Warm Up: Sinawali Double Stick Coordination Drills – 4-count, 6-count and 8-count The double stick drills practiced come from Grandmaster (GM) Estalilla’s Kabaroan Eskrima. As I mentioned in class, GM/Minister Estalilla is one of Guro Dan’s influences in the FMA blend that he teaches at his Academy in Los Angeles. Here is a clip of … More 08.11.13 Inosanto FMA Notes
This video was included in the extra features of Ip Man’s release overseas. I have absolutely no idea why both music and movies sometimes differ from Europe and the US, but apparently this was exclusive to the European release. We recently talked about some of the same positions that Guro discusses as he’s demonstrating trapping … More Ip Man Extra Features
This is a demonstration and lecture that Guro Dan gave for the Smithsonian Institution in 2010. One of the things that I absolutely loved and truly miss about training with Guro on a weekly basis is hearing his thoughts, memories and historical information about the Philippines and Filipino Americans in California. Much of this history … More Guro Dan Inosanto Demonstration at the Smithsonian
Lakas FMA Students please be advised: There will be NO CLASS this Sunday, August 4th. Sayoc Atienza Class is ON for Monday, August 5th.
This weekend, Guro Dan will be teaching seminars on Panantukan and Dumog, sometimes described as Filipino Boxing and Grappling. These opportunities to train with Guro Dan don’t occur frequently, so if you have an interest and means to attend, I would highly suggest you do!
Kyle Defoor, friend of Sayoc Kali and Sayoc Tactical Group discusses mindset. Lakas students, this is mandatory viewing.
From http://www.history.army.mil/books/coldwar/huk/ch4.htm “Force X” Shortly after the Secretary of National Defense reorganized the constabulary, the government authorized the one truly successful anti-insurgent operation during the first phase of the insurrection — “Force X.” This special force was envisaged to operate deep within enemy territory under the guise of being a Huk unit itself. As such, … More Force X