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.