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AWARD-IMOTY

 

It has been a while since I’ve been back to my roots.  So this 2015 I’m making a trip to the Philippines to touch base with Family, old friends, students and colleagues… and pick up an award along the way.  I’d like to thank the 3rd Philippine Martial Arts Hall of Fame for the recognition and the people who made this possible.  This award also goes to the people to whom my efforts are dedicated such as my Teacher and his Family, my Family, my Wife, my students and Lightning Scientific Arnis.   See you in the the Philippines!

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SINGSEMINAR

JON ESCUDERO – LIGHTNING COMBATIVES

 

This year Kilat Senjata-Lightning Scientific Arnis Singapore will be hosting a JON ESCUDERO – LIGHTNING COMBATIVES Seminar this April.  Kilat Senjata was founded by Guro Vicente Reyes in support of the promotion and propagation of Filipino Martial Arts.  Thanks go to Mark Roche for sorting out all the details and hope to see some of you guys there!

Please contact the organizer for details.

 

FMA Council April

FMA Dialogue participants at the Philippine Embassy

MARCH|22|2015: Another interesting day in Filipino Martial Arts in Israel. Masters and Instructors of Filipino Martial Arts in Israel meet with Philippine Ambassador to Israel, Neal Imperial for a dialogue about the state of Filipino Martial Arts in Israel. Present were GM Guy Rafaeli of Arnis Israel, Sifu Abi Moria of Essence of Change, Eran Fuchs of Tabimina Balintawak, Manong Yaron Brill of FCS Kali and Master Jon Escudero and Neta Shermister of Lightning Scientific Arnis Israel representing some of the styles in the country. Joining the Embassy side of the dialogoue were Consul Pamela Bailon and Cultural Attache Tess Reyes.

The Philippine Ambassador expressed his intention and interest to promote the Filipino Culture through cooperative efforts among these clubs. Most of the present Instructors have already collaborated in past efforts to promote FMA through seminars and such and are looking forward to other ways and projects to increase the awareness in the country.

This sparks the beginning of a continuing dialogue to bring more concrete plans and cooperation in the near future.

movementIn Baston Serrada, movement is the key whether it is to the rear, sideways or forward. It is the key to making you elusive and mobile.

Footwork
The role of footwork is to support your goal. If it is to evade danger or dodge an attack or to engage a threat your feet are supposed to bring you to the best possible position to accomplish the task of hitting your opponent.

Kambio

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kambio (back foot moves first)

The kambio also know as “triangle” footwork changes your position by swinging your back foot forward to the other side of your opponent, and pulling your front foot behind you to support your balance and provide forward pressure. The kambio also provides forward pressure.  This is important because it discourages your opponent from charging forward.  This forward motion also brings you closer and around your opponents blindside.

Seguida

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seguida (push from back foot)

The seguida is a forward diagonal side-step which allows you to stay behind your opponent’s weapon. This side stepping maneuver allows you to maintain checking pressure on your opponent by pushing from your rear foot, like a basketball player trying to bypass his guard.

Retirada

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retirada (push back from front foot)

We call the retreating diagonal footwork a Retirada. Its simple a “backward” seguida or shuffle. Its footwork that allows you to keep your weapon in the same position while moving backwards.

Lutang

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lutang

The “lutang” or the floating step is a backwards stepping movement done by the lead leg sort of like in the “cha-cha”. The lead leg is brought backwards to hover behind the body to evade an attack to the lead leg. It then returns to its former position after.

Redirection
On point of contact with your opponent’s weapon you will have several options. If Baston Serrada is the one you chose, redirecting your opponents attack improves your chances of a successful execution of technique. We also redirect the attack for less obvious reasons such as absorbing the impact, improving our position, moving our weapon to a more advantageous angle, releasing pressure and getting out-of-the-way of your opponents other weapons.

Checking
The “checking” motion is an integral part of Baston Serrada, not just for the continuous pressure it provides and the continuous flow of information you get from contact with your opponent, but also for the potential it represents when you put a weapon in that hand. when converted into the “dagger-hand”, it develops cutting, slashing and stabbing attributes. This elevates your level of potential lethality.

*Scooping
This is an inward half-circle “cupping” motion, as if you are scooping water in the palm of your hand. This is a great follow-up after the espada y daga block. Used in conjunction with a kambio, it can get you outside the line of attack effectively and in the same motion, get you behind your opponents weapon-side shoulder and away from your opponents other weapons. From this position you gain a line of attack on the edge of your opponents peripheral vision on both the highline and lowline for either a banda y banda or a krus..

*Sweeping
This is an outward “brushing-away” motion. When used against a backhand strike it moves you into the centerline giving you access to the face, head, collarbones, chest, pretty much any part of the body in the center. The risk though is that when you are in the center, you are accessible to your opponents other weapons on the other side of his body.

*Shifting
It’s like a “joystick”. If you are able to catch your opponents stick with your hand when you block, it puts you in a “double-stick position. So now, with “your” newly acquired weapon you can fan it inwards or outwards, or lift it up or down depending on the goal you want to accomplish.

