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2015 IMC: Images

The 2015 Iron Mountain Intensive Instructor’s camp has come and gone. The Counterpoint Tactical System family gathered together at the Laurel Ridge Conference Center to train and test. Master Zach Whitson switched the annual gathering to northern North Carolina this time, and I hope this is location for the future. It was another great camp … Continue reading

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SFMA Seminar Review: Part 02

After lunch, the Springfield FMA seminar taught by Master Zach Whitson covered one of the curriculum blocks from Counterpoint Tactical System first degree black belt. The morning session exposed us to segang lebo derived from Master Whitson’s background in Pekiti Tirsia Kali. The afternoon session covered Pekiti knife level one, which is a sak-sak versus … Continue reading

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SFMA Seminar Review: Part 01

This past Saturday at Springfield FMA, Master Zach Whitson taught a seminar on advanced Counterpoint Tactical System topics hosted by head instructor Mike Miller. The one day seminar explored the topics of segang lebo and Pekiti knife level one. Both are derived from Master Whitson’s background in Pekiti Tirsia Kali. At the end of the … Continue reading

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Preparing for Iron Mountain

2015 Iron Mountain camp is a little over a month away. This will be my sixth year attending the Counterpoint Tactical System’s intensive instructor’s camp. At that first camp, six years ago, I tested for blue belt in CTS, which is the first rank. I met a number of great individuals and witnessed my first … Continue reading

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10th Annual Pittsburgh Filipino Martial Arts Camp

The 10th Annual Pittsburgh Filipino Martial Arts Camp kicks off this Thursday at the Ryer Martial Arts Academy. Camp runs July 16th through the 19th. I’ve been to one of the Pittsburgh camps, and I highly recommend it to everyone. The topics this year look very advanced, and I’m sad that I can’t make this … Continue reading

Cacoy Doce Pares / CTS / Goals / Iron Mountain Camp / Martial Arts / Seminars / Testing / Testing

Negativity, not Fear

“Fear is the mind-killer.” This is a quote from one of my favorite novels of all time. Dune by Frank Herbert is a science fiction novel that is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this year. I love it because it is a highly philosophical text that deals with environmentalism, feudal society, and religion in a palatable, … Continue reading