Well, it always seems to take longer than we thought
so keep that in mind when I guesstimate two weeks.
We still have to design the box then get it all to the duplication house, not to mention the promo clip.
As I see it "Kali Tudo(tm)" was mostly about getting people to see Kali/FMA triangles in the footwork and to see striking while moving in the "1 to 1"ratio (a triangular step for every strike) on these triangles.
Because the DVD was aimed both at the MMA audience and the Kali/FMA-JKD audience, for the hand strikes I mostly limited myself to the forehanded thrusting strikes commonly known as "boxing" though I did introduce the pakal knife based concept of "the Dracula".
In "Kali Tudo(tm) 2: The Running Dog Game" I introduced Kali strikes outside of the boxing paradigm and , , , drum roll please , , , trapping. Because one of the great challenges in applying trapping is the fact that our opponent moves when we try to hit him, I introduced it with the ground behind him (i.e. against the guard) so he couldn't move away.
Now in "Kali Tudo 3" it is time to bring full expression of kali weaponry movements to empty hand striking. With this we can test our weaponry movements empty handed in the adrenal laboratory of MMA and thus achieve "consistency across categories" in reality applications i.e. we use the same response whether the fight involves weapons or not for we will often not know in timely fashion whether a weapon is involved or not.
I have approved the final edit of "DBMA Kali Tudo(tm) 3".
It is a double disc and features MMA Wrestling Coach Kenny Johnson and me. Included is footage shot last year in Hawaii with the Hawaii clan of the Dog Brothers.
The focus is on standing striking combinations such as:
a) Dracula brings the Stake, Hammer, and Cross
b) Dracula evaded sets up the Dodger
e) the Flying Bong Sao/Rdeverse Dog Catcher
in the context of rhythm (quarter beats, double timing, and triplets). All of these are weaponry motions, either double stick, stick and pakal knife, or double pakal knife.
A potential area of weakness with this material is that we become so entranced with the efficacy on the high line that we leave ourselves open to a low-line MMA wrestling shoot. This is where Kenny comes in-- he shows how to do and how to counter these shots. It is a great pleasure to have Kenny, who is THE MMA wrestling coach in the MMA world today, share with us some of what he trains fighters such as Anderson Silva, BJ Penn, the Noguiera Brothers and other world champion fighters.
The Adventure continues!
Guro Crafty Dog/Marc