Welcome to THE BALISONG JOURNAL
An online journal of Southeast Asian Martial Arts, Culture and Spirituality from Guro Jeff Davidson and Detroit Kali-Silat. We will focus on Filipino Kali, Batangas Knife, and Silat Melayu (especially Silat Kuntau Tekpi) - along with Yoruba (West African) fighting and healing arts- and other interesting diversions along the way.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Congratulations are in order for Sgt. Ungyo (aka Panday - and known to certain members of the local Korean community as 'Steve :)' " - pictured above with Tito Jun - who recently passed his re-certification test as an Edged Weapons Master Instructor. Without going into detail, the test involved a full-speed drill against a psychotic instructor wielding a live badik. Under these impossible conditions, we are pleased to report that only one very minor cut "got through".
I daresay that Tito Jun would be proud (of both Ungyo and the badik-wielding psycho).