Pummel Drill for Knife Encounters

Ryan Hill explains the Pummel Drill for Knife Encounters. You start in a neutral grappling position. This position often happens in a fist fight when one person is losing and realizes he can grapple his opponent and escape his blows. It consists of the two combatants standing and grabbing each other. Pummeling is when the two people basically smack each other with their chests and arms while they change positions within the hold. He says you should be aware of the positions of your combatants hands as they can reach down for a weapon at any time while pummeling.

Key Takeaways:

  • Although wrestling is a sport and an athletic activity, it also has potential real life applications that could save your life in an actual emergency.
  • Many hands-on wrestling drill/moves are similar to moves that happen during a violent altercation, making them good to use as defensive moves and potentially disarming moves too.
  • Wrestlers know to make the best use of their own and their opponent’s space, which can have crucial implications in the event of being accosted by a knife-wielding attacker.

“Because if I’m going to get stabbed, shot, choked, punched, tackled it’s going to happen with his hands.”

Accelerate Your Kali Skills 10X FASTER!

Want to learn Philipino Martial Arts faster, while buidling up great skills? Some people say you can learn by training everyday, but I say it’s based on HOW your training everyday. Learn to teach, whether it’s yourself, a friend, a group or a sibling. The best way to learn is to teach. Philosopher Socrates once said “The highest form of learning is teaching”. Each time you teach you’re refining your basic, your knowledge and the way you convey that knowledge to other people. Repetition is the king of all skills.

Key Takeaways:

  • There is no other way to develop skills faster than consistent training. But key is how you are training as in how are you maintaining and developing the information further.
  • The number one way to ensure faster growth in knowledge and physical skill is through teaching.
  • Each time you teach you’re refining your basics, your knowledge and your ability to transfer the knowledge and skills to others.

“The number one way to ensure faster growth in knowledge and physical skill in Kali (or any martial arts for the matter) is through teaching.”

Brian Johns posted a video

Fighting with weapons can be a very challenging thing. You need to learn a lot of different moves and techniques in order to be able to defend yourself in a battle situation. One important thing to take into consideration is to use the other enemies weapon against them. The name of the game is defense.

Key Takeaways:

  • This is a helpful video about martial arts and self defense.
  • One can learn easy and fun self defense martial art techniques, all by watching videos.
  • It is important when understanding self defense techniques of the martial arts variety, to be safe and smart.

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

Distance Control MUST SEE – Wing Chun

There are many different techniques that need to be mastered, in order to be a great fighter. Wing Chun gives you many ideas on how to handle an opponent and the different strategies you need to master the fighting technique. There are 3 basic things Chun emphasizes to give people the best opportunity.

Key Takeaways:

  • Surprise attacker immediately when meeting them
  • Use quick speed with your hand position on the neck onto attacker
  • Your defense actions against your attacker must be quick and precise

“We are going to emphasis on three basic things: surprise, speed and violent punches.”

FMA 101: A Practical Primer on the Filipino Martial Arts


Filipino martial arts are interesting but aren’t as celebrated as other kinds. This tells you what you should know about them. If you want to learn a martial art you should not overlook this. The other forms are more popular but are not better necessarily. There just aren’t many movies about them so they’re not in the public’s consciousness just yet.

Key Takeaways:

  • Your whole purpose in classical Filipino stick fighting is to hit your opponent until he’s out of the fight.
  • In practice, you use your stick to hit his stick as close to his gripping hand as you can manage while staying safe, but in a real fight, you’d hit the hand, Julius Melegrito says.
  • In modern Filipino stick fighting, however, the stick is treated like a stick.

“Disarming an attacker is a good concept for self-defense, but before you can disarm him, you have to grab his stick, and to do that safely, you have to understand the angles at which it’s dangerous.”

