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"Mix up you weapons, start with using longer sticks then go to shorter sticks, then work with wooden swords use a long pole say 5 feet long. Work on you empty hands try empty hands verse stick going for disarm and then return fire back on them. try…"
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GSBA USA Judges and Referee Certification Class at Anzu Martial Arts

February 21, 2015 from 12pm to 4pm
Are you tired of unqualified judges and or referees?  The backbone of a successful tournament is the integrity of the tournament, and the gatekeeper of that integrity are the qualified judges and referees.This upcoming tournament season, get certified and lets have a clean fight.  See More
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Alexander Bautista Bayot France commented on the blog post 'Overly complicated methods used in teaching'
"Hi, Marc! Long time no see, (in person). There are different methods of progression. Angel's was by angle, others are by subsystem and angles within subsystem. I understand where you're coming from, especially when I see some double stick…"
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"Zack, The way I see it is like this many school have lots of drills and drills are good for teaching you certain skills. But where is see the bridge not built for many schools is using Subrada. Subrada is supposed to bridge the gap between drills…"
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Marc Lawrence replied to the discussion 'The Line Between Good and Bad Escrima'
"The good the bad and the ugly Eskrima is funny topic, because it is based upon the practitioner. It is not about how many drills you know or how techniques you know but your delivery of those methods in offense and defense in all kinds of pressures.…"
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Marc Lawrence commented on the blog post 'Overly complicated methods used in teaching'
"I am sure that someone feelings are going to be hurt reading this was not directed at your school or system so unless you were named in it and those two men that were, I highly respect them, but again these are my observations and thoughts so take…"
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Overly complicated methods used in teaching

If you have good teacher then they will start you off at the basic level doing simple things with you and teaching you foundational principles. But if you have bad teacher or lazy teacher or worse an instructor that does monkey see monkey do, then you will be taught overly complicated methods before you are ready to understand them and be able to perform them thus making you lost.I will take shot at one of the sacred pillars of FMA, sinawalli- yes double stick! Most people at first have hard…See More
May 31, 2014
Marc Lawrence commented on the blog post 'Methods of Necessity...?'
"Zach, The dynamics of fighting require you to have a certain level of skill with a impact weapon, a blade and your hands and feet. I have seen barrio systems that are just single stick and single knife. The system my wife's family showed me was…"
May 31, 2014
Marc Lawrence commented on the blog post 'A special Gift....another great story from Ron Saturno'
"It is good these things for older times are not forgotten. The process of putting energy in something is important allow it flow your energy that is called Chi. As something is hand made wither it be a stick and knife or bolo builds energy. The…"
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Marc Lawrence promoted terry joven's blog post A special Gift....another great story from Ron Saturno
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Overly complicated methods used in teaching

Posted on May 31, 2014 at 10:00pm 2 Comments

If you have good teacher then they will start you off at the basic level doing simple things with you and teaching you foundational principles. But if you have bad teacher or lazy teacher or worse an instructor that does monkey see monkey do, then you will be taught overly complicated methods before you are ready to understand them and be able to perform them thus making you lost.

I will take shot at one of the sacred pillars of FMA, sinawalli- yes double stick! Most people at first…

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Horizontal and Vertical lines

Posted on March 30, 2014 at 7:09pm 3 Comments

When you think about  it there are only two directions strikes can come from based upon planes: Horizontal, Vertical.

Regardless of how the strike is thrown they are still on these planes. Period!

