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Wednesday, 25 November 2020
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This is the first of the follow-along training videos focussing on stick switches. In this part, we work on opposite end switches from the basic strikes, leading in to horizontal jabs. I hope this series of solo training videos works well and hope that buy following along you not only increase your versatility with a stick, but also get a decent training workout.
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Sunday, 24 March 2019
Our new program for street children in Kenya has started! We aim to use martial arts and mentoring to help these kids have a better future. Our target age range is 6-12 years and we aim to transport 10 kids or more from the slums in Eldoret to the Fighting for Lives Kenya Centre, which is located in Langas (8km away). Our facility is in the lush valleys and is highly conducive to personal development. It will allow the kids to stay off the streets for a few hours each day where they will receive martial arts training, mentoring, counselling and a full meal each time they come. It costs about 1 euro to do all this for one child each day, so we're asking people to sponsor one day (i.e. 10 kids) for 10 euros. If we can get 20 sponsors to donate 10 euros per month, we'll be able to run this program 5 days a week for 10 kids a day. One day will include:
Travel for 10 kids to the Fighting for Lives Centre from the Eldoret slums
Small snack and drink for energy
Martial arts training, mentoring, counselling
Full meal and drink
Return travel to the Eldoret slums from the Fighting for Lives Centre
Once this is running, we'll start looking into further strengthening the program by introducing a skills development segment.
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
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Wednesday, 14 October 2015
On November 21st and/or 22nd 2015 hold a martial arts or any other event to raise funds or simply donate something – invite as many people as possible. Charge what you feel is sensible. The event can be a seminar, demo, show, performance, workshop anything or simply a donation. The event can be as long or as short as you want. Send us details of your event - or post details of the event on our Facebook page. Donate from your event using the donate link below:
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THIS YEAR'S CURRENT LIST of everyone who has confirmed participation in some form so far looks like this (thank you all) - if I've left anyone out, please get in touch asap!
- Luke Holloway: Raw Combat International
- Chad Heard: Zen Do Kai
- Snow "Trovão" Bridson - Kadara Capoeira Sydney / RAW Combat Sydney
---> Alexander Högström, Capoeira
---> Li Kesti, Tae Kwon Do
- Ash Miah: Silat Buka Lingkaran
Dagenham Event organised by Stefan Thompson
- Stefan Thompson: Raw Combat Essex
- Stewart Francis Satria Arts
- Paul Bennett and Martin Sillitoe Reapers 4
- David Hydra Kyriacou and Keith Ukm Urban Krav Maga
- Wayne Poulter Budo Practical Martial Arts
- Charlie Warren Urban Escrima
- Kapap IkaUk Brother Slav doing his thing
- Ken Byrne: Golden Tiger Academy
- Wes Derequito: Senshido International
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Friday, 3 October 2014
Our Work for Indonesian Street Children and Orphaned Children in 2013 - by Parvez Alam, FIGHTING FOR LIVES
I know this is coming up a little late. My university research groups have expanded and that has meant a fair bit less free-time for blogging all our activities at Fighting for Lives (have been concentrating more-so on 'doing'). Nevertheless, these posts have been put up quite some time ago on our facebook page so if you're keeping up to date with our progress there then you've probably already seen much of what has happened. I guess it would be good to start off with the summary video that I made earlier this year... here it is below:
In total we donated over 3000 euros at the end of 2013 split between numerous different projects. I shall go through a few of the bigger ones in chronological order:
SUPPORT FOR OUR MEDICAL CLINIC FOR STREET CHILDREN IN JAKARTA
This was a pretty momentous occasion with my brother Chico Wolf, who has been heading FFL-Indonesia for some time now. We put up the Fighting for Lives Banner on the front of our Medical Centre in Jakarta, Indonesia! - The fact that our medical centre tends to thousands of street children each year is a testament to its effectiveness and on top of that the wording next to the logo reads rather awesomely: "FIGHTING FOR LIVES INDONESIA - TREATMENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC"
SPORTS EQUIPMENT AND ACADEMIC LITERATURE FOR SCHOOLS IN SUMBING AND DIENG
The schools we were supporting in Sumbing and Dieng were in conjunction with the UGM-teaching group lead by mbak Dhanur. These schools are not particularly well off and with the same spirit we had when we provided 50 school kids with shoes that they could not afford last year, this year we did the same by putting funds into buying sports equipment and books for these schools to encourage healthy activity and quality of learning. I couldn't go to Dieng myself due to time restriction, but I certainly made it out to Sumbing and on top of FFL donations, this also meant the kids got to play and learn capoeira and play capoeira instruments. Mbak Dhanur took the remaining donations to the school in Dieng. Below are some pictures from the visit to Sumbing.
A DAY TRIP TO THE BEACH FOR THE RIVERSIDE KIDS, THE CHILD VICTIMS OF MERAPI AND THE STREET GIRLS NEAR UGM
The day trips we organise for the children are I feel, some of the best ways to help them get over any anxieties they may have. This day trip for 50 children didn't cost much more than 200 euros, but I really saw the kids having a great time and really putting everything else in their lives at a standstill for just this single day. They had the chance to learn marine biology from the Marine Study Group of Gadjah Mada University (big thanks all you guys!) - they had a nice meal and made new friends - they played tirelessly in the sea, on the sand, burying every adult they could find....and yes of course... they did some capoeira too (though I think the marine biologists were feeling the capoeira spirit quite strongly too!). All in all... psychologically, academically and physically - a very productive day! Here are some pictures:
SCHOOL RELOCATIONS AND EDUCATION SUPPORT FOR ORPHANS IN SUMATRA
Perhaps you remember in my January 2012 video I mentioned that we were helping to relocate an orphanage school in Sumatra that was located in an earthquake prone area - and - at the bottom of a cavern such that mudslides also made staying at the school a little risky for the children. Well we continued our donations with another 10 million rupiah this year and the new school is looking good. Moreover, we put another 10 million rupiah paying education costs for the orphanage we have been supporting in bukkitinggi since 2012. A few pictures follow:
FINALLY - THE FIGHTING FOR LIVES AMBULANCE FOR OUR JAKARTAN MEDICAL CLINIC
We made a large donation towards the purchase of an ambulance for our medical clinic in Jakarta. The ambulance was finally bought in January 2014 and is used to bring sick children to our clinic who otherwise would not be able to come by themselves, and to carry the dead. Here is our simple but functional ambulance: