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Three Daga concept

Started this discussion. Last reply by James T Kearney Aug 27, 2010. 2 Replies

Based in my karate San Cho Sai kata, I was wondering if this is a good concept or a stupid one to use a three daga. Maybe one could be concealed during  training, while another could be dropped…Continue

Teaching in the martial arts

Started this discussion. Last reply by James T Kearney Aug 23, 2010. 3 Replies

I suppose I should have said Teaching in the FMA. I was lucky to have a good escrima teacher for several years and I learned a lot about the art and my self. Is this an area for much improvement? A…Continue

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Daga sparring

Started this discussion. Last reply by James T Kearney Aug 25, 2010. 14 Replies

In sparring with the single daga, I find disarms don't work, why is it footwook, distance, timing or am I lacking something in my techniques, besides practice. We use a wooden daga and we get plenty…Continue

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The twelve angles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Aug 14, 2010. 5 Replies

In practising the twelve angles 1 to 12  try to pracrice the twelve angle in reverse, start with number 12 and work back to number one. Many kata and forms do this, it's a reversal of the footwork or…Continue

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Just escrima, my teacher called it just escrima, single and doble stick, dagga, dagga Y daga, mano mano, with elements of Mauy Thai and WU SHU for advanced students. At our club we practice karate, taiji chen style, kickboxing kobudo and of course escrima. We practice the chen style broadsword, and lots of karate forms

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Richard D Bores New DVD seminar

Posted on December 25, 2010 at 5:37pm 0 Comments

Just out is the Irish Richard D e Bores seminar Nov 28/29 can be got from Liam McDonald  087 9956569 silat europe. Reccommend it to anyone interested in FMA. Includes empty hand and knife work.

Escrima silat international

Posted on August 25, 2010 at 9:36am 0 Comments


I am an instructor in Ireland and I have been involved in martial arts since 1973. We have recently joined up with an excellent escrima group called Escrima silat internationa.l We will be working with Liam Mcdonald an experienced escrima silat instructor here in eire. We also practice kickboxing, karate jitsu mixed style, pure shotokan karate, also taiji and kobudo.

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At 9:14am on November 20, 2010, terry joven said…
Happy birthday!
At 1:58am on May 27, 2010, Dave Standeven said…
Welcome James, hope you enjoy the site.
At 1:08pm on May 26, 2010, terry joven said…
thanks for adding me to your friends list. If you like please join my group. Bahalana Multi-style escrima!
At 9:30am on May 26, 2010, Travis Day said…
Welcome to the community James
At 9:25am on May 26, 2010, terry joven said…
welcome to!
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At 7:39am on May 26, 2010, John R. Malmo said…
Welcome to James!

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