FMA Footwork

Cthulhu

Senior Master
Founding Member
MTS Alumni
Joined
Sep 1, 2001
Messages
4,526
Reaction score
28
Location
Florida
Since I'm now taking my first forays into the FMA...

With FMA footwork, why are the footwork patterns termed as 'male' and 'female'? I know which is which, but I don't yet know why they are called that. I seem to remember hearing a reason for this a while ago, but with my whacked-out noodle, I've since forgotten.

Cthulhu
 
I think the the triangles are called female and male is because
The Female \/ is used for evasion, deflecting, moving off center which can be termed as 'soft'.
The Male /\ is going to point, directly in which can be termed as 'hard" at least that is the way I see it.

RK
 
the shape of the movements make and opening to the front for the female (like her private parts), and a point for a male. it is not seen like a disresepctful thing or vulgar nasty, just a way to remember.

theres a lot of reference to the private parts and other body parts in philippine culture
 

Latest Discussions

Back
Top