Hellas 2003-2013: 10 Years Fcs Kali
Ολοκληρώθηκε στις 16 Ιουνίου Στην Αθήνα το 1st FCS Intensive Training Camp & το 4th Fcs Mediterranean Gathering. To 2013 Ήταν μια Ιδιαίτερη Χρονιά για την ομάδα Fcs kali Hellas καθώς γιόρταζε τα 5 χρόνια από την Ίδρυση της και 10 χρόνια συνεχόμενης Παρουσίας του Filipino Combat Systems στην Ελλάδα και στην Ευρώπη. Ο Ιδρυτής της σύγχρονης Πολεμικής Τέχνης Filipino Combat Systems Kali, Tuhon Ray Dionaldo, επισκέφτηκε την χώρα μας από τις 10 έως τις 16 Ιουνίου για 10η συνεχόμενη φορά, διδάσκοντας 6 συνεχόμενες μέρες εξειδικευμένης εκπαίδευσης και σεμιναρίων.
At June 16th the 1st FCS Intensive Training Camp and the 4th FCS Mediterranean Gathering Completed. 2013 Was a very special year for the team of FCS Kali Hellas. We Celebrated 5 years of our foundation and we celebrated 10 years of continuous development of FCS Kali in Greece and Europe. The founder and creator of the modern fighting art of FCS Kali, Tuhon Ray Dionaldo visited our country from June 10th to June 16th, teaching for 7 days in a row including seminars and specified training.
From June 10th till June 13th the 1st Intensive Training Camp of FCS Kali took place, with a record of 32 attendants. In the intensive training camp the initial number of places were maximum 25, as everywhere in the world applies for such camps of FCS Kali. 21 attendants have preregistered, though at the first day of the camp the registrations at the door surpassed every expectation. The attendants were satisfied to the fullest potential by the level of training since every day covered a different part of the art (mon- bladework, tue- stick, wed- mano mano, thur- FCS Kali Subsystems).
From June 14th to June 16th the 4th FCS Mediterranean Gathering took place. As every year at Friday we had the pregathering, at Saturday morning we had the examinations for rank/level promotion and from Saturday Noon till Sunday morning the annual open seminar took place under the instructions of Tuhon Ray Dionaldo.
In a sum up, 2013’s Gathering was the most successful of the last for years with very interesting material in the new “curriculum” and aspects of the art which left the 52 total attendants really satisfied.
Also, 3 of the 4 higher ranked practitioners (training group leaders) were promoted to the title/rank of “Manong”(instructor) by Tuhon Ray Dionaldo. So after of 10 years of FCS Kali in Greece and 5 years after the foundation of FCS Kali Hellas, Dimitris Angelis, Dimitris Katsiaras, Dimitris Boudakis became the first “Manongs”(instructors) in our country. And the best is yet to come….
For an enclosure, at Sunday noon the 3rd European Bladesport Tournament took place. There were 5 different divisions (short blade, long blade, double blade, single stick (point system),single stick (full contact). Referees and judges were the members of FCS Kali Hellas the Manongs D. Angelis, D. Boudakis and D. Katsiaras and Efy Kokkinou As Well. The central referee for the final matches was Tuhon Ray Dionaldo. Also for the full contact single stick, central referee for every match was Guro Alexandros Petrou (IKAEF Hellas) and we thank him way more than much for his contribution on this event because with his invaluable support and experience, for the second time in a year, a tournament with the new division of full contact single stick became true.
We would really like to thank all the members, our friends, fellow practitioners for their support and contribution for carrying out a successful gathering, especially our friends and fellow martial artists who are not part of FCS Kali Hellas, who honored us with their appearance our efforts and also honored one of the greatest Filipino Martial Arts Instructors who visits every year our country, Tuhon Ray Dionaldo. In particular we would like to thank Guro Alexandros Petrou(IKAEF Hellas), Angelos Bastakis (Sayoc Hellas), Christos Balafas (Pangamut) , Lefteri Kamondo( Hung Kar), Yannis Lemodetis( DAS Streetfighting) and Stavros Tzigiannis (MSF Survival System).
Finally, we would like to welcome our 3 new instructors in our team. Harris and Antonis Mitrou (Bujinkan Greece Dojo) and Aris Batistatos( A.C Machites Kefallonias, FCS Kefallonias) which started a training group as a regional representative, for the first time, in the island of Kefallonias . We wish them the best.
To all the members of the tribe, practitioners and friends we set up our next meeting for the summer of 2014 for the first time outside of Athens, at the island of Crete.
FCS Kali Hellas
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