Modern Arnis: The Filipino Art of Stick Fighting by Remy Presas

By Remy Presas

Covering various preparatory stretches and warm-up routines, the 12-zone extraordinary and security structures, hand-to-hand wrestle (“trapping hands”), flow-practice drills, sinawali and redonda, this 160-page, totally illustrated textual content offers newbies a tangible quantity of self-defense ability via particular drills. for instance, the sinawali is taught with out sticks, in empty-hand style, to demonstrate how its weaving motions could be simply translated into empty-hand routine for blockading, punching, and takedowns. He discusses the 12 very important angles of assaults at the human physique, 12 uncomplicated methods of facing every one perspective, plus stick and sword disarming techniques.

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Modern Arnis: The Filipino Art of Stick Fighting

Protecting numerous preparatory stretches and warm-up routines, the 12-zone impressive and security structures, hand-to-hand strive against (“trapping hands”), flow-practice drills, sinawali and redonda, this 160-page, totally illustrated textual content provides rookies a tangible volume of self-defense ability via particular drills.

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STRIKE #9 Starting from the final position of Strike #8, (1) step in with your right foot while drawing your stick back and execute a forehand strike (2) to your opponent's left knee, following through (3) and drawing your stick straight back to the right side of your head, ready for Strike #10. 40 41 STRIKE #10 Starting from the final position of Strike #9, (1) step in while raising your stick high on your right side and execute a forehand thrust (2) straight to your opponent's left eye, following through (3) by dipping the end of your stick down in a clockwise arc past your left knee, ready for Strike #11.

36 3 3 2 37 1 STRIKE #4 Starting from the final position of Strike #3, (1) step in with your right foot while drawing your stick back and execute a backhand strike (2) to your opponent's right side, following through (3) by drawing your stick straight back to the right side of your waist, ready for Strike #5. STRIKE #5 Starting from the final position of Strike #4, (1) step in with your right foot and execute a forehand thrust (2) straight into your opponent's solar plexus. Withdraw the stick (3) back to the same side of your body while raising your right arm and elbow, ready for Strike #6.

Raise your right hand high and execute a strike (4) to his head. 4 11 62 CHAPTER 5 Trapping Hands h is section illustrates hand-to-hand combat using the same basic defense patterns shown previously, with or without a stick. Each example (whether inside vs. outside, left vs. right) is followed by a close-up of the same action for a better understanding of the rolling and trading-off action of the hands. Note that the striking surface, whether back fist or just knuckles, is not as important as quickly parrying the potential punch, checking the attacker's arm out of the way and delivering the counterstrike.

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