Balintawak Curriculum and Grading Scheme

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Balintawak Curriculum and Grading Scheme

December 29, 1995

Table of Contents
Introduction
Summary of Techniques
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7


Introduction

  • This document give the curriculum for Balintawak Eskrima followed by the Villasin Balintawak Eskrima Association of Victoria, British Columbia. This document is reasonably comprehensive in terms of coverage of the various techniques and drills, but is short on explanation. It tends to be quite cryptic. Its primary purpose is to serve as a guide to us and our students. Others may get some understanding of our course of instruction by reading it, but in fact it does not serve as a text, just as an outline.
  • The curriculum consists of concepts, principles, techniques and drills.
    • Concepts
      • These are ideas which are central to the practice of Balintawak.
    • Principles
      • These are rules which allow us to have a coherent approach to techniques. They provide a theoretical framework which aids in integration of diverse skills
    • Techniques
      • These are specific responses to an opponent, which provide a practical framework around which you can build a repertoire of skills.
    • Drills
      • These are structured methods for rehearsing techniques, so that memorization may be enhanced, and skills practised to the point of mastery.
  • Assessment of Progress
    • Purpose of Assessment
      • Assessment of a students capabilities serves the following goals:
      • Identification of Strengths
      • Identification of Weaknesses
      • Feedback to Student
      • Feedback to Instructor
      • The outcome of this is to give guidance for future training and a route for certification as an instructor.
    • Methods of Assessment Include:
      • Written Tests
      • Oral Tests
      • Practical Performance
    • Assessment is based on:
      • A Demonstrated knowledge of concepts, principles, techniques and drills.
      • Quality of Performance in:
      • Teaching
      • Techniques and Drills, including solo drill and drills with opponents.
      • Qualities looked for include correct form, explosive speed, balance, power, accuracy of aim, and appropriateness of technique.
      • Students will be assessed on their ability to apply techniques in a spontaneous fashion.
  • The curriculum by level and the grading system form the substance of this document.
  • Formal tests will be conducted at periodic intervals to asses achievement and award rank.

Summary of Techniques

Topics
Summary of Techniques by Practice Amounts
Level 1 Techniques by Practice Amounts
Level 2 Techniques by Practice Amounts
Level 3 Techniques by Practice Amounts
Level 4 Techniques by Practice Amounts
Level 5 Techniques by Practice Amounts
Level 6 Techniques by Practice Amounts
Level 7 Techniques by Practice Amounts
Summary of Effort and Duration


Summary of Techniques by Practice Amounts

Level 1 Techniques by Practice Amounts

Group Technique Group Times Practised(30minsegments) Total Time(Minutes)
SS basic stance and steppingtechniques 3 90
SS evasion and slump 3 90
SS strike and basic defensive12 pairs 6 180
EE Arm Blows and Kicks 3 90
EE Blocks no weapons 6 180
EE Techniques of Muestra -category 1 high 3 90
EE Techniques of Muestra -category 1 low 3 90
EE Hubad Lubod 9 270
SumNew 18.00 36.00 1,080
** Review 0 0
SumReview 0.00 0.00 0
** Standard Drills 18 540
SumDrills 9.00 18.00 540
** Extra Preparation Work 15 450
** examination for level 1 3 90
SumExam 9.00 18.00 540
Total 24.00 72.00 2,160

Level 2 Techniques by Practice Amounts

Group Technique Group Times Practised (30minsegments) Total Time(Minutes)
SS Advanced Defensive Techniques of 12 Pairs 15 450
SS Stick at Long Range 3 90
SS Stick One-time Blows andDefences 6 180
EE Unarmed One-time Blows andDefences 6 180
EE Techniques of Muestra -category 2 3 90
EE Techniques of Muestra -category 3 3 90
EE Techniques of Muestra -category 4 3 90
EE Muestra of Slipping in -category 1, 2, 3 (Flow around blocks) 3 90
EE Unarmed Striking 6 180
EE Unarmed Closing the Gap 3 90
EK Basic Block and Hit against the Knife 9 270
EK Self-defence against knife - Knife Threats 12 360
SumNew 36.00 72.00 2,160
** Review of level 1 12 360
SumReview 6.00 12.00 360
** Standard Drills 42 1,260
SumDrills 21.00 42.00 1,260
** Extra Preparation Work 12 360
** examination for level 2 6 180
SumExam 9.00 18.00 540
Total 48.00 144.00 4,320

