Letsbloking

ThU U one of the many double stick drills Sln.iwnlll used In Kail. In the drill you make contact on the stick hut In actual combat you would try to hit the hand Instead. The lO movement should be done In less than 4 seconds. When don - right it ts exciting to watch. Slnawalll drills can be done on the ground as well as standing. Whether onif tyle o fighting K better t another depends on the opponent's tactics and the situation. You may like to fight long range, but if your opponent a close in...

Attacker

3. 2-1 stick amp 12 -.tick 4 24 stick amp 12 The attacker nay also want to employ kicks 9. sword dagger 9 lO 2 swords 10 i 1 sword amp dagger I 1 14 I dagger 14 15. 2 daggers lf gt . 2 swords sword amp dagger sword dagger 2 swords f gt Inch tick Two 5 inch sticks A two-man exercis - to develop the flow can be done by cutting all the movements down to one-quarter or one half speed The first man delivers a strike and the second man blocks or deflects it Without stopping his notion. the second man...

Number

Slip and follow IB up on one of ' these routes NUMBER 2 STRIKE slip to left, parry with simultaneous right body blow Slip and follow IB up on one of ' these routes STRIKE outside sweep with right hand left hand check to right body blow More often than not an escrimador will have only himself to practice with The woods re a good gt lace for solo practice. You can work a the blocks and counters agai st tree branches, selecting one or two to develop counters for a particular angle or walking along...

Disarms

The beauty of the Filipino arts lic-H In th freedom for creativity. This technique is similar to the disarm on the previous page, hut the opponent Is encouraged to counter. He does so by quickly suitching hands and striking to the head. This Interchange con tinues with both parties gaining knowledge. The end result Is not a technique or a counter but a working solution. Remember, all defensive moves are only the- first half of a total move F.aeh defense r. as the nitiation of the counterattack...

T t

Exercise for developing a flexible and strong wrist for fan motion . BastcaDy. there are foui striking motions that may occur In any attack 2 i hc shortened arc or stemless Wow that l pulled inward halfway through the swing 3. The rap which is a blow that returns along the same path thai t went out A stnke should be less than 2 lOths of a second.

The Filipino Martial Short Whip Quirt

The shortened arc is probably the most common and yet versatile stroke in combat It begins much like the stemmed blow but as It continues the arm Is puBed inward so that just past the intended impact, the arm and th -weapon ieturn lo the body. Tills stemless blow serves two purposes 1 it offers less of your weapon or arm to the opponent as a tar get for his defensive moves, and 2 It in creases the speed of the stroke Velocity m the shortened arc blow Is achieved much the same way a figure...

The

Sometimes a short rap with the stick is .v. that's needed to disarm an opponent or inter rupt his attack The rap Is an arced blow that hits its target and bounces back along the same line it went out. It Is usually a short, snappy blow that is seldom extended far from the body. The main thing to remember is to keep the retractx n. the returning motion of the rap. open ended Thai means. giee if the freedom to flow into a second tlnke or to whip around to hit on another plant' The example below...

The Thrust

There ore two kinds of energy that go into a thrusting motion The first is much like a jab with the end of the weapon. With the jab. equal emphasis Is given to the striking and retracting motions The motion of the Jabbing thrust is much like that of the rap where the retraction flows directly Into the next strike which Is usuallv an arcing one. Multiple jabs are possible, however. The second kind of energy is more of a stab that suggests a weapon with a pointed tip such as a sword or dagger The...

Defensive Footwork

Defensive footwork is a bit more complicated since it's related more to the force and angle of the oncoming attack. There are several ways you can move in relation to an oncoming force If you have time you can move out of .Is reach entirely If you know approximately where the strike is coming from, you can move into it and stop it or deflect It before it picks up momentum. If you are caught too suddenly to avoid the blow entirely, you can ride with it while deflecting It slightly or. given a...

