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Posted On:9/25/2009 1:20pm
Now, when I did Kali, I'd heard that Sikaran was another name for Pananjakman or generic FMA kicking techniques. I'd known that Shotokan had a presence on the Islands, and that it and Judo had influenced some systems of FMA.
Then I saw this:
I would love to know more, if anyone has any input.
Posted On:9/25/2009 1:26pm
"Side Step Side Kick" Instructional
Posted On:9/25/2009 1:31pm
Cross Step Kick:
I use these same patterns when I teach.
Posted On:9/27/2009 7:54pm
Style: Kali, Silat
FMA Digest had an issue on Sikaran.
The link is about half way down the page.
Pretty good read.
Posted On:9/27/2009 8:34pm
Thanks for the link. The history is fascinating, and it does remind me quite a bit of the development of Taekwondo (minus the government interference, of course).
Posted On:9/28/2009 9:53pm
Sikaran is a word that means kicking, so using that term in reference to Filipino kicking techniques is not incorrect.
While I am no way an expert on Sikaran, from what I understand, the most commonly found lineage is that of Geronimo, but that is not the only lineage as the FMAdigest article states. There is also a line that traces itself through Mr. Louis Lagarejos. http://lagarejosassociates.com/lagarejossikaran.html
There may be other lines as well, its not a well-documented system.
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