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Gary and Loki doing social distance weapons - being safe with projectiles ...

Cutting scotch broom with a Burmese dha - working on getting a single cut through a full 2 inches of solid stem. Even with the whip cut (redondo in FMA terms), it is a challenge. About 2/3 through..,, ...

Looking to 2021 to be a kinder year, full of compassion and joy, having survived and thrived as family and community. Our best wishes to all of you as the calendar turns a page. See you soon. ...

#guruStas showing why the #golok -- one of the canonical weapons of #pencaksilat #gadjahputih -- is the length it is: this particular style of #silat has a strong focus on elbow techniques. This means that the golok, when held against the forearm as shown here, integrates almost seamlessly with the empty hand techniques already known.

Because we are concerned with the safety of our students and the welfare of our communities, #ancientfiredojo is currently not holding classes, but these days will come to an end, and when they do, the training will be legendary.

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A big shoutout to the next generation of #pekititirsiakali instructors! #lakanguro Claire of #maelstrømmartialarts joins us @pekititirsiacanada @ancientfiremartialarts ...

Superheroes!!! Love these peeps - missing you. Stay tuned and we will be back in action soon. ...

From #pekititirsiakali class at #ancientfiredojo in September: nothing says "social distancing" like swinging two meters of wood. #guroZack is never unhappy when swinging a stick, and the bigger the stick, the bigger the grin.

Be like Zack!

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In accordance with BC Ministry of Health direction, classes at #ancientfire have been suspended until further notice. We are continuing our online classes. See you soon.... ...

From the archives: an action shot from #fightLab at #ancientfiredojo.

The baton strike: holding the stick at both ends and striking with the small protruding bit -- or your fist -- is an extremely powerful #corto range technique. The force transmission from body rotation into the strike is extremely efficient, making this a great technique to have in your toolbox...and one to avoid catching!

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Training dha for #buddhaisawan #krabikrabong ...

From the archives, way back when in #2019: a shot of #guruLoki doing some #pencaksilat ground work at #ancientfiredojo.

Leg trapping techniques are an often-overlooked set of close-range techniques. While frequently used in reaction to a slip or a throw as a way to "level the field" they can also be used proactively while closing distance.

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Some #doblebaston practice in #pekititirsiakali class at #ancientfiredojo. There are many drills that help students break the habit of striking in a standard -- and very common -- tempo: 1-2-3-rest. Students get in practice striking on the half beats and triples, especially with a weapon in each hand: one weapon can occupy attention while the other gets into a more advantageous position.

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Lest we forget.

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We are taking a break from some great training - we will be back shortly. Keep breathing, keep training, stay safe. 2020 is almost over.... ...

Some short stick #filipinoMartialArts with #guroZack and #guroStas at #ancientfiredojo.

These sticks are about the length of the bolo, another traditional tool of the Philippines. A hand's length shorter than the favoured sword of #pekititirsiakali, the ginunting, bolos are leaf-shaped, and frequently used for clearing vegetation.

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