Over the last two years, Tuhon Tom Kier has been building on the Sayoc Stick Grappling curriculum and teaching segments at Sama Sama.
Here are some cool pics of some behind-the-scenes prep-work for an upcoming NCIS: LA fight scene, featuring Sayoc Stick Grappling. Tuhon Raf and Zee at rehearsal this past week. And word on the street is that, if you keep your eyes open, you’ll be able to see some of Tuhon Raf’s artwork as well!
Kapatid Martial Arts’ Johnny Ray Vega and Nick Saglibene doing some prep-work in NYC. We like to do our prep-work coast-to-coast!
Today we recognize the father of Sayoc Instructor Guro Rich Smith.
Alfonso, also known as “Butch” or “Smitty,” has been a long-time youth sports-league volunteer and Ansonia Recreation Commission member. The 89 year old WWII Veteran was presented with a plaque and a youth league jacket by Mayor James Della Volpe who also named that day as Al Smith Day!
Daniela Ruah and Chris O’ Donnell training Sayoc Stick Grappling on set with Guro Brian Calaustro
NCIS: LA Producer, Dave Kalstein: “Every day, we become more lethal.”
Balitang America recently did a piece on Sayoc Kali Tuhon Rafael Kayanan.
Don Tagala interviews Tuhon Raf about his career in comic books, movies/entertainment, and martial arts. Check it out!
First, there were two major organizational highlights from Sama Sama 2012:
**The promotion of Patrick Consing to the rank of Tuhon!
“Half my life has been dedicated to the spread and growth of Sayoc Kali. I’m am overwhelmed with gratitude in my heart to be greeted by all of you with such respect and honor. I am thankful to Pamana Tuhon, his family, the Council of Tuhons and Full Instructors for the brotherhood and trust in me to carry out my duty for the strength and growth of the Sayoc tribe.” – Tuhon Pat Consing
Sayoc helps on NCIS: LA ratings bump!
Last night’s NCIS: Los Angeles (15.7 million total viewers/3.1 rating) saw a 15-percent bump in last night’s episode (ep. 317 Feb 28, 2012)
Check out the clip of the fight scene!
Regarding the recent announcement from a rogue training group in the Philippines that they are an official “Sayoc Kali” school.
“What they’re most known for is being the first training group to cause division and mar the Sayoc brand.”
Sayoc Kali has tried to work things out privately with certain individuals who have taken it upon themselvesto take advantage of our silence during these matters.
Due to numerous inquiries behind the scenes and on this forum itself, we would like to set the matter straight.
This is not a personal matter, we do not know these names, but a matter of non qualified individuals attempting to hijack the strong reputation that Sayoc Kali Global has established in thirty plus years in the martial arts community.
There is NO doubt in anyone’s mind who trained ALL the high ranks in Sayoc Kali.You can ask any Tuhon in Sayoc Kali who was teaching them, and who established the legacy of Sayoc Kali.
Not who was their friend or who was there at gatherings: WHO TRAINED THEM.
Location: Warwick, England
Instructor: Tuhon Tom Kier
Date: 10/11 December 2011
Contact: Krishna Godhania
Content of seminar will be emailed upon registration.