Showing posts with label detroit kali. Show all posts
Showing posts with label detroit kali. Show all posts

November 5, 2015

Kali Blade Transitions with Guru Jeff Davidson

To my students... this is what it is SUPPOSED to look like!  Study.  Learn.  Apply. 
Thank you Guru Jeff for sharing... look forward to training soon.  


October 5, 2015

Bladework with Jeff Davidson of Detroit Kali

My teacher Guru Jeff Davidson is a rather private man but every now and again he shares a gem.  Enjoy said moment...

January 5, 2015

2015 Year of Flow

Happy New Years!  I wanted to take a moment and thank all of you who are once again tuning in to the Ground Never Misses for yet another trip around the sun.  This year on both a private level as well as a martial level, I plan to focus on one concept: flow.  In Kali it is referred to as Sayaw, and many a teacher will judge or grade you on how smooth your Sayaw is. 

I hope not only to improve my fluidity in Kali, but I am also looking to flow a bit more in all aspects of my life.  In return I hope some fortune flows my way to help out with the debt and other lifely monkeys. 

Here are two of my brothers from Detroit Kali showcasing some smooth Sayaw:






April 17, 2014

Guro Jeff Davidson and his Maphilindo Detroit Pitbulls

This past week I had the privledge and honor to train with Guro Jeff Davidson in Detroit, MI.  Jeff has been studying martial arts since he was a teenager, specifically over 26 years training in the ways of the blade via Kali.  One of Leo Gaje's earliest students here in the US, a disciple of Tito Jun, as well as being one of the only westerners I have ever heard of who has trained in West African Wrestling, Jeff's approach to the arts is unique and beautiful.  I wanted to publicly thank him for his time and teachings.  My Kali and grappling are better already! 

He heavily reminds me of my CMA teacher Mike Martello who passed a few years back, to the point he nearly had me in tears a couple times with how similar the aire about them is.  I have followed Jeff's blog The Balisong Journal for years, why this trip home I decided to reach out... I am not sure.  But I am sure of one thing and that is I don't believe in coincidences.  "No one finds me on accident" - Jeff Davidson

Though our time was brief I took away a ton from Jeff's teachings.  I can promise you will see more of him and his approach in the future.  In the meantime check out these videos which do not convey just how smooth and gentle Guro Jeff Davidson really is.  You will also see Guro Doug Marcaida with highlights from past Brotherhood of the Blade gatherings: