The name says it all. It’s time for what the heck have we been doing of late.
I hope ya’ll are doing well. The summer has been great for many of us and I hope the same for you as well. Some of the subjects we’ll be looking at are: new members, new club location, BJJ day with Malte, Summer get-together 2013, some terminology explanations and more.
I’ll start with a big welcome to the new members of the Gentofte Latosa Concepts Escrima Group. We have quite a range of experiences and types now.
The different experiences should make for an interesting element in the future. We will be able to draw on professional experience, knowledge from other systems, (Aikido, kick boxing, Weng Chun, WT and more), and we have the health nuts /nerds in Niklas and myself. Regarding the the latter, I will be trying to get Niklas to use his considerable knowledge of the human body to give all the grp members a little class in vulnerable body parts and more. The human body can take a lot of punishment or break under the least amount of pressure at the correct place.
Stig passed his 1st grade test the other day. Congrats to him for being so diligent. He deserves it, so give him a hand when you see him. As I have said before, I tell people when they have put in enough time and have understood the drills to start on the next grade. The fact that we don’t have a picture with Stig holding his diploma is my bad. I’ll make sure he is in the video below.
T-shirts. We have a few more t-shirts in house now. So for the men who want an extra t-shirt, you know what to do. Remember the labels if you don’t have some more. If you are forced to use another shirt because the real one stinks from the last training session, put a blue one on. We are trying to look like a training grp/club. For the new members, you will see that there are no red instructor shirts and so on. We tray to stay on the discreet side with the t-shirts. When you join our group you become part of our little group, not just someone starting at the bottom of a system. If you listen well, you will figure out who has trained the longest and who has the higher grades.
Our Gentofte training grp is still growing. That means we are ready for a real club location so we can make ARRRG! sounds without scaring the wildlife at the beach and the old folks who watch us train in the yard. Spread the word. We are looking for something in the area of Østerbro or Hellerup. Note, that it is not a must. We can use a temporary place for a few months while we look for a better place to make ARRRG! sounds, swing sticks and any other object we get our hands on. We can live with a location in some other part of town for a while, so send any hints, info, ideas you might have.
If you want to try a training session with us, use the contact page on this blog.
For people who come to us with a grade from another system, like Weapons Combat, Escrima Concepts, Security Concepts or some other system close to ours, you will retain your grade but have to be able to use and understand all the drills leading up to that grade in Latosa Concepts Escrima. This may mean more unarmed training than you are used to compared to the other system(s), and some adjustments to your techniques. Don’t expect a quick lesson in the drills and so on, it could take a while.
I’ll post a date for The Next LC Get-together some time in the future. So look for that as well in the near future. Maybe it should be a Zombie Melon Bash, Men have to be boys from time to time or in some cases most of the time! AND those Zombie melons are dangerous.
We’ll try to post some more pictures on the blog soon. It’s going to be my mission to nag MA until he posts some pictures with his Århus Latosa Concepts Group. If you see him, help me out. Look for that.
My collar bone is still on the blink, it will be weak for a few months to come. After that I’ll start to build up my strength/speed again. I am looking forward to swinging big heavy stick or even a wooden sword when that times comes. Be patient with me men, I’m an old fart
We managed to get enough people together to have a BJJ Day with Malte Frid-Nielsen. Our little network of friends is growing. We old farts like that. Some guys from the Solrød Strand Um-Yang Mu Sul came to the Bjj day as well. After the training we sat back and talked, ate some food and a few of us even dared to get wet. Malte lived up to my expectations. I did not see him take any breaks. He was very focused on each person. Many people would have had to take a break from time to time. The Solrød Strand group will most likely have a little training session with him as well. I have no doubt it will be a success as well.
There were a few last minute cancellations as well as people who could not make it because of shift work. The funny thing is they were the reason for the chosen date. It just shows you how life, shift work and other factors like professions can make training hard at times. We’ll arrange another date with Malte before too much time goes by men. I have a gentle man’s agreement with the Solrød Strand group that we’ll be invited when Malte does a workshop for them.
As I wrote before, I can recommend training with Malte 100%. He has started a FB page so you can keep up with what he is doing . The picture is a link and you can click here as well. The Name of the group is Solid Coil Grappling Arts. Check it out, you will be in good hands.
Just to finish off the subject with Malte, he managed to work in some positions where the pounders (that’s us…Bam Bam!) were in a good position to do some strikes. He did the same when I took private lessons from him. It was hard to stand around and watch, I am looking forward to next time when I can train with the guys.
In the video, you’ll see some of the strike drills we rotate through depending on the theme and some examples from our break from grade program training. You will see some palm stick based drills and hard passing techniques. Hard passing techniques will be the next subject some of the men will start on with the next grade; they were a good subject to throw into the mix.
One important note guys, you’ll see some of the men using a point stance in a sequence of moves with a kick. It’s just for learning purposes. I call it an exaggerated point stance because it’s for training balance and understanding point foot work as well as starting to understand shifting energy and weight transference.
Finaly, the video is a talking video not one with music. We’ll try to make one with music next time. One of the new men is working on making us get a mic for better sound quality. we’ll see if I can do that. We’ll have to record the whole session and it could be more trouble than it’s worth. We might use it on terminology videos. Enjoy the video and have a great day.
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