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Guro Lawrence Motta's Blog – February 2018 Archive (2)

On Abaniko

Abaniko is a great style to learn for scenarios where your back is against an obstruction or hazard. Uncle Leo used to tell us it was good for fighting up against a wall or car or other barrier. It's important to remember that "Abaniko" translates as Fan. This is both a metaphor and a practical application. With the Abaniko techniques, we use the side of the blade to redirect and propel the opponent's weapon off the attack line. It takes precise timing and accurate placement of the weapon to…

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Added by Guro Lawrence Motta on February 27, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Elipses

We certainly enjoyed the unseasonable weather this past weekend and got out to do more advanced training. Thanks Janelle and Patt for putting in the hard work and taking a few knocks. Trust me, they delivered a few too.

Saturday's lesson centered around elliptical striking and blocking and the way it helps cut down intervals of time. By applying the principal of ellipses to our work, we bring round movements closer to straight lines and therefore cut down t…

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Added by Guro Lawrence Motta on February 7, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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