JRRMAS staff member PR and Sifu practice a double stick against a single stick Tapi Tapi (counter their counter) drill that Sifu learned from Chuck Gauss (Thanks Chuck) a few years ago. The drill has an excellent flow to it.Lesson 1:This type of drill trains the sensitivity of your hands, wrists and arms. Training sticks greatly assists in the development of your bodies sensing abilities (Tien Jing – Listening Skill). Once you can feel, follow and lead through the inanimate stick…the skill of listening with just your body will be greatly enhanced.Lesson 2:One of the great gifts from Prof. Presas was the idea that working with a single and double stick serves to speed up the developement of you empty hand skills….The Prof. was absolutely right!
Two JRRMAS Modern Arnis Staff members, PR (Black Belt Candidate) and LS (Second Degree Black Belt) practice a double stick drill called ‘Single Sinawalli’ recently at our regular Wed. 6:45-8:15 class NOTE: The public is always welcome at any of our classes. Check out the schedule at JRRoy.comAll Modern Arnis Black Belts train FREE every Wed. evening at JRRMAS – email me for details!Lesson:Notice how they startSlowlythen, they progress in speed until they becomeStiff or Tensethen…. They return to a more relaxed speedBefore….they again return to ‘max’ speed and so on…..from slow to fast, fast to slowjust likepracticing drum rudiments or scalesOnce it tenses up…..try your best to relax at that new speed if you can’tyour finishedSo return to a speed that you CAN relax inThenDo it again!!Practicing for speedIt’s all the same………………….Tension is the opponent!