MAY 3, 6-9 PM
Navigating the complex and extensive curriculum of bladed weapons training can often feel overwhelming. With so many areas of study, learners frequently find themselves lost, struggling to keep up, and unable to focus on what truly matters to become proficient. This course zeroes in on the essential fundamentals, cutting through the confusion of vast curriculums. It ensures you gain effectiveness and mastery in bladed weapons without getting lost in an overly complicated system.
Guro Alan Baker is a renowned figure in martial arts and self-defense, with over four decades of diverse experience in more than 25 martial arts forms under the world’s foremost instructors. He is the founder and chief instructor of Baker Defensive Tactics (BDT), The Civilian Tactical Association, And the Pugilist Marksman program, where he imparts advanced defensive techniques, close-quarter firearm skills, and edged weapon handling.
Guro Alan has extensively studied various Filipino martial arts systems, having had the privilege of training under some of the world’s most esteemed instructors. His journey in martial arts includes learning from luminaries such as Tuhan/Guro Dan Inosanto, renowned for his expertise and contributions to the field, Guro Paul Vunak, noted for his dynamic and practical approach to combat, and Tuhon Tim Waid, a specialist known for his deep tactical knowledge and skill. These experiences under such distinguished mentors have not only honed his technical abilities but also enriched his understanding and appreciation of the rich traditions and diverse techniques inherent in Filipino martial arts.
Training Will Be Held At The Atlanta Martial Arts Center
Hosted In Woodstock Georgia
Located just 30 minutes north of Atlanta, Woodstock has craft brews and chef-driven restaurants plus miles of trails and a vibrant music scene.
Woodstock, located in Georgia, exudes Southern charm and offers a delightful blend of history and a strong community spirit. The downtown area of Woodstock is brimming with energy, featuring a vibrant atmosphere and an array of exceptional dining and shopping options. With over 30 distinctive locally owned shops, you’ll discover a treasure trove of unique finds and exciting deals. Downtown Woodstock also boasts an enticing culinary scene, offering a diverse selection of locally owned restaurants that promise unforgettable dining experiences.
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WOODSTOCK THINGS TO DO
Reformation Brewery (Woodstock)
Taylor Randahl Memorial Mountain Bike Trails
The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta
Hampton Inn Atlanta/Woodstock
450 Parkway 575, Woodstock, GA 30188•(770) 592-2323
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305 Molly Ln, Woodstock, GA 30189•(678) 738-0001
Equipment Needed For Event:
- Hard Rubber Knife – Training Dummy Knife
- Rattan Kali Sticks (2)
- Non-Marking Mat Shoes
- Plenty of water and snacks
Participation in this program requires a fundamental level of physical fitness, including the capacity to kneel on one knee and return to a standing position. However, we understand that injuries and physical limitations can occur. They won’t entirely prevent you from training with us if you have any such concerns. We are committed to modifying and adapting exercises to suit your needs and conditions. Our primary goal is to provide you with a high-quality educational experience, ensuring all participants gain valuable skills and knowledge, regardless of physical constraints.
Before engaging in any physical activity, including this event, it’s advisable to consult with your doctor for guidance and to ensure it’s suitable for your health and fitness level.
This course represents a significant time and financial commitment for both participants and organizers. It has a strict refund policy due to high demand and limited spots. Cancellations made over 30 days before the class are fully refundable. Between eight and thirty days prior, tuition isn’t refundable but can be applied to another program within 12 months. Cancellations within a week of the class result in forfeiture of tuition. If a class is canceled by the organizers, enrolled students will receive a full refund.
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Some Of The Seminar Topics
This seminar is designed to lay the foundational framework essential for grasping and applying basic combat principles through practical movement with an opponent. Guro Alan will guide participants through the two critical elements in every combat scenario: firepower and maneuverability, emphasizing the importance of intelligent application. This approach involves mastering various striking techniques and enhancing movement agility. Participants will explore and learn a training methodology that has been a cornerstone of warrior cultures globally for centuries, blending traditional wisdom with modern tactics.
- Weapon Based Footwork
- Knife/Stick Wrist Position & Exercises
- Proper Chambering Techniques
- Elbow Position and Movement
- Fundamental Body Mechanics
- Attack Angles and Target Areas
- Striking Mechanics across three angles and energies
- Offensive, Counter-offensive, and Recounter-offensive Tactics
- Understanding angle of delivery, motion
- Employing attacks according to range and weapon manipulation
- Close Quarters Combat Skills:
- Warfare Strategies and Tactics
- Importance of Strategy, Tactics, and Techniques
- Protecting from strikes and attacks
- Neutralizing opponent’s weapons
- Striking Mechanics for Edged Weapons
- Understanding the ‘what, where, when, how, and why’ of combat techniques
- How to safely spar with your training partner to develop skills.
What You Will Take With You
By the conclusion of this event, you will be equipped with a comprehensive understanding of how to train effectively and safely with a partner. This knowledge provides a robust framework that is essential for developing true mastery of the art of blade work. It’s not merely about accumulating a plethora of techniques; instead, it’s about deepening your understanding of several critical aspects:
- Timing: Grasping the right moments to strike, defend, or reposition which is pivotal in blade combat.
- Angles: Learning to utilize angles effectively can be the difference between a successful strike and a miss.
- Space Utilization: Understanding how to use the available space to your advantage, enabling you to control the dynamics of the encounter.
- Movement and Intelligent Footwork: Developing fluidity in your movements and footwork, which is crucial for maintaining balance, evading attacks, and positioning yourself strategically.
- Combat Flow: Gaining insight into the flow of combat with weapons, allowing for a seamless transition between offensive and defensive maneuvers.
This event is designed to transcend beyond the basics, guiding you toward a more profound and nuanced understanding of these elements. This approach will enhance your skill set and elevate your overall strategic thinking in blade work. You’ll leave with the tools and insights necessary to continue your journey toward mastery, emphasizing intelligent and mindful practice.