1. E

    Creating a very light weight, collapsible baton - feedback needed

    Hello, fellow martial artists. For a while now, I've been scouring the web for a truly lightweight, collapsible baton, and I keep coming up empty. Even the highest quality models are relatively heavy, and too long to practically conceal. I'm disappointed to find that no one is making them from...
  2. H

    My teacher did energy work on me? Help

    Hi good afternoon. I hope this isn't off limits to discuss, but I could really use help understanding something that happened to me in class. My teacher practices Balintawak and hilot as well I'm pretty sure. One day he said he needed to check something about me and asked if it was okay to...
  3. lansao

    Healthy Tension & Limits of Relaxation

    In sampling a few arts, I've heard a variety of thoughts on relaxation and would love to get thoughts on this from an MMA perspective. How relaxed is too relaxed? How much tension is too much tension? What complementary muscle groups do you activate/deactivate in different scenarios?
  4. lansao

    Updating the Wing Chun Library

    Do you practice Wing Chun? If so, what methods from other arts (e.g. BJJ, Systema, FMA, etc.) have you taken from/incorporated into your Wing Chun? How have you adapted those methods to conform to Wing Chun principles? ~ Alan
  5. iamstevengold

    Some guidance for a beginner would be SUPER appreciated.

    Hey everyone, just joined the forum. Looking forward to being a part of the community! Ive been tossing around the idea of joining MA for a while now, and am certain it's something I am going to commit to. So naturally, I first need to decide on a style right? Hours & hours later of digging...
  6. Brian R. VanCise

    Combatives At The Las Vegas Martial Arts Academy...

    Here is today's blog post at: The Instinctive Edge
  7. P

    "A brain in each hand"

    Hi, Recently I was reading an FMA Informative issue on Serrada Escrima. The article nicely described the training methods. One goal of the training is to develop both sides of the body such that the parrying hand has a mind of its own. While this idea is a common theme among different styles...