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 on: April 27, 2010, 10:26:43 AM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Canuk
and in my case, timely too! thanks

 on: April 27, 2010, 07:56:04 AM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
Worth re-reading,


 on: April 19, 2010, 06:42:52 PM 
Started by Bonz - Last post by Hock

Things to have with you...

- An electric-powered airsoft pistol (maybe two or three as they break easy.
  They are cheap. If we use gas or real sims, it will be announced in the seminar page.

- Then a replica pistol (rubber/platic) and a holster and belt.

- Street pants! No sweats or spandex. We need pockets and a belt. Even shorts
  are fine if you have pocketsn and a belt

- Replica long gun WITH SLING if you can get one

- Training knife. fixed blade with sheath

- Training knife, folder with clip

- Training stick, about 30 inches long

- Expandable baton if possible

- Two focus mitts

- One kicking shield

- Any related body padding you want, like eye protection, elbow and knee pads,

Some of these things may be available at them location and sometimes not.


 on: April 19, 2010, 06:05:42 PM 
Started by Bonz - Last post by Bonz

I'm putting together equipment for the seminars and have a couple of questions.

1) Gun: Any particular style (plastic, wooden, rubberband, etc.)?
2) Holster: will a crossman airsoft holster work?
3) Knife: the hard knife, does it matter if it's single or double sided?
4) eye protection: Will shooting glasses work?

Looking forward to the training!

Thanks, Bob

 on: April 04, 2010, 06:33:04 AM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
Just to remind everyone, the last thing to do before you walk out the door to attend the seminar is to check the shopsite page for the seminar.

Any last minute updates, weather problems etc, will be listed there. We had one canceled in 2009 for a sudden, bad snowstorm. And we canceled the June Toronto this year because it is the same weekend as the G20 summit (riots anyone?)


 on: February 11, 2010, 01:22:18 PM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
The fighter that impresses me, is the one that just executes nuts and bolts movements.
He is styless.
Efficient. Crisp and clean.
The essence of combat.

We have many people like this.
Too many to name here.  Jim McCann. Tom Barnhart. Joe Hubbard,....just way, way too many to name here. These people fight like efficient machines. Unidentifiable in style. Unconfined. Customized for their body size, shape, strength.

UFC fighters, too, but they still linger and exist in a myth of the duel, that stand-off format with some rules restricting their otherwise, race car, engine-efficiency. Rules hold back like old regulators on cars that control maniac speeds. The rules make the style and the methods. When they hit the ground? Many still look like wrestlers. Thats why efficient groud n' punders are now usually winning. They shun the expected look and style. Ignore the expected trained moves. They do not "fall into" expected routine.


 on: May 05, 2009, 08:51:32 AM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
In the hand course, stick course, knife course, gun course, PAC course...An instructor can make/promote one rank level under them.

Basic instructor can only promote their students to levels 1 and 2, No instructorships
Advanced instructor can only make a basic instructor and up to level 5
Expert instructor can make basic and advanced and up to level 8

A level 10, a so-called "master" (as in range master not martial arts masters) makes up to 9
Each level above makes a level under them.

In a way, work in the individual courses help build the time and grade for the CQC Group.

As far as the CQC Group...
Only I can make a Hand, Stick, Knife, Gun Close Quarter Combat Group rank or instructors, as each individual CQC Group level is like its own "black belt test." This is real slow going and only a few folks, maybe less than 95 hold, CQC Group rank, yet I teach over 1,000 people a year, sometimes more.

An instructor earns the right to purchase ran certificates at a discounted, "wholesale" rate and charge "retail"


 on: April 01, 2009, 06:03:15 PM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock

Technically, both the PAC and CQC are SFC courses.

I think you mean PAC and the CQC- Close Quarters courses and I think they are more effective because they were taylored just for the pure essense of reality combat.

The PAC course has the touch of the martial abstact (and no gun material.) Has to be when you do copious amounts of double sticks and drills...

(I was "made a Guru" in the Philippines in 1993. But I find the title pretentious, as I find most titles abused and pretentious. Everybody just calls me Hock, not even "sir." I feel VERY uncomfortable being called titles.)

 on: April 01, 2009, 04:00:41 PM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Blaquevagabond
Hey Hock,
 maestro James. I just love your pac material. You have some of the best videos on FMA, Even though you don't claim to be a guro(your actions speak louder than words). I was wondering which system do you find most effective? Pac or SFC?

 on: December 26, 2008, 08:30:13 AM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
I also thought that the "Elephant and the Blind Men" story was such an interesting study. People only perceive what they touch in the story and cannot describe the elephant.

Soldiers, cops, fighters, train in this small-minded, manner also.

- each martial art is but a blind man's perception.
- each martial sport is but a blind man's perception.
- we forget the bigger picture, often completely naive and ignorant of it.   


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