What separates the art of Kali or FMA from many other styles and systems of Martial Arts is it’s use of destructions. In FMA the term “defanging the snake” is understood as the way to eliminate the opponents weapons. To defang, so the snake can not bite, is one of Kali’s most useful techniques. I remember classes with Dan Inosanto, when he would say ” Imagine Muhammad Ali with no legs or arms, all he would be is a stump, just bouncing around with no way of harming you”. In FMA the practitioner knows hitting the opponents hand will cause an immediate disarm, if he swings a weapon. Disarming first, bends the fight in your favor. If you are armed and your opposition is not, odds of winning are now on your side of the encounter. In the Youtube Video we demo the use of the Gunting or scissor strike to the bicep. This technique stuns the muscle in the arm and makes it more difficult for the opponent to re-attack you with the same hand. If done correct it will produce numbness to the arm along with pain that will stop or slow down any further attacks. If you have a quick offensive followup behind the gunting, the opponent may not be able to defend your attack. If this method is used in MMA, I can see them changing the rules in a heart beat. It’s not sport, but good selfdefense.
JAY BALAJADA WITH PAUL VUNAK AND RICHARD LAMOUREAUX
Paul Vunak was in Las Vegas for the Martial Arts Super Show held at the Rio on 7/ 21~ 7/23 and had time to do a Seminar on his expolsive martial art of JKD/KALI. His seminar was hosted by Krav Maga instructor Donavin Britt and was held at his school on Sahara Ave. www.LasVegasKravMaga.com
Paul and I go way back to the mid 80’s. I was introduced to him through Dan Inosanto. I trained with Paul before and after his commission with Navy Seal Team Six. In the early 90’s I hosted seminars for Paul with Dion Ricardo in and around Chicago Il. Paul has always maintained a fighters apporach to combat and keeping it real is the heart of his PFS Philosophy. It was nice seeing him again, after so many years and I wish him, Tom Cruse and Harrinder the very best. For more information on future seminars and trainning camps go to www.fighting.net
THE BLADED HAND
The Bladed Hand is in it’s final stages of production before it is released. The premire is planned to be held in Manila in August of this year. Dan Inosanto, Diana Lee Inosanto, Remy Presas Jr and Ron Balicki are among some of the Instructors in the film. The documetary will cover many styles and systems of Kali, Eskrima and Arnis. History, Technique and Culture will all be part of this documetary. The film was shoot here in the U.S. as while as the Phillipines.