Martial Arts Drumming CD “No Second Chance”

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Dan Inosanto and Buddy Helm

I am very excited to announce the new release of a Martial Arts Drumming CD that has been inspired by the greatest Martial Arts teacher in the world; Guro Dan Inosanto. Dan has taught a blend of many different styles of martial arts to a host of distinguished champions including the Navy Seals, LAPD, SWAT, Special Forces, Military personnel, Homeland Security, Hollywood stars, Special Forces, CIA, and a host of the greatest teachers.

Dan Inosanto was Bruce Lee’s partner back in the hey day of karate movies. He appears in many of Bruce Lee’s movies(He is a stick master). Dan also worked with Brandon Lee, Bruce Lee’s son until his untimely death on the set of The Crow.

Dan has been studying drums with me for over eight years and is incorporating the rhythm theories into his teaching and into the competition arena of his students and teachers. His insight into how rhythm works and his unbounded enthusiasm for the drum and martial arts has been a gift and a treat for me as a drumming instructor.

This new CD is called, “No Second Chance” which embodies the intense commitment to Appropriate Action in both drumming and the martial arts. There were no second chances to overdub a corrected drum pattern-there were NO “punch ins” or second takes or “fixes in the mix”. One chance is all that was allowed on each overdub. That translates into over 280 minutes of spontaneous improvisational drumming with no “mistakes”. This is a wonderful study in meditative drumming that lifts, inspires, motivates and drives the participant to a place of Appropriate Action and Art.

Listen to MP3 samples here:

1. Competition War Groove in 4 (Capuera North American)


3-Hu Bad- 3beatsin4.mp3

4. Sumbrada 6 beat Inosanto

5. Kali (3 big Beats in 6)

6. Punio Sumbrada (slow 6 Advanced)

7. Kob Kob Fighting Competition War groove



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Pingback by Russell Buddy Helm » Blog Archive » This new blog — September 21, 2006 @ 4:02 am |Edit This

the MARTIAL ARTS DRUMMING cd by Buddy Helm is a fantastic introduction to the power of hand drumming as a training tool. If you have never listened to “martial drumming” while watching trainees sparring with empty hands or weapons, this cd will really open your mind to the possibilities that adding drumming background music to your classes will inspire.

Of course the best thing is for the instructor or an assistant to play a conga drum or djembe drum or timbales while trainees are sparring, but since that is seldom possible in most martial arts schools, the Buddy Helm MARTIAL DRUMMING cd is perhaps the next best thing. Listen to Buddy’s inspired playing on this cd and you will quickly learn why Dan Inosanto wanted to learn how to play hand percussion instruments after hearing buddy play “live” in a training studio setting.

This is the real thing, baby…roots warrior music that hits your limbric brain and won’t let go until you “get up and get moving!” Buy extra copies for your martial arts buddies who may not know about the power of MARTIAL DRUMMING. Hey, if the Dog Brothers are inspired by it, how can YOU do without it.

Herb April / Mambo Arts Today

Comment by Herb April — July 27, 2007 @ 10:13 am |Edit This


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