Kawayan Pangamut is a martial art based upon the core concepts of Dr. Dom Lopez's version of Balintawak Eskrima, in its unarmed aspects; augmented by exercises and practices for development of internal power inspired by Chen Taijiquan; and, a core ground grappling component adapted from modern Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Future Postings on Kawayan Pangamut
I am gradually going to post stuff on Kawayan Panamut, which is really:
The word Kawayan means bamboo in Cebuano. Pangamut is a generic term for unarmed fighting. Sometimes the term Mano y mano (man to man) is used instead. In Kawayan Pangamut, I have incorporated some body connection/integration drills from my studies of various disciplines, including:
I call the body intergration discipline OCIS - Optimal Core Integration Strength. With my approach, I can explain it - I have a bio-mechanical model that I believe to be both correct and testable. I have exercises derived from several disciplines that help develop OCIS. Unless you are willing to put in the time with the exercises, you won't progress very far.
I have also added a form to Kawayan, to train the OCIS. This is heretical for Balintawak. I have some footage on the biomechanics of power blows, and the translation to empty hand strikes, waiting for an edit, but it will be fairly rough. I have some footage of my OCIS exercises, waiting for an edit, but it will be fairly rough.