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Guro Lawrence Motta's Blog – May 2011 Archive (2)

The best pasta I ever ate

I am often asked what knife I carry and what the best knife for tactical use is.  I also see a lot of FMA practitioners show extreme loyalty to one or more of their precious, decorated $50 sticks.  There is a saying in our dialect of Italian that loosely translates as “the pasta I am eating right now is the best I ever had”.  In my family, we often quote this phrase when we want to say that we are happy with what we have and grateful for it.  I have practiced with old Wiffle Bats, broom…


Added by Guro Lawrence Motta on May 25, 2011 at 7:06pm — No Comments

Fighting the need for drama

We have all seen the movies and the videos of high flying, acrobatic athletes performing martial maneuvers that defy physics.  Although extremely entertaining, most of us know that astounding leaps and earth shattering kicks don’t really happen in the real world.  Likewise, extended weapon exchanges that go parry for parry and lay waste to the surrounding set usually are more fantasy than fact.  In reality, exchanges with weapons are fast, direct and simple.  Defenses against such attacks…


Added by Guro Lawrence Motta on May 25, 2011 at 2:59pm — No Comments

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