Well we’re back to training.
I’ve been working for Habitat so I’ve been inconsistent. Some of you have been away or occupied with life events and duties, but looks like we’re all settling in so we can start training together again. I’ll be regular at Black Lightning unless I post differently on Facebook, and we have a Sunday morning group meeting in Campbell Park with Guru Aldon leading.
Let’s do our thing and have some fun.
So I tore a hamstring. Had a morphing black and blue on my thigh for 3 weeks. Spent time nursing it hot and cold, anti inflamatories, wrapping it up, and absolutely NO stretching of either leg for a month. It started to feel better and I started to work it. It’s feeling about 90 percent!
Except for Coach Karma, we’re all beginners at this so it’s a great time to join us.
Had been indoors all day so I got out for a little sunshine and to get my circulation going…
Pretty cool showing some of the techniques in action:
From a class segment on trapping skills.
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Another good Kali Silat/Self Defense, session in Campbell Park on Sunday.
We train for at least 2 hours and this time we even went over, but thats OK, work and school week has not begun, weekend errands were done yesterday, big nite life night was last night.
We cover such a wide range of skills, that the half hour/forty five minute class format doesn’t do the practice justice. Also, I don’t cover “fitness” as part of the class. Students should work on their fitness as much as possible, I am not going to occupy our training time with athletics. A lot of these skills are applicable even if you are ninety years old, and lacking the agility of a sprinter; I’ll refer you to videos and stories of passed on Grand Master Illustrisimo, and of Instructors in their 70’s such as Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje, Guro Dan Inosanto, who can humble individuals less than half their age with their skill and even presence alone.
Here we are working an entry/counter/hubud off a single sinawali.