Monday, December 31, 2007
"The Comtech DRAWPOINT SYSTEM is one of the most successful defensive knife methods ever to be devised. From it's outset the experts have agreed that DRAWPOINT is the way to effective, sane, personal defense with an edged weapon. You see, DRAWPOINT is merely modified Pekiti Tersia Kali.
Traditional Filipino Kali is like any other martial art. To learn it to it's fullest requires years of dedicated practice. That's why I designed DRAWPOINT. It has all of the good aspects of Kali, but occupies a more streamlined tactical profile. Truly designed for today's world. Easy to learn, deadly in close range and fun to learn, those are the words that describe DRAWPOINT from Comtech." James A. Keating
James Keating is a Genius at taking the complex and making it simple, within reach of everyone. He is not new to this but has since the early 1990's been a leader in the area of Knife Combatives.
This series is the first and best instructional program on the use of knives drawpoint. It comes highly recommended by those in the "know". This series is a complete integrated approach.
Thursday, December 06, 2007
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Sunday, October 28, 2007
The Yamabushi were ancient holy people from pre-recorded history who sought enlightenment through asceticism in the mountains. They were known for their shamanic powers of healing by the laying on of hands and the use of plants. The Yamabushi achieved deep philosophical knowledge and super natural powers through the study of self and nature. They had a fierce reputation for extreme feats of endurance and were respected for their arduous lifestyle, martial techniques, and in-depth mastery in the use of such weapons as the bow and arrow and the lance.
Past Skills is taught by Bill McConnell a long time student of the famous Tom Brown and an instructor in Tom Browns Courses. Bill and his wife conduct a six month emersion course in the way of the Yamabushi. This course covers everything from making fires, to the ancient philosophies, healing and the way of tracking.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Pierre Hartmann of the Chinese Boxing Association In Geneve, Switzerland will be hosting Fook Yueng Chuan Inheritor Steve Smith for a Fook Yueng Chuan seminar in Geneve, Spring of 2008. Fook Yueng was a teacher mentor to Bruce Lee from 1959 to about 1964. For information contact Pierre Hartman firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Saturday, September 22, 2007
Jesse R. Glover Bruce Lee's First Student to Teach Seminar At the Chinese Boxing Association in Switzerland
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Atemi Ryu Jujitsu October 31-November 1, 2007 Sensei Re-Certification for Aikido and Ju-Jitsu MANDATORY FOR ALL BLACK BELTS! Cost: $130 if paid by June 1st and $150 after June 2nd (The Dr. Powell Seminar is included.) For additional information contact Dr. Chenique @ 305-825-4063November 2-3, 2007 Dr. Moses Powell Annual Miami Seminar The Lost teachings of Dr. Moses Powell taught by his Master Instructors. Friday, November 2, 2007 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM.Saturday, November 3, 2007 from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM.
REGISTER NOW for lunch at discount prices. Please call for info regarding lunch menu and discounts. Cost: June $70 July $75 August $85 September. $95After September attendees will be charged the regular price, $150.00, NO Exceptions!For additional information contact Dr. Chenique @ 305-825-4063 email@example.com
Dr. Powell was one of the true pioneers of Martial Arts in the United States. This one is going to be great!
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
"RIDDLE of STEEL"
The flow of the river matches the flow of the knives in motion as we explore riverine ecosystems, canyon chains and the lost secrets of the knife- both ancient and modern versions.
Come experience this rare chance to be a part of the legendary event known as the RIDDLE OF STEEL.
Other camps have long striven to duplicate this event and have failed. There can be only one and this is it.
If you love knives, their usage, their making etc and want a glimpse of what you can acomplish within this razor sharp world then BE THERE for this event. I do not hold these too often any more, so come now.
"Advanced Hand Manuevers"
Kung Fu, Gung Fu, Chinese Boxing, call it what you want - it's here and waiting to turbo-charge your skills into the next level. See the how and the why of the Comtech blend of advanced hand skills.
You will learn about how to advance your blade skills, boxing skills, locking skills and submissions.
This stuff is a blast! This my friends will contain many so called secrets that other schools hold back.
I invite you to come and learn, this material will help ANY person who practices ANY fighting method.
"I went on one of the early Riddle of Steel adventures and it could be stated that it is the trip of a lifetime." Karate Critic
Info on the Riddle of Steel: 541-938-3451
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Sonny lived the life of an innovator and creator, of music and Martial Artists, and an art of massive dimensions. Jesse Glover said, "He was like Bruce Lee but with Sticks". Most people who watched him move had trouble following the action, I had to tell him to slow down so people could see what he was doing and appreciate it.
It is great to see some of his long term students coming out with some of the teachings of Sonny Umpad, through seminars and articles. The Dog Brothers have come out with a new DVD that highlights the art of Sonny both with sticks and with his carvings, a fascinating look at one of the Legends of FMA.
Check it out! Also I have heard that The Little Dojo will be hosting a Visayan Eskrima Seminar with many of the successors of this amazing art.
The Mountain Retreat this Fall is a rustic theme; we will be staying under the stars and in tents cooking over camp stoves, working out outside in a natural environment. We will be practicing Chi Kung, Effortless Power, Multiple Attackers, Counter Grappling, Infinity Knife Concepts, Hand Gun Disarms and Retention, Non Classical Gung Fu and Night Work.