Level 3 Techniques by Practice Amounts

Group Technique Group Times Practised (30minsegments) Total Time(Minutes)
SS Closing the Gap - Long-Range with Sticks 9 270
SS Basic Offensive Techniques of 12 Pairs 6 180
SS Advanced Offensive Techniques of 12 Pairs 9 270
SS Basic Defensive Techniques of Corridas 12 360
SS Disarming against a Stick 3 90
SS Off-balancing while using the Stick 9 270
EK Throwing against an Attacker with a Knife -preliminary 3 90
ES Disarming against a Stick or Bat 3 90
SD Self-defence against Unarmed Grabs from InFront 9 270
SD Self-defence against Unarmed Grabs from Behind 9 270
SumNew 36.00 72.00 2,160
** Review level 1 12 360
** Review level 2 28 840
SumReview 20.00 40.00 1,200
** Standard Drills 56 1,680
SumDrills 28.00 56.00 1,680
** Extra Preparation Work 18 540
** examination for level 3 6 180
SumExam 12.00 24.00 720
Total 64.00 192.00 5,760

Level 4 Techniques by Practice Amounts

Group Technique Group Times Practised (30minsegments) Total Time(Minutes)
SS Advanced Corridas -Instructor's Role 3 90
EE muestra category 1 rear hand check - block, check rear with other hand, hit 3 90
EE muestra category 3extended - block, check rear with blocking hand,hit 3 90
EE muestra category 1 grab -block, grab with other hand, pull, hit 3 90
EE muestra category 3 grab -block, grab with same hand, hit 3 90
EE muestra category 1 neck grab - block, grab neck,hit 3 90
EE category 2-3 Hybrid with Neck Grab 3 90
EE muestra category 3 fling -block, shove arm to clear,hit 3 90
EE unarmed closing the gap group 1 6 180
EK Block, Hit against Knife -left hand attack 6 180
EK Block, Hit against Knife -right hand attack 6 180
EK Throwing against attacker with a knife 30 900
SumNew 36.00 72.00 2,160
** Review level 1 12 360
** Review level 2 29 870
** Review level 3 36 1,080
SumReview 38.50 77.00 2,310
** Standard Drills 74.5 2,235
SumDrills 37.25 74.50 2,235
** Extra Preparation Work 10.5 315
** examination for level 4 6 180
SumExam 8.25 16.50 495
Total 80.00 240.00 7,200

Level 5 Techniques by Practice Amounts

Group Technique Group Times Practised (30minsegments) Total Time(Minutes)
SS Disarms against the Stick Against a#1,#3,#8,#12or related angles 9 270
ES Disarms against the Stick Against a#2, 4, 9,#12 or related angles 6 180
EE Eight diagonal contact positions of Hubad Lubod 3 90
EE The Sixteen Double Contact positions of Hubad Lubod 3 90
EE muestra category 3 block and block again 3 90
EE muestra of Bone-Breaking 3 90
EE throwing unarmed opponent 30 900
EE muestra of Double Strikes 3 90
KK Specific techniques of knife against knifesparring 6 180
SD Specialized Self-defence -Demonstrate hubad lubod on the ground while lying on your back 1.5 45
SD Specialized Self-defence - Demonstrate the principle of "stringing the fish" in positioning yourself against multiple attackers 1.5 45
SD Specialized Self-defence -Show how to deal with an attempt to throw you with a leg dive take down 1.5 45
SD Specialized Self-defence - Show how to trap both hands of a boxer with an explosive checking motion. 1.5 45
SumNew 36.00 72.00 2,160
** Review level 1 12 360
** Review level 2 29 870
** Review level 3 36 1080
** Review level 4 48 1440
SumReview 62.50 125.00 3,750
** Standard Drills 98.5 2,955
SumDrills 49.25 98.50 2,955
** Extra Preparation Work 10.5 315
** examination for level 5 6 180
SumExam 8.25 16.50 495
Total 104.00 312.00 9,360

