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May 2017 Blog Posts (4)

Some notes on Macabebe

Estilo Macabebe is one of the 20 styles in the Giron system of Escrima. Uncle Leo explained that the name derived from the Macabebe tribe who were known for their double weapon fighting style. It is practiced with two similar length weapons and incorporates both Kob Kob and Sinawali techniques (more about those later). On the surface, defending yourself with two weapons rather than one seems a no brainer. More is better, right? But, the reality is much more complicated than the theory. Most…

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Added by Guro Lawrence Motta on May 16, 2017 at 10:52am — 1 Comment

Diversity in Style

I wanted to have a brief chat about style. One thing I have learned over the years is that each player has their own style; distinct, individual, unique. Yet, how does that square with the need for conformity and consistency in curriculum? I have to teach the same technique to a wide range of individuals. Does that mean that I have to change the technique for each student or is it the student who needs to change? My Dad was a strict Biology professor. His opinion was that it was the…

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Added by Guro Lawrence Motta on May 10, 2017 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

INSIGHT ON GROWTH

by PTK-KDP

December 2016

No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.” (Carl Jung)

     As a beginner, one can see the distinction from advanced techniques to basic techniques. But for someone who is growing in the art, the distinction disappears. What's left is only growth. When you…

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Added by Pekiti Tirsia DC/MD/VA on May 1, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

DEVELOPING PATIENCE IN MARTIAL ARTS PRACTICE

by PTK-KDP

January 2017

     Mastery of Kali takes time. The transformation that occurs throughout our time for practice is both internal and external. It is not smooth and flowing like the movements we practice. Sometimes it is challenging and painstaking... sometimes deeply moving or thought-provoking, sometimes it confirms…

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Added by Pekiti Tirsia DC/MD/VA on May 1, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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