Martial Arts

What is Panantukan?

The Filipino martial arts are very well rounded and consist of striking, grappling and weapons. The boxing component is widely known as Panantukan. It is often referred to as ‘dirty boxing’ due to its use of  groin slaps, head butts, head manipulations, elbows, and limb destructions that are devastatingly effective. Knees are also added to the mix and often aimed at the lower limbs while in boxing range.

In this first video, the jab and cross are dealt with using a couple of basic combinations using female footwork to get to the outside of our opponents strikes thus gaining multiple advantages including; A stronger structure (as opposed to the opponent’s side on structure). More striking opportunities due to the openness of our opponent’s side position. It also makes it harder for the opponent to hit back with speed as they need to turn to face your body position. Of course, we know there are counters to everything and in this case it would be the pivot or zoning away but we will elaborate on that in a later article.

The Panantukan pad drills in this video show a few strikes which can be varied depending on the situation. For example, the cut punch off the jab could be a finger jab to the eyes (JKD style) or the body hook could be a groin slap. The back fist that follows the split entry off the cross could also be a finger thrust to the eyes followed by a hook, cross, hook combination.

Note also that the lead leg in Panantukan changes constantly depending on the situation. To become a more complete martial artist, it is essential that we educate both sides of the body.

In the videos to follow, we will also look at limb destructions and grappling (Dumog) with the addition of knees and how it all fits together to form a formidable street fighting system.

 

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Martial Arts and what to look for in an instructor

Martial Arts and what to look for in an instructor

martial arts and what to look for in an instructor

Teaching is as easy or as difficult as the the instructor makes it. This can also mean the difference between good and not so good teaching which will ultimately effect the martial arts experience of the student.

This is where the mindset of the instructor is so important. What is their reason for teaching? Is it just a job? For the lifestyle? Or is it for the preservation of an art, a sharing of knowledge, a passion and uncompromised ambition to better themselves and the students whom they teach? Only the instructors themselves know this. Or do they??

Look and listen closely, as the signs will undoubtedly appear if you are perceptive enough.

 

Choosing Your Martial Arts Instructor

Knowing a curriculum is one thing, but understanding it is another. Some train hard and study a particular art for years but unfortunately fail to really see the art for what it really is. what I mean by that is this; recognize its weaknesses, recognize its strengths and understand its philosophies. Take from it what works for you and disregard what does not. And most importantly, understand that it will not be the same for everyone!

Furthermore, as an instructor, understand that certain techniques (for want of a better word) that don’t work for you, may work really well for someone else. Know them all and teach them all. The student will discover which ones they excel in over others.

Having said this, there are also some things that just don’t work no matter who you are and should not be taught!

This teaching practice is simply just to fill in class time and keep students amused!

 

Martial Arts Instructors Constantly Develop and Challenge Themselves

They test, measure and constantly improve and in turn, this ultimately benefits their students.

It would be easy just to teach with the ‘That’s what I was taught and so it must be right!’ attitude. And it may be right. However, after filling one’s cup, one must empty it again and look at it with renewed eyes.

On a personal level as an instructor, I am constantly striving to refine my skills and to chip away at the unessentials as Bruce Lee said. And with new discovery and insight, be a guide to my dedicated students that study the martial arts that I am so passionate about.

Is Your Instructor Passionate About Martial Arts

I am lucky enough to have trained and continue to train under martial arts instructors with this same mindset and am truly grateful for my journey so far. I am truly blessed!

 

I wish you all the best in your journey.

 

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Perth martial arts and the Guro Dan Inosanto influence

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Perth martial arts and the Guro Dan Inosanto influence

10 Perth martial arts students studying Muay Thai & Jeet Kune Do Concepts at our club will make the trip to Brisbane in December to take part in a 5 day seminar with world renowned martial artist Guro Dan Inosanto.

Guro Inosanto is a world authority on Jeet Kune Do and the Filipino martial arts and holds rank in numerous systems. His historical knowledge, understanding of the arts and teaching ability are the reasons he is one of the most sought after martial artists in the world today. Constantly on the world seminar circuit, he is one of the foremost reasons that Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do legacy lives on.

As a student and certified instructor under Guro Inosanto, my goal is to continue to preserve, promote and teach the art of Jeet Kune Do to the Perth martial arts community.

Perth martial arts and the Guro Dan Inosanto influence at Combat Defence Systems

Although Perth martial arts training centres are alive and well, it is generally the arts of BBJ, MMA and Muay thai that are the more popular  due largely to the success of the UFC. What a lot of people don’t realise is that Jeet Kune Do (aka JKD) was the first MMA. A mixed martial art for real world self defence. Guro Inosanto was Bruce Lee’s close friend and training partner during the formative years of this martial art system and philosophy.

Through Combat Defence Systems, Perth martial arts students are now fortunate to have a local club to train these concepts and it is very exciting for myself as a teacher to see them embrace the added opportunity to travel and train with the legend that is Guro Dan Inosanto!!

 

COMBAT –  a fight, struggle, or controversy, between two persons, teams or ideas.

DEFENCE – the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury.

SYSTEMS – a procedure or process for obtaining an objective.

 

 

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Martial Arts – A Way Of Life

MARTIAL ARTS – A WAY OF LIFE

Martial Arts - A Way Of Life

It sounds sort of strange doesn’t it that martial arts can be a way of life in this day and age?

