Archive for January, 2016

JANUARY 22, 2016LSAIsrael starts its year off with a seminar at it Rishon LeZion branch!  In its commitment to promote the Filipino Martial Arts we are doing more seminars in the country.
The day’s topic was on stick trapping in close range as an option to immobilize and isolate the opponent’s weapon and create an opportunity to counterattack.  There’s a balance between knowing by instinct and knowing by experience. We train so that instinct and experience together can help up us in making life changing decisions.
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learning to stick with it

The second topic was on releasing a trapped or captured weapon hand and creating the opportunity to counter-attack. When your weapon hand is trapped or compromised you have less than a second to react to the situation.  Creating the proper foundation for your reaction is important, otherwise you will just be setting yourself up for your opponent’s advantage or failure.
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peekaboo

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what goes around…

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Rishon Seminar 2016

We would also like to thank Sensei Sahar Talmor of Shidokan Dojo in Rishon LeZion where we hold our classes.  For more inquiries contact us via email or website, keep in touch and check this blog regularly for our local and international seminars.  Have a Happy 2016!

Jon Escudero

Chief Instructor
Lightning Combatives – Lightning Scientific Arnis
and affiliate schools in: THE PHILIPPINES | ISRAEL WASHINGTON DC SEATTLE HOUSTON TXCANADA STEVENAGE UK | AUSTRALIA | SINGAPORE

IMG_3178.JPGI had an interesting opportunity last December 3 to give a talk on some of the Weapons and Warrior Arts of the Philippines at the Society of Ethnographic Historic Edged Weapon Collectors in Israel. Seeing this as a great opportunity to present some of the history and stories that go with the blades as well as shed some light on some theories that revolve around these blades.

Of course some demonstration was in order to give a different perspective of how they are used in the traditional arts.

Kris, Kampilan, Barung, these are just some of the blades that were presented. The all purpose Itak or bolo the Balisong along the shorter range were also discussed.

We also took a look at the Karambit. This Southeast Asian weapon has been adopted wholeheartedly into the Filipino Martial Arts and has been the focus of a lot of interest regarding its structure, design and method of use.

Thanks go to Sa’ar Nudel for the invitation and opportunity to talk about the Philippine Culture and FMA at the gathering.

Thanks go to Sagi Bialik for putting a video excerpt  online which you can watch here.

Full demo is on my channel here.

JELC Members can see the full lecture and demo video via your email subscription.

–Jon Escudero

Chief Instructor
Lightning Combatives – Lightning Scientific Arnis
and affiliate schools in: THE PHILIPPINES | ISRAEL WASHINGTON DC SEATTLE HOUSTON TXCANADA STEVENAGE UK | AUSTRALIA | SINGAPORE