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Great workshop to start off 2015!

Had a great workshop today with the Manong Rich Verdejo/FCS Cali Crew/FCS Kali West Coast. We went over some 4 Walls to Contradas, me taking a beating from the entire group in a red suit, 4 Count to Punyo Entries with controls and take downs, Blade disarms to control and finishing moves, to Blade drill and application with folders. After we had some tribal bonding time which basically equates to food, alcohol, cigars, and stories.

Looking forward to the next workshop. Always a good time with Manong Rich and family and the FCS Kali West Coast tribe. Thank you for all who came out. Before we go we’d like to welcome some new blood to the group, Nick and Cody. See everyone next month!

First Workshop Of The Year With Manong Rich Verdejo – January 25th, 2015

The first workshop for 2015 with Manong Rich Verdejo will be on January 25th, 2015! The focus will be on Blade application on different threat levels. As always we recommend a $20 donation to cover his time and travel expenses. Hope to see you there!

Date: January 25th, 2015
Time: 9am – 11am (Could go longer)
Place: Heritage Park, Chula Vista
Focus: Blade application on different threat levels.
Fee: $20

Heritage Park

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Heritage Park 32.624670, -116.997483 Heritage Park 1381 East Palomar Street Chula Vista, CA 91913 between 8:00am - 11:00am

Urban Tactical – Firearm Disarms Workshop

Instruction for the workshop will be conducted by James Urban.

Predators prey on the weak and defenseless. They use weapons to scare and intimidate their victims into submission. They expect you to cower and tremble when they shove the gun in your face or press the cold steel of a blade against your throat. They count on your fear!! Use that against them!!

EXPERIENCE the protection of oneself against life and death situations such as violent attacks, robbery, abduction, and Hostage situations. Never allow yourself to be a victim!

(PRACTICE long rifles & pistols will be provided)

Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015

Time: 09:00 – 13:00

Cross-Fit Chula Vista
821 Kuhn Drive
Chula Vista, CA 91914

Seminar Fee: $40 Pre; $50 at the door on the day of the event

Contact: Contact Chaz Paul (Chief Chaz Siangco) or Bernard Herrera to reserve your spot.

Sunday Hubad

What You Missed In This Month’s Workshop


We had a good workshop yesterday. Before Manong Rich got there we worked on some sumbrada. We started out in largo and after
a few minutes moved in to start adding in checks. After a few minutes of that Manong arrived and we bowed in.

We started the workshop with some light/slow sparring from largo distance so that we could practice evading and looking for targets from that range. So for example the person who initiates the first strike (feeder) goes for say angle 1, the receiver will evade and counter by attacking the nearest target they see available. It could be the weapon hand, it would be the live hand, or maybe its the leg. From there the feeder will counter attack and go for their nearest target right away. Sounds easy right? Maybe not right off the bat. Since we are going slow we have to time our strikes differently so that they land. It also shows what can be done to counter certain attacks.

A good example of this is Manong would attempt to do a sak-sak toward my right brachial. I would evade by leaning back and turning my shoulder away from the weapon and counter attack with an upward abaniko to his hand. To counter this he did a downward abaniko to my hand. This made my attempt unsuccessful while allowing his abaniko to land on my hand.

Now we see this next type of drilling a lot where one person would feed a strike (lets say from the basic 12 count) and the receiver would block and then counter with a Cinco Teros. The drill would basically reset from there starting with the next strike in the 12 count sequence. Manong had us changed it up to where the feeder would start with an attack and the receiver would defend and start to any apply multiple strikes, thus changing roles from receiver into a feeder. Each strike had to land and make sense. At any moment (though at first we counted for 5 seconds) the original feeder would block whatever the original receiver was currently trying to land and throw a strike, taking back the feeder role within 2-3 beats, and then the receiver would defend and counter with the any multiple strikes again to continue the drill. What I liked about this is that you didn’t know when or what the feeder was going to engage again.

Again doing this drill slow so that we can see opportunities and making sure that what we are trying to land makes sense. Manong pointed out that it’s easy to get a little anxious and start to anticipate the feeder which can throw you off. You can’t really do that in a sparing match because you simply don’t know unless you are always dictating the match.


From there we went into karambit. Manong had us partner up. He showed us how we can practice body manipulations while your partner is scare crowing for you. We practiced body manipulations using the karambit for a few minutes before moving on. Bernie asked Manong to explain the differences between the “S” cuts and “Triangle cuts so that everyone understood what was happening. This tied into the drill that Manong had us do.

