Dan Inosanto in Germany...

Dan Inosanto and what looks like Cass Magda demonstrating aspects of Kali, including single stick, stick and dagger, sibat (staff) and knife.

Maharlika Kuntaw

I’ve had the opportunity to train in Maharlika Kuntaw under Maha Guro Brian “Buzz” Smith several times over the years, and have hosted a seminar with him at my school several years ago. While I was only exposed to a portion of their art, there was a great deal of useful material shown in a small amount of time. Guro Smith is also extremely generous with his time and eager to share the art that he’s dedicated so much of his life to. I found the fact that many of the routes that they learn are nearly identical among different formats (empty-hand, stick, knife, sword, sword & shield, staff, etc.) to be a well considered decision in their curriculum. The similarity in routes will make new material seem familiar. The staff material Guro Smith shared with me factors greatly into the Sibat material I teach in Kali. Many of their core concepts, and some of the takedowns and Buno training methods find their way into my classes as well. – Guro Tony Maha Guro Brian ¨Buzz¨ Smith performing all the forms needed for rank testing in Maharlika Kuntaw through Green Belt. Lower Rank Forms (Anyo 1-6, Empty-hand, Stick) Anyo Explained Anyo 1 Applications Maharlika Kuntaw – FMA Brotherhood Midwest Gathering The Gathering – May 2007 Brian ¨Buzz¨ Smith (Maharlika Kuntaw) Sibat Sword & Shield...

Silat Suffian Bela Diri

The more I see of this system, the more I appreciate the sectoring and efficiency of motion demonstrated. Maul is highly creative and always demonstrates excellent body mechanics. According to Guro Buzz Smith, this Bruneian system is related to Maharlika Kuntaw. I can certainly see the similarities.   Silat Suffian Bela Diri – Devastating Throws, Take-downs & Sweeps   Silat Suffian Bela Diri – Speed, Coordination, Precision   Silat Suffian Bela Diri – Multiple...

TBA Instructor Test: Tim Mousel...

Tim Mousel’s TBA Instructors test 1990. Test rules can be viewed here: http://www.thaiboxing.com/test_guidelines.php Visit www.thaiboxing.com and www.defend.net for more information. Round 1 Round...

Guy Windsor – Rapier Seminar Nov23

Guy Windsor – Rapier Seminar...

Held at the School of European Swordsmanship on March 31st 2012. This covers basic footwork, structural practice, holding the sword, lunging, and the plays of plates 7 and 16 from Capoferro. Part 1 Part 2 Dagger...

1995 Lameco Seminar – Punong Guro Edgar Sulite...

Lameco Eskrima Seminar with Punong Guro Edgar Sulite. This seminar footage was filmed by Guro Tony Angel Cruz August of 1995. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part...

Herman Suwanda Master of Silat...

Video footage from a seminar at Mike Regan’s Martial Arts in Long Island, NY....

Roger LaFond Method of Savate, La Canne...

Roger LaFond method of Old Savate Kickboxing. La Canne, Baton and French Boxing

1994 Lameco Knife Seminar – Punong Guro Edgar Sulite...

Lameco Seminar “Intro to Knife” by Punong Guro Edgar Sulite. Conducted in Puyallup, WA in July of 1994. Part 1 Part...

Sifu Larry Hartsell on Grappling in JKD

Larry Hartsell came into Bruce Lee’s school as a man with a black belt in Judo and over 10 years of experience in grappling as well as a strong foundation in the striking arts that began in 1961 with his training in Kenpo Karate under Ed Parker. Shortly after receiving his black belt rank from Ed Parker, he spent time in the Army including combat in Vietnam, where he served with military police. Larry Hartsell, already an accomplished Judo man, enjoyed sparring with soldiers from the elite South Korean ROK division stationed nearby. Upon his return to this country he enrolled in SiGung Bruce Lee’s Chinatown school in Los Angeles. It was at this school that he began his thirty plus years of training under Guro Dan Inosanto. Larry Hartsell’s training under Bruce Lee continued with Private instruction at Bruce Lee’s home in Bel Air, California. It is well known to the students of Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do that Bruce Lee broke combat down into the four ranges of Kicking, Boxing, Trapping and Grappling. The serious students of Jeet Kune Do are also aware that the development of the grappling range techniques in this system were assigned to Larry Hartsell. At the time of Bruce Lee’s untimely death there were only 33 formal techniques in the grappling range. As the final and closest range there was much research to do in this range and Larry Hartsell continued his research into this area with various discrete techniques that now form the core of Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Grappling. Larry Hartsell’s skill in hand-to-hand combat, his weapons training and his development of techniques in the grappling range led to a wide and varied range of professional experiences. With his training under Bruce Lee, his degree in criminology, his ten years of law enforcement experience, and his training under Dan Inosanto, Larry Hartsell has been in wide demand as a professional bodyguard for celebrities like Mr. T of the A-Team fame, and as a trainer for both the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers. In addition to this he taught classes at his own schools as well as at the Inosanto Academy, and offered self defense and combat courses for the elite Navy Seals and police officers through various colleges and agencies. Larry Hartsell authored several books on the subject of Jeet Kune Do Grappling. “Entering to Trapping To Grappling and takedowns, Counters, and Reversals.” In addition he nine internationally distributed videotapes on the grappling arts. These books, videos and his skill in the grappling arts have resulted in Larry Hartsell being listed in the “Who’s Who in Martial Arts” and cover shots with numerous feature articles in Inside Kung Fu, Black Belt, Martial Arts Training, Inside Karate, Australasian Fighting Arts, and many others. Larry Hartsell is the man Dan Inosanto described as “One of the premier Jeet Kune Do fighters of our time.” Larry Hartsell focused his efforts on the development of the Jeet Kune Do Grappling Association. With the tremendous rise in the popularity of the grappling arts it became paramount to Hartsell to demonstrate to martial artists the fact that Jeet Kune Do has had a strong emphasis on the grappling range for thirty years and that these thirty years have produced an extensive development of the grappling arts. The Jeet Kune Do Grappling Association has representatives worldwide. Larry Hartsell Seminar at the Inosanto Academy JKD Sifu Larry Hartsell summer camp in Lake Thoe in 1995 Sifu Larry Hartsell in 1993 Further rare footage of the late great Larry Hartsell, teaching a JKD Entering to Trapping & Grappling seminar, with Pete Hetrick at Cambridge Academy of Martial Arts (UK), in the early 90’s. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Another Seminar on JKD Grappling One of the last interviews by the Late Larry Hartsell. He was one of the premier fighters under Bruce Lee and in...