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« on: November 03, 2004, 09:35:22 AM »

Tuesday, November 2, 2004 (NYC- Russ' Patio)  7:30-9PM

My former student Miguel and I celebrated election day with some no armor stickfighting.  Miguel has really picked up his training to an intense level over the past 4 months and has worked himself into a good fighting weight and condition.

We started with knife, wearing 16 oz. gloves and using large daggers (8" blades).

Next we moved to machetes.  Using a live blade without contact puts your mind in the right state to fight.  You move away from thinking and just begin to feel.

After that we were ready for stickfighting.  We used 31" medium to light sticks.  No armor was used (ie. the only thing you have to protect yourself is your stick, your footwork and your fighting strategy).

We took a short break and then picked up the actionflex and the large daggers.  We also did a round of single stick action flex trying to keep the same respect for the rattan that we had been using earlier.

Back to the machetes and then rattan with no armor for a few more exchanges and then we called it a night.  It was a good chance for us both to try out what we had been training on someone we don't usually fight.

To finish off, we did some stretching of our hips and lower back.  It was a great night of fighting!


C-Bad Dog, Lakan Guro DBMA
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2004, 07:35:05 AM »

So no fencing masks?

Ryan “Guard Dog” Gruhn
Guro / DBMAA Business Director
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