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Discussion in 'The Martial Arts Forum' started by hotlunch, Aug 8, 2007.
Can't believe no one has brought this topic up yet. Great show!
While I am not a martial artist, other than shooting that is, I watched the episode the other night on escrima and I was intrigued. Do you know if it is taught much in the US? or is it something one would most likely have to travel to the Phillipines to study.
It's taught all over the US. There is also KAli and Arnis which are very similar to Escrima and are also FMA.
So far I think all the styles of fighting they have shown are available to learn here in America. I know you can get classes in Muy Thai and of course Karate and escrima.
Doubt the French fighting method (savat or whatever it's called) is taught around here though. That one will probably be a so-so episode. I'm looking forward to the one on Israeli Krav Maga. Now that is a fighting method that seems useful.
I'm thinking of getting the show on DVD now that it's available.
It is !!!! But I'm kind of biased because I'm an Instructor. Alot of it was taken from other Martial Arts systems and some of it they came up with on their own and refined it from a working perspective for their military and national police. It is strictly self defense though and doesn't really have a sport application like other martial arts do. That's neither a good thing or a bad thing ( because I like sport fighting/mma)but just what Krav Maga is.
I think what I enjoyed most about escrima is the stick work. I think I would most likely enjoy anything with sticks
My problem is that there are aspects of most of these different fighting methods that I want to learn. Like some of those blows in karate but also the stick work of escrima would come in handy I imagine (should the need ever arise).
I'm not really into the "sport" of fighting, tournaments and all that, rather, I just want to learn for myself. It's a dangerous world out there.
i get this uncontrollable craving to put a barrel and magazine and bayonet on them.
Then Krav Maga would definately be right up your alley. Nothing real fancy, just straight forward RBSD.
Well to seek out information I suggest to start here ~Check this webb site
There are other schools of FMA that you can research Google
Its a great art everything relates to Stick/ blade/empty hand.
good show. those karate guys were nuts
Okay, I talked with a Tae Kwan Do "master" today and he went on this rant about how Escrima isn't taught here in America because it's illegal and the results of its use are illegal, meaning a person using the method could get sued.
I was unable to find any place locally that taught it so I'm wondering what the real deal is now. Anyone know?
It's not illegal in here in America. It's like anything else liability wise. If somebody wanted to sue you for using escrima as a defense against them they could. Just like they could if you picked a pool stick and hit them with it. Whoever told you that probably thinks that if you become a Black Belt in a Martial Art that you have to register your hands as a lethal weapon.(which you don't)
Tell us where you are located and I will see if I can find some Escrima schools near you.
Take One's Dough masters are into MA for one reason.
I watch the show and like the fact that the instructors demonstrates some crippling techniques.It is fairly obvious that the match at the end of each show, the professional fighter is merely toying with the Americans.
You shouldn't believe anything a TKD guy tells you.
Jason Chambers got pwned in the Judo episode! I don't think he scored once against his opponent. Was interesting ep.
this can be said for all commercialized martial arts.