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What Muay Thai Move Is Best for Knife Defense?

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Great perspective on how one martial artist would react against a bladed.  He said that he is not attached to any specific technique or style.  Nice conversation.  

Key Takeaways:

  • Detach yourself from a style.
  • Footwork and mobility creates opportunity.
  • Focus on what works – consider psychological effects and commonalities.

“”I’m not a really big fan of picking moves from styles to counter anything because I’m not emotionally attached to any style””

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KALI SUMBRADA | TECHNIQUE TUESDAY

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Training video for the Filipino Martial Arts, sumbrada drills. Video teaches the basics of the said martial art and demonstrates these moves with a partner while explaining the moves. Sumbrada is a training technique, taken from a latin based word that means shadow.  

Key Takeaways:

  • sumbrada teaches how to counter automatically by building muscle memory.
  • the instructor is showing how to do the move called Sumbrada, meaning shadow
  • “Simplicity of striking is what we are looking for.”
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Jeet Kune Do Training and Sparring

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“In Jeet Kune Do, Bruce Lee’s speed training is broken down into five phases, each of which can be developed independently or as part of a whole. They are At infighting range, you can practice slipping, bobbing, weaving, and short-range blows such as hooks, uppercuts, head butts, and elbow and knee strikes.The jab, like all jeet kune do blows, must be thrust forward without any retracting motion. It is like a snake darting at its prey without warning. Paper Drill.”

Key Takeaways:

  • Many people tried to define JKD as a special style in the past: Bruce Lee’s kung-fu, Bruce Lee’s karate, Bruce Lee’ kickboxing, Bruce Lee’ system for street fighting.
  • To comprehend JKD means to emotionally realize this point. Bruce Lee said: Knowledge in martial arts finally means self-knowledge.
  • The armature looks like the Philippine kali/escrima and in the distance-fight it reminds of the north Chinese kung-fu or savate.

“”Jeet kune do – means way of the intercepted fist – has been developed by Bruce Lee in 1967.””

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Swordsmanship in Ancient Japan and the Quest for Self-Mastery

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The key to self-mastery in swordsmanship is the melding of body and blade, thus creating an inner spirit. The samurai understood this need to control the mind and body and developed a keen but subtle awareness to aid in its pursuit. Without such total involvement, they would have found it difficult to adhere to a disciplined life or excel at any of its phases.

Key Takeaways:

  • The key to self-mastery in swordsmanship is the melding of body and blade, thus creating an inner spirit.
  • One reason they were so respected is they demonstrated exceptional perception and a sensitivity for the intricacies of wielding weapons while adhering to the moral precepts of the time.
  • They were the source of much grief throughout the ages and the perfect illustration of how the quest for self-mastery can go awry.

“The key to self-mastery in swordsmanship is the melding of body and blade, thus creating an inner spirit.”

https://blackbeltmag.com/arts/kendo/swordsmanship-in-ancient-japan-and-the-quest-for-self-mastery/

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Extreme Training For Advanced Students

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Here are some tips for the most experienced martial artist to push their limits and get them outside their comfort zones. Be warned, this is only for those with at least three years of hardcore dedicated training, he very careful. These techniques induce fire walking, Iron Crotch Kung Fu, and sub-zero workouts. Proceed with caution and have fun.

Key Takeaways:

  • The author does not believe in warming up before practicing karate but has ideas on mind warm up and mental strengthening skills.
  • There wont be time to warm up on the fly when faced with a sudden fight, but there are ways to test mental strength and warm up mentally.
  • Fire walking and iron crotch kung fu will either make you stronger or kill you.

“Becoming one with nature is essential for any aspiring martial artist.”

http://www.martialviews.com/2018/04/extreme-training-for-advanced-students.html

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How to do a hard knock out kick correctly | Thai Boxing

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A hard kick is a tough thing to do, but much like a punch it takes your whole body. You will want to pivot your body into the kick to bring your full weight into it. Without the pivot it is almost like you are jabbing with your own kick and not adding anything to it. Pivot, position and kick all the way through to put that full pain and pressure into your opponent.

Key Takeaways:

  • To kick harder, practice the motion of turning your leg and waist until it is a fluid motion. You can practice at home with or without a heavy bag.
  • You will need to strengthen your shin to absorb the damage by practicing on an old tire.
  • Practice two to three times a week until your shin hurts and then rest. If it does not hurt then kick harder.

“and some of you ask me about how to kick hard. So, we got a guy to teach us how to kick hard”

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Stealing the knife by Maestro Bong Abenir

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Stealing the knife by Maestro Bong Abenir shows self-defense tactics one can use to disarm an attacker. This video specifically focuses on how to block a knife attack and gain possession of the knife from the attacker. This video will appeal to those with an interest in self-defense, martial arts, combat and other related areas.

Key Takeaways:

  • Try to grab the attacker’s arm to both keep the knife away from you and to attempt to take it
  • Twisting the arm can help build up pressure and release the assailant’s grip on the blade
  • In a real situation anything can happen, so continued training is important to lessen potential damage mistakes can cause

“there is no dialogue in the video”

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TRAPPING for BOXING & MUAY THAI | PANANTUKAN

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Key Takeaways:

  • Video snippets of simplistic Pangamut empty hands. Pangamut- is empty hand system used in Kali System
  • Pangamut can be practiced separately, but it is often applied as a prelude to Dumog tactics. panga refers to “jaw” and mut is short for kamut, “hand.”
  • Often one can practice the pangamut in similar flow drills or patterns like those of the weapons.

“Pangamut is empty hand system used in Kali System.”

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Basic Kali Tutorial : Angles of Attack ( Isla Mandirigma Kali – Kali De Leon )

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In a basic Kali tutorial, the angles of attack are studied very precisely. Angles of attack are the areas of the body in which we do the basic strikes. The approach is a very simple one actually, yet it takes a lot of practice in order to get it right and become efficient.

Key Takeaways:

  • Video shows different angles of attacking with a sword and exactly where to strike on the body.
  • Angles of attack can also be translated to facial strikes with a knife.
  • There are two different types of strikes, fluid and broken. Fluid strike continue through whereas a broken strike stop at the target.

“In Kali De Leon we try to simplify most of what we do.”

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FMA WAY REMIX: TAI CHI 1 – Cloud Hands

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Two martial artists demonstrate a technique known as Tai Chi’s “Cloud Hand” on each other. On the first performance he shows how to perform with bare hands, and in the second, with knife. Of two martial artists, one is on offensive and the other on defensive stance. One that is performing this technique, is mainly holding defensive position and cautiously applying the known technique.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cloud hands
  • Get inside close to opponent
  • Grab and hold

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