Craftsman’s Corner and LC, FMA update.11-09-2016


Craftsman’s Corner and LC, FMA update.11-09-2016

I hope are doing well. I thought it was time to have some videos regarding the craftsman’s side of what we are interested in. The fact, that I work with my hands, as well as make many of the Escrima / Kali trainers that I / we use, simple makes videos like the one bellow a must. As those people who can really create with their hands, will tell you, it can be a meditative experience. That meditative experience is mentioned in video and it helps to heal and bring balance. That alone makes the videos a must here on this blog. Balance is after all one of the main concepts GM Rene Latosa teaches.

screen-shot-2016-09-10-at-18-35-48The second point for today is our little get-to-gether  aka the “Melon Bash.” Men are just big boys and that means we have to play to stay happy. Any self respecting person will tell you the same. We got together and swung rattan sticks, stainless trainers and much more at the likes of oranges, apples,pineapples, and of course the notorious ZOMBIE MELONS! we managed to make quite a big pile of fruit salad around the cutting pole.

Apart from just watching things explode, many lessons were learned. Balance became imperative, hitting the target helped quite a bit, controlling distance was improved, and most af all… seeing what happens to things when they are hit, crushed and cut. Just as developing balance helps us to have power, it helps us to control the attackers power…the same lesson is learned when watching what happens to the notorious zombie melons. The number one rule of the game is not to be hit, stabbed or cut, if at all possible. Seeing what happens to the fruit with such little force should make every person more aware of what we are training ourselves to protect ourselves against.

For the members who didn’t show up because they were sleeping in after a night drinking, or just being lazy, you missed out. Once again, many thanks for the hospitality A.

Any HOOO! Enjoy!

Stay proactive in Life

CW

 

 

Shot Show 2106 knives for the outdoor folks and more.


Shot Show 2106 knives for the outdoor folks and more.

Tops knives video:

Ontario knives

CRKT

 

Knife maker Stan Wilson video. Craftsman’s Corner


Knife maker Stan Wilson video. Craftsman’s Corner. I hope ya’ll are doing well. It’s time for another video for the Craftsman’s Corner of the LC FMA blog. Take the time to watch this video if you are into working with your hands, understand what it takes or are a collector. Folding knives for collection sake have never been that big a thing for me, but watching the video above could awaken that desire, if I was not in Denmark. The knife laws here are a pain in the derriere.

Any hooo! That’s just life here in DK. Let’s enjoy the craftsman ship from afar. If you have ever tried to make two pcs. of wood fit together seamlessly, you will have a lot of respect for what the Knife maker Stan Wilson does here in the video. Enjoy folks.

Stay Proactive in Life & Training 

CW

DIY knife handles and knife sharpening videos with USA Knife Maker


DIY knife handles video with USA Knife Maker.

I hope ya’ll are doing well. It was a while back, when I last posted a video for the “Craftsman Corner.” This blog will fix that.

A friend / training partner gave me some “boy scout knives,” My boy is a scout and I go on some trips with him. My plans for the knives are simple … we are going to put some new handle on them and clean the blades up. With that in mind, these video’s are being posted.

I know there is some adverts for USA Knife Makers products. You can take that as you want. Skip past the first few minutes if you want. Any Hoo! enjoy DIY’ers.

Stay Proactive and enjoy!

CW

Damascus Steel forging. LC,FMA Craftsman’s Corner


Damascus Steel forging. LC,FMA Craftsman’s Corner.

I hope ya’ll are doing well. I found another video for the Craftsman’s Corner here. It’s always mesmerizing to watch a black smith and other craftsmen put time and energy into a product. This video shows what goes into making Damascus steel. It changes your idea of what goes into real hand crafted products.

MA, my old training partner, is working on a blog entry on clubbells. I’ll post that when it’s ready. Any hoo! Enjoy and have a great day!

Stay Proactive in Life and Training.

CW

Secrets of the Samurai Sword


Secrets of the Samurai Sword video

I hope ya’ll are doing well. As always It’s cool to look at the different cultures and their use of weapons ( and the culture that is built up around that aspect). In the Craftsman’s Corner, we have looked at the knife making from Sweden and other places, viking sword making and some others. Today we’ll look at the samurai sword, ( the video is Secrets of the Samurai Sword) some of what goes into it’s making and some of the culture that surrounds it.

We will most likely go to the Philippines or something from that region of the world with the next post in this category ( Craftsman’s Corner). I’ve had the chance to train with katanas and it went very well because of the knowledge from european sword fighting and escrima. Add some saber techniques into the mix with a feeling for the sword and you start to understand many reason for what people do with them.

Ya’ll enjoy and Stay Proactive in Life and Training

CW

Secrets of Viking Swords video.


I hope ya’ll are doing well. As you have noticed by the other video post in this genre, the nerd in me likes this kind of stuff… A LOT! I used to read some history instead of nutrition and other books. When you combine it with science and craftmanship, you have a hit … In my book at least. Training with swords was always fun for me, they just feel right! I know that sounds weird, but there is no other way of describing it. Any Hoo! No more digressing, enjoy the video and have a great day.

Stay Proactive in Life and Training

CW