The skill lays in the ability to deal with them on different planes of the three zones of the body.These are the head to neck, chest to abdomen, hips to feet. This process involves punches and kicks, all edges weapons & impact- pole weapons. you must be able to think in these…

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Punching and Kicking with stick fighting

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

Last night we trained at the park like we do every week. This week's topic was how to punch and kick while stick fighting. I took a lesson out of Manong Espi's book he used to say the you distract with stick and change ranges and punch. My students found that basic punches like jabs crosses, bolo and hooks worked the best. The striking area's with punching were limited to the upper and mid zones of the body. From the belt line down kicking and kneeing worked the best simple kick not less.…

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Of Spears and Lances

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 8:54pm 0 Comments

Of all of the weapons the spear is one of the oldest ones,  think about it, its a long skinny pole with a pointed end. It may or may not have metal pointed end and still is effective. It is not complex to teach someone how to use it as it is simple weapon, yet how many martial art schools teach how to use it or even throw it. I know some Kung Fu schools do they make it a bit fancy, I know groups like NAWA do and spar with them, the Hawaiian Lua schools do but only a hand full of FMA schools…

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Lunar New Year the Year of the Horse

Posted on February 1, 2014 at 6:51pm 0 Comments

We sit in a new Lunar New Year it being the year of the Horse. Most people do not know the origin of the Chinese Lunar New Year, as Chinese were settlers and traders in the Philippines, this celebration  still happen every year.The story I heard about this was one going back in time. As many on myths and legend go this is good one to share.  According to the legend, over 17 centuries ago, during the Yin-Shang Dynasty, an evil monster lived in the depths of the Yellow River. Every New Year’s…

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At 2:26pm on February 24, 2013, Black Swan Tactical said…

Mataw Guro Lawrence,

Happy Birthday!

Sincerely,

Thomas

At 6:05pm on September 27, 2011, Raun Nelson said…

Good meeting you at the Mataw Guro Association meeting in DC last Sat.

 

 

At 5:13pm on June 6, 2011, terry joven said…

Marc

Contact Master Michael Giron, Guro Lawrence Motta or Gm Frank Landers they are running the tournament down there.

See ya in Wilton!

 

terry

At 4:01pm on April 11, 2011, Jhun Occidental said…
Thanks you for the encouragement bro.
At 6:21pm on February 19, 2011, Black Swan Tactical said…

Happy Birthday!

 

Sincerely,

Thomas

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At 9:18am on October 6, 2010, chris caban said…
Marc, there are alot of FMA guys here in ATL. We have Sifu Francis Fong, Babba Taiji, Allen Baker, and Brian Brown, to name a few. My style is a blend from Guro Ted LucayLucay and Guro Dan Inosanto. My teacher, Benjamin Salas created the system for me and my Kali Brother, Steven Durany. We have been active in ATL since 1998, and have tried to promote the FMA intown, We have hosted WEKAF tournys and RIng and Cage Stick fights, and I teach,since '05, at Knuckle Up Fitness one of the country's largest MMA/Thai gyms. My teaching focus is "Old School" footwork, Classical Angles of Attack, Estoka Parada, and Open Hand. With my current job, working for a Brewery I travel the South and when I can get in some training I "jumps in it", I've trained with Sifu Marc Mills, Columbia SC, Rob Hunter, Charlotte NC, Ray Jula Clarksville Tn, to name a few.
At 1:39am on September 11, 2010, Lino Espejo said…
Hi Guro Marc, my family lives in Honolulu. My California relatives are in Vallejo, Oakland, San Francisco, Whittier, Cerritos & San Diego. Most of my family lives here in the San Joaquin Valley & Sacramento.

Regards, Lino
At 11:18am on September 9, 2010, terry joven said…
Marc
Would like to invite u to our graduation ceremonies & memorial banquet for GM Javier on oct 2. This is a free event would like to know if u and ur group would like to attend!
terry
At 5:36pm on September 8, 2010, terry joven said…
Marc
we are having a memorial banquet for GM Javier oct 2 would like to know if u can attend!
terry
At 8:33pm on September 7, 2010, Lino Espejo said…
Hello Guro Marc, Most of my family live in La Union, but I'm sure there is some connection. How exciting! Perhaps our paths will someday cross? That would be a great event! Does your wife's family have any relatives in La Union? How about California or Hawaii?

Respectfully, Lino Espejo
 
 
 

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