Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Rattan Sparring!

My friend and fellow JKD/Kali instructor Manny Valladares recently travelled from  Las Vegas to Honolulu to attend a seminar featuring the legendary Dan Inosanto. While in town, Manny and I did a bit of rattan sparring. Here are a few photos...

Nice hand hit by Manny. 
Nice hand hit by me.

Manny both blocks and evades a head shot.

Grazing shot. Still  left a mark.

Right on my head.

Manny closes for the clinch!
Hand-check to clinch!

Manny is a very gifted martial artist with over thirty years of experience. If you are in the Las Vegas area and are interested in quality training, check out Manny's Facebook page.


  1. Rattan canes were used by a General in Raymond Benson's Zero Minus Ten (1997), but I'm sure that you knew that, Le Samourai.

  2. To be honest, I don't remember that. Actually, I only really remember snippets of the Benson Bonds. Some of the stuff I remember I wish I could forget (Bond at a sperm bank, for example).

  3. Bond at a sperm bank was a bit of a piss-take surely. It features in Raymond Benson's The Facts of Death (1998).