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- Jun 21, 2003
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In the two schools I've trained in, we've never discussed it in that way, at least not when I've been present. I tend to notice similarities in certain techs, how they at least initially respond to an attack. To me, that's often the meat of the tech, that initial survival maneuvering. Deal with the incoming attack and set up to respond. That's what's most important, and that's where I sometimes notice similarities from one tech to another. The specific follow-ups are, in my opinion, less important. I see those as illustrating options that are available depending on specific circumstances, or depending on personal preference. But that initial survival of the attack, I think those could be grouped as sort of a "family".
But like I said, that's mostly in my own head. Never had the discussion in class or with any of my teachers.
Good points. I've noticed similarities as well, even in Arnis. 1 thing may be found in a variety of drills, techs, etc.
Like MJS said, I've seen discussion on the internet that indicated some differences, and I've seen video on youtube that have differences. On the whole, I'd say it's more similar than different, tho. The difference are often minor, focusing more on the final follow-ups and stuff, with the meat of the tech pretty close. It's like saying, I end XYZ tech with a punch to the nose, but HE ends it with a palm-heel to the nose. Really, there's no difference in what's happening, other than a minor personal choice.
Agreed. I recall a youtube clip from James Hawkins. On it, he shows a bunch of different ways the Parker tech. Delayed Sword, is done. They were pretty much the same, with some slight differences.