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Posts Tagged ‘serrada

On continuing to edge toward my next rank plateau

August 1, 2012

Last night was a pretty full class – three basics students, three beginner students, one intermediate student, and two advanced students/assistant instructors.  We focused on dequerdas/serrada for the first part of class, then siniwallis for the rest of it. These days, I’m focusing a lot on aspects of the art that have been a problem […]

Nailing down form – eskrima

April 27, 2012

Last night’s class was a lot of brain work. Serrada is a very formal version of FMA, and as such, it has very specific rules and goals.  A bit like a very angry, precise dance. Except, of course, for the angry part. The more amped up I get while doing serrada, the more problems I […]

Getting back into the groove

April 25, 2012

It’s been quite a while since I updated this blog regularly, and I’ve decided to have another go at it. Coming fresh off a seminar in Madison with our Inayan family in the IS3, the class has been working on a lot of serrada and lock & block. Serrada is a form of FMA created […]

Absent girl is repentant

July 20, 2010

I’m not sure where those couple of weeks went, but I’m back in the saddle again.  No one slip me any more micky finns. I’ll do a quick recap of last night’s non-class practice, to creep back into things. Worked on serrada and lock & block exclusively last night.  The short version:  while I’ve come […]

Theory night is full of theory – eskrima

April 21, 2010

Eric led warm-ups last night, with his traditional vim and vigor.  Largo wick-tick drills beat most of us into at least one whining session, but not only is it a good workout, it’s also great for showing us how much more developed we are on our dominant side.  It gave me a few ideas I’d […]

Barefoot sprints and muscle memory – other stuff

April 19, 2010

Managed to get a decent amount of sleep, even though it took me a while to shut up my brain.  It seems to be something that goes along with spring – that erupted-from-nowhere energy that makes new projects so exciting.  Thankfully, it also helps me get up in the morning. I’m continuing with the barefoot […]

Practice in the park – eskrima

April 19, 2010

Finally, the weather was nice enough to start practicing at the Stone Arch Bridge park on weekends.  I’ve been informed (O.o) that my invite lacked a few rather important details, such as “we meet at the Dunn Brothers on 6th and University first”, but on the whole it went very well. Gwen and I arrived […]

Picky efficency – eskrima

April 14, 2010

Ryan led warm-ups last night with a mix of cardio punctuated by core work.   I always forget how much that sort of thing can suck – the ups and downs, your abs quivering and burning … good times. Following that, Instructor McWethy split us up into two groups by level – white shirts working on […]

New topic – other exercise

April 12, 2010

So today, I started a new workout plan based around a few different things: Cardio fitness Muscle strength Muscle memory The first two are pretty obvious – I’m running sprints outside in the mornings when it’s nice out, and doing one of the various cardio DVDs I have lying around or tapatas when it’s sucky […]

Thought and motivation – eskrima

April 7, 2010

Matt led warm-ups last night, consisting almost entirely of yoga.  I *love* yoga, so I really enjoyed it.  More, I say, more! The rest of the class was taken up with the usual focus on technique we do on Tuesdays.  The white shirts worked on angles, slow 1-for-1 games, and simple deflections, while the blue […]