One more successfully FCS Gathering with the founder of the art, Tuhon Ray Dionaldo took place. This year’s gathering was held in the island of Creete for the first time outside of Athens after 10 years. Regardless of the financial crisis, there were 23 attendances at the FCS intensive training camp(in a total of 25 limited spots) and a total amount of 43 attendants were at the entire event.
The program was followed to the fullest and there was a great positive energy from all the attendants. At the FCS intensive training Camp, Tuhon Ray Dionaldo introduced the “FCS Sumbrada” using single stick, knife and espada y daga, there were also elements of speed and timing drills for empy hands (mano mano/Panantukan) but also quick draws and counters for weapon deployment. At the 5th Mediterranean Gathering, the main open seminario with Tuhon Ray, which took place in Chania, Basic principles of FCS Kali such as Punyo Mano(applications and isolations) but also parts of the “evolution” of the art. All the participants were way more than satisfied for training under Tuhona Ray Dionaldo who was in tremendous mood for teaching. At Saturday morning there were the testings for Ranks with Tuhon Ray Dionaldo and the technical committee. We would really to congratulate all the participants for their results and especially to Christoforos Christodoulou (one of the Pioneers of FCS Kali Hellas) for being promoted to lv 5, but also to Thanos Fotakakis, Andrea Petris, Panos Emmanouilidis and Christos Kiritsis for being promoted to lv4.. The examinations took place at the national stadium of Chania. At Sunday the municipality of Chania Denied the usage of the national stadium of Chania due to the process of Local elections.
We were informed about it one day before the opening of the intensive training camp. Thus the last day of the gathering and the bladesport tournament were held in the park of St. Apostolon in a more friendly status than a formal. FCS kali Hellas and the training group leaders from Creete would like to thank friend and partners for attending the event. Also we would really like the Greek Martial Arts Guide for providing sponsorship, contact and communication Assistance.
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