Level 6 Techniques by Practice Amounts

Group Technique Group Times Practised (30minsegments) Total Time(Minutes)
SS stick trapping from below up 3 90
SS stick trapping from above 12 360
SS stick trapping mixed 3 90
SS Throwing while armed with a stick - this is given less priority than throwing against knife or empty hand 15 450
EE countering a throw 6 180
EE countering a joint lock 3 90
EE countering a grab 3 90
EE off-balancing whileunarmed 6 180
EE muestra of Restraining 3 90
EK Ice pick grip disarms from#12 3 90
EK Sabre grip disarms from#5. right hand attack 3 90
EK Sabre grip disarms from#5.left hand attack 3 90
EK Sabre grip disarms from#1or 2. left hand and righthand 3 90
__ History 3 90
__ History 3 90
SumNew 36.00 72.00 2,160
** Review level 1 12 360
** Review level 2 29 870
** Review level 3 36 1080
** Review level 4 48 1440
** Review level 5 72 2160
SumReview 98.50 197.00 5,910
** Standard Drills 134.5 4,035
SumDrills 67.25 134.50 4,035
** examination for level 6 6 180
** Extra Preparation Work 22.5 675
SumExam 14.25 28.50 855
Total 144.00 432.00 12,960

Level 7 Techniques by Practice Amounts

Group Technique Group Times Practised (30minsegments) Total Time(Minutes)
SS dealing with a sword 3 90
SS dealing with heavy, long or jointed weapon 3 90
K? Throwing a Knife 3 90
EK Redirecting the Knife intoAttacker 3 90
EK Restraining against an Attacker with a Knife 3 90
EG Self-Defence - Unarmed against Armed with a Gun 3 90
SS dealing with two sticks 3 90
SS duelling with stick 3 90
SS stick restraining 3 90
SD Specialized Self-defense1st 3 90
SD Specialized Self-defense2nd 3 90
SD Specialized Self-defense3rd 3 90
SumNew 18.00 36.00 1,080
** Review level 1 12 360
** Review level 2 29 870
** Review level 3 36 1080
** Review level 4 48 1440
** Review level 5 72 2160
** Review level 6 144 4320
** Review level 7 72 2160
SumReview 206.50 413.00 12,390
** Standard Drills 224.5 6,735
SumDrills 112.25 224.50 6,735
** Extra Preparation Work 10.5 315
** examination for level 7 12 360
SumExam 11.25 22.50 675
Total 232.00 696.00 20,880
GrandTotal 696.00 2,088.00 62,640

Summary of Effort and Duration

Level DesiredIntensityHours/Mo. Number Classes ClassHours DesiredHours ElapsedTimeMonths Cum.ElapsedTimeMonths
1 24 24.0 36.00 72.00 3.00 3.
2 28 48.0 72.00 168.00 6.00 9.
3 32 64.0 96.00 256.00 8.00 17.
4 36 80.0 120.00 360.00 10.00 27.
5 36 104.0 156.00 468.00 13.00 40.
6 36 144.0 216.00 648.00 18.00 58.
7 36 232.0 348.00 1,044.00 29.00 87.
T 696.00 1,044.00 3,016.00 87.00