The theme this Fall is Taking it to the Next Level. People with Jeet Kune Do, Wing Chun, Non Classical Gung Fu, Tai Chi, Aikido, and Internal Martial Arts training will love the sessions. Tuition for the Weekend of training is $349 U.S. Covers all training. To Register Call Steve Smith 509-200-2466. Or E Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, July 28, 2007
The Little Dojo in Walla Walla heads into the Mountains for it Mountain Retreat on September 14- 16. Members will learn outdoor skills as well as the rare Fook Yueng Chuan, Infinity Knife Concepts and Non Classical Gung Fu.
The Retreat is outdoors and training will be day and night rain or shine. Check it out.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Pierre Hartmann will be presenting a Seminar With Jesse Glover and Steve Smith in Switzerland in November.
Steve Smith will be conducting a Fook Yueng Chuan, Infinity Concepts, Non Classical Gung Fu Mountain Retreat September 14th through the 16th. Non Classical Gung Fu, Infinity Knife Concepts, Multiple Attackers, and Counter Grappling.
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Dear friends and students from Machado Jiu-Jitsu!
We are glad to inform everyone that the first ever "Machado Brothers Training Camp" is heating up. We welcome everyone to make their reservations at the earliest possible time, in order to guarantee a spot. Enclosed is the Camp's brochure. The hours will be divided in the following way:
Thursday, July 26th: 9-12pm and 2-5pm
Friday, July 27th: 9-12pm and 2-5pm
Saturday, July 28th: 10am-1pm and 2-5pm
Sunday, July 29th: 9am-1pm
Registration can be done online (www.carlosmachado.net) or by phone (972-934-1316), or fax (214-646-0303).
We appreciate your support. Instructors who bring along five students will train for free!
All the best to everyone,
Sunday, June 03, 2007
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Give him a call or visit COMTECH.
Sunday, April 29, 2007
This session will be fun for any level of experience beggining to advanced.
Premier Martial Arts
822 West Main Suite A
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Sunday, April 01, 2007
- Work outs are Scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at The Little Dojo and Sunday evenings at 6:00 PM at Steve Smith's Premier Martial Arts. These classes are run by Rene Erm and Dragons Fist and do not have anything to do with PMA or Steve Smith.
Ryan Calhoon's Black Belt Academy runs an MMA class Tuesday and Thursday Nights at 8:00 PM, the workouts are technique based and are open to anyone learning MMA methods whether or not for competition.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
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James Keating is a man of many talents and expressions it is interesting to see him put his talents on paper and canvas. Good stuff!
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
I just just found a great source for Traditional Filipino Weapons, Ron has excellent service and a great turnaround time on orders.
He has many hand crafted weapons that can be used by the collector or hard use person as well. Check it out. Traditional Filipino Weapons accepts both Visa and Master card. This Visayan Barong is defiantly on my Christmas list.
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Saturday March 24th Grassroots Network presents 15 Mixed Martial Arts Fights at Walla Walla Community College. Walla Walla Community College is located at 500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, WA 99362.
- MMA Fights
- Saturday March 24th, 2007
- 500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla
- Tickets available at Hot Poop Records: 509-525-9080
- 15 Fights
One of the Walla Walla fighters, Kalem Klinefelter is fighting out of Steve Smith's Premier Martial Arts. Ty Crane and a couple other fighters are fighting out of a group meeting at The Little Dojo who are coached by Rene Erm.
Monday, March 05, 2007
Pierre Hartmann teaches Non Classical Kung Fu (a long time student of Jesse Glover and Ed Hart) and Eskrima ( he is a Guru under the Ledgendary Sonny Umpad). Pierre is 50 years old and really can move.
Sunday, March 04, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Sensei Brian Johnson will be conducting a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar Friday March 2nd at Yuen's Family Martial Arts Center in Conquitlam B.C.. Sensei Johnson has over 15 years of experience with a Black Belt under David Meyer and John Will.
Yuen's FMAC is a beautiful new training facility Coquitlam on Austin. Walking in you are met with the attentiveness and surroundings that will remind you of Starbucks. Yuen's Family Martial Arts offers a wide range of training opportunities including Grappling, Non Classical Gung Fu, Arnis, Kick Boxing, Children's Classes, Fook Yueng Chuan, Tae Kwan Do and more. They are host to many top martial arts training seminar opportunities.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
forgiveness. A mistake in timing or reaction does not lead to a bruise or a
broken arm, but to severed tendons, deep trauma, and potentially death. A
much greater emphasis is therefore placed on strategy than perhaps would be
with less lethal weapons." more......
The above comes from an excellent artical on on Sonny Umpad's Visayan Escrima Corto Cadena by MAIJA SODERHOLM, B.SC.
Watching Sonny Umpad do Escrima was at once watching a master dancer and warrior moving. It is excellent to see that there is an organization that is setting up to perpetuate Sonny's Method, check out the web pages. His method works well in conjunction with any martial art and will definantly be an eye opener if you have not played with a gifted escrima master.
Sunday, February 11, 2007
- Fook Yueng Chuan
- Bruce Lee's Non Classical Gung Fu
- Sing I Chuan
- I Chuan
- CQB for Proffessionals
- A variety of Seminars including, Mountain Retreats, Jesse Glover, Pierre Hartman, Infinity Knife Concepts, Weapons Retention and Disarms, and Self Defense