8/13/2010 5:27pm, #161
-Stance with a right or left lead
-linear footwork in 4 directions
-a few triangular entries
-2 disarms (for forward or reverse grip)
-8 angles of attack (focusing on the main 5)
-6 simple parries
-3 methods to avoid and counter leg attacks
-4 methods using a wide grip to strike
-4 methods using a wide grip to block
-3 chokes with the stick (half nelson stick choke, side headlock stick choke, and fang choke
For the knife, the last three are replaced by:
-3 assisted cuts
-3 finishing cut positions (similar position to stick chokes)
It might seem like a lot, but when you take it as your entire system, it's pretty simple.
8/13/2010 5:42pm, #162
What I have found interesting is that the more you work through a small amount of material the more the whole of the material makes sense. situations come up which show why other stuff ws incorporated. Its a very interesting development really.This thread never was a high quality conversation - My friend vern Gilbert on the William Acquier thread.
The fight in question having started over who owns which piece of rubble. Nicko1;2233174 On the Acquier Kim Fiasco slash thread.
8/16/2010 10:05am, #163
I had a student who was the FMA version of the Praetorian Guard, except instead of saying "remember, Caesar, you are mortal," he'd say "Guro, why do we practice this drill?" He liked training hard, and is a good student, so it wasn't like he was slacking off. He just legitimately wanted to hear my reasoning for why a drill should or should not be practiced.
8/19/2010 10:42pm, #164
8/20/2010 3:06pm, #165
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- Seattle (Ballard), WA
"This is just a drill, and not how you fight. What we are working on here is ____, which is useful when fighting. We'll drill it now, but be sure to try to work this in later when we spar."
Ideally, I try to phase stuff in, as the jump from controlled drill to sparring can be a big one. So, it's usually controlled drill > semi-live drill > controlled sparring > free sparrring. Phasing stuff in like this when training a particlular tactic or technique seems quite helpful.