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February 2013 Blog Posts (10)

India Travel Log "The Mother Ganges" "Bahala Na Graduate" Brent Matsuda

From my Brother Brent Matsuda ...interesting reading pretty good writer & escrimador!

After more than 2 weeks in India, I feel like I'm finally starting to get

a feel for this country. It has been exhilarating, exciting, and

exhausting. Oftentimes the frustration of doing anything with any semblance

of efficiency or common sense is maddening. But then you experience

something that makes it all worthwhile.

The Holy City of Varanasi did just…


Added by terry joven on February 28, 2013 at 9:28am — 4 Comments

A knife disarm used in real life by one of my students

 Last Saturday night one of my students used one of my knife disarms for real in altercation between two guys at his work. My student on the weekend works as tattoo artist in a rough part of San Diego. He said that  a  guy came in to get a tattoo on his chest, After he got his tattoo, his friend who had been drinking, came in and slapped him on the fresh tattoo, his friend did it a second time and also grabbed him on the fresh tattoo. The man screamed in pain, he drew his knife and started…


Added by Marc Lawrence on February 26, 2013 at 9:20pm — No Comments

STL Counterpoint Announcement

I'm pleased to announced that STL Counterpoint will be hosting a Counterpoint Tactical System seminar with Master Zach Whitson on May 25th. Check out the link below for more information.

Seminar Announcement

Added by Eric Primm on February 25, 2013 at 10:27am — No Comments

Enter Panantukan

I'm trying to get into panantukan. But i dont know where to start. I'd like to know where is comes from how is it different than Western boxing and how can I add open handed strikes to it.( I dont want to break my knuckles and cut my fists on teeth.) Does  anyone have a set of combos/ drills I can add to it. Thanks.

Added by Ben Cerasi on February 21, 2013 at 9:46pm — 8 Comments

Blade work with a Bolo

Here is fun drill that we did today, take your Bolo that is sharp ( must be very sharp, like to cut paper), have your partner at least 20 feet away from you pitch an apple or orange at your center mass. It can be underhand or overhand. You will have to get out of the way and cut it in fluid motion. The goal is to cut it as centered as possible, then have them pitch you the halves to cut again. As you do each one have them pitch faster so you can speed up your reaction time. you will see and…


Added by Marc Lawrence on February 18, 2013 at 12:06pm — 3 Comments

More Mechanics of the Weapon.-The stick

The stick as I said before is an impact weapon, but when sharpened on both ends it now becomes a thrusting/cutting weapon and when fire hardened or metal tipped. I have seen weapons made by Manongs that had a sharpened piece of a can held in by a nail. They would strike for impact and cut with the sharp tip. This tactic would be used on the legs and arms. I have also seen the sticks sharpen so that when a thrust was delivered they were stabbing you like a fencing foil. By the butt being…


Added by Marc Lawrence on February 14, 2013 at 5:23pm — No Comments

GM Max Pallen Seminar Schedule

Gm Pallen

Senkotiros Arnis Semnars 2013 by Grandmaster max M. Pallen:

March 16, 2013 - Salinas, California

March 17, 2013 - Kaju Eskrima - Vallejo, California

April 6- 21, 2013 East Coast FMA Tour

May 4, 2013- Merced, California

May 11, 2013- Temple, Texas

May 18, 2013 - Fresno,California

June/ July - Philippine Adventures

August 17, 2013 - Antioch, California

September 13, 14, 15, 2013 - New Jersey…


Added by terry joven on February 14, 2013 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Mechanics of the Weapon

Each weapon has mechanical principles that it operates with. Even just stick or rock, A stick is just two things in its attack mode, an impact weapon and a thrusting weapon.Understanding and apply this means you can correctly apply an attack. Adding to the an understanding of the body and its weaknesses you can now maximize the damage you can deliver. In its defense mode it is a shield, I know it is hard for a student to wrap there mind around a concept of hiding behind a 3/4 inch diameter…


Added by Marc Lawrence on February 10, 2013 at 11:24am — 4 Comments

Day Of Play

Day of Play
Hi all!

Come join us for Mission High School's Day of Play!!

Mission High School

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Watch and learn…

Added by terry joven on February 8, 2013 at 9:03am — No Comments

Dances With Sticks: The Importance of Rhythm in FMA

In every form of martial arts, there are particular attributes that always come into play. Strength, speed and stamina are just a few of the necessary traits. However, in Filipino martial arts, the form contains a number of characteristics many are unaware of, which could be considered its “x-factor.”

Grandmaster Robert Castro, Professor Jay Dizon and Master Joseph Bautista of Eskabo Daan have been asked to breakdown some of the less recognizable fundamentals to the longtime…


Added by AJ Ruiz on February 7, 2013 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

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