Friday, February 07, 2014
"Philippine Army soldiers in South Korea display their bladed weapons (the Bolo) which they used in silently killing Chinese and North Korean sentries or during hand to hand fighting. The Filipino soldiers earned a well-deserved reputation in the Korean War as brutally efficient in killing the enemy soldiers with their bolos."
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
A big 'THANKS' to all the great folks who made my recent visit to SF a truly rewarding experience. The Ramos brothers (Rick and Dan) and their students were excellent hosts. A special nod/bow goes out to Grandmaster Michael Giron of the Bahala Na System. Let's do it again soon gentlemen!
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Friday, December 20, 2013
|One Very Happy Memory from 2013 - Training with Ama Guro in Toronto|
Well we made it through another year! And what a year it has been...
- We opened a new school DETROIT KALI SILAT (13939 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn MI)
- We produced a new website www.detroitkalisilat.com
- We welcomed a fine group of beginners to our club
- We welcomed back quite a few old friends from the old days
- We traveled coast-to-coast for seminars with some of the finest martial artists in the world
- We watched our friend, Brother, and mentor - Kuya Doug Marcaida - rise like a meteor in recognition of something we already knew: He's by far one of the best Kali practitioners in our generation!
- We've been able to share the Grace and Beauty of the Southeast Asian martial arts with so many good people this year, it's truly a Blessing (for them and for us).
Next year promises to be even bigger. If you've been wanting to get involved - come out! If you've been wanting to come back - come back! I personally may be doing less teaching in the coming months as I focus on some larger projects, so grab your sticks, blades, malongs, sibats, tekpis, and get ready to train HARD!
Everyone have a safe and happy Season. Mabuhay.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Our thanks to "Lt. Ungyo" and Officer Jason "POW-der" for keeping our streets safe and for helping me train yet another fine cadre of Michigan's finest. Thanks also to our students for their enthusiasm, questions, and willingness to train hard. I know you have a very dangerous and often thankless job. The old saying is true "As You Train, So Shall You Fight". I hope I've given you some insight into being a smarter, more aware, more effective operator.
Just a few of the comments from the Participants-in-Blue:
“Guro Davidson’s training is an outstanding compliment to the PPCT instruction we receive at the Police Academy. The training is fluid and adaptable. This is a must for any police officer!”
- M.J., Wayne County Sheriff Department
“Guro Davidson’s class introduces effective martial arts skills that are far superior to those typically taught in the U.S.A. This course will enlighten the trainee not just to techniques, but an entire philosophy of Defensive Tactics. I highly recommend this class”
- - R.L., Oakland County Sheriff Department
“As a long time martial artist, I was very impressed with Guro Davidson and his instructors. This was the most effective Police self defense class I’ve ever had in my 19 year career.”
- - M.B., City of Eastpointe Police Department
“I’ve been an officer for over 12 years and am certified in two states as a Police Defensive Tactics Instructor. The first 2 hours of Jeff Davidson’s class blew the past 12 years of my training away!”
- - T.P., City of Troy Police Department
“Outstanding! Clear, concise instruction using natural movements. This class is a must for all Law Enforcement personnel. I wish I would have known this prior to getting stabbed on duty years ago.”
- P.M., Sterling Heights Police Department
“Guro Davidson teaches nothing less than pure survival in its simplest and most effective form”
- D.B., Wayne County Sheriff Department
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
So sorry for the late update but it's been 'go-go-go' since I stepped off the plane. I'd like to give a big 'SALAMAT' to my student Dave, to Rick and Dan Ramos, and all of their fine students (including my friend Destry Homes) for sponsoring a fantastic weekend of training in San Francisco. It was my distinct pleasure to share the Filipino and Malay martial arts with such an enthusiastic and talented group of practitioners. You all deserve high praise in my book!
I also had the opportunity to cross a few items off of the bucket-list such as:
- SF's Chinatown
- Haight/Asbury street
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Moe's Bookstore in Berkeley
A big thanks also to the BART workers for not going on strike until after I got to the airport to come home. I'm looking forward to my next trip to the West Coast to hang with the SF chapter of The Brotherhood of the Blade.