- May 4, 2006
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Hello Rocky,Rocky said:That pretty much sums it up.....
Gm Buot and Professor both use to tel me that the training was much harder back in the day, and challenges were not un-common and they were full contact with no pads at all, but they very very rarely ended up in death, in fact sometimes the defeated Eskrimador would train under the winner.
The training during Noy Anciongs time was so hard that after the training, the student were had some lashes and their shoulders were blue and black while their nose and ears were red. That is their way of teaching to test the students courage, resistant to pains and has still the eagerness to learn despite of bruises. Those students that are only had the courage to trained under them will just be the one to succeed and earned the skill. But in Mr. Velez method of teaching, the beginners should not be hurt as much as possible because the common reason for a person why he studied self-defense is to protect himself from harm and according to Mr. Velez if you hit the student intentionally some of them wouldnt be returning because of fear of hitting again.
In Mr. Velez teaching the teacher would only intentionally hit the student when he already had learn the basic of the defense lessons and already had finished the advance lessons and this time he could very well had be able to defend himself properly and the Instructor would now find some holes on the students defense to penetrate his attack and this time again some trash talking, insulting and shouting are to be employed to distract his concentrations for him to get use of the real encounters in the street so he must be conditioned to always be thinking that his enemy is going to kill him and he should stay focused despite of some psychological tactics employed by the instructor to control what they called adrenal rushing or adrenal dumb to a student.
In the Philippines today, challenges were no longer common as our Balintawak arnis was becoming professionalized and the arnis practitioners of today have great respect to one another. Pride was not anymore any longer had a place in every hearts of a Balintawak practitioner.
Wilson R. Ceniza