Body Angling

Body angling I used as a complement to your footwork or when you don't have time to step Inclining your body in the direction you are stepping just prior to your step a ds the actual footwork by gettin lt j you there faster. The same kind of incline may be used when you don't have time to actually step If you use the two together, body angle into the step, you will always have the maximum amount of body evasion that the circum stance allows. When using footwork, you generally choose one of...

The Tuck

Most body angling inclines the upper torso in one direction or another The tuck is an evasive motion that leaves the upper torso where it is or inclines it slightly forward as the stomach is pulled back When performed on the edge of the movement plane against a horizontal strike or thrust to the midsection, it still leave'- the Fscrimador within range to cou nterstrike The main keynote in all defensive move-adaptab ify. After learning some of the basic defenses. y u may become partial to one...

Meet And Follows

Meets and follows are the most basic defen sive moves in Escrima and Kali against the arced attacks They are both defensive .md offensive in that they strike the arm or hand that ivleldz the opponent's wrapon it the midst of its attacking motion. In their most Uisic use. they occur when the defender evades his opponent's weapon by footwork or body angling or both During meets, the defender's sir.king motion and generally his body motion travel against tlu- attacker's sink-ing motion. During...

The Meet

The meet occurs when the fighter strikes directly into his opponent's movement plane. A more defined term is pass and meet because the hit s delivered .1 the attacker's arm and weapon pass by When the meet is thrown against a r ing or descending strike thrown at an angle, the fighters body generally moving in the opposite direction of the opponent's swing and somewhere outside of or beyond the movement plane Below are examples of long-range Largo M ano meets against the main 'angled strikes,...

The Follow

The follow occurs when the fighter's weapon overtake - the opponent's strike at a slight angle to hit or cut the trailing side of the opponent's arm or hand When the follow is thrown against a riv tig or descending stnke thrown at an angle, the fighter's body simply takes the fastest route out of the movement plane of the opponent's swing Below ate examples of long-range argo Mono follows against the main angled strikes.

Blocks And Deflections

There s sometimes a very fine Ut e between what Is a block and what is a deflection Defined, a block occurs when the opponent's strike s met force against force and stopped It is a movement that hits directly into the movement plane of the opponent's strike The Illustrations below show how a block with a heavier weapon may stop tr-.e opponent's strike completely, even bounce it back slightly. A Wock h iesi when carrying a weapon heavier titan that of the opponent's. The timing on a block Is...

Reverberation I Ines

When blocking or deflecting a blow, especially with a lighter weapon, part of the force of the blow will transfer to your weapon When blocking, this means that you weapon will bounce straight back or n-vcrbcrat from your opponent's weapon Likewise, when deflecting .1 blow, your weapon will bounce off at an angle An important thing to remember whl angling your body and positioning yoi weapon for a block or deflection is to sta dear of the reverberation bne. As you lear more -.pv lt - fk blocks...

Aikido Names Moves

Filipino Martial Arts

For now. we'll call all the blocks and deflections simply defenses. because in Escrima whether a defensive move is a block ot a deflection often depends on how the force of the strike reacts If t stops cold or bounces straight back it was blocked. If it continues to move forward but the defense causes it to veer off slightly, then it was deflected and often the Escrimador himself doesn't know which it will be until he actually feels the force of the strike. For the sake of organization, we'll...

Letsblocking

NOTICE THE SIMILARITIES. HOW MANY MOVLMILNTS CAN BE ELIMINATE Those photos illustrate the brginnlnfl of a knife fight, thi backbone of the Filipino martial ar s In such a fight your entire body 1 utilized, you can kick with either leg and strike with your free hand. The difference between life or death rests solely on your skill little wonder why the Filipino martial arts are so effective. Upon the request of the Publisher and lomi of the elderly LscrImadors. I have...

S Word Vs S Word

Learn Wingchun Basic

What do you notice Retaining check Safety restrike Rcstrike to head to hand to hand with safety check Safety hand smash Strike to head These technique uere utrd by the Filipino' o aln t the Japanese invoders. The United Stctes Marines u gt ere coiled 'Teather necks' because they u gt ere Jorced to wear protecUue neck catering. to cut doun on the Im-nten.se casualties, uhen they faugh t utth the Filipinos.

