FMA Training Partners in L.A.
I've been training various FMA styles for the last 15 years. Currently training in Dog Brothers Martial Arts. I'm interested in sharing knowledge, working drills, exploring techniques and doing some sparring with padded sticks. I want to work single stick, double stick, knife, empty hands and grappling. I have a large, private place to train or we can find a mutually convenient park or other public place. Email me memelone at yahoo dot com -Mike
Jeez, another mike that does FMA. You should hit up Poi Dog, he's one of our local dog brother participants. Who you train with?
I train with Marc Denny so I'm sure I'll run across Poi Dog at some point. Probably in September.
I don't live in LA so I can't do any regular meet ups with you, but I don't mind going up there some time in the future for a meet up. I'm a student of James Stacy, a Dan Inosanto/Dog Brothers lineage instructor.
My schedule has been switching around quite a bit lately, but Saturday mornings in North Hollywood are pretty stable for the NoHo clan. We've got a good mix of full brothers - myself (Poi), Tennessee, Boo, Pappy, Junkyard to name a few - all pretty consistent. If you can make it up to NoHo on Saturdays, it'd be a good group for you to work with. If you can't make Saturdays, shoot me a PM and maybe we can set something else up...I know Frankfurter has been itching to get some training prep in for the Fall Gathering.
If/when you are heading inbound, hit me up as well, maybe we can get a big group set up once a month or so. BTW, please tell James "Howzit" for me and let him know we missed him as timekeeper/armorer at the last Gathering.
Aloha to both of you, Poi
Aloha to you too sir. I like that idea, I'll talk to other students and see if they want to come too.
Also, I'll be sure to let him know.
@Karma - Anytime you can make it bro. I have a regular thing at my house on Tuesday nights which you are welcome to check out. But I'm down pretty much anytime.
@Poi - I'd like to check out the NoHo clan. I usually train with Crafty on Saturdays but he's been traveling a lot lately so I hope to check you guys out soon.
Woof blues - The park behind the Gold's Gym at Laurel Canyon & Erwin, Saturdays 10:30 a.m. Come on by when you get the chance. Look forward to meeting you.
Hey there Poi,
A friend and I are interested in coming by check out the NoHo clan sometime if you all would be willing to have us. He has about a year and a half of stick fighting experience in Pekiti Tirsia, and I have about three years experience as a fencer who also does single stick and staff fighting. We’re trying to advance our skills but it’s been difficult for us to find people to do drill work and sparring with, and we’d be honored if we could stop by one Saturday morning to learn with you all.