Archive for November, 2009

I wana talk to Samson!

November 14, 2009

440Hello everybody! My name is Samson you can call me Sammy or Samson lol but yea I finally got a blog, not that anybody wants to hear anything I have to say but who cares. Wanna here it ! Here it goes……

My name is Samson Hayilu professional college student for the last ummm,long time now, at San Jose State University and lover of Martial arts and Basketball.

My Martial career started long time ago when I first watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) and I have been hooked ever since. In fifth grade I was lucky enough to find a great place to train at Lees Martial Arts in South San Jose where I studied Kenpo all throughout middle school. At Lee’s I got my first taste of martial arts sparring, self defense, and forms.

Shortly after beginning high school I moved to Tracy,CA where my martial arts training was put on halt until my freshmen year in college. I was in search of getting back into the arts again and was searching for something special and I found Wushu, a contemporary art which emphasized a lot of forms and the artistic side of martial arts. Watching a lot of Jet Li and Jackie Chan movies at the time I was really attracted to the asthetics of the style. Luckily for me I lived in such a diverse place where there were a lot of quality coaches in the area coming from china all the time. Mainly I owe my limited knowledge of Wushu to: David Chang of Wushu Central, Peter Hoogduin of California Wushu, Ding Wei of Ding Wei Wushu Academy.

Recently I just decided to retire form Wushu all together. Because of my inconsistant training, wushu is expensive, and that I am getting older I just wanted to find something that is practical for being able to defend my self. I guess this is bringing me to the twilight years of my martial arts training at the young age of 26 lol.

Today I train in more reality based martial arts focusing on self defense at Combat Sports Academy (CSA) one of the cleanest looking facilities I have worked out in with the best coaches in all kinds of disciplines such as; Muay Thai, Krav Maga, Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Crossfit etc. and Bahala Na Multi Style Escrima once a week in Stockton, CA.

Now that you know a little about me feel free to tell me about you. Also I hope to share my experiences and views on martial arts and be able to meet others who have the same interests through this blog! Black man out!