My friend and teacher Leo Fong has always said that we should be inspired by Bruce Lee, but not trying to imitate him in our training. I reflect on this as I consider my background in Eskrima, and JKD/WKD to where I want to be in my training. Hopefully I will get to see Sifu Leo next month at a local seminar and hear some more of his knowledge.
Training with Master Pierce in his version of Gung Fu and Kali. What a great time.
2016 was a great year, my son was born, he’s a Monkey just like me. 2017 hasn’t been bad. So far I’v had the opportunity to train with a new mentor of mine Kenton in NCGF. I’v been reading his blog SavageGungFu for a while now and it was awesome to get to train with him. Then this month I flew to SF to spend a day training at a seminar with GM Mike Giron. What an awesome time with him and Jacob. Brought me back to when I first started martial arts with them in the back of a SeaFood City store in the Bay Area.
Master Khan showing the basic strikes, and then following up with advanced feeds for 1-12 in Serrada Escrima.
These days expensive martial art magazines are more filled with useless ads then good articles on topics one actually cares about. The following link will take you to the FMA Informative. This is a great publication that puts out a free monthly newsletter as well as free magazines focused on FMA. Master Khan published his Serrada manual with them. Be sure to check them out.
I enjoy teaching and sharing my passion with others. It’s important to me and to have my students see how a master of the art teachers it. And this weekend a couple of us went to train with master Rick and Master Frank. I’m grateful to both of these gentlemen for sharing their time and