I’ll start by writing that I am still at half speed and strength because of my collar bone injury. We old farts have to remember that we are not 20 yrs of age anymore. The men have to except that I can’t show techniques at the correct speed and power for a while, everything is left handed at the moment. I hope it will not last too long. Luckily the men training up to the 3rd can show the drills to the others men. The old fart thanks you!
We’ll start with a summer camp. Niklas and I taught an introduction to Latosa Concepts Escrima. We were well received at a Hwa Rang Do summer camp in Køge, Denmark. An old friend called me up and asked if we would do it, thanks for the invite Albert! It’s always fun to see what other people are doing. Living in our own little world is dangerous and I take my hat off to the Hwa Rand Do club for doing it. Private lessons in BJJ among other systems has reenforced this idea for me. Thanks for the cool experience and well done everybody. Thanks for the help Niklas, well done.
We are still open for new members. We want to have enough members, so we can find the right club location. All our equipment needs a home. That includes tire dummy, heavy bag, mats and all the other stuff, including the kettlebells (trx, rings, etc). Regarding the 2 new men we have, they seem to fit in well with the group. This will always be a must for new members. We don’t want ego’s ! We want cool people! Men and women are welcome, kids are a case by case situation. Age and other aspects will be looked at in the given situation. Contact me regarding this subject. Once again to the men training with us… Make sure I know what your vacation plans are so I can plan training around the needs for the members training at a given time.
The LC Escrima Summer-Get-Together is still on for July the 27th. Check out the LC Events section. Outside groups will be invited as well.
We will have to order some t-shirts soon as well. We still have a few sweat shirts left from the last order so speak up.
The next thing on the agenda is how the men are doing. The men training for the third are continuing to work with the unarmed drills and box training. They will be doing that for a while. With that said, the bump up to 3rd grade should not take quite as long as the previous grades. The reason being is that the first 2 grades were designed to pave the way for much more information and create an understanding for basic body mechanics. The third grade test will be a big one covering all past grades. The 4th grade will have a new unarmed drill, hard passing and start 2 stick training.
We have several men with backgrounds in different combative sports. Combative sword fighting, boxing and tai boxing, and another escrima system are some examples. These men will be judged according to how fast they pick up the skills and knowledge for the first 2 grades. The cool thing is, if you put all their backgrounds together you have a mix of what we do. Welcome to the new men.
In the video you will see a med ball drill that I like to use. The men should get used to it. As I have mentioned, the 1 st grade is all about knocking a weapon downward, balance and other subjects. This idea can be used in anti-grapling and other aspects of our training. Pushing and punching power is also developed with the med ball drill.
That’s about it for now. Ya’ll take care.
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