Stick Vs Staff

This series should take 5 10 of a second Compare these techniques. What do you notice Left hand safety check Strife - to head Left hand safety check Strife - to head The beauty of the Filipino martial art or any highly evolved martial art 1 he simplicity In lt usage. ThU book ha hopefully liberated you from the cU lcal approach to u ejipovwy. Do not think In terms of Nunchaku canrci, Sal block . or Bo striking method . Think Totality Compare and ee for yourself that no matter what weapon you...

Martial Arts

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Mastek Pedro Apilado

Pinoy Ham Instructional

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L1ua Inosanto

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Mastek Angel Cab Ales

I fee -Sat Master Cabales. more than ny gt h ri. 1 nr x gt iHiMtf lor he emergence of Lscrlma in the CJruted S jir.i l y lamUlafUuvg me with the twelve ways of attack and the many defences lor each, he ha provided me with the bulk of my escrtma bdwet I consider him highly effective with the hfiri tick 21 to 24 inches in length and very adept in close range lighting He's a true master oi the physical art and a man vuth a wealth of knowledge

Masti H I I Ogikon

Master Ciiroo taught me the combative u e of escrtma a n l with the long stick and live Largo Mano blade His environmental tra.rung showed me the use o4 escrima tn dtfferent real ituationt and his Invaluable perspective and personal knowledge lias given more to my ait as a whole than I could ever repay. I arn constantly learning from Mailer Giron It is from him that I learned to use my basic Eacnma for co nbat I was granted permission to teach his method in December 1973 Abie with the seek,...

Master Ben Largusa

Ben Largusa

I consider Master Ben Largusa o be IK nvosi ll-around FUipino martial next to Grand Matter Fkxo Vdlabrite. and through Master l.argusa I have reataed the brilliant mind and skill of Master VilabrtB . Master Largusa has taught me th thtfor and appteatfow oi the various weapons and empty hand technique of kali and convinced me that lb ancicr.t skill is a complete. unkjue scH defense art that gees beyond the sword and stkfc

Master Brau 110 Pedoy

Through Master Pedoy I became m awcie c lt the hbtavv of the F jnu GUKO NAKKII. BABAO Narrte Boboo, an Amis practitioner in San Diego, hoVU lhe Hie i chamjXon la the ftrei weapons sfs amp rrlng tournament he A r. the United States. Usa gt g two rat Un tikki. he fought and debated con totantt u ing nunchakv. bo end shlrvst Hfc son Krb n ny God-Son.

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Concentrate on the overhead motion and vou will have your basic overhand strike Concentrate on the descending backhand motion and you will have your bask backhand strike. Reverse your motion to practice your upward strokes. The upward strokes will give you your number nine and ten angled strikes and slight variations on either the descending or ascend Ing strokes will give you your vertical strikes, up and down. Now elongate the motion so that the arcs on either ode of you are smaller and the...

Variations

An important point to remember is that the numbers given In the previous illustrations are for training purposes. If you are delivering strikes to a training partner, the numbers give you a way to remember all the more common angles that occur in combat They do not necessarily follow each other in order although a backhand strike usually follows an overhand or underhand strike and vice versa body dynamics. A good example of the variations possible in the basic pattern is the ei. ef of the angle...

Info

They Illustrate the Inside direct hit to the hand. When you get to the root of a technique. It doesn't matter what the hand In holding. The theory In Kail U to hit the hand Jo that It can't hold the weapon. If you take the fang from the snake, the snake 1 harmless Take the weapon from your opponent and he ft harmless The old Filipino saying la Take the fang and you control the body. The main principle In the Filipino martial art In Hit rather than block whenever possible This Is the test of a...

