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Some notes on Macabebe

Posted on May 16, 2017 at 10:52am 1 Comment

Estilo Macabebe is one of the 20 styles in the Giron system of Escrima. Uncle Leo explained that the name derived from the Macabebe tribe who were known for their double weapon fighting style. It is practiced with two similar length weapons and incorporates both Kob Kob and Sinawali techniques (more about those later). On the surface, defending yourself with two weapons rather than one seems a no brainer. More is better, right? But, the reality is much more complicated than the theory. Most…


Diversity in Style

Posted on May 10, 2017 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

I wanted to have a brief chat about style. One thing I have learned over the years is that each player has their own style; distinct, individual, unique. Yet, how does that square with the need for conformity and consistency in curriculum? I have to teach the same technique to a wide range of individuals. Does that mean that I have to change the technique for each student or is it the student who needs to change? My Dad was a strict Biology professor. His opinion was that it was the…


Take your warrior with you

Posted on April 4, 2017 at 2:48pm 0 Comments

Topic for this week: Take your warrior with you. Last weekend, we decided to loop back on fundamentals. The students have been working through the week on angles 1-12 and now that they are getting advanced, they decided it would be good to review. I still teach the old way. Everyone has to go through each number completely before advancing to the next. It's the way I was taught and I think there is deep value in it. The Giron system, taught this way, is complex and highly technical. It's…


Situational control

Posted on February 27, 2017 at 6:04pm 0 Comments

Finally got back out on Saturday after weeks of unrelenting rain. Thanks to Janelle, Patt and Dan for…


Hammer time

Posted on February 7, 2017 at 2:17pm 0 Comments

Okay, so now I have freekin' seen it all! I just came across a video of a FMA…


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At 10:36am on February 3, 2016, Jay Jasper Pugao said…

Thank you sir! Salute!

At 3:16am on March 19, 2014, Edward jonathan Dockrill said…

Thank you so very much Guro Lawrence Motta for adding me to your friends list, I'm humble and greatful.

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At 1:06pm on January 14, 2014, Ron Kosakowski said…

Its good to meet you here. Thank you for connecting. Do keep in touch any time. Iyt will be good to hear from you. :)

At 1:22am on January 10, 2014, Paul Ingram - Kali Center said…

Lawrence, Thanks for the invite. Life, Health & Success my friend

At 1:21pm on November 8, 2013, Daniel Mendoza said…

Thank you Guro Motta and was wondering if you are in Arizona. Around the Glendale, or the Phoenix area.

At 5:14pm on August 4, 2013, GURO ANDREW "TATTOO" FILARDO said…

thanks for the support Bro !!

Mabuhat Ng FMA !

At 9:13am on July 21, 2013, Jerome Barber, Ed.D. said…

Thank you Guro Lawrence  for the invitation which I am very honored to accept.

Jerome Barber, Ed. D.

At 1:07am on June 14, 2013, Sean Pendleton said…

Thank you, Guro Lawrence!!

I am very happy to be a part of the network.

Awesome group!!


At 12:57pm on February 4, 2013, Jay Jasper Pugao said…

Thank you sir

At 2:50pm on January 29, 2013, Kevin Stafford said…

Thanks Guro!


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