Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Stay in touch with us, as we train every Sunday morning at Beach Road.

Our facebook page has links to resources and practitioners of Bahad Zubu, so that you can ask around for peer reviews of the system.

https://www.facebook.com/BahadZubuSingapore

Go ahead, click it!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Public classes now available at Kampong Glam Community Centre!

I am pleased to announce that classes in Bahad Zubu Kali (the art of self-defence using blades and sticks) are now available for the general public at Kampong Glam Community Centre at Beach Road, next to Beach Road Hawker Centre.

The timing is every Sunday morning, 11am-1pm.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Reflections on Body movements

I am thankful to my teachers for showing me the way they move. They have been generous in their teaching.

I remember the times when they told me explicitly what to do, and what not to do. As I remember and imagine their instructions, I can see now, clearly, see how they move.

The most direct thing which GM Yuli Romo has taught me is this, "Don't be direct." When I remember him saying this, I can feel how he pulls my arms to shift my body, and now I taste the sweat and the fear in my body as he whips the blade like a cyclone around me. At that time, I thought it was only a fake-training blade with no edge. Haha. That is funny.

So I hear him say, "Don't always go direct!", and I see him move, and now in my mind I stop and imagine, and try to touch his arm, but I can only touch the wind, because he is no longer there, and he is already in the future, while I am in the present, which is to him, in the past.

So I see him move, in my mind, and now, today, I can feel him move -- his arms become my arms, his blade is now my blade. I have four hands and two blades, and I am grateful. Slowly now.....slowly.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Japan man with knife wounds 13 people outside train station

A 49-year-old woman and 11 students were among the injured. -AFP

Fri, Dec 17, 2010
AFP

TOKYO - A Japanese man wielding a knife wounded 13 people Friday morning outside a railway station in Ibaraki prefecture northeast of Tokyo, the local fire department said.

"Thirteen people were wounded" by the attacker, an official at the fire department of Toride City said. "No one is dead."

Jiji Press news agency said a 49-year-old woman and 11 junior high and high school students were among the injured, though all remained conscious, and that police had arrested a 27-year-old man.

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WHAT IF .... you were well trained, in top form, capable, and present at the scene. Would the outcome be different?

Antau Sikit - the new evolution

I'm back from yet another exciting training trip in the Philippines, and GM has evolved yet again!

As long as the master is alive, the form will evolve. The engine is the same -- it is The Art of Fighting (AOF), but the label on the water bottle changes. Only when the master is dead, will the form fossilize. It fossilizes because nobody matches up to the greatness of the founder, and also because of respect which the pupils desire to express, to preserve what was handed down.

There are no secret techniques, but.....