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Jump chool at fort Campbell in-troduced Dan to Karate via Hank Slomunsky In I960. Slomansky uoa later to be killed on duty In Viet Nam. Thlm Ittu t il Parker'n 1965 Kcnpu Kurule team after a tournament In Soft take City. Bob Coofc left wot the ' ram Champion. Steve Sunder right u i the uhlte belt champion. Steix u ll luter gain International recognition a one of the founder nf the Muck Kutate Federal inn BKF . Jump chool at fort Campbell in-troduced Dan to Karate via Hank Slomunsky In I960....

Staff Vs Staff

Sliding Finger Jab

EMPTY HANDS Counter backhand with STICK VS STICK Outald deflection Sliding finger jab n safety Strike to face while factor while right hand also safety left hand performs checking opponents hand descending safety check Sliding finger Jab a safety Palm strike to face facti gt r while right hand also while left hand performs safety checking opponents hand descending safety check COMPARE THESE TECHNIQUES. NOTICE THE SIMILARITIES. HOW MANY MOVEMENTS CAN BE ELIMINATED

Sweeps And Wings

Filipino Martial Arts Weapon Images

Against any strike coming in from o side angle, there are basically two ways to handle it with your weapon pointing upward and with your weapon pointing downward. Again, for the sake of organization weT call the defenses with your weapon pointing upward sweeps.' because they are performed with the same kind of motions you rrnght use to sweep from side to side the inside of a giant round fish bowl The defenses with your weapon pointing downward we'll call wings Like a bird's wings in a defensive...

K J

You are trying to keep the opponent from coming over a waist or chest high wall. Vertl cal tfrtket are out Horizontal strike and numbers one and two are the most t ful You have to control any downward strike to keep from breaking your weapon or getting it trapped on the top of the wall, especially if tf chest high Your best thrusts arc numbers 'six and seven Number five will work d the wall low enough. The Last o technique of swaying Into the strikes and snapping back n the defense will allow...

Christopher Columbus

As you can see it's obvious that no race, or nation can claim a monopoly on all things that are good, or for that matter, all the things that are bad The Filipinos had women's liberation and sufferage long before t was thought of in the United States The United States has yet to have a woman President. The Philippines had a Queen Elizabeth tn the person of Princess Urduja. She was considered the mighty warrior queen of ancient Pangasanan. It is said that she ruled her people wisely and had...

Gilbert L Johnson

One of tlx things Ivit captivated oudu-ncc n Br lt ' UvS ENTER THE DRAGON and GAME OF DEATH wo his use of weapons. two specifically - ihe nunchaku and the double gt cks Since the movies. the popularity ol the nuncKaku And martial fin uvnpom Km grown cnormoukly Still, very tew peopie know the origin of 'Bruce Lee's weapon prouess. h was taught as capcxvs r gt f the F ' pln lt gt art of combat The Filipino martial arts so fascinated the late Bruce Lee that he featured a in his movie. GAME OF...

Master Sam Tendencia

Eight Angles Knife Fight

Sam Tendency iv one of the Waiting exponents of Arnfa in the United Stat . And traced under the Gtetl fteogr Tipace tin Philippinen tie a the rnan th.nt healed my plreheH nerve with the ancrfnt Fltpirvo Ait of H V t wK n v,v t.-rn doctor c lt xiM not. Hiot gt a FUlpino healing art similar to a combination of matiagc. A lt upre-.tutc. ShwMui and I he Gftvrt Tenio ha trained in a number d Eicnrna stv es and prc cien m disarm . H hd d ureal deal of knowledge lu. offer II he chooie to give out to...

The Publishers

Martial art people travel around the world to meet him They arrive with expectation with desire or enlightenment. Some leave disappointed, like an enthusiastic prospect for the mile run, hoping to be another Jim Ryan and then finding out that becoming a Jim Ryan is a long. hard, difficult road to follow. They soon become disillusioned. These students leave disappointed They leave disappointed due to the lack of understanding and level of awareness and perseverance In the martial arts There is...