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Guro Daniel Lonero Silat, Kali, Savate & Wing Chun Seminar – October 2012

Robin French with Guro Daniel Lonero - October 2012

Guro Daniel Lonero returned to give his 2nd Annual Seminar at Laurence Sandum‘s Black Belt Martial Arts Academy in Chelmsford on Friday 5th October 2012.

Following on from last September’s workshop, Inosanto Academy instructor Guro Daniel Lonero split the session up into four one hour session, focusing in turn on Silat, Kali (Filipino Martial Arts), Savate (French Kickboxing) and Wing Chun.

During the Silat segment, Guro Daniel worked through some of the Karasac (Shield) series from a round kick crush defence entry. Throughout the series, Guro Daniel stressed the importance of off balancing your opponent on the correct angle to make the sweeps and takedowns effective. To round out the session, Guro Daniel had attendees work on flowing from one option to another, in the case that the opponent tried to resist.

For the Kali session, Guro Daniel worked on progressions building up to Balintawak Mother Drill. By doing so, Guro Daniel made this seemingly difficult drill down into easy to get chunks which I will use to eventually master this drill.

Following on from Kali, the tempo of the seminar was stepped up for Savate. Seminar attendees worked on a number of partner drills aimed to work on accuracy and variety of strikes, agilty in footwork and reaction to opponent’s movement.

The pace slowed again for the final hour of Wing Chun trapping variations, where Guro Daniel gave a variety of options dependent on the energy given, before working them into an advanced Chi Sao variation

Thanks to Guro Daniel Lonero for travelling all the way from California to pass on some of his wealth of Martial knowledge and Wisdom.

Many thanks also to Guro Daniel’s Frank Ruppert for joining us from Luxembourg. His help throughout the seminar was well appreciated.

Final thanks to Guro Laurence Sandum for continually striving to bring the very best instructors in the World to teach Martial Arts in Chelmsford.

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