FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What should I wear?
The student's outfit includes the official CCFB t-shirt and black pants. If you do not have them, you can wear something dark without any brand or something else.
Do I need to bring any equipment?
For the beginning only your safety goggles. After 2 months of training you will need your own pair of sticks and at least, one knife. Later on you will need to have your own training sword and training tomahawk and build your knife-belt.
Where is the school located?
Ipodamias 79 Ilion Athens
When are classes held?
timetable for further information.
Do I need any sort of experience?
No you don't. But if you have it'll help you.
What do I need to bring with me?
Your training gear (safety goggles, training knife, stick) if you have, a flash light, a bottle of water, your towel and a second t-shirt. If you're a beginner and you don't have anything, don't worry I'll provide to you what you need to start.
How many classes can I attend?
Two times a week is good for you to reach a good level but it purely depends on you and how seriously and responsibly you want to train.
Is there a ranking system?
Yes, there are 9 levels in total. Related article you'll find
What is flow?
For me flow is how comfortable you feel with your techniques and your environment. But also how you can pass from one technique to another in unspecified order. It is very important and yet very advanced not to get stuck in obstacles that your opponent raises against you.
What does CCFB means?
It's the abbreviation of Combined Chinese and Filipino Boxing.
Who is the founder of CCFB?
CCFB was founded by me, SifuÂ Angelos Fasois. It is based on my studies in various martial arts disciplines, particularly the Chinese and Filipino martial arts.
Is there any full contact fighting?
Yes, there is, with necessary precaution.
Do I need a training partner?
CCFB can be practiced with or without a partner with the use of double baston, solo Baston or any other weapon eg knife, tomahawk, bullwhip etc. A practitioner will be able to develop the flowing motion needed for effective strikes. CCFB is a path that you have to cross alone with the help of your team!
Is CCFB focused on a specific range of fighting?
For us there are 4 distances, largo, medio, corto and punyo. Emphasis is placed in corto and punyo or in close quarter fighting. But we do not neglect the rest!
Is there any empty hand fighting?
Yes there is. Panantukan is the art of empty hand fighting. This blade influenced boxing art focuses on limb destruction, intercepting an opponent’s offense, off balancing your opponent, punching in both leads and using a variety of hand, fist and arm surfaces for striking. Punches, elbows, knees, head butts, low kicks, shoulder and forearm strikes are combined with a diverse combination of body manipulations and “nasty” tactics to form an extremely effective ‘boxing’ method. Target areas vary from western style boxing in that the art is less a ‘competitive’ format than a ‘combative’ one.
How long does it take for someone to become advanced?
The more you practice the more "lucky" or effective you become. Unfortunately, I cannot give a satisfactory answer.
All depends on your work and will power.
Are there any secrets?
Secrets are what you don't know and remain so, if you don't exercise. As you practice you learn; Everything is clear in front of you.
I don't hide anything!
Do you use protective equipment?
Yes, it's necessary to avoid permanent damage to your body which will afflict you later. Youth and stupid mistakes pay off later. My responsibility as a teacher is to educate you and take care about your safety in practice.
I have a few extra pounds, can I deal with the system?
Yes, your extra pounds are not a problem.
Do I need to be physically fit?
No, you don't. With the passage of time it acquires the endurance you need to have.
I did another style of martial art, can I adapt?
Another martial arts style will give you a positive advantage to start.
What is different from other martial arts?
The pedagogy I use to develop someone. My insistence on looseness and flow. Αnd the accuracy of hitting something.
From what age can one watch? Can Minors?
CCFB classes are for adults only.
How easy is it to remember the drill?
Everything depends on the training you are doing and your will to learn.
How hard is to learn the system?
The CCFB system of training is built on natural movements and instinctive reactions. Our goal is to give students practical, usable skills in the shortest time possible. Furthermore, our system is designed to be beneficial for all. Our techniques and training are never a contest of strength or power. Our system is designed for dealing with attackers that are bigger and stronger, using techniques, tactics, and determination training.
Although the system is easy to start learning, it takes regular practice over time to really build the muscle memory and train your reactions. When you train self-defense, you are training a life skill that goes beyond dealing with dangerous situations: it builds confidence, awareness, discipline, and personal strength for dealing with the challenges of everyday life.