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Archive for June 2010

Footwork – eskrima

June 18, 2010

Chris ran warm-ups last night, proving once again that it’s really hard to add when your muscles are burning.  At least we got the same number twice this time. The night was a focus on footwork – as a defender, how does your foot placement affect your tactics?  What’s available to you, depending on the […]

Ego bruising is good for the soul – eskrima

June 17, 2010

We all got a bit of a wake-up call last night in class.  A pop quiz on everything in the curriculum under Basics and Beginner – and there’s plenty to work on.  As Instructor McWethy said – time to soak our heads. I’m going to focus on things *I* need to work on, since obviously, […]

Tactics drills – eskrima

June 11, 2010

We had a good-sized class last night, about half and half white shirts and colored shirts.  It’s good to see everyone! Nick ran us around the room for warm-ups, mixing laps with siniwallis practice, bag work and tapatas drills.  It’s been a while since we really worked the bags during warm-ups, so that was a […]

unarmed is not powerless – eskrima

June 9, 2010

We had a new student last night – welcome to Mitch!  We hope to see a bunch more of you. Ryan ran warm-ups last night, with a strong cardio session followed by traditional boxing practice with focus mitts, which we haven’t done in quite a while.  Lots of fun. Instructor McWethy had us do something […]

Working in disarms – eskrima

June 4, 2010

Rio ran warm-ups last night – his first effort, and a good one.  I had to take it easy on some of the exercises because I had a twingy wrist, and even so I got a great workout. The class started off simply, with a bit of one-4-one to review blocks and evasions.  From there, […]

Disarms, basic and advanced – eskrima

June 2, 2010

Tony led the warm-ups last night, putting us through a combination of laps, yoga and stretching.  It was a good solid half-hour workout. We worked on disarms for the entire class, and as usual, they’re wicked fun.  The first move was more of a KDM disarm, involving grabbing and controlling your opponent’s thumb with your […]