Friday, April 30, 2010

Guro Nate Defensor Seminar in Marion, Illinois

Guro Wes Bennett hosted a Seminar with Guro Nate Defensor in Marion, Illinois on April 24th & 25th. The event was a smashing success in many respects.



                                                 Guro Nate Defensor & Guro James

This event brought several old aquaintances & a few old friends together in a harmonious exposition of phenominal talent as demonstrated by Guro Nate Defensor.



Guro Defensor put on a great exposition of stick fighting & stick grappling that provided even the seasoned FMA stylist with great new technique to add to the tool box.



It was my distinct pleasure to be a part of such an event. Gracious as I've always known Guro Wes Bennett to be, he has not changed a bit.



Even more a pleasure was spending the time on the floor with my primary influence in Cabales Serrada Escrima, Pangulong Guro Chuck Cadell. Although Guro Chuck and I often visit over the phone, it is a rare occasion that we are on the floor crossing sticks.



This event was particulary momentous for me as I had the privilige of acknowledging 3 of the most influential FMA stylists in the Midwest Region & in Illinois particularly.


               Guro Nate Defensor, Guro Wes Bennett, Guro Mike Schwarz & GM Chuck Cadell


As the Midwest Director/Administrator of the WSEF it was my distince pleasure to present lifetime achievement awards to both Guro Nate Defensor & Guro Wes Bennett for their efforts in the past decades as well as their present efforts to promote the FMA systems.



Additionally, a great honor for me was to present my influence of many years in the system of Cabales Serrada Escrima, Pangulong Guro Chuck Cadell with a WSEF "Honorary Grand Master's Certificate in his system of Tanikala de Serrada Escrima".


                       Guro Nate Defensor, Guro Wes Bennett, Guro Mike Schwarz & GM Chuck Cadell


Please acknowledge and applaud with me the many years of dedication all 3 of these fine gentlemen have provided for all within the FMA.
 
 
                                 Guro Nate Defensor, Guro Wes Bennett & GM Chuck Cadell
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