hello from Eastern CT

Discussion in 'Meet & Greet' started by RevDogo, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. RevDogo

    RevDogo New Member

    hello from Northeast Connecticut

    My introduction to FMA began in a JKD school in Rhode Island. Then I started to see Dan Inosanto video clips and from then on I was hooked. I have not taken an official class, but I own several videos and my daughter and I practice what we see on the videos. On this side of Connecticut I have not seen any, FMA schools. Most recently, I have been practicing in a kenpo dojo and the footwork I have been practicing from JKD concepts, and FMA have helped a great deal. Also the heaven six drill has made my hands a bit faster than they would have been had I not been practicing. My 10-year-old daughter is getting the hang of it and has been my biggest help in studying the FMA. I know that sounds funny, but she is my only training partner in Arnis.

    The videos that I use the most to train Arnis and Kali have been Dynamic Fighting Arts, Filipino Kali by Sifu David Seiwert and videos made by Sifu Raffi Derderian Jr.
  2. lhommedieu

    lhommedieu Senior Member

    Welcome to the forum. There are some great schools in CT and MA - although you may have to travel a bit to find them. My 10 year-old daughter usually kicks my butt (no inhibitions....).


  3. kempo

    kempo Junior Member

    Hi Revdogo,

    Depending on where you are in Connecticut, I have a school in Bethel, CT and Ron K. has a school in Waterbury where he teaches Pekiti Tersia and LaCoste- Inosanto blend comes highly recommended. Or a simple google search will do :)

  4. RevDogo

    RevDogo New Member

    I live in Eastford CT 40 minutes from Providence RI. Most of the schools I see are on the west side of CT. The closest to me is Sifu Derderian but it got too expensive between tuition and travel.
  5. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    Welcome! Good luck!
  6. RevDogo

    RevDogo New Member

    It would be nice to go back to a school that offered JKD/Kali but 1 hour 40 minutes is just too much travel time for me.
  7. lhommedieu

    lhommedieu Senior Member

  8. Carol

    Carol <font color = blue><b>Technical Administrator</b><

    Hello from from southern New Hampshire :)
  9. RevDogo

    RevDogo New Member

    I am/we are growing as a small group in North East CT with my daughter, a buddy, my brothers, and every now and then my wife are working DFA Kali Kutaw, Kan Shu Kenpo and Kempo (Villari forms..yes I'm sorry I said villari....lol)
  10. kaliman

    kaliman New Member

    Hi Revdogo, We have a good school about 20 minutes from where you live (about?) It is in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. It's right off of route 4 north. I see that Ihommedeiu had posted our website , thanks Ihommedeiu :) Just go to the website for more information and phone number @ http://www.fcaa-ri.com/ . Hope to hear from you.

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