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#gurochris showing some tips on developing the capacity to throw combinations with a stick: leave yourself someplace to go. Getting into the habit of returning to a loaded position after each strike means you CAN strike. Avoid a dead stick.

#pekititirsiakali classes Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at #ancientfiredojo.

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#muayboran with @3x_world_champion #krumehdi at #ancientfiredojo every Thursday evening!

Muay Boran is a striking art that shares a #warriorarts family tree with both the more famous Muay Thai, as well as the weapon-based Krabi Krabong. It is an excellent art at all striking ranges. If you're interested in the unarmed arts of Southeast Asia, this is a great place to start!

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The #plong (staff) is one of the traditional weapons in #krabikrabong. Students in Krabi Krabong learn drills of both matched and unmatched weapons, so don't be surprised if you pick up a staff...and your partner has a sword or two!

Krabi Krabong classes with #krhuloki Wednesday nights at #ancientfiredojo. Come and see one of the lesser well-known #warriorarts of Thailand!

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#pencaksilat makes great use of the effect of rotational force through levers. In this case, #guruloki is about to perform a #puterkepala takedown, done through rotating the head around a fixed point. In this case, because his partner's shoulder is fixed in space, rotating her head forces her body to turn around her shoulder, leaving her facing away from him, and quite vulnerable.

#gadjahputhi style pencak #silat classes at #ancientfiredojo Wednesday evenings. Come and see what it's all about!

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Practice weapons line the walls of Ancient Fire Dojo - what you don’t know certainly can hurt you. But knowing is half the battle. The rest is just hard work, sweat, and training. #warriorarts #onetribe #jointhetribe #filipinomartialarts #pencaksilat #krabikrabong #bjj #jkd #kickboxing #womenfighters ...

It can be easy for forget that, while the #baston can be a weapon, the stick is a training aid. Filipino #warriorarts were founded using the blades indigenous to the archipelago, then influenced by the ones the Spanish brought with during colonization.

Every once in a while, when doing some partner drills, pick up a blade-shaped analogue to remind yourself of the difference between swinging to bash and swinging to cut.

#pekititirsiakali classes at #ancientfiredojo Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Come check them out!

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How does jumping help you hit hard with a stick? Power transfer.

Engaging your posterior chain, just like a pitcher does in baseball, is how you can get maximum acceleration from your feet into your hands where it's needed. One good way to practice this mechanic is a standing long jump, focusing on getting full extension through the hips.

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A Khmer paring knife with a hammered pattern welded blade - insanely sharp #knives #knife ...

The strike accomplished through wrist rotation -- whether you call it #abaniko or #witik -- is very versatile. Here, #gurochros is leading a drill where students are switching between the #uppereight drill and backhand witiks, to illustrate that a witik can be both fast and strong enough to pick up a more traditional swing.

#pekititirsiakali classes Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at #ancientfiredojo. Come check it out!

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#guruannie in #maphilindo #pencaksilat class doing some groundwork.

When it comes to striking, a good #silat fighter isn't hindered by being on the ground...although you may want your opponent to think you are.

#silat classes with guru Annie Mondays at #ancientfiredojo. Come and see what the unarmed #warriorarts of Indonesia (and beyond!) are all about.

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#sundayfunday in #sookebc for #nakgary and #c-goodydog after the DB Tribal in Vancouver - ready you go another round ...

#pekititirsiakali has many drills based around knife defense, in several combinations: single vs double, sacsac vs pakal, etc.

But one of the main lessons of these drills is: forget about the drills. The drills are a good starting point, but one of their main benefits is getting you used to several different movements and reactions. Don't get stuck in a drill as "they way to do it"; use a drill as a launch point, and train and investigate from there.

#kali classes Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at #ancientfiredojo. Come check them out!

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#sundayfunday is here again, and you know what that means at #ancientfiredojo: #fightlab! Come out, gear up, and swing some sticks! (And get that hand out to check that swing or your elbow's gonna get it!) #onetribe #vancouverbc #dojolife #stickfighting #warriorarts #kali #eskrima #escrima #arnis #dbma ...

Tomorrow at #ancientfiredojo is the funnest day for #stickfighting fans in #vancouverbc: Fight Lab!

We get on our gear and practice application of our techniques in a very "live" environment: not much better motivation to get your blocks right than someone swinging at your hands, knees, elbows, or head! Sparring may not be your cup of tea, but if you're curious, come out and try it! We have gear to loan, and are always happy to see new faces (behind a mask). Fight Lab, Sundays from 11a-1p at Ancient Fire. Come have some fun!

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Never neglect the basics.

The arm bar is a basic submission in #bjj, but don't let that fool you. In 2017 it accounted for one eighth of all submissions in the UFC (source: http://www.ufc-secrets.com/overall-2017-submission-statistics-ufc/), and is the number three submission over 25 years (source: http://www.ufc-secrets.com/top-10-submission-statistics-data-from-ufc-mma-events/) NEVER neglect the basics.

Brazilian jiu jitsu classes Saturdays 11a-1p at #ancientfiredojo.

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#guroedwin at close range.

#kali teaches its students to leave some of the stick protruding from the hand. This length is called the #punyo, and can be used both for striking (it's much harder than your hand!) and grabbing (you can pinch sticks and wrists against your arm with it, as well as use it like a hook for grabbing and maneuvering). #pekititirsiakali classes bright and early on Saturday mornings at #ancientfiredojo, from 9-11am. Come out after your morning cuppa and get in some stick time!

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A Thai shield and sword, used in the battlefield #warrioarts of Thailand called #krabikrabong. The sword (or #daab) is notable for its long handle, which is uncommon in many traditional swords. The handle can be used both offensively (pommel striking) and defensively (as a blocking aid). Krabi Krabong classes at #ancientfiredojo are Wednesday evenings. Learn how the Thais swing a sword, and why they were renowned in Southeast Asia for their fighting prowess.

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#gurochris performing a disarm during some #espadaydaga drilling during #kali class.

Many people point out that disarms aren't "realistic" in a combative setting, since there are so many details that have to be right: the #punyo plays an important role in this disarm, being the fulcrum over which the wrist gets folded, and the wrist has to be at full flexion. Both of these things can be drilled, however, making them second-nature so that disarms occur "accidentally and incidentally" at trapping range.

#pekititirsiakali classes Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at #ancientfiredojo. Come and check out one of the #warriorarts of the Philippines!

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#krumehdi (@3x_world_champion) going over some body mechanics for kneeing in Muay Boran. The high guard position of the arms helps pick up both fists and elbows if your opponent manages to slip your knee.

#muayboran classes with Kru Mehdi Thursday evenings at #ancientfiredojo. Come and check them out!

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The articulation of the human arm allows for an enormous amount of force transfer; our spear-throwing ancestors made good use of this to provide for their tribes. However, once the joints are at full extension and rotation, the arm becomes a lever for the rest of the body, as #guruloki is showing here. Levers are an excellent way to use a small amount of force to move a very large object.

#gadjahputih style #pencaksilat classes Wednesdays at #ancientfiredojo. Come and take a peek through one window into the indigenous #warriorarts of Indonesia.

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