Looking for instructor/school in South Africa.

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    Jay.v.Way White Belt

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    Hi. I live in Pretoria, South Africa. I'm looking for a reputable Filipino Martial Arts instructor. Can anyone help me?
     
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    Welcome to MT, Jay.

    I haven't been there in years but there's a ton of Martial Arts down there. I'll see if I can reach out to a friend there, don't know if his contact numbers are still valid.

    Have you called around down there to other schools and inquired?
     
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    Thanks.
    I did call around but I only found this strange hybrid between Escrima and Zulu stick fighting called Zeus Escrima, and that to me is a little bit of a joke.
    Zulu stick fighting was and still is primarily for show. Only in one tribe, the one of Shaka Zulu, was their fighting anything more than posturing in ritualistic "battles" where if one side intimidated the other enough then that side won. Deaths were seen as atrocities because life is precious.
    In other words there's nothing practical about Zulu stick fighting. Besides, it uses a short spear and a flimsy leather display shield... if I use what they teach for self-defense I think my assailants might just laugh themselves to death... Not quite the effect I'm looking for...
     
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    Jay, do you do the facebook thing?
     
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    Yup, I do. Infrequently, but I do.
     
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    I'll send you a private message latter on today of someone I know from Pretoria who's on facebook. He's a really good blade man and he'll more than likely know how to guide you.
     
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    A friend of mine lives in SA, i can ask him if he knows some people, he's a black belt under Hatsumi and is currently training MMA, he knows alot folks....
     
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    The following is what he said:

     
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    Thanks a ton guys. I really appreciate it!
     
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    Just want so say thanks again for the advice. I need to apologize about my prior comment about the Zeus Escrima school. It was both unkind and untrue. I have since actually looked into them and I realize that, no matter ones personal doubts, the truth of a matter can only be witnessed first hand. It was a humbling experience.
     
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