In TacArnis, as in many FMA based systems, moving on angles instead of straight into or away from the bad guy is a big part of training. We use a drill called “De Cadena” which loosely translates to “Chain” because we ‘link’ with our partner through a continuous flow of trapping hand feed/response.
Using good footwork/mobility to ‘cut the angle’ by moving on the “X”
Move ‘straight’ past the ‘bad guy’ on the angle.
Get into his blindspot
close to counter attack range quickly
move out of his ideal striking range by closing
Avoid the ‘side to side’ sweeping footwork habit.
It’s a lazy habit that makes the drill easier to do.
Thanks to Tom, Dale, Sabrina, Dianna, Rick, Tony, and Alex of another fun one.
Footwork vs. “Stance”
Tactical Arnis is a high mobility system
Controlling your movement while disrupting the bad guy’s
Intro to the T.A.W.G. footwork patterns.
The difference between training ‘footwork’ and training ‘stance’ is difficult to grasp for some, but the great thing was to watch Sabrina and Dianna (very new students) working through the confusion. It was just as interesting to watch some of the more experienced students making connections and sharing their lightbulb moments.
Thanks to Tom, Toni, Rick, Sabrina, and Alex for making the flagship workout a great time! Training objectives/outcomes: Highlight “push/pull’ movements (Wedge, Double blades, strikes, 4 count block check counter, De Cadena, Single Hand Shirt grab defense) Learn to consciously … Continue reading →