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Archive for May 2012

In which I block things with my fists

May 23, 2012

Last night’s class was a fantastic mash-up of largo mano and siniwallis concepts.  While my brain got a few new wrinkles while working on this, my knuckles got some major clonks in the process.  Mostly my own damn fault, as one would expect. Maxwell worked with the lower level students on largo and siniwallis basics, […]

Espada y Daga – eskrima

May 11, 2012

Last night’s class was both awesome and exhausting, coupled with the nervous excitement of doing new things. Espada y daga is exactly what the Spanish words translate to – sword and dagger.  It’s a combination in feel of serrada and combat siniwallis – using two weapons, but one is still shorter than the other.  It’s […]

Balancing scales – eskrima

May 4, 2012

Martial arts is a balancing act between “martial” and “arts”.  Any given system can focus too much on one aspect or the other.  The system I train in aims to balance them. Lately, we’ve been catching up on the form and precision of the art to balance out the application of the martial, and I […]