Shout out to the Kali Silat crew this weekend.
We went a little more structured and in order. Normally I take a look at the students and look to give them what they want or need, but sometimes you have to bring them to what you want to give them.
This week in our Kali Silat training Group class we:
- Covered #’s 1-12 of the 64 Attacks, r &l hand, full power, double force, broken & fluid strikes.
- 4 wall blocks
- Seguidas # 1-6
- Combat striking set
- 5 count offensive set; stick, knife, and empty hand
- Blitz punching
- 1 counter with takedown
- Review of basic entries for a lead hand strike and for a 1-2 punch
We had fun doing it, and we fine-tuned at every step of the way.
Good work everybody. You should always be refining what you’ve learned previously, and adding to it. The idea is to have material you can develop for yourself and your loved ones all your life. If you like what we do, feel that you’re learning valuable skills and concepts, having fun while at it, then tell a friend, bring a friend.
My teaching style may not be for everyone. I’m not a 6″5, 300 lb gruff killer looking individual, I like to joke and clown a bit. I don’t stress you about you’re not grasping or performing fiercely right away, in fact, I’m rather gentle. I don’t hold students hostage to the art, or to me. That’s why I say “every thing is homework.” Learn whatever I can teach you, personalize it for yourself (the art was made for man, not man for the art), own it, share it, live.