The Sayoc crew got together in LA last week to watch the airing of CBS’ NCIS: LA “Kill House” last week. The show did very well in the ratings and we had a great time hanging out at Dave’s “Live House.”
I had the opportunity to go on the set of NCIS: Los Angeles the weekend before last.
Writer/Producer, Dave Kalstein (Tumblr), hosted Tuhon Raf (Twitter)and me all weekend. We had a great time, got to work on some fight-design ideas and prep for the filming of a new episode, Kill House, that took place all last week.
We’ll keep you posted on when the episode will be airing!
“What did you think it’d be called? ‘Sharing Feelings House?’” – Dave Kalstein
Sayoc NorCal is excited to announce that we have finally found a new home! It’s been a long time coming. It’s not easy to find a location that is appropriate for the kind of training we do.
First, Sayoc NorCal would like to extend it’s thanks to Mike Minium and Crossfit Oakland for being such a great host over the last few years. While sub-letting a space in the gym, the CFO Team was always very good about helping promote Sayoc events and seminars. Even after we moved out, Mike allowed us to continue training in their parking lot while we looked for a new home.
Thankfully, the creepy knife guys in the parking lot hasn’t seemed to scare away new members. CFO is blowing up! I stand by the coaching and programming of CFO and personally recommend them to anyone looking to take their strength and fitness to a higher level.
Effective immediately, we’ll be training in our new location:
I just got back from the two-day Sayoc Tactical Group (STG) “WARRIOR Pistol 1.0″ course in Southern California this past weekend.
Tuhon Tom Kier and J. Wolfe are excellent instructors. While this was a “1.0″ pistol course, don’t let the title fool you, this was a serious pistol safety and marksman course with tough qualification standards and “incentives.” If you assume, like I did, that flogging would be a training component to a Pistol 1.0 hostage evolution, then you assumed correctly
As always in Sayoc, Mindset was constantly emphasized throughout the course. The concept of Readiness and its three components (Awareness, Preparedness, and Willingness) were discussed in great detail during breaks from physical activity. The concept of Readiness that we discuss in our public Family Safety Protocol courses are exactly the same.
Training Material Covered:
Safety habits – Thoughts become Words, Words become Deeds
Gun handling / Safety rules
Firing Line rules and commands
Gun manipulation – Load / Unload drills
Dry Fire rules
The “200″ – Student Qualification = 150
My score: First attempt = 120 FAIL / Second attempt = 163 PASS
“Farnam” – Student Qualification = 12 seconds
My score: First attempt = round out – DQ / Second attempt: = 14 seconds FAIL
The “700,” AKA “The Humbler” - Student Qualification = 500
My score (we only ran this drill once): First attempt = 497 FAIL
(Explanation of The 700 from STG friend, Kyle Defoor)
I would have considered myself an intermediate pistol marksman prior to attending this course (I have pistol certificates from other schools). Clearly, that is not the case according to STG standards, as I did not pass.
These standards must be met in order to continue on to more advanced courses in training and tactics. While STG places a high importance on accuracy, after the 1.0 course the STG curriculum focuses on combat application and tactics. This change in curriculum happens quickly because STG uses the “swim-lane” theory of training and skill development. If you are really good at shooting targets, that may mean you are spending too much time training at bullseye shooting and are not spending enough time training in other areas, such as tactics and combat application. This is why the accuracy standards for the 1.0 course are so high before you can move to 2.0.
If you have a group in the Northwest and are interested in bringing Tuhon Tom Kier out for a firearms, blade, or combatives course, please contact me directly.
The class schedule will change for the remainder of the month of August, starting tonight. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7:30pm – 9pm. NO SATURDAY CLASSES for the rest of August.
As Sayoc Practitioners, Health is always part of our protocols. All practitioners and Instructors are required to carry their own, light-weight first aid kits on their rigs at all times. Only YOU, in the end, can be responsible for your own health and safety. We all wear our own kits so that if something happens to us, we are guaranteed to have a med-kit on us with at least the basic tools in it for wound management. Some carry other things that they might need for which they are at high-risk - allergic reactions, diabetes, etc…
Just like those credit card commercials: “What’s in YOUR med-kit??”
It’s official: Sayoc NorCal is now in a new home. Don’t worry, the change is minimal! We are continuing our arrangement with Crossfit Oakland and sub-leasing the space in the back of their new gym. The new location is only 0.9 miles away from the old facility.
New Address: 1313 67th Street Emeryville, CA 94608
We are in the back-room of Crossfit Oakland, but we now have our own entrance. The door to the training area is on the right, towards the rear of the building. There is still some work that needs to be done to the training area so bear with us while we get it dialed-in.
Due to some of the difficulties CFO is having with the city, we are currently training in the parking lot of this new location. Sorry for the inconvenience. We hope to have this resolved as soon as possible
Regular class schedule resumes immediately in the new location.