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Old 06-23-2012, 08:38 AM   #70
Chris Parkerson
Dojo: Academy of the Martial Arts
Location: ohio
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 740
Re: Randori...we don't do enough of it

Here is Randori Eskrima style. Eskrima essentially means scrimmage.
The reward is equal to the sacrifice. The more realistic you can make it, the more warrioship (Budo) will emerge.

If you think that this looks like a controlled form of gang beat down, just understand, these guys come from the rough streets of Central California. In Bahala Na (Leo Giron's style of Eskrima/Arnis), he is emphatic that Bahala Na is not a stick art. It is a blade art where sticks are used to keep it safe.

Giron taught that peace is not the absence of violence, but the efficient mitigation of violence. He also taught, "unsheath (your blade) only with good reason and resheat it only with honor." Thus, the attackers are respecting the man in the middle with clean, controlled attacks.

Party on


Last edited by Chris Parkerson : 06-23-2012 at 08:42 AM.
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