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Sayas-Lastra Brotherhood

The purpose of this group is to bring together those that have trained in the Sayas-Lastra System of Arnis and to honor our elders and teachers.

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Comment by David Ducay on August 4, 2010 at 8:41am
Has anyone ever witness Lastra's Double Stick and Espada y Daga ? It's unique in a sense that it's all Largo Mano free style, it looks like the old Spanish fenceing with the Saber & Dagger. I have old video footage of it but trying to figure out how to get it down loaded on u-tube.
Comment by David Ducay on July 23, 2010 at 10:43am
Ed, good to hear from you! PG Eddie now lives in the San Mateo area. I keep in touch with his brother Guro Robert. I you want to get in touch with any of them just let me know and I will forward you their contact information. Also, do you still remember the Kali techniques that Master (Sensei) Patrick Salientes taught? Estoka-Estoka Parada from the Villabrille-Largusa system of Kali. I do remember hosting SGM "Cacoy' Canetes Doce Pares (Eskrido) seminar back in the 90's at Hogan high school if that is the one you are referrring to.
Talk to you Again,

David Ducay (V-Town M.A. :)
Comment by Ed Banayat on July 21, 2010 at 3:45pm
Hey David! It's been a VERY longtime, hope all is well. I would have to agree with what David said about PG Eddie. I really miss those days training and learning from him and others. I still recall my 1st Doce Pares seminar with you guys too. BTW Dave do you still keep in touch with PG Eddie? Have to rummage through my stuff to find the info sheets he passed out.

Take Care!
Ed Banayat
Comment by David Ducay on July 21, 2010 at 9:28am
Those of you who wanted to know what was taught:

PG Eddies teachings of his basic Lastra Arnis art consisted of the following:

Beginning phase taught the “Cinco Teros” strikes (Largo Mano) 1 to 5.
Basic footwork, the male / female triangle. (this concept is one of the most important aspect of Lastras Largo Mano)

Communication-1 / Defending the on-coming fighter drill.
Communication-2 / Defending the counter fighter drill.
Communication-3 / Defending the broken rhythm fighter drill.

The Communication is (taught) and done with two players, first controlled (constant practiced) then later (when mastered) speed picks up (done to develop opponents body feel), later at full contact (functionalized).

All fighters will fall under the three Communication categories, they can favor one or be all…

This is the base in the Lastra system.
Comment by David Ducay on July 14, 2010 at 10:12am
One of the unique qualities of Master or "Mang Ed" if you don't know this already from his teachings and demonstrations is that he is a perfectionist. His Arnis art is superb, when he instructs he devulges the history of the Philippine and culture with it, like his flamenco guitar playing he is a true "Master" of the arts.
Comment by David Ducay on July 12, 2010 at 9:42am
I grew up in Vallejo, Ca. with Master Eddie Lastra, his brother Robert and Nephew Dennis. the son of George Lastra. The Benicia Road KaJuKenBo school and the members of the Kapatirans of Vallejo are one of the only groups in NorCal that teaches this Largo Mano Arnis system of the Lastras. In the San Jose area still lives GM Norlito Soreano who is one of Master Eddies instructors of Arnis.
Comment by Ed Banayat on June 24, 2010 at 10:35pm
My apologies...our group was called "Lastra School of Arnis"
Comment by Ed Banayat on June 24, 2010 at 10:14pm
BTW, back then it was Lastra Brotherhood of Arnis. I haven't gotten back into the FMA except for seminars and solo training. I really miss it! Just looking to get back into it when time permits. I still remember the basics and try to workout but you know how that goes with little ones in the way. Thank you again for the warm welcomes!
Comment by Ed Banayat on June 24, 2010 at 10:09pm
Thank you Mr. Sargent
I had the pleasure of training with PG Eddie Lastra when I lived in Vallejo,CA. He was teaching at a local community center. I've trained before in Eskrima, taught by the late Sensei Salientes, but not seriously. As I got older I became more serious about learning FMA and found Eddie.
Unfortunately I only trained for about 2-2 1/2 years, got married and moved to Long Beach,CA. I wish I had more time with him because of his teaching methods.
Comment by xxxxxxxxx on May 18, 2010 at 1:37pm
To all FMA enthusiasts,

A.T.C.R.S. is having a summer pair sale on our quality rattan FMA sticks. All of our rattan sticks are made from 100% Manau rattan, Cut to your size, hand tempered and straightened for maximum straight, Oiled to protect the tempering and shipped with the lowest prices!

Our summer pair price is $25 a pair. Shipping is baste on wait and distance. Can be determined as you order!
Thank you for your time!
Train hard and practice to perfect,
Maestro David Guillory

P.S. Here is my website where you can read more on our sticks:
Will be updating info on this page within the next 48 hours.

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