Manong would have us start off either with hubad or right off the first right punch. Depending on which option you choose, you will either do a split entry brachial punch which would start off the “S” cut or hubad to body manipulation into the brachial punch to start the “S” cut. As a third option you could do an inside entry, bate, palusot into the brachial punch to start the “S” cut.

The next drill started from an inside entry to palusot and punch toward the groin area so that the karambit would hook around the belt area. To be nice we would punch below the sternum area into the stomach. He briefly explained what the blade would actually be targeting. The natural reaction to these targets would make the receiver buckle down and forward. This would make it easier to come up with the karambit and hook under the jaw. Using the assistance with our live hand we would grasp the head and take the receiver to the ground while keeping in the hooking the jaw with the karambit, dropping our bodies down (like in a horse stance) making sure that we do not go along with the receivers fall and end up falling on top of them. Make sense? So we are above in a control stance, not on top of them in a grappling position.


Finally we went into Sarong. The first technique we went over was just a refresher of something he showed before so we spent a little more time on the second technique. From hubad we would do inside entry to a flick in the eyes with the sarong/malong. This would make them lean back allowing their pelvic area to be in a forward position leaving the groin open for our next shot. Then we would do a downward angle groin punch. This would buckle the receiver and start to make them lose a little balance. We would follow through the punch by pushing on the inside of the knee, in a downward angle, using the sarong/malong in a bar like fashion, which would take the receiver down with little effort. The groin punch and take down could be one fluid motion. A lot of times after the receiver would hit the ground, the leg would come up in which we could tie up it around the ankle area and do a quick leg manipulation.


It was another good workshop. The only problem we had was that there wasn’t enough time in the day. lol. Time flies when you’re having fun I guess. Well that’s it for today. Happy training everyone and see you next time. ItsYoBoyFlex and I’m out.

Tuhon Ray’s Panantukan with Kenpo Flair

November Workshop with Manong Rich Verdejo 2014

The next monthly workshop with Manong Rich Verdejo is coming up! He will be covering Karambit as it is covered in the Curriculum and Stick Sparring. As always we recommend a $20 donation to cover his time and travel expenses. Hope to see you there!

Place: Heritage Park

Heritage Park

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Heritage Park 32.624670, -116.997483 Heritage Park 1381 East Palomar Street Chula Vista, CA 91913 between 8:00am - 11:00am

Date: Sunday, November 23, 2014
Time: 9am – 11am (Could go longer)
Focus: Karambit and Stick Sparring
Fee: $20



Today’s practice seemed to be themed around refinement. Taking a look at what we have learned, picking at a few things, clearing things up here and there that we might not be sure of, and then cleaning things up over repetition. If something looks sloppy, let’s slow it down until we get it smooth. Sometimes we get a little excited and go a little fast. HEEEEeeeEEEEYYYYYy……. lol.


So we went over our 64 strikes, 4 Walls into disarms and submissions, Punyo Entries, and Sinawali. Doing the 4 Walls into disarms and submissions was fun because we got to get creative with what we wanted to transition into. We also spent a good amount of time to clean up Punyo Entries. Picking out the little things that needed cleaned up and then going over it until it gets smooth and comfortable. Still need more work because I’m not satisfied yet, but much better than when we first started in the morning.

Parlour Tricks

After doing stick work for a while we went into knife work. We warmed up with a little knife tapping and then went into Parlour Tricks, learning how to do hand and grip switches in real time while deceiving the receiver, and still being functional. I like how you can really get creative with this as well. You think you got it, no you don’t. Gotcha bitch! lol.

Gun Disarms

To finish off we went into one of the gun disarms that Bernie learned from the Urban Tactical seminar that just past. Cool stuff. Looking forward to learning more of what was went over from the seminar that most of us missed.


Well that’s it for today. Gotta put the kiddo to bed. Happy Training everyone! ItsYoBoyFlex and I’m out.



Western Training Division Concealment Course

Western Training Division has a CONCEALMENT COURSE coming up
FEE: $120




Urban Tactical Seminar – November 2nd, 2014!

James Urban is coming to the West Coast to teach extreme weapons disarms and hostage escape techniques. This will be a seminar that you won’t want to miss. Come join the West Coast FCS Tribe and James Urban to train at Kenpo Evolution MMA on November 2nd, 2014. See you there!

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