"I had the distinct pleasure, along with several of my staff and senior students, to partake in Guru Dennis' SinaTirsiaWali Kali seminar on May 8, 2010. I have to say, it was training experience that does not come along too often. I have been involved with the Martial Arts since 1996. I first got expose to the Martial Arts, at the ripe old of 37 years studying Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu (KKS) [Chinese Kenpo]. That's where I met Guru Dennis; and my first impression of him was "WOW ...!!", this guy has a lot of drive, dedication, and passion in his love for the Art. During our May 8 session, he provided us with a "work out" that not only reminded me that I needed to get back in shape, but more importantly, that this "old dog" still has a lot to learn. Kali is one of the weapons art that has fascinated me to take up; especially with its "evasive" techniques and tactics. Although we only spent a few hours going through conditioning, "baston" familiarization, and eventually, incorporating foot-work, stance, and "parrying" drills, it was time well spent. I am already looking forward to attending additional seminars, along with future specialize training with Guru. Many thanks Guru & Clayton for hosting the workshop. You guys are TOP NOTCH! Warmest Regards.
Thank you so much for having the workshop. I had such a great time. I am exited to train with you again, to have the opportunity to learn more about the Filipino Indonesian Arts. It really seems to compliment the Kenpo training I have, adding even more to my arsenal. Also, thank you for sending me the other information, as I find out about future seminars I will definitely be there! I am always looking for new ways to train and add or improve the skills I have.
I had a unique training experience 8/7 and 8/8 with Guros Ocampo and Alland. I have a firmer grasp of the Filipino martial arts and SinaTirsiaWali Kali in particular as a result of the training and the seminar. Guru Ocampo has a very effective way of transferring his knowledge of the arts. Also his intensity and work ethic is exemplary. I particularly liked the emphasis on describing the differnces between Filipino boxing and western boxing.. Also the emphasis on training with empty hands as if you have knives or kali sticks in hand is very effective. The level of instruction from both Guru Ocampo and Guru Alland was the highest and most effective that I have participated in ever.. I wil continue to train in this style as much as poosible with Randy Garcia and other friends. And will greatly enjoy the next time that Guru Ocampo comes to Miami to train us. Sincerely,
"I've tried many different fitness routines in my life. I can honestly say that the training in the FMA is by far the most demanding and challenging of all them. The STW classes that I have received from Mas Guru Greg Alland, Guru Dennis Ocampo and Randy Garcia have helped me immensely. The whole-person approach to exercise, engaging the body, mind and spirit in every one of their programs was exactly what I needed to be satisfied with my workouts."
"Guru Dennis has a keen eye for detail and can identify the strengths and weaknesses in his students. He transfers knowledge with ease and caters material to each person's learning style, showing how each skill set fits within the bigger picture of Sina Tirsia Wali and Filipino martial arts. To that I can say he's an extremely dedicated and patient instructor, vested in the success of his students. I walked in with only an idea of what STW was and walked out with more—a better understanding, a zest to practice, and even a few blisters! You'll reach your goals and identify new ones if you train with Guru Dennis. I look forward to training with him again in the future!
In introduction, let me repeat that after speaking with Tuhon Mas.Guru P. Greg Alland over the phone, it was made known to me that because of Mas.Guru Dennis' exceptional skills, teaching abilities, mastery of the Art and his passionate and dedicated commitment along with his love for teaching, became the Linage Holder and Senior Master Guru (he is a MenGuruan) of the SinaTirsiaWali system.
Please show your utmost considerations, respects and love as my personal request of you. It is with great honor, sacrifice, discipline, dedication, blood, sweat and tears that one earns, as Mas.Guru Dennis Ocampo has earned, the Linage, Rights and Blessings of an Art by its Founder and GrandMaster. It is to your advantage to always seek his council, instruction and guidance as you develop and grow in the Arts & Science of SinaTirsiaWali.
It is my honor and will, that we strive to live up to the highest standards of Adat Hormat. Remember that Humility comes before Honor.
I introduce you this day, with great anticipation and success for our Club, to the MenGuruan and Senior Master Guru Dennis Ocampo.