I've got some more recent ****-tasticness now, so may as well share it here rather than resurrect the other thread.
I've unfairly cherry picked the footage to show less of the other guy kicking my ass, so to offset that for him, here's an opener of me getting Rochambeau'd
And here's a bit from session 4. This time just concentrating on hand-tagging.
I took a real fucking beating this session. I'll see if I can get some photo's of the bruises up in a minute
Note for double irony points, that the Aikidoka is wearing a genuine GrappleArts t-shirt, and Tapout Shorts :-D
Me in the red elbow pads. A bit scrappy. First low armour competition.
Nice use of capturing the other guys weapons and use of thrusts! How big is that cage? I liked how it limited movement, makes for a nice environmental consideration.
Originally Posted by Kalichap
This totally looks like the kind of thing I'd be interested in competing in, was it closed tourney? What organisation?
Edit: I see its Warriors Escrima
What's the ruleset there Permalost? WEKAF with kicks?
Yeah, pretty much WEKAF with kicks. Stick to the head is 2 points, body is 1 point, weapon hand is 1 point. Punches and kicks score but palm heel just counts as a check. Stick to a kicking leg or alive hand is no points but its allowed. Here's the in-depth rules if you're interested:
Originally Posted by Fuzzy
Thanks guys! This is the first one we've done so it was mainly Warriors Eskrima and affiliate groups. I think we are trying to do another one in March. I'm sure if people hear about it and want to get involved there shouldn't be any problems. The guy who organises it (also the ref) is my instructor and he just wants as many people to put their art into practice. No ego or BS just a mutual love of smashing the hell out of each other with sticks! And you can see Guro Krishna in background having a good time watching the fights.
And yeah, the check and thrust is a great technique and strategy to do, thrusting/stabbing seems really underuse in stick sparring and fighting I feel. It worked a treat for all day long.
Fighting in a cage is a good experience as there is basically nowhere to run so defence and footwork are high on the agenda. Although I need to work on my foot work next time around.