Here's a glimpse into the Filipino Martial Arts that we practice here at the Maryland Jeet Kune Do Academy in Odenton, Maryland.
We started off working the concept of Defanging the Snake with double stick and single knife, as wells as the Inside Sweep Drill for Single Stick. The class focused on stick weaving, or Sinawali, with double stick
Maryland Jeet Kune Do Academy joined Relentless MMA, Rogue Jeet Kune Do, and TryUmph Martial Arts for a two day seminar in Chantilly, VA with Sifu Harinder Singh. The seminar covered the application of Jeet Kune Do and Kali concepts and strategies in mixed martial arts competition and self-defense. The first day of the seminar covered Kali. Sifu Singh covered utilizing stick and knife sparring to develop attributes for combat, enhance footwork, and applying Kali techniques & drills in a live, sparring-based environment. The second day focused on applying Jeet Kune Do principles to entry, clinchwork, takedowns, and groundfighting for mixed martial arts and self-defense.
Both days were sparring-intensive, offering trainees the opportunity to really integrate the techniques and principles into their own conceptual matrix. From beginners to experienced martial artists, everyone walked away with something to help them in their training. More than individual techniques or even concepts themselves, the seminar illustrated that it is the alive training methodology of Sifu Singh's Jeet Kune Do Athletic Association that sets the standard for achieving ability in martial arts.
Last weekend, Maryland JKD took part in a Kali-Silat seminar led by Kuya Doug Marcaida, hosted by Alan and Anthony Sanidad of TryUmph Martial Arts of Gambrills. The one-day seminar covered aspects of the Brotherhood of the Blade's empty-hand Kali-Silat curriculum in the morning, and introduced how using the Karambit can influence those techniques in the afternoon.
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