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In Honor of David Carradine, Kwai Chang Caine From the TV Series Kung Fu

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In 2001, David Carradine, star of ABC’s Kung Fu TV series, passed away, leaving behind a legacy of Kung Fu that touched many. Before his starring role in the ABC series, he appeared in a Chuck Norris Film and a TNT series, as well as Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2. Throughout Carradine’s life, he spent 35 years practicing kung fu and 50 years acting. His legacy to both of those arts will not be forgotten.

In Honor of David Carradine, Kwai Chang Caine From the TV Series Kung Fu

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Escrima Stick vs Police Baton!

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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.

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The Aussie woman atop the world of competitive stick-fighting

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Stick-fighting fans can attest to the fact that it’s a ruthless and grueling. Just ask Australian Andrea Wheatley, the combat sport’s world champion. She has broken her ribs, crushed her collarbone, and even sustained head injuries. That’s why it’s vital to have excellent partners when one isn’t competing in the sport.

The Aussie woman atop the world of competitive stick-fighting

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Rapid Arnis highlights – YouTube

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The Filipino Martial Arts are filed with a lot of different self defense strategies. Rapid Arnis incorporates impact weapons and and edged weapons and also empty hand striking and grappling. It takes a lot of skill and precision and practice to master all of the moves, but when you do, it will turn you into a self defense master.

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The MOST Effective Self Defense Technique – Filipino Martial Arts – YouTube

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There are many different self defense techniques in the Filipino martial arts. There are many different moves that can make you very efficient in fighting. The moves that are shown are very intricate and are based in self defense and can be used if someone is trying to assault you.

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Filipino Infantry Regiment in the US Army 1943 – YouTube

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There was a Filipino Infantry Regiment in the USA army in 1943. The infantry began with 8 men and three officers. There were volunteers from all over the USA. Another regiment was formed as well. There were many people that fought and gave their lives for their country. The President was on their side and gave them words of encouragement.

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The MOST Effective Self Defense Technique – Filipino Martial Arts – YouTube

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Another great video and a really cool technique. It would help a lot, if you were to run through these techniques slowly to start off with. I found it really difficult to see what was actually happening the first couple of times you demonstrated. Thanks for another useful lesson though.

The MOST Effective Self Defense Technique – Filipino Martial Arts – YouTube

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Sword and Circle: Keep Out/Come In

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The reason it gets more dangerous is that when you do nothing, you are in fact waiting and you have no idea what is going to happen next, or when. So the temptation to take a risk grows, possibly because we have an innate understanding that waiting is bad, tactics go out of the window, and the fastest person tends to get the first hit .. though often eats one in return due to the risk they too are taking.

Sword and Circle: Keep Out/Come In

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silat karambit – Black Belt Magazine

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There is a really popular weapon for silat called the karambit. The main thing for this fighting style is to remember that the knife work translates to open hand work. The moves taught are meant to be very effective and are made for self defense purposes. There is a lot of complexity and extreme care should be taken when learning these.

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Helpful Tips for Newbies (to the Filipino Martial Arts)

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Which word any given system or style uses depends on where it originated and what the lineage is, and here’s the kicker – you can find different words in the same area (for a lot of reasons). Escrima and arnis are derived from Spanish words (esgrima-fencing and arnes-harness) and kali is a native word, possibly borrowed from Indonesia.

Helpful Tips for Newbies (to the Filipino Martial Arts)

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