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Filipino Martial Arts - series 1

avm247

Rancho Cordova, US
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Wed 30-Jan-13 01:03 AM | edited Wed 30-Jan-13 01:28 AM by avm247

One of my other hobbies is martial arts. I have been a practioner Filipino Martial Arts since 2000 under Associate Grandmaster Ed Bansuelo at his school Warriors of Righteousness (W.O.R.) AGM teaches several martial arts - Karakempo Eskrima, Serrada Eskrima, Kabaroan Eskrima and Hawaiian Lua. Last Saturday we had a training class at AGM's house training old school, they way we used to it, back in the day...on the drive way, on the concrete for all the Black Belts and Instructors. We're all a little older, all a little slower but we had just as much fun.

The following is a series of images of AGM Ed and Master Josh demonstrating some empty hand applications of locks and take downs in Serrada Eskrima. If you look toward the end (images 4 and 5) Josh is smiling...

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Since this was more teaching than training, we were going "slow for form", getting the technique down and not really "finishing off the opponent." It was actually very nice to NOT have to go all the way to the concrete. Hits were still hard but not disabling; movements were 1/2 speed (maybe a bit slower) but still fun.

I took the shots as best I could from the back without disrupting class.

Anthony

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