Christmas -A Reminder of the Spiritual Side of the Art

Christmas is a very spiritual time for many. There is a lot of spiritual art and decor people put up. There are paintings and statues among other things. It can be very commercial as well but not everyone feels that way because of their beliefs. Some still keep its religious meaning in their minds and hearts.

Key Takeaways:

  • The spiritual component of the martial arts, rather than draw warriors away from reality, in actuality grounds them in reality –that they are human, and therefore mortal.
  • Too many martial artists use the arts to fuel fantasies, such as fighting bare handed against six men with swords and emerging unscathed.
  • Not only does the fantasy martial artist need to delude himself about his invulnerability, but also needs to puff himself up above other “lesser” martial artists.

“There is a good reason why there should be a spiritual component to the martial arts.”

Brian Johns posted a video

Gunting is a move from Philippino martial arts where the arms cross each other quickly. Basically you make a simultaneous wiper motion with both arms. He demonstrates this with his partner using his arms and also knives and sticks in a variety of positions. He says this is how we train and if you are in the area you can join us. He gives his contact information.

Key Takeaways:

  • learning martial arts with hand techniques
  • learns how to use a knife
  • learns how to use a stick

“We’re going to demonstrate new applications appearance of across all platforms and he and night and you can see the beauty of Torpedo much with your full time here.”

Stick versus Club

Using a stick is very common in martial arts but there are a few reasons to try using a club as well. A stick is easier to whip around it comes in several varieties from a short stick to a staff and many can be wielded in both hands. A club is heavier at the end, like a baseball bat, and hits harder, what you lose in grip positions you gain in power. It’s good to train with a club because in an emergency situation, most items available like flashlights and hammers are actually clubs.

Key Takeaways:

  • -First of all, let us look at the difference between a stick and a club. A stick is generally a long tube, a cylinder that is the same diameter from one end to the other
  • -On the other hand, a club is heavier than a stick. It is typically larger in diameter
  • – A stick is easier to whip around with the wrist and forearm in the abaniko or witik strikes of the short stick styles –a heavy club isn’t suitable for those strikes.

“While a club is clumsier when gripped by the heavy end, and doesn’t lend itself to grip changes, you really have to ask yourself if the ability to change grips is really worth the corresponding loss in power.”

10 Habits of the Greatest Muay Thai Fighters | Muay Thai Scholar

When it comes to training for activities like martial arts, karate, kick boxing and even muay thai they develop their own habits to help adapt themselves to their training. balancing out their lives is very key. Getting enough sleep, running, clinching, and playful sparring are common. Studying fights, having aroutine, and not over doing themselves seems to help as well.

Key Takeaways:

  • I believe that these are the things they do throughout their training week that make them the fighters they are, and have propelled them to huge success in Thailand and around the world.
  • Our fight schedules aren’t normally as hectic as the Thais so we can afford to go hard a little more often, but must be in accordance with our training phase.
  • One of the most important reasons for running is to stretch the left ventricle of the heart by increasing blood supply to this cavity for at least 40 minutes.

“Although Thais live a very different life to most of us (especially in terms of muay Thai training and fighting), we can learn from these habits, adapt them, and apply them to our own routine to fit around our own lifestyle.”

The Filipino Spear –Bangkaw

In Filipino Martial Arts Competitions, weapons like sticks are very common. However, a man named Kuntawman wants to fight to allow other weapons in the competitions. An example of a different weapon is the bayonet. There is a lot of controversy over this weapon. Other weapons to be considered is spears and poles with barbed spikes. They are all forms of self defense and need to be accounted for.

Key Takeaways:

  • Yes, the Bayonet. Maybe some of you from the province forget that our old men taught this weapon as part of the Eskrima we studied.
  • In a rural home in Cebu I spotted a weapon that at first resembled a spear, a long pole about five feet long with two barbed spikes at the tip.
  • The idea was not to spear bats, per se, but to jab the barbed ends upward as bats swirled around.

“Kuntawman argued for including other weapons besides sticks in Filipino Martial Arts competitions, including the bayonet”