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Although martial arts is a serious sport, it also has quite a fluidity to it. When paired with upbeat music, there is an attractiveness to the movements. It almost looks like a well choreographed dance. It is a physical activity that is appealing to both male and female and it certainly is helpful for a person’s coordination and speed.

Key Takeaways:

  • If, the essence of defense is to turn opposition [of opponents] away, down and out — removing foes’-balance while keeping self-balance — until “check-mate”.
  • So one must master the basics first and Presas shows his mastery of this superb Filipino martial art (Arnis) with his ability to bring it up to date in a system he founded called Modern Arnis
  • The angles of the moves, for each move-set, are some of the best I have seen of any defense/combative art.

Donnie Yen: The Martial Artist Who Brought a Wing Chun Legend to Life in 3 Ip Man Movies

Donnie Yen is the man who brought a Wing Chun legend to life in 3 Ip Man movies. He had a very great technique that allowed him to dominate the world of martial arts. He was in a movie with Jet Li. He has a very long history with martial arts. He also starred in the 1993 film Iron Monkey. He has done a lot of film work.

Key Takeaways:

  • In part because he longed to follow in the footsteps of Bruce Lee, Donnie Yen decided to try his hand at action films.
  • With hit after hit under his belt, Donnie Yen built himself into one of Asia’s most bankable actors.
  • What I got was a great interview with a man who’s humble, hardworking and still hungry for higher achievements.

“With hit after hit under his belt, Donnie Yen built himself into one of Asia’s most bankable actors. In 2008 he landed what would be his heaviest role to date: playing wing chun grandmaster Yip Man in Ip Man.”

http://www.blackbeltmag.com/daily/martial-arts-entertainment/martial-art-movies/donnie-yen-the-martial-artist-who-brought-a-wing-chun-legend-to-life-in-3-ip-man-movies/

Escrima Stick vs Police Baton!

The escrima stick and the police baton are tested to compare how they would impact a coconut. Each weapon is utilized with an equal force and at the same angle. The video is done in slow motion to show the impact of each weapon. The results show that a police baton can cause more damage than the escrima stick.

Guy Cuts Gallon of Water Seven Times and it barely moves.

A very sharp knife and some precision, and the next thing you know, a gallon of water is no longer in the same form that it was just a few moments earlier. With very little disruption, it’s cut into numerous pieces. The slow motion of the video and the musical background add to the suspense of the person using the machete to cut the gallon jug. It’s actually quite beautiful with the slow motion water spraying up after the cuts.

Sifu Guru Riddhi Dutta posted a video

KABOSI is a technique only a select few can master. With this video newly uploaded by Siifu Guru, your KABOSI training can be taken to the next level. The informative,illustrative video shows you techniques,tricks, and offers lots of useful tips, too.

Key Takeaways:

  • Sifu/Guro Riddhi Dutta is the founder of the R-Extreme Combatives World Corp.
  • Wing Chun is the Mordern Trapping Hand Skills
  • KABOSI are used in Kali (Reactive Knife Mordern Techniques)

“Filipino Martial Arts Network is the premier social network for everyone interested or involved with the Filipino Martial Arts.”

Enter the Mind of Master Ken, the Martial Artist Behind Enter the Dojo, Part 2

There is a man named Master Ken, who is a martial artist behind the Dojo. When one person choses to teach an art as deadly as Ameri-Do-Te, it is very important to council students on how to not wind up in jail. Some of the moves that Master Ken teaches cannot be taught for liability reasons. Some of the holds are inescapable.

Key Takeaways:

  • You’re about to read comments from a real martial artist (Matt Page) interspersed with comments from a fictional character (Master Ken).
  • Absolutely. Some of the moves I’ve invented simply cannot be taught for liability reasons.
  • It’s called the “gas chamber.” I can’t send civilians out in public with that kind of knowledge. It’s just too dangerous.

“Each time something weird happened in any dojo, I would take a mental note and say, Someday I’m gonna do something creative with all this.”

http://www.blackbeltmag.com/daily/martial-arts-entertainment/enter-the-mind-of-master-ken-the-martial-artist-behind-enter-the-dojo-part-2/

KALI ESKRIMA ARNIS USED IN MOVIES – YouTube

Kali Eskrima Arnis is used in a lot of movies. It is a Filipino martial art. It requires a lot of training and a lot of skill. Disarming your opponent is one technique used as well. The ones that require weapons are very hard. They require precision and skill. It is used to train actors in movies so they can do their own stunts. Denzel Washington is one actor who learned it.

Key Takeaways:

  • In the 2015 film Spy starring Melissa McCarthy, Filipino Martial Arts are used for the movies fight Scenes.
  • According to film director James Wan during a cast interview, the final fight scene with Vin Diesel and Jason Statham in Furious 7 was inspired by Eskrima, using metal pipes and wrenches instead of sticks.
  • In the 2014 film The Equalizer, Denzel Washington uses Filipino martial arts techniques to take out a room of Russian thugs using weapons like a knife and improvised weapons such as a shot glass and cork screws which were used like push daggers.

“In the 2015 film Spy starring Melissa McCarthy, Filipino Martial Arts are used for the movies fight Scenes.”

DOUBLE KALIS SWORDPLAYS Footwork Timing and… – Fabrizio Mansur Filograna

Double Kalis Swordplay is a very complex thing. It requires a lot of steady footwork and people need to get the right timing in order to be an effective swordsman. There are ways to cut without being cut. One of the benefits of doing this kind of thing is ambidexterity. If you joint the sword training program, then you will learn a lot.

Key Takeaways:

  • Strategy
  • Footwork is important
  • ambidexterity

“In this short extract you can observe some of the blade concepts that is possible to apply in “de campo” (long range) like how to attack the nearest target and cut without being cut, one of the benefits of this practice is obviously the ambidexterity.”

John Borter – John Borter shared Funker Martial Arts’s video.

The video was intense! It showed this martial artists demonstrating some technique. I’m not into violence much and to be honest it was hard to watch. But! It was still interesting and funny as he explained the steps. He did make the difference clear between actual fighting and what people think. Still – this definitely is not for me.

Key Takeaways:

  • Defense technique against the front choke hold during a street fight
  • Push from the shoulder, moving the attackers hands down and away
  • shoulder to the ear first, rotate inward to defeat the attack

“”Because he is the same…imagine these guys…””

Rapid Arnis highlights – YouTube

There is a combat system that is based in the Filipino martial arts that uses edged weapons and impact weapons as well as empty hand striking and grappling. The result is a very complex and sophisticated set of moves that turn fighting into an art form of self defense. There are many different components to this kind of martial arts.

Key Takeaways:

  • Rapid Arnis is a “filipino” system created by Pat O’Malley in the east end of London England.
  • The Rapid Arnis name was coined to describe the styles emphasis on the use of fast multiple strikes, counter strikes and body movement.
  • Its whole principle is based on the practitioner having a fast and rapid combination of powerful strikes in order to overwhelm the opponent in a conflict.

“The strong hand wields a stick and serves as the primary offence, the empty hand is used mainly for defense, focusing on controlling the opponent’s weapon-hand.”