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