Force Necessary: Stick!
The Stick Combatives "Challenge the Tests" Course
August 19, 20
Rob Kloss’s Cornerstone Martial Arts, Hockessin, north Delaware
"I have been going to various Rob Kloss schools Delaware/Pennsylvania area for 15 years now. It's time for you guys and gals to get some credit for it! It is time to challenge the Impact Weapon/Stick "Black Belt" test. From levels 1 thru 10, how far up can you go? To the Level 10 Black? You get as high up as you can get. It’s a review and a test if you wish! And, or a heck of a workout. Your choice. This is the time and place where we "take care of all family business" and get this unarmed ranking stuff done. It is time for the East Coast, but is it also time for you? No matter where you live?" - Hock
If you have experience in other Stick or maybe Filipino systems? Get credit for what you already know. We will recognize this experience and hard work in tour past. Get started? Get further? Accomplish? Or just learn? All are welcome. No experience is needed. This is not brain surgery! This also offers rank development and instructor development. Or just train for knowledge.
Over a 2 day period I will teach/blast through all ten levels of our world practiced, our rather famous, 20 year, “stick” program, taught in schools and by academies as far as China and Australia.
It goes like this over the two days. I teach. You do. We watch you do it. All day Saturday and half of Sunday. Then on Sunday afternoon, everyone works through the freestyle scenarios of the big test, whether you are testing or not. It's just part of the exercise and work out." - Hock
For all to attend, work out and experience!
Beginners (this is NOT brain surgery!)
For your prep (all tests are optional):
Each rank level, 1-9 is $75
The Black Belt test is $500
Each instructorship is $150
Or just work out. Optional. No problem
What will you experience?
What are you doing, exactly? After 40 years in martial arts training, and 30 years experience in policing and the military business, these are the stick things, I find important enough to study and teach others. We will overview:
Level 1: Intro to Impact Weapons and their Stress Quick Draws
Level 2: Stick Retention Primer
Level 3: Stick Blocking Primer
Level 4: Single Hand Grip Striking Primer
Level 5: Riot Stick (Double Hand Grip) Combatives Primer
Level 6: While Holding, Supporting the Stick
Level 7: The Push Series Grappling & Spartan Module
Level 8: The Pull Series Grappling & Chain of Stick Module
Level 9: The Turn Series Grappling & “In the Clutches of” Module
Level 10: The “Black Belt” Combat Scenario Test
Level 11: Intensive Stick Ground Fighting
Level 12: “Crossing Sticks” Stick Dueling Expertise
Level 13: Intensive Double Impact Weapon Mastery
Level 14 and up...Higher Levels upon Individual Request
All Levels 1 on up:
- Who, what, where, when, how and why?
- Skill and flow exercises
- Medical issues
- Instruction/teaching ideas and methods
Location? Rob Kloss's Rob Kloss’s Cornerstone Martial Arts, Hockessin, north Delaware. 406 Lantana Drive Hockessin, Delaware, 19707 · (302) 234-1966 Cornerstone web page
Saturday 11am to 7 pm. Sunday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Bring all your gear. Mitts, pads, eye protection. Replica pistols, long guns, sticks, expandable batons and knives. BRING SOFT STICKS!!! And a helmet and pads. (we have some to loan, but....)
WEAR STREET CLOTHES! No sweat pants or gis. Must have pants with pockets.
$200 for 2 days $150 for any one day (if you are seeking rank? Two days are mandatory.)
Preregister $99 right here with this link below or with Jim McCann. Pay the rest at the door. Split the attendance tuition over several paychecks and months. Fly into Philadelphia, or Newark airports. Hamilton, near Trenton is...a pleasant drive away! Stay in very reasonable hotels nearby. Contact Jim McCann for local info on hotels, etc. Email Jim at
$200 for two days. Preregister here with or with Cornerstone, with $100 down. Any one day is $150. Whether one day or two days, just pay the rest at the door. Split your attendance over two paychecks and two months! (Note: If you must be a "one-dayer?" Sunday is the more, "fun," day. You'll get more out of Sunday than Saturday, but again, if you seek rank? attending both days is mandatory)
Filipino Stick Certification? Yes, something special. This seminar will also cover Filipino single stick methods and a Filipino Single Stick Certification! I am quite familiar with this FMA material. I tested for Guro/black belt in Manila, the Philippines and have studied FMA since 1986. Some, not all, but some of the Force Necessary: Stick/Impact Weapon material looks like FMA stick and some doesn’t. Essentially, Filipino stick is essentially a stick-versus-stick study with a certain kind of stick, too. Stick/impact weapon survival is stick versus anything, anywhere. But in this seminar, there will be special sessions highlighting FMA stick. Email me for details on FMA Single Stick Certification, at HockHochheim@ForceNecessary.com
This is also the ImpactWeapon/Stick seminar where we take care of all SFC/FN "family business." Get your first or next stick rank. If you are due from Level 1 to Level 12 on up? This is the place to be! Or, just do this for the weekend "tough-Mudder-like" work-out and experience alone. As you recall there is no monthly or yearly "tithing" to be in the SFC, we just need to see you. And remember instructors and prior and current rank holders, we need to see you about once a year! Else you slip off into the inactive list. Come see us!
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