Sunday, February 22, 2015
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Crete 2014: Tuhon Ray Dionaldo at 5th FCS Mediterranean Gathering
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.
|Απονομή των περσινών τίτλων Manong στους εκπαιδευτές Δ. Αγγελή & Δ. Μπουδάκη|
|Απονομή περσινού τίτλου Manong στον εκπαιδευτή Δ. Κατσιάρα|
|Οι εκπαιδευτές kali-Arnis-Eskrima της Κυριακής(Fcs Kali, Ikaef,Balintawak Eskrima)|
FCS Kali Hellas demo 2014
Thursday, June 20, 2013
10 Years Filipino Combat Systems in Hellas & Europe
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
Friday, May 10, 2013
Fcs Intensive Training Camp 2013
It is going to be 4 days of training (june 10-13). Each day of training will cover one different aspect of the art including bladework, stickwork, mano- mano and subsystem/s. We would also like to let you know that there are limited spots for this event. The suggested hotels for the camp are 1) Best Western Museum Hotel(http://www.bestwestern.gr)2) Polis Grand Hotel(http://www.polisgrandhotel.gr/).
Hope to see you,
With all the best wishes and respect,
FCS KALI HELLAS.
Dimitris Boudakis on facebook or @ email@example.com
Friday, March 15, 2013
2013 Hellenic Bladesport Tournament
1. ADONOPOULOS(winner)vs PANOTOPOULOS
2. STILIARAS(winner) VS AGGELIDIS
3. TSIGAS(winner) VS KANATSOULIS
4. ANASTASIOY VS STELLAS(winner)
5. KOUVELIS(winner) VS SPANOS
6. GEROU VS ARGIRAKIS(winner)
7. MAGGOS(winner) VS KARAHALIOS STELIOS
8. SPIROPOULOS VS ELEFTHERIOU(winner)
1. ADONOPOULOS VS KOUVELIS(winner)
2. STILIARAS(winner) VS MAGGOS
3. TSIGAS(winner) VS ARGIRAKIS
4. STELLAS VS ELEFTHERIOU(winner)
1. KOUVELIS VS STILIARAS(winner)
2. TSIGAS(winner) VS ELEFTHERIOU
STILIARAS(winner) VS TSIGAS
1. MAGGOS VS VRAKAS(winner)
2. ELEFTHERIOY VS TSIGAS(winner)
3. KARAHALIOS I. VS ARGIRAKIS(winner)
4. KARAHALIOS S. (winner) VS SPIROPOULOS
5. PANOTOPOULOS(winner) VS STELLAS
6. KOUVELIS VS AGGELIDIS(winner)
1. VRAKAS VS TSIGAS(winner)
2. ARGIRAKIS(winner) VS KARAHALIOS S.
3. PANOTOPOULOS(winner) VS AGGELIDIS
1. TSIGAS VS ARGIRAKIS(winner)
1. FINAL ROUND
2. ARGIRAKIS(winner) VS PANOTOPOULOS
SINGLE STICK (POINT FIGHTING)
1. TSIGAS VS ARGIRAKIS(winner)
2. STELLAS(winner) VS MAGGOS
3. PANOTOPOULOS(winner) VS AGGELIDIS
4. KOUVELIS(winner) VS SPIROPOULOS
5. KARAHALIOS S.VS ELEFTHERIOU(winner)
1. ARGIRAKIS VS STELLAS(winner)
2. PANOTOPOULOS VS ELEFTHERIOU(winner)
1. KOUVELIS VS ELEFTHERIOU(winner)
STELLAS VS ELEFTHERIOU(winner)
SINGLE STICK (CONTINUOUS FIGHTING)
1. SPANOS VS VRAKAS(winner)
2. KARAHALIOS I.
VRAKAS(winner) VS KARAHALIOS I.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Filipino Combat Systems "FCS Kali"
FCS Kali was founded by Ray Dionaldo, who seeks to preserve the ancient combat arts of the Philippines through the dissemination of concepts, both in its traditional forms of the past as well as variations developed to increase its applicability today.
These martial arts were created through the assimilation of combat systems used by invaders from countries such as China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, and Spain, which have tried to conquer the Philippine archipelago throughout the ages. The combat arts of the Philippines evolved as a direct result of the changing of circumstances and the intrinsic need of self-preservation prompting them to an outstanding progressive genesis.
Filipinos learned often out of necessity, how to prioritize, allocate and use common resources in combative situations which makes these tactics proven in battle, and strategically effective in the management of a variety of weapons within the fight melee.
Through the comprehensive study of Filipino Combat Systems you can find elements from other martial arts in many of the techniques. FCS Kali can enable the practitioner to fill the gaps between the various concepts and techniques because it understands and uses the common denominators that all share. Foundations like this can make it a highly compatible supplement for different styles of martial arts.
The Organization of Filipino Combat Systems emphasizes tribal values which are summarized in seeing all of its members as a family, and always give the respect to each other as any warrior would deserve.