With "sword grabbing" or other feedback on specific videos, that might be out of the context of me vs. sean, but either way, please link to the specific Tres Espadas video you are refering to, because there are dozens and dozens of these videos and it's hard to say which one you are referering to. You will see a lot of beginners making a lot of mistakes for their first time in these videos, and you will sometimes see things that look very off, but are actually something very specific if you look closer. For example in this video:
The beginner grabs the sword on the half of the blade closest to the hilt, and he's trying not to grab the sharp edge of the weapon. In theory if you were going to grab a sword (bad idea, obviously,) that is how you would want to do it.
Thanks for the response. It was too damn long and wordy, but helpful.
Anyway, he is a troll. I'm not going to point out all of the logical fallacies he is using, but stop wasting your time.
You guys are a club that meets once a month. For a certified instructor to be trolling your blog and youtube videos says everything to me.
Read the damn thread Bobby, he has said it was a club in damn near every post.
Bullshit. This is a weak debate tactic. Assholes use this to troll, like me, or people that are genuinely unintelligent. It is a way to fish for information and tailor your argument to fit your needs.Quote:
I explain things in wide generalities because I want you to try to understand what I am talking about, like one teacher to another "teacher"? Don't take my comments for what you may think it is, I have meanings to back up my wording.
Do you deny that you wrote this?Quote:
So what we have here is a small group of people who have dabbled into martial arts, boxing or any kind of self defense. No certified instructors, nor students of Martial Arts and you're trying to be a "legitimate" Organization for spreading Martial Art when you don't even appreciate Martial Art? I've watched the videos on this site, people continue to be sloppy, so I don't see any correction in which this "Organization" claims to do. The name of your group is "Tres Espadas" which is Spanish for "Three Swords" but when asked what kind of swords are being represented, it's 3 different Chinese or Kung Fu swords. What I am typing is not intended to bash your group or to pose negativity upon your group, but to let you be aware of what you are trying to pass onto people who have little or no Martial Art experience at all. "Tres Espadas" is Spanish, the swords you represent are of "Chinese" or "Kung Fu" descent and the sparring is with Medieval weaponry (for the most part), so where is the connection? Having people come together and express their self defense or Martial Arts through sparring is a good intention, I agree. Because of Grandmasters/Masters of Martial Arts, that's the reason why Martial Arts still exist today and maybe we should "Bow" to them, since they are the reason and the ones who have tested, shed blood, protected, saved lives and continued to pass on their Martial Art so that we (the fans) can have the privilege/opportunity to learn these arts and pass them on. Please, correct me if I may have been wrong about anything that I have typed here today.
You imply in that quote that you have had some discussion with us about our logo. The only way we have ever discussed our logo before has been face-to-face with people, typically at actual Tres Espadas meetings.
Have you been to a Tres Espadas meeting before, yes or no?
So what it sounds like to me is you are hiding your identity because I already have video of one our club members kicking your ass, and now you are trying to say to yourself "well, that's not how it would work in a real fight."
Whatever it is that you do that is supposedly so much better than what we do, you are not willing to post video of it. So it's probably garbage, and you may or may not know a couple of two man FMA drills, and have no idea how to fight what so ever, and your opinion is not worth my time to further pursue. YOU correct ME if I am wrong here.
I have standards about who I take feedback from. If you aren't competent at what we are doing or something similar, I really don't care what you have to say about it.Quote:
...you don't understand whats going on around you... blah blah blah... I think epistemology is my own new special idea... blah blah blah...
Please post video of people sparring (full contact and continuously) with the "properly balanced footwork" and "not just jumping in attacks" you speak of, so I at least know what you are talking about.
If you don't know why round kicks are useful in a weapon fight, then you need to study a lot more martial arts before I can take you seriously.
i think that fat guy was just winded from having to move his arms for 30 seconds
Phil is one of the most commonly featured sparring persons in videos, dozens of other examples. Kick haters beware: 2 minute rounds do not require very good conditioning. (I realize you as MT know of the liver kick, this is for the sake of any unfortunate soul who runs across this thread in the future.)
Personally, I like the idea of padding up, and smacking the hell out of each other. Good clean fun.
Well, I thought you would have some sense of understanding on what I have been talking about, it seems you shoved your face in the book. I gave you the benefit of the doubt and you doubted the benefit. So, here we go......
I do not deny typing that comment that you posted, we both know that ain't the only comment I have posted before, but you can leave your previous comments out from your site and make this a one sided view. Talk about hiding, eh?
I have seen your gathering of cluster fucks with LARP weaponry doing LARP movement. Pretty larping gay if you ask me.
Do I spar? Yes, I spar, I spar quite a bite. I have also sparred against people with other Martial Art backgrounds in a friendly matter. I have to admit though, I had a friendly spar against a couple of guys in bremerton that do eskrima, which I think is another Filipino Martial Art. I consider myself pretty good, we are our own worst critic, but these guys are damn good in my book, I couldn't touch them. I know what you are thinking, so don't get on your high horse just yet. As far as self defense, these guys knew their stuff. After talking to these guys, my eyes were open even more. That allowed me see what kind of level people are on in the Arts they do.
Swinging strikes: Swinging can have technique behind it, I think it should, but what I see a lot in the videos you post are people savagely swinging. Like throwing their swings out at the other person, hoping to land a strike.
You want me to post a video of myself so that you can copy the movement/material and teach it to your group, stealing once again. Every time I watch the videos you post, it's like watching a Special Olympics event. Looks like blind people with down syndrome attacking each other. Your videos look like dog **** ran over twice.
You post a lot of videos of people blindly attacking each other, dropping their weapons, tripping over their feet or loosing balance and falling down, grabbing the blade side of the other person's weapon, taking strikes as they just stand there. Tres Espadas at it's finest I guess. Nice video of you loosing your weapon and then attacking the armed person as you get hit with a gut shot and drop, nice "self defense" guy. Is that what you teach all of your group members, to loose a fight or get killed?
Oh, and your latest video here, nice kick he did. Not a round house, but nicely done. I don't see how he couldn't have landed it, the other guy had both his hands occupied on one weapon. He deflected the attack in which created and opening and that's what he went for.
My suggestion to you: Learn effective "self defense" or Martial Art, train and then remake your videos. That way, when you post them, they won't look like Backyard LARPing.