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Filipino Martial Arts is the umbrella term for all the various indigenous martial arts style found in the Philippine Islands.
I personally study Modern Arnis and Silat. This page is not an exhaustive or authoritative list of either Art, but rather an incomplete listing of my personal knowledge base.
- Striking Styles
- Downward Figure Eight
- Upward Figure Eight
- Abanico Largo
- Abanico Corto
- Double Zeroes
- Banda y banda
- Up and Down (Baba Taaas)
- Striking Types
- Flow Through
- Pull-back Flow Through
- Blocking Styles
- Zeroes drill
- Single Sinawali
- Cob Cob
- Double Sinawali
- with Abanico
- 12 Strikes attack and defense
- Staff Vs Double sticks drill
- Trapping Hands
- Side-by throw
- Arm Bar
- Extended Arm Bar
- Spinning Throw
- Diving Throw
- Finger Locks
uwm.tv is seeking to develop gladiatorial style combat that relies on high-tech armor to empirically judge matches. While not a perfect system, I am keen to participate. It seems like a fun and safe way to compete. It has given me a goal to work towards, something I've never had before. The limited rule sets (for safety's sake) and difficult-to-impossible judging of other competitive systems discouraged me from trying to compete. I believe the technology employed by UWM means I can compete in the way I want without undue risk and in a fair and accurate way.
Road to UWM
AKA the Todo list.
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- Daily or bi-daily workouts
- Weekly SDMA classes (eat the costs, if you must)
- Weekly TSG Sparring
- Wear weights as much as possible (but allow time to heal/recuperate)
And in the more likely scenario of not being accepted, I get to not do all of the above which is almost as good as living out your dreams.
The Three Pillars
Purpose: Develop and maintain flexibility and balance
- Lian Gong
Purpose: Develop and maintain strength and stamina
- Cardio - stamina
- Running/Sprinting (yes, running)
- Heavy Bag
- Free-form twirling
- Shadow Boxing
- Empty/Stick work with striking dummy
- Body Resistance - strength
- Push Ups
- Pull Ups
- Sit Ups
Purpose: Develop and maintain instinctual reactions, timing, and form.
- Forms - technique, pacing, clarity of mind
- Attack Styles - weapon technique
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
You get out what you put in.
Every second is a moment to condition oneself. Every moment is an opportunity to train.
- Relax your shoulders
- Bend your knees
- Stay low
- Breathe in; Breath out
- Hands up
- Keep moving
- Soft focus; Centered focus
- Relax the body; maintain energy
- Shoulders centered; maintain center of balance over and between hips and legs.
- Firm but unclenched grip on weapon
- Be like water; crash with drowning force when attacking; flow out of the way when defending
- Return to center; hands; weapons, body.
I have begun sparring with anyone I can get to spar with me. My preference is to spar with as many varied people as possible–both in skill and technique.
I am chronicling these sparring sessions in my Sparring Journal.