FMA meets Tang Soo Do – Counters to the Jab & Cross

Tang Soo Do – Counters to the Jab & Cross teaches viewers how to do basic martial arts moves in the Tang Soo Do style. It hones in on counter maneuvers when an opponent is trying to hit you with a jab or a cross style punch.

The video is short at two minutes long but teaches the basics needed and could be easily applied if someone needed to defend themselves against an attacker.

Abon Taktikal Founder : Guro Isagani Abon

A man is shown demonstrating his awesome knife fighting technique. Then he is shown the empty hand applications of his fighting style. At first the man is shown doing these practices outside, but then he is inside a house doing the same things. At the end the practitioner is shown on the gun range doing target practice. He uses a larger gun then a small pistol.

Is Eric Draven the Role Jason Momoa’s Been Waiting For?

Jason Momoa is an A-list action star approaching his 20th century in the entertainment industry. His first TV role included Baywatch back in 1999. He is expected to land roles like James O’Barr’s remake of The Crow. In addition to the many other popular movies he is involved in, this movie may take his career to the next level.

Key Takeaways:

  • Jason Momoa hasn’t had any top roles yet.
  • Eric Draven might be the role that finally puts Jason Momoa into A-list stardom.
  • The character, like Eric Draven, is a cult classic and had appeared in many different types of media since Robert E. Howard first introduced him to the public in 1932.

“”He’s going through some pretty wild shit””

Jennylyn Mercado and Filipino Martial Arts

Mark Guillermo from 413 group introduces Jennylyn Mercado and says that she knows how to use a stick in a fighting manner. He explains that she is an actor and that he is always impressed when an actress gets so involved in learning how to correctly practice and learn a fighting style with sticks.

Guro Jon Ward: Inayan Sinawali 5 count

A martial art example is shown with two people fighting with sticks. There is a slow motion part that breaks down each type of hit whether it is high or low or left or right. There is an older man and a younger boy participating in this video. The man explains the correct technique of how to use the sticks

Key Takeaways:

  • Keep your elbows up when stick is high
  • Use both sticks to attack and defend
  • Pay attention so you don’t get double hit on the hand

“I baited him into sticking his hand down there.”

Stick Fighter Power Test – Cracking Coconuts with a Stick in Hawaii

A man is shown ripping open a coconut with his bare hands, but then throws it up in the air and slashed it with a knife. He is standing a bit away from a beach. There is some cool music that plays in the background. Then there is a montage of people practicing to fight with sticks and also with fists.


Loving this clip!  The video provides a brief display of defensive techniques to use against a knife-wielding opponent, using a variety of moves with the knife against the would-be victim. In this case, the “victim” is a martial arts instructor, teaching a class about the different body responses to such attacks and showing various postures of defense which can be deployed using the entire body and with proper training, to be prepared for different attack stances the attacker may take and how do use your body to defend against them.

Key Takeaways:

  • The instructor is very fast with his technique.
  • The instructor is very knowledgeable and able to teach well.
  • Great video. I think everyone should get together with a partner while he’s demonstrating those moves.

“How you’re attacked will decide how you defend.”

Strike First!

“Strike first, strike hard, no mercy” is the motto of the new Cobra Kai school of Karate. The school is the concept of Daniel-san and Johnny “Sweep the Leg” of the The Karate Kid movie. Yes they are back! There are two basic concepts in Karate– Go no sen, strike AFTER the attack; and Sen no sen, strike BEFORE the attack.

Key Takeaways:

  • His Twenty Guiding Principles of Karate contains the famous excerpt karate ni sente nashi, or “There is no first strike in karate.
  • Go no sen. This means “after the attack.” A basic example would be an aggressor steps in with a punch, you block and counter with a strike.
  • Sen no sen. This is “before the attack.” An aggressor announces he wants to kill you, and without hesitation you strike. This is like the old military aphorism “The best defense is a good offense.”

“”There is no first strike in karate.” This basically implies that you don’t provoke a fight; it does not mean that in the midst of what looks like a potential altercation — after all other options have failed — you wait to get laid out on the sidewalk.”


Early used as an emphatic form of not (as still in never mind). Old English, unlike its modern descendant, had the useful custom of attaching ne to words to create their negatives, as in nabban for na habban “not to have.”I finally finished, and I never want to do that again. I repeated the test a hundred times, and never saw a positive result. I will never tell. Not at any other time; not …

Key Takeaways:

  • You can use the same basic techniques of FMA with different weapons.
  • You need to take advantage of the advantage of each instrument.
  • FMA is a system but it is also flexible depending on the weapons on hand.

“Filopino martial arts is a system, which means that if I try an angle 1 and angle 2 with a stick, it technically should be the same when I train with the knife.”

How to Pre-emptive attack in a Street Fight

Attack is the best form of defense. First you must attack where it hurts and move in right away. The movement must be quick and hard and you want to give the person the element of surprise. When attacking you must be aware of your surroundings and attack from a distance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Preemptive attack is always the best defense.
  • Attack them where it hurts.
  • You need to respond and react quickly.

“Attack is the best form of defense.”