News From The Dragon ~
March 17, 2016
Hello all Si-Dai and Si-Mui (Junior Kung Fu Brothers and Sisters),
Most of you know my Wing Chun training regiment is about 15 hours a week. That's not including different seminars I attend through the year.
Years of hodge podge self training with friends and looking for a serious real master that was worth my time and money, and training with several different Wing Chun teachers in DFW, I found what I was looking for in Feb. of 2012. I've been making up for lost time ever since.
3 hours in 3 classes in the daytime during week days every week. That is 2 hours of private time with my Sifu on 2 different days, and 1 hour in the regular Saturday class with a bunch of guys about 10 to 12. During class we change training partners when we change techniques. So I get to train with about 6 to 8 different guys in an hour.
In addition to that, I attend 3 nighttime classes every week, that is another 3 hours, with about 8 to 12 guys depending who shows up on which day. And same situation, during class we change training partners when we change techniques. So I get to train with about 6 to 8 different guys in an hour.
In addition to that, I have been teaching and training in parks in Grapevine, Grande Prairie, Lewisville, and Plano, and at the Grapevine REC center and the Grand Prairie REC center. I normally teach and train 3 hours on Saturdays.before I go to my regular Saturday class of my Sifu. Normally that has been with 1 to up to 5 students. It is rare to find someone with more experience.
So currently, I have the 2 hour paid class at the Grapevine REC center from 7:30am to 9:30am with about 5 people at a time and then the FREE 1+ hour meetup class at the park in Grapevine from 9:45am to 11am.
Then I go to my regular 1 hour Saturday class of my Sifu.
In addition to that, I give 1 to 2 hour private lessons to students and makeup lessons when they miss class.
In addition to that, I do my own training at home about 3 to 4 hours a week on stuff my Sifu wants me to do and my own self training.
In addition to that, I attend seminars that are from 3 to 5 hours a day for 1 to 5 days throught the year. Dan Inosanto has a 2 day 10 hour seminar coming soon I will attend.
My Sifu has a Kali/Escrima seminar tomorrow for 3 to 4 hours. Below is the info.
Please let me know if you are going or introduce yourself to me when you see me there.
Dragon James Fell ~/~ 817 909 3310
We are planning a double stick seminar for March 19th from 12PM to 3 or 4PM depending on the groups ability to go, we will cover 6 aspects of this structure. including Dobli baston (double Stick) largo, scissor (Guntin), Siniwali 24 ways But Will give formula for 256 drills, Sumbrada two ways (will Give formula for endless combinations, corto or hubad we will teach six Hubads and how to get there from medio and corto, and disarming 12 plus one way. if you are interested drop me a message. it will be good fun and we will train until everyone is satisfied. we will include tactics and strategy (pathways) don't miss. Abel Mann Martinez let me know if its too soon for yall, Steven Stephen W. Browne, Micheal Michael Scafuro and gang. we could do a two day if interested. This will be held In Irving Texas at 1119 Luke st. suite #113 75061 Rister Martial Arts. Cost is only $65 if you bring two or more guests it is Only $50 each. will be held at Rister Martial Arts 1119 Luke street Irving Texas 75061 This is all from our Curriculum in Inosanto/Lacoste/Rister (I Put My name because I teach it the way I see it) I teach tactics to make it work not just system or method. Tuhan Inosanto Is My Teacher Lacoste was one of his but If I list all of them its tool long. Bring Two sticks and goggles, we have loaners but only around 20.https://youtu.be/8VeLT31E_Dg and yes I know this Video is been used a lot but I cant get the new ones up for some reason. you will leave here with at least 6 new siniwalis and a new sumbrada and 4 double stick disarms and more if you are even a beginner with a few months training or if you are a 20 year student.
Sifu/Guro Jon Rister
President Rister International Martial Arts
Senior Associate Instructor Inosanto Assoc.
Senor Instructor WIng Chun Association USA.
Senior Insructor Jeet kune Do
Guro MAPHILINDO Silat
1119 luke St.#113
Irving Texas 75061