BJJ: 47 Leg Locks

47 Leg Lock Techniques In Just 4 Minutes – Jason Scully This video demonstrates 47 different leg lock techniques including kneebars, ankle locks, heel hooks, toe holds, and calf slicers....

Dealing with Blades

Knife Assisted Throw   Kerambit   Unarmed vs. Knife   Elbow Break Knife Disarm   2 vs 1 Knife Defense...

Fencing Concepts

Class 1 – Fencing Concepts While there are many perspectives on the use of a long staff or short staff in fighting, like most other aspects of Martial Arts, in terms of combat, simpler is often better. There are a great many ways in which to wield a staff. Some cultures and traditions use an end grip, with a majority of the staff used to strike with, others use a thirds grip, effectively dividing the staff in three pieces, which tends to focus on using both ends of the staff. While in certain circumstances each of these maybe appropriate and necessary, it is often true that a simple direct line of attack, that being a thrust, is the best tactic, as this type of attack is both immediate and direct, and as such can take the initiative away from your opponent with a stop-hit. In this sense, the concepts we’ll discuss below are identical to fencing theory, and also JKD trapping and Centerline theory. While considering these principles, ask yourself when other methods of using the staff as a weapon would be appropriate.   Fencing Concepts Starting from a Right-hand Dominant Position (gripping the staff with the right hand forward, left hand at the hip, both thumbs pointed towards the offensive end of the staff), we place our staff against that of our opponent from a distance at which we would need to enter in order to strike. Let’s refer to this as Largo Mano with an engagement. Our opponent has adopted an identical stance, both people with their right hand and right foot forward, identical grips. The staves cross at the last 1/4 of the shaft. This represents a fairly neutral position, and we are presented with a conundrum. If I attempt to...

Jogo do Pau

Jogo do Pau translates to “Game of the Stick.” This stick fighting method is native to Portugal and may be a direct predecessor of Juego de Palo and Palo Canarios. What I find interesting is the time they devote to working against multiple opponents.   Portuguese Combat Stick Jogo do Pau, bastão curto   Jogo do Pau Documentary Master Russo 1991   I Encontro de Jogo do Pau Fafe 1986   Portuguese Stickfighting Jogo do...

Cruel Efficiency: Silat Suffian Bela Diri

  Silat Suffian Bela Diri – Posture & Body Control in Bruneian Kuntau Keep your attacker in constant off balance physically and mentally. The best time to hit is when he is occupied trying to regain his balance and stability. It is at this specific moment he is fighting 2 opponents, you and gravity. This is just “one option” from the principles. Traditional Kuntau is only used in a self “self defense” situation. Depending on the understanding of the teacher, Kuntau is one of the arts that knowledge can only be transferred from teacher to student. “Hati ke Hati” meaning from one heart to another.     Silat Suffian Bela Diri – Attacking Footwork of Kuntau  ...

The Short Staff

The short staff, in my opinion is one of the most universal weapons. Something like this can be found in almost every culture, and it is one of the traditional weapons that is absolutely appropriate for modern Martial Artists, as common items from broom or mop handles, dowels, pipes, to pool cues are of a similar length and can be adapted to use as a weapon.   Donn Draeger & Kaminoda Tsunemori – Muso Ryo Jojutsu   Silat Suffian Bela Diri – Short Staff Seminar (Buluh Runcing)   Irish Stick Fighting Methods     Kashi Porrazo: Meso-American Stick Fighting (Yaomatchia)   Long Staff Methods Juego del Garrote Canario-A Maestro Paquito Santana   Sanatan Shastarvidiya – Lathi (Long Staff Fighting)   Chinese Shaolin Method   Last but not least: The Kung Fu Bear Staff...

Dan Inosanto in Germany...

Dan Inosanto and what looks like Cass Magda demonstrating aspects of Kali, including single stick, stick and dagger, sibat (staff) and knife.

Satria Silat: Animal Systems

The Satria Silat system is the predecessor to Silat Buka Lingkaran, (which was started by Alvin Guinanao, a top student of Benitez in Satria). In this system, there are four animal styles, each with their own unique movements and conditioning methods. These include Kucin (Cat), Harimau (Tiger), Buaya (Crocodile), and Kura Kura (Turtle). Satria Silat – Kucin Conditioning Satria Silat – Kucin Application   Satria Silat – Harimau Conditioning Satria Silat – Harimau Application   Satria Silat Buaya Conditioning Satria Silat – Buaya Application   Satria Silat – Kura Kura Satria Silat – Kura Kura Conditioning Satria Silat – Kura Kura...

Palo Canario

Initially used as a way of gaining an advantage over machete wielding pirates and bandits from Cuba, the Martial Art of Palo Canario has undergone a resurgence in recent years, including the creation of sporting events. This system does some amazing things with the use of a staff, and is similar in many ways to the methods used in other cultures. Juego del Garrote Canario-A Maestro Paquito Santana Juego de la Mano y del Palo Canario Clase Iniciacion al Juego Del Palo Canario TV Spot on Palo Canario Juego del Palo Canario – Déniz – Telde 2008 Palo Canario Estilo Morales Juego de Palo Canario. Tipos, Modalidades Y Estilos Example of the wide variety of manifestations the “art of playing the bar” in the Canary Islands. From traditional games techniques, shown in traditional exhibition, to technical reconstruction started in the 80s, that in some cases they have adapted to competition with written policy and have assumed different names for reasons of sport and federal...

Maharlika Kuntaw

I’ve had the opportunity to train in Maharlika Kuntaw under Maha Guro Brian “Buzz” Smith several times over the years, and have hosted a seminar with him at my school several years ago. While I was only exposed to a portion of their art, there was a great deal of useful material shown in a small amount of time. Guro Smith is also extremely generous with his time and eager to share the art that he’s dedicated so much of his life to. I found the fact that many of the routes that they learn are nearly identical among different formats (empty-hand, stick, knife, sword, sword & shield, staff, etc.) to be a well considered decision in their curriculum. The similarity in routes will make new material seem familiar. The staff material Guro Smith shared with me factors greatly into the Sibat material I teach in Kali. Many of their core concepts, and some of the takedowns and Buno training methods find their way into my classes as well. – Guro Tony Maha Guro Brian ¨Buzz¨ Smith performing all the forms needed for rank testing in Maharlika Kuntaw through Green Belt. Lower Rank Forms (Anyo 1-6, Empty-hand, Stick) Anyo Explained Anyo 1 Applications Maharlika Kuntaw – FMA Brotherhood Midwest Gathering The Gathering – May 2007 Brian ¨Buzz¨ Smith (Maharlika Kuntaw) Sibat Sword & Shield...