The new year has begun, and soon, the Counterpoint Tactical System seminar circuit will begin. Check out my blog page for the first seminar of the year.
Added by Eric Primm on January 28, 2015 at 8:43am — No Comments
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 than a drill.…Continue
Added by Eric Primm on December 4, 2014 at 11:43am — No Comments
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 counter-recounter drill based on FMA concepts.…Continue
Added by Eric Primm on November 29, 2014 at 1:09pm — No Comments
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 one.…Continue
Added by Eric Primm on November 24, 2014 at 8:15am — No Comments
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 out!…Continue
Added by Eric Primm on November 20, 2014 at 11:39am — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by Eric Primm on November 7, 2014 at 9:52am — No Comments
This blog entry details my thoughts on training double stick. I've moved from drill phase to tactical phase, and I love it.
Added by Eric Primm on October 29, 2014 at 11:39am — No Comments
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…
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 …Continue
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 participants tested for rank in Counterpoint Tactical System and Cacoy Doce…Continue
Added by Eric Primm on September 25, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Eric Primm on September 19, 2014 at 8:27am — No Comments
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..."…Continue
Added by Eric Primm on September 11, 2014 at 3:34pm — No Comments
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!
Added by Eric Primm on August 25, 2014 at 8:39am — No Comments
I've really been enjoying the MyFMA.net discussion on The Line Between Good and Bad Escrima. There are many excellent responses there, and I started writing up my own thoughts to post. As usual, my thoughts grew into an article. So, I posted that article on my blog. Here are my…Continue
Added by Eric Primm on July 18, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Over at the STL Counterpoint Bog, I discuss reviewing sparring. Check it out!
Added by Eric Primm on July 9, 2014 at 1:11pm — No Comments
What do your notes look like? Here's a blog post about how I view notes in the learning of martial arts after a recent visit to Counterpoint Tactical System Founder Zach Whitson.
Added by Eric Primm on June 23, 2014 at 7:47am — No Comments
Here is the latest stop on the Counterpoint Tactical System virtual tour. Filipino Martial Arts in the Missouri Ozarks. Check it out.
Added by Eric Primm on February 28, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
The Counterpoint Tactical System (CTS) has some great news.Continue
The Counterpoint Tactical System is presenting Filipino Martial Arts Workshops around the country this coming weekend to benefit the American Red Cross's Typhoon Appeal. Check here for locations near you.
Added by Eric Primm on November 20, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
In October, Master Zach Whitson will be conducting a defensive tactics vs. knife seminar in Boca Raton, FL. The seminar is based out of Master Whitson's own Counterpoint Tactical System. For more information, click here.
In that same weekend, Haastyle martial arts will be hosting a Counterpoint Tactical System seminar for the general public.…Continue
Added by Eric Primm on September 20, 2013 at 7:55am — No Comments