Next Generations Session 4

March 28th 2015: For todays practice we began with "Amarra". I like to use this as a warm up exercise. This is because there are a lot of twirling type movements that will help loosen the wrists. Students also begin to learn how body mechanics can be utilized during this exercise. After reviewing the first two patterns we were introduced to the third set of movements. Here they learned a type of strike called "Abaniko" (meaning fan). Because this new strike was unfamiliar to everyone, we spent some time going over the nuances until they all felt comfortable with it. I reminded them to practice...

Next Generation’s Session 3

March 14th 2015: For session number three we were short two of our trainees due to prior commitments. We started with a review of the seven angles of attack. Everyone displayed the correct form. Proving that they indeed do their homework. Which was to practice everyday after finishing their school work and other responsibilities. We then added footwork to help build coordination. That concluded the warm ups and it was time to learn "Amarra #1". The Amarra can be broken down into twelve individual patterns. Today we did two of them. We had a quick break for water then it was back to work. The n...

Controlling Range and Rhythm

Often I find articles on the internet that I feel are applicable to Filipino Martial Arts so I posted them here. I hope that they don't mind. Enjoy! by Johnny N from Click here for more Establishing your range is crucial in boxing. Finding the range is often talked about in the art of boxing. You hear people comment all the time on how someone “has great range” or “knows how to get in and out of range” or “controls the fight”. But what does controlling the range or finding the range really mean? Some people see it as using the jab and having great footwork. But...

Introducing Eskrima De Campo JDC-IO’s next generation

(in training) January 31st 2015, The journey of three new martial artist began today. Lead by Jakob, their fearless leader, todays class began with teaching some of the formalities and foundational pieces found within the curriculum of Eskrima De Campo JDC-IO. We look forward to watching you grow as martial artist and as young men that are pillars in the community.

Constant Movement in Fighting

Johnny N from Constant Movement in Fighting Keep moving! Stay busy! Let your punches go! Move your head! Why should you keep moving? Some people think constant movement is a waste of energy or makes you predictable…but I completely disagree. Constant movement is what gives you great rhythm, great endurance, great speed, and even be a trickier fighter. In an intense sport like boxing, constant movement is an important skill that you must acquire in order to be a great fighter. But how?! Why should you keep moving? One of my favorite concepts to teach is t...

Lameco Eskrima: The Legacy of Edgar G. Sulite

In this book, Guro David E. Gould writes about the system founded by PG Edgar G. Sulite called Lameco Eskrima. In it you will find more information regarding the art of De Campo Uno-Dos-Tres Orinihal (Jose D Caballero), the precursor to Eskrima De Campo JDC-IO (Ireneo Olavides). Chapters are also dedicated to Sulite Rapelon (GM Helacrio Sulite Sr.), Pekiti-Tirsia Kali (Tuhon Leo T. Gaje Jr.), Modernos Largos (GM Jesus Abella / GM Pablicito Cabahug) and Kalis Ilustrisimo (GM Antonio "Tatang" Ilustrisimo). Without a doubt a must have title for anyone serious about learning about the history of F...

Grandmaster Babao Tribute Seminar

October  18, 2014 11am - 4pm Location: Doubletree hotel 2 Civic plaza Drive Carson CA, 90745 Featuring presentation by: Darren Tibon, Felix Roiles, Marc lawrence, Bradford Namahoe, Chris and Chaz Siangco, Ramon Rubia, Anthony Kleeman and the Babao Arnis Group Registration: 11am   Seminar: 12pm Seminar event $70 More info: Kidd jason 562-396-7028