Stick Fighting

We are not currently offering FMA classes, as our instructor is not coming up to Lac du Bonnet this session. If we can get him back to Lac du Bonnet on a regular basis, these classes will resume. Guro Eddie will be coming up to Lac du Bonnet to conduct seminars with Lac du Bonnet Karate Club students this year!

We ran a Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) class for a year. Karate students could take this class once per week to learn stick and knife-fighting skills. The program was curriculum-based and was taught by Guro Eddie Miller. We studied Burokil Alambra Arnis de Mano.
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12 Strike Sinawali
(Sinawali comes from the word for weaving.)
1 – strikes
2 – blocks
3 – strikes & blocks (stationary)
4 – strikes & blocks (with v-step)
5 – strikes & blocks and checking hand
6 – hand strikes
7 – hand strikes with v-step
8 – counter strikes: hand
9 – counter strikes: body

Disarms
Strike 1 = wrist lock
Strike 2 = wrist lock
Strike 3 = strip the stick
Strike 4 = butt around the wrist/the wave
Strike 5 = thumb lock/chopsticks
Strike 6 = strip the stick
Strike 7 = lever
Strike 8 = arm around to make elbow lock
Strike 9 = end of stick to wrist and then turn the wheel/crank
Strike 10 = arm around wrist and then stick to the horseshoe above the elbow/don’t hit Derrick in the face
Strike 11 = Grab the X of the sticks and use your wand, Harry Potter
Strike 12 = Grab the wrist with your checking hand and disarm by striking with the butt

Single Stick (Strike) Sinawali
Set 1            Set 2
6 x H           6 x H
6 x L            6 x L
6 x HL          6 x HL (switch)
6 x LH          6 x LH (switch)
12 x HHLL     12 x HHLL
12 x HLLH     12 x HLLH

Basic Sinawali
Closed (two strikes on each stick):
    bounce high-low (RR,LL,RR)
    bounce low-high (LL,RR,LL)
Open (two strikes on each stick):
    bounce high-low (RR,LL,RR)
    bounce low-high (LL,RR,LL)
    3 x criss-cross high
    3 x criss cross low
    3 x criss cross high-low
    3 x criss cross low-high
Chamber on your right:
    3 x high-low (right stick-left stick)
    Tap to change to left chamber
    3 x high-low (left stick-right stick)
    Tap to change to right chamber
    3 x criss cross (HH, LL, HH)
    Double tap to change to left chamber
    3 x criss cross (HH, LL, HH)
    Double tap to change to right chamber (but just at wrists)
    3 x Rainbow (abeniko) (RLRLRL)
    Tap to change to left chamber (but just at wrists)
    3 x Rainbow (abeniko) (LRLRLR)
    Tap to change to right chamber
    High 5-Low 5; Low 5-High 5; High 5-Low 5
    Double tap to change to left chamber
    High 5-Low 5; Low 5-High 5; High 5-Low 5
    Double tap to change sides. Hold both sticks in both hands.
    Criss Cross: High-High; Low-Low; High;Low
    Step to the right in informal bow position facing partner.

Panantukan
Set 1 – Outside Parry
eyes
ears
nose
mouth (fish hook)
back of neck/throat
triceps punch/biceps scrape
elbow hyperextend/groin
kidney/solar plexus
knee kick
roundhouse
sweep

Vocabulary to Learn

Burokil Alambra Arnis de Mano is composed of six different Filipino Martial Arts:

1) Arnis (Burokil) – weapons training (ie whacking each other with sticks, sticking each other with knives, beating each other with bats (or pool noodles), chucking each other with nunchakus, and, for the Monty Python fans in the group… defence against a grape.)
2) Sikaran – Filipino foot fighting with an emphasis on high kicks.
3) Panandyakan – Filipino low kicking. ie thigh kicks, knee kicks, sweeps. Take out the support system, take out the opponent.
4) Panantukan – Filipino boxing. Punches, elbows, eye gouges. Boxing with a dirty edge.
5) Dumoq – Grappling, joint manipulation, ground game.
6) Tung-kong Bato – The mental aspect of FMA. Awareness, body language, making use of weapons and the environment.

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