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There’s a level of cooperation, as the goal is to help each other to learn. Random flow training isn’t sparring in the sense that you’re not fighting each other. For many years I taught sombrada as a training drill, but haven’t used it since or so. The basic stickwork consists of fundamental angles of attack and footwork.
Stick and sword training is different, but also very similar. Once a practitioner learns the basic attacks and footwork we begin with hand sparring using padded sticks.
Stick and Sword Techniques and Training Methods | Kali & Eskrima
Double stick isn’t something I train or teach much, but for those that are interested, here is a page demonstrating double stick with the 4 Step Matrix. Here are a few ways it can be done:. The principles and training methods listed here work for both stick and sword in general, but specific methods work better and worse depending on the particular weapon used.
Check out Sword and Circle for more on random flow training, this post in particular.
After the practitioner learns the basic 6 angles, we move on to doing them escgima the footwork listed below:. The weapons are the same length, ezcrima the same angles of attack, entries, and defenses work to a large degree. It’s also unwise to directly “block” with a sword, as the edge can be damaged. Sparring is where the chaos comes in, and where you learn to deal with hard pressure coming from a completely uncooperative opponent.
A sword can slash, whereas a stick needs to hit. You can thrust with a stick, but it won’t have quite the same effect as thrusting with a sword. I do still feel it has value if done correctly and used as an isolation drill to train attacking entries and follow ups, but my current thinking is that isolating variations of the 4-Step Matrix will srills even better results with a wider variety of live options. Real fighting involves the unknown and a large dose of chaos. The stick and sword techniques and training methods in Drillw are a mix from a variety of styles, and based on our 4 Step Matrix.
Most of the above mentioned training centers around prearranged drills and practice patterns for repetition in the isolation phase of training.
Below you’ll find our general curriculum with links to pictures and videos. However, there are a few substantial differences. The same goes for heavy vs.
We use two methods to prepare for the reality of fighting: This training can include emphasis on particular aspects of fighting, where practitioners agree to work on various entries, combination counter attacks, etc.
For more information on the 4 Step Matrix and training methods, click here. You’re not trying to directly help your partner to learn, but to win. This teaches the “defang the snake” concept striking the opponent’s hand or limb early on and gradually rscrima them to stick sparring. Far less power is required to do damage with a sword, and whereas a strike on the arm may drillw no effect with a stick, the same cannot be said with a sword!
In sparring, you’re fighting each other. You don’t know what your partner is going to do and he or she doesn’t know what you’re going to do, but you’re doing it at a pace you’re both comfortable with, and there is a give and take. If you’re going to train sombrada, be sure to see our video on doing it properly.
They’re great to build speed, power, perfect your physical techniques, and to learn important concepts. Just enter your name and email below:. The matrix contains angles of attack, types of attacks swinging, thrusting, full, half, etc. But in esxrima, you’re not going to know what your opponent is going to do and how he’s going to respond to your advances.
Stick and Sword
In application it consists of a safe entry, either attacking your opponent or intercepting his attack, follow drilps that prevent you from getting hit while taking out your opponent, and safe exits. A very heavy, two-handed cane or baseball bat can be used to block and strike in ways that a thinner, lighter stick cannot. Although you’re highly unlikely to end up in a stick or sword fight on the street, stick and sword training gives you drillss foundation to use almost any non-projectile weapon in self defense, is largely transferable to unarmed fighting, will teach you lessons you can use in other areas of self defense, and is great for exercise and enjoyment.
Experiment with different weapons length, weight, and type in training, and be mindful of the differences. Stick and Sword Although you’re highly unlikely to end up in escgima stick or sword fight on the street, stick and sword training gives escriima the foundation to use almost any non-projectile weapon in self defense, is largely transferable to unarmed fighting, will teach you lessons you can use in other areas of self defense, and is great for exercise and enjoyment.