"At first glance I knew through him that I had finally found what I was looking for."
I had practiced other forms of Kali Eskrima for several years before I met Frans Stroeven and joined the big and beautiful SCS family. I discovered him for the very first time on videos posted on YouTube.
At first glance, I knew through him that I had finally found what I was looking for: a style close to real fighting, no frills, efficient and punchy. Heavy punches to the body with unparalleled precision and speed that shake the opponent.
We met during a first seminar in Germany, then many others followed and I have been accompanying him for more than ten years now, always with the same pleasure of discovery.
The man has a lot going for him and each new seminar brings new things. Always searching, Frans is not content to reproduce, he imposes his own vision of martial arts. His personality reveals itself and flourishes in combat. Moreover, he himself does not say it without a certain irony: "I only know how to do it."
You have to see him with a stick, a knife or with his bare hands to realize that he is not an impostor; his talents equal his reputation.
I am very grateful to him for what he has given me. It was an honor to represent him in France and to count him and his wife Leonora among my good friends.