Well, in decades gone by in some countries, martial arts were exactly that. Take for example the Shoalin Monks in China, where the martial arts were practiced on a daily basis and incorporated into their spirituality to develop both a strong body and mind. It was introduced as a way of physical exercise to strengthen the body to help them to meditate for longer periods without fatigue. Bandits were also an ongoing problem in those days, as were the dangers of traveling and so training in the martial arts had the added benefit of defending oneself efficiently if needed.

Some countries were in constant conflict with others and so trained in the martial arts to be able to defend their land, their families and their loved ones. So out of love, to protect and keep their loved ones safe, they would dedicate themselves to hours of training to perfect their skills.

So how can the martial arts fit into our way of life now?

The principles and philosophies of the martial arts go hand in hand with my personal belief system and moral position. Most would agree that good morals and ethics should be possessed by all and no less in a martial artist. Good character is extremely important in a martial artist as he or she is entrusted with specialised skills that could potentially determine the outcome of a violent assault situation. It is expected that the martial artist use good moral judgment if this situation should ever arise. Some of the attributes which the martial arts promote serve as a constant reminder to us in our training as we interact with training partners from all walks of life. Our martial arts training help us to integrate these character attributes in our everyday lives as we strive to improve ourselves as both martial artists and as people. It presents us with an opportunity to express ourselves and   improve our quality of life through physical activity.  Furthermore, the martial arts help to develop mental strength and teach us the skills to protect ourselves and the ones that we love. The character attributes that the martial arts teach and promote can be used in all aspects of our everyday life to benefit not only ourselves but the wider community.

Seven attributes which martial arts training help to develop are:

  • RESPECT
  • DISCIPLINE
  • COMMITMENT
  • FOCUS
  • CONFIDENCE
  • SELF-ESTEEM
  • SELF-CONTROL

I’m sure you would agree that all of these attributes would be a huge benefit in our everyday way of life!

Why not make martial arts part of your life?

 

 

 

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Perth Martial Arts Video – Combat Defence Systems

Combat Defence Systems Martial Arts Video

Perth Martial Arts Academy Combat Defence Systems launches an intro video, highlighting some of our teaching concepts to give you an insight into what we teach.

We teach classes in the Martial Arts of Muay Thai Kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do Concepts (JKD) and the Filipino Martial Art of Kali/Escrima.

Our Academy is fully equipped with punching bags,  grappling bags, mats etc.

We hold regular classes and are also available for private tuition.

At Perth Martial Arts Academy, Combat Defence Systems, we are passionate about our training and that reflects in our teaching approach and the way our students are willing to help each other out.

Perth Martial Arts Academy Combat Defence Systems

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The Importance of Training Partners in Martial Arts

 

The Importance of Training Partners in Martial Arts

The Importance Of Training Partners In Martial Arts

These is only so much you can learn and achieve by training solo, no matter how much you visualise it, that heavy bag, wooden dummy, or MMA Bag will never physically hit back.

This is where another practitioner, willing friend or Instructor becomes your most powerful tool in martial arts training.

I should start by saying something that my old instructor in England used to tell me, and those words of advice still have a profound effect on the way that I train and also teach others at Perth Martial Arts Academy, Combat Defence Systems.

“A training partner is the most expensive and precious piece of equipment that you will ever get to use on your martial arts journey, so treat it with respect or eventually you will have nobody who will want to train with you.”

Just like most quotes from the martial arts community, our understanding changes with our current perspective and experience. When I started training, I took this phrase to represent the physical well-being of your training partner. Obviously, training to the point where your partner is left battered and bruised takes its toll and they’re likely to walk away and not train with you again, affecting your development.

As I have continued to study Bruce Lee’s philosophies and the concepts of JKD, my understanding of the phrase has evolved into something more.

Martial Arts Training Partners Are Friends For Life

It’s safe to say that you meet some truly great people practicing martial arts, whatever style, origin or community they are from. Being thrust into a position where you are putting your physical well-being and potentially life in someone else’s hands quickly generates a strong friendship. I personally feel like I know someone a thousand times better after training with them, even if it’s only for an hour. People you train with quickly become great friends. Even when your situations change, your friendship will always be an unwavering one. I have martial arts brothers and sisters from all over the world and all walks of life. We stay in contact and to this day they are some of the greatest people I have ever had the honor of meeting and the privilege of training with. I would happily trust them with my life.

With this connection developed it is easy to sense when someone isn’t feeling themselves, down, lonely, stressed and pretty much every negative emotion that I could ever write down. I only have to free flow some hubud with my current training partner for a few minutes and I can instantly tell his mood even if we haven’t said a word to each other that day so far.

Martial Arts, Training, Partners And Your State Of Mind

It’s well known that your mood effects the quality of your training. If you’re frustrated or angry it effects your movement, mental capacity and willingness, just like training when you’re tired. Therefore, a happy training partner is a better training partner. So, taking it back to the original quote, “A training partner is the most expensive and precious piece of equipment that you will ever get to use on your martial arts journey, so treat it with respect”, also includes the mental well-being of everyone you train with. Asking how someone is feeling and getting it off their chest, even during training, could well be the thing they need to do to feel like themselves again. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve felt low and one of my martial arts brothers and sisters have sensed it and help me through it and vice versa (hubud is my personal favourite mind clearing drill). It’s a humbling experience that I believe develops everyone that is a part of it.

To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.” – Bruce Lee

I know that ever since I started training martial arts my training partners have affected how I see the world, how I treat others and how I see myself. So if I can do the same for others it’s a part of my Jeet Kune Do journey that I’m proud to share. It’s something that I try and encourage students at Combat Defence Systems in Perth to embrace and cherish.

Much love and best wishes to everyone I’ve ever trained with and I look forward to meeting people I’m to train with in the future.

 

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