Movement is the first of our 3 Rules we follow as a basic guide to survival.  Quoting “Ender’s Game,” his mentor says, “there is no combat without movement.” For us it is never about fancy footwork but rather about increasing our chances of survival.

*these terms are my own and have been utilized for lack of an official terms for these movements

EILAT WINTER CAMP 2015

EILAT WINTER CAMP 2015

So this year, LSAIsrael escapes the winter by taking things down the road to Eilat! It is the southernmost holiday spot in Israel offering a great break from the grey of the center. Members and family of LSAIsrael made the trek down to join the 10 hour, 2-day seminar as well as enjoy the many attractions of this holiday city.

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Members, Family and Friends of LSAIsrael

The weekend began with the drive down south through the beautiful views and scenic semi-arid landscape.
After settling in into the comfortable rooms and unwinding with coffee & milkshakes, we began with seminar day 1.

DAY 1 – Sumbrada
Though not technically a skillset of of LSA, it is an interesting drill for the development of Positioning, Distance, Timing and Rhythm for working in the close range. It is also an interesting method of developing focus on the centerline and triggers in your peripheral vision. As a close-range method it focuses on the manipulation of points of contact, stick on stick and hand on hand. Instead of looking at power or strength as the key factor, we try to develop sensitivity to the direction and pressure of the motion as we cannot solely rely on the eyes as a source of information in this range, so we try to develop the other senses.

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DAY 2 | 7:00 – 8:00 – Manner of Striking
The Manner of Striking, also known as the 13 Basic strikes of Lightning Scientific Arnis is the foundation of the system. This morning review sessions kicks off the days activities with working the long range. Its lesson goes beyond just the angles and targets, but also to its use independently or in a sequence.

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these guys actually got up for the 7am session

DAY 2 | 10:00 – 13:00 – Mano y Mano + Sumbrada
You can find all sorts of hand to hand fighting in the different styles of Filipino Martial Arts. Styles that look like Kungfu, Karate or other South East Asian styles like Silat. Participants worked on hand to hand techniques from the perspective of Doble Baston and Baston Serrada and working these techniques into close range stickwork.

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DAY 2 | 15:00 – 18:00 – Lanseta Serrada + Karambit
Working the Blade with the principles of Espada y Daga Serrada. participants worked on lines of defense and counter-attack. They also worked on transferring these principles to the Karambit.

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DAY 3 | – Free Day
After an action packed couple of days training members and their families had the day to enjoy sightseeing trips, pool and jacuzzi.

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And it seems like it was over as soon as it began. See you soon on our next trip!

STAY TUNED FOR OUR UPCOMING EVENTS AND SEMINARS!!!

JON ESCUDERO – LIGHTNING COMBATIVES
LIGHTNING SCIENTIFIC ARNIS
You can find us in the USA, CANADA, UK, AUSTRALIA, PHILIPPINES, ISRAEL
to book us for seminars: email – jon.escudero@gmail.com facebook – Jon Escudero

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Last January 2, 2015, at 12:00-15:00 we conducted the first of a series of seminars featuring  the use of the KARAMBIT knife and its applications in Serrada.

the ring

the ring

The Karambit is a South East Asian curved knife, usually found in Silat systems and is a favorite adopted weapon in Filipino Martial Arts. Because of it’s unique properties, such as the use of the curved edge for hooking, trapping and ripping as well as the ring, which allows the use of special applications,  like spinning and flipping the blade in close quarters.

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it’s time for the SHARKNADO!!!

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all hands on deck

Thanks to TACTICOOL for supplying gear!
All in a good days work!

STAY TUNED FOR OUR UPCOMING EVENTS AND SEMINARS!!!

JON ESCUDERO – LIGHTNING COMBATIVES
LIGHTNING SCIENTIFIC ARNIS
You can find us in the USA, CANADA, UK, AUSTRALIA, PHILIPPINES, ISRAEL
to book us for seminars: email – jon.escudero@gmail.com facebook – Jon Escudero

baton seminar2
The Tactical Baton, also known a telescopic baton is a modernized version of the humble stick so it makes sense that we’d do a seminar on this tool. It’s a great force multiplier, portable and simple to use. There are many versions coming from different brands to suit the different needs of every individual or service.

Lightning Scientific Arnis Israel conducted its first tactical baton seminar last Friday, as the second seminar in a series of its open, in-house seminars. It was well attended by its regular members, friends, the usual suspects and some newcomers to the seminars.

The days training topics consisted of learning safe methods of exit and entry, controlled impact on the centerline, simple trapping and escalations to takedowns with focus on simple movements that can be learned quickly and performed under stress.

Thanks to TACTICOOL for supplying gear!
All in a good days work!

STAY TUNED FOR OUR UPCOMING EVENTS AND SEMINARS!!!

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working the entry

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open WIDE!

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blind-siding technique

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exit strategy

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survivors!!! (those who remembered the group photo 🙂 )

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get down!

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with Tomer TACTICOOL

JON ESCUDERO – LIGHTNING COMBATIVES
LIGHTNING SCIENTIFIC ARNIS
You can find us in the USA, CANADA, UK, AUSTRALIA, PHILIPPINES, ISRAEL
to book us for seminars: email – jon.escudero@gmail.com facebook – Jon Escudero