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Traditional VS Tactical

Posted: January 21, 2019 in Ramblings, Reads


The trouble I see here is the “VS” part.  Firstly, there is no point in “versus”. Second, its much ado about nothing. Most I see is a divisive effort at marketing by disparaging one or the other in favor of their strengths. Nothing really wrong with that. But coupled with “bandwagonism” fueled by charismatic personalities it only serves to pit one against the other in a competition where there shouldn’t be any.  But then again in a world where capitalism/commercialism (read: getting students in the door) gets on the mat with teaching fighting arts for whatever reason, this is when the issues, agendas and advocacies bubble to the surface.

Expandables VS Expendables… spelling matters

Both sides in general seem to want to do good.  Funny thing is when each view the other side, they only see the bad or damage each side is doing. For sure there are nutjobs out there on both sides, in my opinion, these are the idiots both sides should go after.

The way I look at it is that it’s all different parts of the life cycle of the same martial animal. There’s a time for play, there’s a time to train, there’s a time for struggle, a time to evolve and a time to pass it on. By no means is this linear or in any particular order, and no particular set duration or timetable. Pretty much people circling the same elephant but seeing different things.  

We all have different goals at different stages in life as well as different priorities and these things are going to affect your choices and decision making about what your focus should be in training.  If what you need or what you have resources for is short/quick/crash course in defensive violence go for it! Just vet your source before you join. Or if you’re looking for a more long term lifestyle approach, just be sure you’re not joining a cult ;p Unless it’s a good cult.

Make peace with it.  It’s opposite sides of the same coin. Shit stirrers are the only ones making a buck over the division. 

In the end it’s your choice… traditional pajama party or tactical LARPer.

Do what resonates with you.

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2019 – Keeping Things Rolling…

Posted: January 19, 2019 in Ramblings, Reads

Sustainability.  That’s pretty much my buzzword these days.  It’s pointless to make acquaintances, partners or friends if you cant make good on your promises.  That means basically grinding.  That pretty much means support programs, trading videos, tips, articles… all self-inflicted.  I take the job of being LSA Tech Support very seriously so if you guys have any inquiries, comments, suggestions or even just curious about Lightning Scientific Arnis, let me know. Drop me a line in the comments or email me.

Clickety-clack goes the keypad…

Starting the year right is always tricky for me.  I like planning and sorting and setting things up fo the year.  Like setting up dominoes, starting the year right. Naturally, not everything goes as planned throughout the year, but its a great way to see if things are going as directed and to see where new opportunities arise and where dead ends need trimming.  

Do I think LSA is the best? Of course I do, in my totally biased opinion. Find out what resonates with you, what is best for your attributes, mindset and attitude!

So if you’ve also chosen Lightning, lets see that you get the most out of it together! 

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A friend of mine published an article about us on his Blog TALKING THE EDGE on September 11, 2012.  Its been years since then so sometimes I wonder if I made any sense at all saying all those things.  Its like a time capsule showing me a memory or a glimpse of what was on my mind and going on in my life at that time and if I was making any sense at all.

So without further ado here’s the link to his article,

“FMA for 21st Century – Interview with Jon Escudero”

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Be sure to read the rest of his blog as the topics are quite interesting.

Happy Reading.

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