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Larga Mano

Some thoughts on Larga Mano:

There is a difference between Larga Mano and using a long weapon.  Just using a long weapon does not mean you are playing Larga Mano.  Often I see long weapons used in close quarters or Medio range; even as close a Corto.  But this is not Larga Mano.  There are principles to Larga Mano that include range, footwork, timing and tactics.  Larga Mano principles can even be applied to empty hands if you think about it.  The choice of weapon is not all we should…

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Added by Guro Lawrence Motta on December 10, 2014 at 2:47pm — 1 Comment

2014 IMC Curriculum: Part Three

Here is the final report the curriculum of the 2014 Counterpoint Tactical System Iron Mountain camp. This last section covers the Standup Grappling and Double Knife level one drills that we did. The double knife section was a mind bender. Each person has so many options that the drill is more like sparring…

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Added by Eric Primm on December 4, 2014 at 11:43am — No Comments

2014 IMC Curriculum: Part Two

The second part of the curriculum write up has been posted to my blog. On Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, we studied the kenpo techniques that Master Zach Whitson combined with Filipino Martial Arts to form the kenpo counterpoint one drills. We learned a lot of great techniques to build a…

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Added by Eric Primm on November 29, 2014 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Submit your Comment to the Government of Ontario (Canada) to Exempt Mixed Weapons Martial Arts from the Criminal Code

STICKFIGHTING WORLD wants to make the FMA community aware of an opportunity for you to influence government policy regarding Combative Sports. 

The Government of Ontario has presented a list of 9 combative sports that are to be regulated and exempted from the Criminal Code  - Mixed Weapons Martial Arts (including FMA) is not on that list!

We need as many people as possible to ask that Mixed Weapons Martial Arts be exempted from the Criminal Code so that STICKFIGHTING…

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Added by STICKFIGHTING WORLD on November 25, 2014 at 1:03pm — No Comments

2014 IMC Curriculum: Part One

Master Zach Whitson covered a lot of material at the 2014 Iron Mountain instructor's camp. Counterpoint Tactical System students learned everything from qigong to Cacoy Doce Pares to Kenpo to Grappling to Pekiti double knife. I started writing up a blog post, and it kept growing. Sor, here is part…

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Added by Eric Primm on November 24, 2014 at 8:15am — No Comments

2014 CTS Iron Mountain Camp: Overview

The first post of my 2014 Counterpoint Tactical System camp summary is live. This year, I started with an overview of the camp followed by curriculum and testing reports. Check it…

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Added by Eric Primm on November 20, 2014 at 11:39am — No Comments

The Sundot

By: Noel Royeca (KOMBOKAN Fighting System)

Knife fighting can be a complex matter. Practical fight wisdom tells us that knife fighting must be swift and quick focusing mainly on lighting strikes. This article will focus on a simple technique borrowed from the ICE PICK (a simple sharp tool used to break a block of ice) called the SUNDOT or TUSOK.

The SUNDOT or TUSOK is to make a tiny hole by using a sharp object. In the Philippines where ice block making is a big business, the…

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Added by Noel Royeca on November 8, 2014 at 4:34am — No Comments

2014 Iron Mountain Photos

2014 Iron Mountain camp is done. The Counterpoint Tactical System instructor's camp showcased another year of polishing old skills and learning new one. Master Zach Whitson maintained his high quality,…

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Added by Eric Primm on November 7, 2014 at 9:52am — No Comments

Double Stick Tactics

This blog entry details my thoughts on training double stick. I've moved from drill phase to tactical phase, and I love it.

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Added by Eric Primm on October 29, 2014 at 11:39am — No Comments

An Instructor's Responsibility

I've been thinking a lot about what I am really doing when teaching the Filipino Martial Arts. What do I owe my students? How can I be the best instructor that I'm able to be?



I wrote about it on my blog. Please, check it out and let me know what you do to be the best instructor you can…

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Added by Eric Primm on October 13, 2014 at 8:33am — 3 Comments

Creative Warrior Academy of Las Vegas and Sifu Justin are relocating to a bigger , better facility that has every thing you need under one roof !

If you are looking for great Kali / Eskrima /Arnis classes ,

if you ever wanted to study Kung Fu or Tai Chi , 

If you are interested in Jeet Kune Do concepts and training ,

this could be the place for you , 

On top of all that you can get professional level Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA training there too from David Howard , & Marvin Eastman !



City Athletic Club is located…

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Added by Justin Cataldi on October 8, 2014 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Springfield FMA Seminar Part Three: Sparring

The final part of Counterpoint Tactical System rank testing is sparring. To finish up the test, we sparred panantukan and largo, single stick. To get caught up, you can find the first and …

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Added by Eric Primm on September 30, 2014 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Springfield FMA Seminar Part Two: Testing

On September 13th, Counterpoint Tactical System founder Zach Whitson taught a seminar in Springfield, MO. I covered part one about the seminar material here. At the end of the seminar, three…

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Added by Eric Primm on September 25, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments

September Counterpoint Tactical System Seminar

On the weekend of September 12th and 13th, Counterpoint Tactical System Founder Zach Whitson led a CTS seminar in Springfield, MO. The seminar topics were Pekiti largo, single stick and panantukan tactics. Here is my summary of the excellent weekend of…

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Added by Eric Primm on September 19, 2014 at 8:27am — No Comments

From Gm Art Gonzalez Tenio's Decuerdas " The Bad Boy"

From Art Gonzalez...



 Imagine in your mind. The images of a good person and a bad person.

Appearances and intentions can betray you. When a person appears to be good. But, has bad intentions and is prepared to deceive. You should use your intuition.



Your intuition, “Gut Instinct,” is a strong insight into situations and people. We all have this insight, but many of us do not listen to it. Listen to it....…

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Added by terry joven on September 17, 2014 at 10:53am — No Comments

UFMAC EVENT

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Added by terry joven on September 16, 2014 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Footwork Fun

The Filipino Martial Arts have great footwork, and I make sure to include footwork in warmups and cool downs for each class. My latest blog post is musing on how to improve my footwork as I tire.

"Footwork is a mystery to me. As I tire, my footwork declines faster than my arm/hand motions. The obvious answer to this is that I practice the upper body motions more than the lower body. I wonder if fine motor skills..."…

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Added by Eric Primm on September 11, 2014 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Celebrate Filipino History Month with the screening of Three Films!

 Filipino American National Historical Society

 

Sacramento Delta Chapter

 

Celebrate Filipino History Month

 

With The Screening of Three Films

 

FREE

 

1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday…

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Added by terry joven on September 9, 2014 at 4:13pm — No Comments

FMA - Hollywood is using it why isn't TFC (or GMA)

Maybe I am wrong for I have not watched all TFC teleserye out there.  I am of course aware of a few special characters and shows such as si Bro, Scheduler and of course KuTe.  I have had many problems with these shows, for somehow logic gets thrown out the windows in many of these cases.  I am not here to talk about that, what I am confused about is how these tv shows with the ability to influence so many filipinos choose not to employ things that are truly pinoy.

I am talking about…

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Added by Francis Serrano on August 29, 2014 at 10:09pm — No Comments

The Awkwardness of New Techniques

As I begin working with new students, I notice that frustration builds due to the clumsiness of learning new skills. I wrote this blog post as a bit of motivation for those struggling with grasping new skills. Thanks for reading!

Don't Fight that Awkward Feeling

Added by Eric Primm on August 25, 2014 at 8:39am — No Comments

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