Thursday, September 23, 2010

Change of Venue

As of October 1st Visayan Eskrima classes will not be @ Suigetsukan dojo. There will be one training session per week - starting 3pm on Thursdays. There will also possibly be one weekend class a month - probably a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.
Those on my e-mail list will get details of venues.
Those interested in training please contact me here, or via the website:

Weekend with Rory Miller

Rory was back in town again over the weekend of Sept11/12.

2 days of training at The East Bay rats clubhouse - kindly lent to us for the event - thanks Trev :-)

Day 1 was a repeat of some of the material from the spring seminar, but now in a more realistic environment - concrete, obstacles, dirt etc.
The one step drill was the basis for investigating different ideas, from technical - pressure points, locks, ground work etc, to mindset. We also did some blindfolded in-fighting.

Day 2 was scenario day, a superb series of situations, sometimes with only one person as the focus, sometimes with all of us participating. De-brief of tactics and justification to a 'jury' of peers was part and parcel of the experience. Constructing scenarios in an art indeed.

We talked of uncertainty, social conditioning, ethical considerations, chaos, adrenal responses, intuition, mental states, 'play' as a training method, shades of gray, back and white, on and on ....
A fascinating weekend and a damn fine time.

Much to digest, train, play with ......