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Double Impact Seminar!

Over the weekend I attended the Double Impact Jeet Kune Do /Filipino Martial Arts Seminar. On Saturday, Sifu Kevin Seaman gave a master class on applying JKD concepts for boxing, Muay Thai, and self-protection. Then on Sunday, Guro Raffi Derderian gave a master class on advanced Kali and Silat (Indonesian) techniques and principles. An amazing weekend of martial arts was had by all! Great times with great people! 

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Beat ‘Em & Treat ‘EM!

Last night I traveled to Coach Jeff Burger’s K.I.C.K. Karate in Salem, MA to attend Chris LaCava’s Beat ‘Em & Treat ‘Em Tour (Martial and Medical Seminars) 2023. Chris covered tips and tricks of filipino sword and knife. All the concepts and techniques came from Stockton Multi-Style Escrima. This was a comprehensive and enjoyable seminar. I got a lot of value out of the teachings. It was great training with Chris again.I think I last saw him on the 2017 tour. and it’s always great partnering with Coach Jeff burger. Highly recommended!

Old School Martial Arts…? But Why?

Had a great conversation about martial arts with host Dominick Izzo on Them’s Fightin’ Words! Podcast We talk traditional vs. modern and even express our love of martial arts cinema. This is an episode you don’t want to miss! While you’re at it, subscribe to his channel!

Beginner Filipino Double Stick Techniques taught by Guro Raffi Derderian.

Raffi Stick

Here’s my review of the DVD Beginner Filipino Double Stick Techniques taught by Guro Raffi Derderian.

I’ve had the pleasure of attending seminars with Guro Raffi. The training has always been informative and top notch. When I heard that he was coming out with a double stick DVD, I absolutely had to have it.

My wife watched the DVD with me and was so impress she decided she wanted to train with me.

For the last few weeks we’ve been systematically working through the beginning drills. We’ve found them to be clearly taught, each one building on the next, and haven’t had any problems progressing. And there’s plenty of material. You couldn’t ask for more on one DVD.

I also skipped ahead to the Heaven Six section. Watching Guro Raffi really helped me to smooth out my sinawali.

Like all Filipino stick videos, the material is sometimes presented quickly. This shouldn’t present a problem for students who are currently training in Filipino stick styles at a school or who have taken seminars.

Beginner Filipino Double Stick Techniques provides a great introduction to double stick. As an absolute beginner in the Filipino arts, with only a few seminars under by belt, assisting my wife as we go, I’m finding the drills on the DVD fun, challenging, and very doable.

Great stuff! Highly recommended! Purchase Beginner Filipino Double Stick Techniques here.

Guro Raffi Derderian is also available for seminars. Check out his rattan sticks. They’re the best.