Pesilat in Motion

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  1. pesilat

    pesilat 3rd Black Belt

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    Well, I've got several clips at my website at http://impactacademy.com/videos

    But I'll link directly to a couple of them here:

    http://impactacademy.com/videos/Carenza.wmv
    This is me doing Carenza - freeflow - with a stick.

    http://impactacademy.com/videos/Whip_Play.wmv
    Here I am playing with a whip.

    http://impactacademy.com/videos/Montage_From_Flexible_Weapons_Workshop.wmv
    Teaching some flexible weapons material.

    Mike
     
  2. dscott

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    I definitely like some of those techniques that you did with the shirt. Nice vids.
     
  3. pesilat

    pesilat 3rd Black Belt

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    Thanks. Yeah, I really like the flexible weapon stuff. It's fun to play with and practical, too. In fact, one of my students told me that, a couple of weeks ago, he used one of the techniques from that video clip to escort a patron out of the bar - the hand in the sleeve technique. He said the guy reached out toward him and he brought his hand up, it caught in the sleeve and he thought, "Lookie there!", tucked the head and escorted the guy out pretty as you please.

    I plan to put some more clips out there soon :)

    Mike
     
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    shesulsa Columbia Martial Arts Academy

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    Me like!~ Those are awesome.

    I noticed a South Korea flag in the background for your flexible weapons vid. May I ask the influence?
     
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    pesilat 3rd Black Belt

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    LOL. There's no Korean influence in my flexible weapon work. The flag was hanging in the school where I was teaching the workshop. My flexible weapon work comes mostly from Indonesian Pentjak Silat, some from Filipino MA, and some from my own personal trial-and-error. The only Korean influence in me personally is in my kicks - I trained in TKD for a few years when I was a kid.

    I'm glad you liked it, though :)

    Mike
     
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    Good stuff Mike!!!
     
  8. pesilat

    pesilat 3rd Black Belt

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    LOL! What a coincidence. I got the e-mail about this post while I'm watching your "Ground Control" DVD and thinking the same thing - well, almost the same thing. I was thinking "Good stuff Bill!!!" instead of "Good stuff Mike!!!" but you get the idea ;)

    Mike
     
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    Lolol
     
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    Nice videos. Not being familiar with the style, forgive me if I sound like an idiot. In the first video, it didn't seem rehearsed at all. It was very flowing and relaxed. Is it based on certain movements that are put together in a free form style or do I have it all wrong. I'm notorious for being "to tense" so when I see something like that, it fascinates me.


    Regards,
     
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    Looks good Mike ! I know from your seminars that I have been fortunate enough to attend that it all hurts LOL ! Very good stuff Mike !

    Gumagalang Frank F
     
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    Nice. Very nice.
     
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    It was free form and completely unrehearsed (except for the thousands of hours in general that I've spent with a stick in my hand over the past 10 years :) ). I was just moving according to what I felt at the moment.

    Relaxation is one of the hardest things to find in the MA and also one of the most important aspects. I still have trouble with it - especially when I'm trying to learn something new but that's pretty much unavoidable. But when I'm doing stuff I know cold or improvising, I'm able to remain pretty relaxed. Even when sparring, I stay very relaxed.

    Mike
     
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    I really like the stuff with the clothing. Something I havent seen before...nice.
     
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    pesilat 3rd Black Belt

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    Flexible weapons in general is one of my favorite areas but I really like using my clothes and/or the clothes of my attacker. Fun stuff to play with and, IMO, very practical, too.

    Mike
     
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    Just repeating what Tgace has said - nice moves with the shirt, have never seen that done before - in fact all those video clips were impressive!!!
     
  17. Great Stick form
     
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    pesilat 3rd Black Belt

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    Thanks. Glad you liked them :)

    Mike
     
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    Thanks. I assume you meant "stick form" as in good stick motion. I wasn't actually doing a "form" per se. It wasn't a preset pattern at all. I was just flowing with what I felt at that moment.

    Mike
     
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    Liked the shirt techniques. But I think my favourite thing was the funky music on the first video! :)123
     

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