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Willie B. Laureano Interview of Guro Dan Inosanto

Posted: August 22, 2010

This is a video that was posted on Facebook. It is of Guro Dan Inosanto giving an interview to Willie B. Laureano. It takes a historical look at the 1st and 2nd Filipino Infantry Battalions.

The original description from Willie B. Laureano is listed below.

The video is now posted on youtube.


The Luckiest People on Earth.

Posted: August 20, 2010

This video was shared by a few of my facebook friends, and I thought you would get a kick out of it. Often there is a fine line between life and death and between success and failure. This video definitely shows that line pretty clearly.


A Lesson in Keeping Your Hands Up, and Utilizing Range

Posted: August 19, 2010

I just saw this clip, and I thought it was a great way to demonstrate the lessons we so often cover in class. First let me start by saying that the guy that got knocked out is an extremely good martial artist. As always, when fatigue sets in, people make mistakes. In this case, as in so many others, his hands dropped and left him open. Secondly, he was trying for a knee, when he was in punching range. His opponent saw the opening and countered before he stepped into the appropriate range.

The force of the punch combined with his forward momentum, made the punch devastating. As the announcer said, that punch would’ve knocked out anyone.


“Jackie Chan: My Stunts”

Posted: August 18, 2010

Many of my students have heard me recommend the movie, “Jackie Chan: My Stunts”. This is a clip from that movie, where Jackie shows us some of his basic stunt falls. It also clearly demonstrates the difference between practice (on mattresses) and the actual finished product that you see on screen.

If you’re a Jackie Chan fan, this is definitely a movie you have to see. In addition to this type of scene, the movie also takes you behind the scenes and shows you how a lot of his famous scenes were set up.

Let me know what you think of the clip by posting a comment.


Expendables Movie Night-Thanks

Posted: August 15, 2010

Thanks to all of you that came with us to watch the “Expendables”. It was a lot of fun to see all of you outside of the school for a night out.

The movie itself was pretty good. It started a little slowly, but when it got going, it really got going.

I’m sure we’ll be doing a lot more events, so stay tuned for future announcements in class.


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