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MOKOMOKO 2017 KNIFE SPARRING ***

2 of 4 JIMMY AND DAVID. https://www.facebook.com/groups/320413651490604/ Skip to :40. This video has the best exchange of the event at 1:30. He won according...
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Patricia Romero promoted Guro Lawrence Motta's blog post Hammer time
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Patricia Romero promoted Guro Lawrence Motta's group Motta Fighting Arts
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Take your warrior with you

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 easy…See More
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Situational control

Finally got back out on Saturday after weeks of unrelenting rain. Thanks to Janelle, Patt and Dan for coming out! We worked on empty hand Chimandi drills which are always good for some sore forearms.We had a great discussion around situational control I'd like to share.I've heard it referred to as " Verbal Jiu Jitsu" recently and it is an apt phrase. Janelle shared a great story about thwarting a fight between someone she knew and a stranger arguing over a parking space. Been there, done that.…See More
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Hammer time

Okay, so now I have freekin' seen it all! I just came across a video of a FMA school promoting it's "hammer system" complete with Delrin practice hammers tucked in their waist bands. This instructor and his Uki were demonstrating basic "Hammer" defenses against a #2 delivery; a sweep block and a jamb. Are you serious? Do we really need to develop an entire system around an improvised weapon? Come on! Let's get serious. People are going to pay good money for your "Hammer System" and buy your…See More
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Loyalty or obedience?

Remember that history is written by the conqueror and that obedience is often mistaken for loyalty.Questioning authority is not disloyalty if that authority is both capable and truthful. Being in a leadership position such as a Guro means you have to lift to a higher standard. Students will question your intentions, your validity, your Bona Fides, as it were. This is not heresy. This is a student, who is unsure of themselves and the art they are learning, seeking solidity and certainty. Most…See More
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Block hard

We recently worked on some consecutive, simple blocks. They were Roof on #1, Sweep on #2, Inside on #3 and X Block on #4. Once we worked on stepping to 12:00 and cutting off the strike, I had the students run the blocks in sequence. My emphasis was on establishing and pressing dominance while blocking. This means you have to rob your opponent of the attack. I told them my favorite phrase "Be the rock upon which your opponent's attack breaks". This is a tough concept for a lot of people to…See More
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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…

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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…

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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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Loyalty or obedience?

Posted on October 18, 2016 at 4:23pm 1 Comment

Remember that history is written by the conqueror and that obedience is often mistaken for…

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Block hard

Posted on September 29, 2016 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

We recently worked on some consecutive, simple blocks. They were Roof on #1, Sweep on #2,…

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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.

kind regards

eddie...

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!!

-SP-

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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