Blade, you just begging for an ass-kicking now :P
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Blade you be idiotic if you think you can disarm someone with knives in each hand. You should actually do some research first before you say anything. Theres been quite a number of escrima masters that have actually used their training methods in actual life and death encounters . People like Cabale, Ilustrisimo, Taboada etc. They walked the talk. Thats more than most people can say. Ilustrisimo killed more than thirty people in his life so he knows what he teaches works.
I remember in his frist killed he decapitated the man. The man head rolled off his shoulder the body was still up and running and the head was on the floor staring angrily at Antonio Ilustrisimo (I hear you have about twenty seconds of conciousness before you run out of oxygen.). I can imagine the shock of it. I have video footage of Antonio Illustrisimo telling his actual use of kali. Its no joke. The Phillipines is a dangerous place and life is cheap. Escrima/kali/aarnis can really save your butt one day. Learn from peole who actually knows.
"Do what thou wilt is the whole of the Law"
I would dispute the idea that everyone thinks that TKD is bad.The techniques are simply too difficult and unrealistic for most people.This is not to say that there are not 1000s of TKD people who can punch and kick fast and hard.As far as Kernspect is concerned,I think he is respected as a genuine master,and a credible source.Martial art really boils down to the benefits and drawbacks of a specific,individual school or class,not to the philosophical and cultural/historical linkages of what is taught.
I have never seen Kernspect personally or met the man. I do know that every month or so he would throw someone out of the EWTO. Not some unkown or jerk, but someone who had been loyal for like 17 years. Are all those people wrong and screwed up and he is the only right one? I doubt it. But I could be wrong too. That left me with a really bad taste in my mouth. And then there was that stupid video of him "sparing" with the national wrestling coach of Dumbassistan . . . To make it short, he maybe great at WT, but I don't share any enthusiasms about his person.
Either I'm missing something or this kind of stance and movement is the most stupid and difficult thing I've ever tried. I think the fault is more to do with the way the author explained it, but how exactly do you drag your weighted foot forward without any weight on the other?
Forward step in WingTsun
During the forward step, your complete body weight is on your back leg while your front leg pulls your body forward*. The front leg carries no body weight and in this way it is possible to quickly change direction without losing balance.
(*in the WT forward step movement, one foot in placed behind the other; during the step, the feet are moved as if they were following an imaginary straight line).
Edited by - Halogen on July 13 2003 03:12:19
It might be better to say, "You put as much weight as possible on your back leg while pulling yourself forward with your front one."
"Blade Windu, i hope your joking, hah."
Blade Windu is a little child that pretends to know about martial arts. He has a very narrow view and still can't see that he is heading into a dead end.
Re Article: The are both TMAs.
Hard work, Patience, Dedication.
" I'm pretty good when the gi tops come off." Posted by Crimson Tiger
"Since the Escrimador is constantly confronted with armed attacks during his training, he quickly loses his "natural" fear of being hit by the attacker’s stick."
This is very true. or in fact being hit period. When confronted by sharp shiney blades, the first few times you are sh!t scared. After a while your mentality/attitude changes and you are just thinking "bring it".
I personally don't see a need to add WT to the unarmed techniques I have in Escrima already. I would maybe add Judo of BJJ for the ground fighting. I wouldn't want to go to the ground (especially in a weapon fight) but I feel Judo/BJJ could help me back up on to my feet, which is reason enough to add it.
From what I have seen WT comprises of close range striking techniques. Escrima concepts aready has those. Trapping, it has those. And I personally dislike the WT stance, whereas in Escrima if someone asks "what's your stance?" you can simply reply "I'm standing in it".
Do you train with Paul Leslie?
i tried out an escrima class with him and i like it.But i found the footwork difficult because of my WT training.I could see some similarities with WT and i definitely would do Latosa Escrima if i wasnt doing WT.
But i never got to see the unarmed escrima :( does escrima have any sensitivity training like chi sao?
Daninja: Yeah, I train with Paul. Does it show? <img src=icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>
You should have stuck with it, or come down again one sunday. We spar almost every lesson unarmed now.
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