Over the last two years, Tuhon Tom Kier has been building on the Sayoc Stick Grappling curriculum and teaching segments at Sama Sama.
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
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.
The focus of the seminar will be the development of the Sayoc Kali methodology for training for the blade. Training material will include:
Sayoc Instructors only – There is an opportunity for you to be introduced to the Sayoc Katipunan training if you have not already done so. If you have ever considered this type of training, you have a chance to experience it next month.
While Instructors and Practitioners are being constantly evaluated via information passed through the chain of command, Sama Sama is a chance for everyone to see you and get to know you better in person. Because of this, Instructor rank is often updated after Sama Sama.
The Official Sayoc Kali Instructor List has been updated and posted