 2014
Time: 9am - 11am (Could go longer)
Focus: Karambit and Stick Sparring
Fee: $20

Sunday, November 9, 2014



Today's practice seemed to be themed around refinement. Taking a look at what we have learned, picking at a few things, clearing things up here and there that we might not be sure of, and then cleaning things up over repetition. If something looks sloppy, let's slow it down until we get it smooth. Sometimes we get a little excited and go a little fast. HEEEEeeeEEEEYYYYYy....... lol.

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