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4 tips, 6 count drill, arnis, drills, escrima, eskrima, filipino martial arts, fma, heaven, heaven 6, heaven and earth, kali, martial arts, sinawali -

I'm sharing my 4 tips that I learned when I started doing Sinawali drills. What are other techniques you guys started learning in the beginning of your FMA journey? Would love to see them in the comments below!   Sinawali, to weave or a weaving pattern, used in Filipino Martial Arts. Sinawali drill can be done with a partner or solo, single or double sticks. Different FMA styles have their own versions of Sinawali patterns. Sinawali can also be called Heaven or Heaven 6. This is when the sticks are point upward with a 6 count pattern. Heaven and Earth...

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blocks, drills, escrima, eskrima, rising, training, vertical -

Here's a video I put together a couple of years back that demonstrates different types of blocks against 5 strikes. The first block we used against all 5 are the vertical block. These are commonly used when the stick are in the upright position to block a strike, followed by counter towards the rib, and for training purposes, the drill is finished to target the arm. The counter strike can be redirected anywhere in the body. The 2nd block we did, was a rising block. The stick is pointed in a downright position, and followed by an abanico counter.  Both...

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decuerdas, demos, drills, filipino martial arts, fma, fma lifestyle, graphic tees, itak clothing, lock and block, serrada, sinawali, streetwear -

So, I was going over some video files and decided to put something together. Hope you guys like it. It's a mixture of drills, 12 basic strikes, lock and block, and sinawali. Towards the end, I put a clip of a demo we did back in the day for a church group here in our area. I choreographed it mixing in the the lock and block drill, espada y daga style. Then moving on to the sumbrada drill (free flow | counter for counter) then following it with disarms to mano y mano (hand to hand). We kinda messed up...

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arnis, drills, escrima, eskrima, espada y daga, filipino martial arts, fma, kali, lock and block, serrada -

It was another sunny day over the weekend, and I was lucky that I got off work early. Called over some friends and had them come over to record some videos. We usually do this just to go over some lessons, drills, that we previously learned. We started off with some basic drills that we usually do and work from there. Then we went on to some basic knife defense. Trying to get the ins and outs, going over those “what ifs” situations. Then went over some hand to hand drills, making them work with the basic drills with sticks....

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