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"The [Inay(an)] System (of Eskrima) is Complete" ~ Mangisursuro Inay 1944-2000

The joy of Learning

This is my experience of meeting & training with Suro Jason.
With no prior knowledge or understanding of Suro Jason i was pleasantly surprised with his open honest & straightforward manner respectful to all yet with a directness that is very powerful & captivating all at the same time. In my 29 years of training & teaching i have found a Mentor , Master, Teacher & Friend.
The seminar started with a look & learn approach thus allowing Suro to see & understand our varied levels of understanding once this was seen the basic training began in earnest ;

Germany 2010 Summer Inayan EskrimaTraining

This visit to Germany has been an exercise in advancement and evaluation as well as some very intense training. We trained about 30 hours over 6 days. In this time we have covered the full spectrum of the Inayan System of Eskrima, as founded by Mike Inay. As a legacy to Great Grand Master Mike Inay, the "Aix-la-Chappelle" group in Aachen have trained diligently and with dedication amidst many challenges.

My 2010 Summer Euro Tour so far

Traveling and doing martial arts is a great, and fun. 30 hours of training in Germany, and two great training sessions so far in the UK. Though I will speak of that in length, there is one thing I have to say.

Geez it is hot here in Europe, coupled with the FIFA soccer craze, this trip has been very memorable thus far.

I'll make a specific entry on the German leg next. Hope everyone is training hard and getting better at their Martial Arts.

Suro Inay

Summer Training

It is so great to be training in the summer again. The longer days and outdoor training make for a great time. Though I could do without the dust, pollen, and gopher holes in my lawn, I always love training outdoors. The traditional Saturday class has been especially rewarding.

The weather and varied terrain for training outside provide so many more interesting training opportunities for regular Eskrima classes as well as working on combat conditioning too.

Just like in the movies..

So i was helping teach a class. We were practicing knife techniques. To demo the effect of a knife blade, i was asked to cut up one of our kick shields. My instructor likes to say that the fabric covering the bags was ten times thicker than human skin. Not sure of the validity of that statement, but whatever.

Quick Heads Up

Been working on some new events, you should all expect some changes and updates to the events column on the left.

Also, if you intend to attend the Cutting Workshop, you need to send in your email telling me you are attending as well as prepare to pay a pre-registration fee of $50. This will enable me to order the cutting targets, more info forthcoming.

There will be some changes to the navigation to the site soon, as I am experimenting with navigation now. Bare with me if the site is difficult to navigate now, it will get very much easier in the next couple of weeks.

Suro

Back to basics

Sometimes I get caught up in doing the advanced material in the System as put forth by my father, Mike Inay. The goal of the advanced material was to develop greater reflexes and a wide spectrum of responses under duress, while doing so with subtlety and sophistication. To be graceful and effective whilst being pounded upon at great speed and power. Building upon the basics, the advanced material is supposed to allow you to use less energy and move more efficiently....

Conditioning is essential.

Lately I have been working on my conditioning. I have always felt that if you are going to train seriously in martial arts, whether your purpose is for self-defense, street fighting, competition fighting, or just physical fitness, you must recognize how important conditioning is to any martial art. Filipino Martial Arts has many special considerations in terms of conditioning that most other arts don't really take into consideration.
 

Basics!

Last Saturday I had an opportunity to train with Suro Jason. It has been over 8 months since I have gotten any type of formal instruction. Sure the time spent was short, but it was worth every minute of it. Suro asks "what would I like to work on?", the first thing that comes to mind was, “basics”. As all martial artists know, basics are like the foundation that keeps a 100 year old house standing strong. A crumbling house is the result of a weak foundation. In my solo training, I spend the majority of the time working on basics.

Solo Training

Honestly I can't believe it is april already. It may seem as though I am not writing much these days, I have to say that though I am not publishing much at the moment, I am writing. Just finished a final revision for a student handbook, and have already began working on the next level. I also have been working on a solo training project. I have probably had about 5 work out partners and sparring partners over the years, and the same thing often happens.. Married, girl friend, work, or some other important thing in my training partners life prevents me from training...

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