Thread: a bit of Latosa from DTT
4/08/2010 11:37pm, #11
But in the long run escrima is empty hand and very much like WT
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4/09/2010 12:27am, #12
(& for the record, this isn't from me. It's from guys like Moshe Feldenkrais, Carl Cestari, Applegate, Fairbairn, guys that know a thing or two about fighting.)
Playing "pretend" is what made arts like Judo. You take techniques that you can drill over and over and over and NOT kill/maim/cripple your opponent and make an art out of them, and you learn the basics & principles that much quicker. You can't learn to economize your technique when dealing with adrenal flush, it's fucking impossible.
But... all that "illegal" **** is still in the Judo curriculum, for when it's TIME TO KILL/MAIM/CRIPPLE. Not to say that you can't achieve the same ends with "sport" judo, there are just more expedient ways to do it with standard jujutsu, but how do you "drill" such techniques? By playing "pretend"."Judo is a study of techniques with which you may kill if you wish to kill, injure if you wish to injure, subdue if you wish to subdue, and, when attacked, defend yourself" - Jigoro Kano (1889)
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4/09/2010 9:06am, #13
I am just saying all that theory is awesome and full of win and triangles but you gotta get out there and bang for me to take you seriously . If it is stick fighting in any form then there needs to be more than compliant drilling because you are dealing with a serious topic in which **** goes bad quick.
I want to see how people move under pressure . I want to see the techniques being shown used in a manner that is somewhat definitive . I don't want to train "interrupting cow" if it falls apart when **** gets crazy . I haven't seen anything from Latosa except theMOOOOOOory .
Granted I haven't put all that much effort into My search but I have searched a little here and there .
I guess what I am trying to say is the closer the practice is to the real thing the better your results will be . So lets see some Latosa in free play with proper gear . .Then I can comment on the approach and mechanics .