Level 1

Topics
Overview
General
Concepts and Principles
Areas to be Covered
Techniques to be Learned
Stick Against a Stick
Stances and Stepping
Basic Defensive Techniques of 12Pairs
Unarmed Against Unarmed Opponent
Unarmed Blocking
Blocks with Arms Extended
Blocks with the Arms Compressed
Blocks against Kicks
Block with Legs against Kicks
Unarmed Striking
Arm Blows
Kicking
Techniques of muestra
muestra - high block, check and hit, category 1
muestra - low block, check and hit, category 1
Hubad Lubod
Stick
Flow
Hit when there is no obstacle
Dissipate excessive force
Slap
Grab
X-Trap from above
Reversed bar arm from above
Bar arm from above
Hybrid bar arm
Elbow riding trap
Bar arm from below
X-Trap from Below
Winding Throw Trap
Dropping for a low strike
Wrist Grab Trap
Trap Under the Armpit and Grab other Wrist
Drills
Stick Drills
Basic techniques from 1-12 for defence with stick.
Unarmed Drills
Basic unarmed translation of 1-12for defence
Hubad Lubod
category 1 muestra High and Low


Overview

General

  • Recommended Intensity:24 hours/month
  • Number of Classes: 24 classes
  • Class Hours: 36 hours/level
  • Recommended Hours: 72 hours/level
  • Elapsed Time: 3 months
  • Cumulative Elapsed Time: 3 months
  • Colour Worn: white
  • Colour Sought: yellow

Concepts and Principles

The basic concepts of balance, mobility, explosive action, positioning, stance and direct motions, blocking, checking, striking and angles of attack will be emphasized. The author, G. Michael Zimmer, has prepared the following articles to explain certain aspects of the art. For a description of the angles of attack and the 1-12 drill, see the article "The 12 Pairs of Balintawak Eskrima". For basic description of the Hubad Lubod drill, see the article "The Hubad Lubod of Balintawak Eskrima". For an overview of the core principles of the art, see the article "Elements of Defence - An Iconoclast's Guide to Avoiding Attacks". For a more extensive look at the foundations of the art, see "Balintawak Eskrima - The Philippine Martial Art:Volume 1 - History and Principles" (rough draft only).

Areas to be Covered

  • Stick Against a Stick
    • Stances and Stepping
    • Basic Defensive Techniques of 12Pairs
  • Unarmed Against Unarmed Opponent
    • Unarmed Blocking
    • Unarmed Striking
    • Hubad Lubod
    • Basic unarmed translation of 1-12 for defence
    • category 1 muestra High and Low

Techniques to be Learned

Stick Against a Stick

Stances and Stepping
  • The following techniques for body positioning, slumping, twisting and walking must be mastered.
    • First, learn how to position the body in our basic stance; stand in the Balintawak stance with the weight centred, body erect, knees flexed, feet parallel, short stance, rear heel lifted, hips at 45 degrees.
    • Next, starting from the basic right leading stance, show how to slump in five basic ways:
    • Sway the body out of range to the rear as you bamboo and slump.
    • Fold the body over to the left side and forward as you slump.
    • Fold and twist the body over to the right side and forward as you slump, with the weight shifted to the right foot, the body twisted away from the stick, torso leaning off to the right, and the left heel lifted, feet parallel and short stance.
    • Twist the body over to the right side and forward as you bend backwards, with the weight shifted to the right foot, the body twisted to face the stick, torso leaning off to the right, the left heel lifted, feet parallel and short stance.
    • Fold the body over to the left side and straight down as you slump.
  • Next, show methods of walking while holding the stick:
    • Shuffle forwards three times, then shuffle backwards three times.
    • Walk forwards three steps, slumping with each step, then walk backward three steps, slumping each time.
    • Step and twist diagonally to the left, then step and twist diagonally to the right, without folding over.
    • Walk diagonally to the left, then diagonally to the right, with your body folded over.
Basic Defensive Techniques of 12Pairs
  • Learn how to hold the stick.
  • Show a number 1 strike.
  • Show a number 2 strike.
  • Show blocking, checking and countering against angles 1 through 12.

Unarmed Against Unarmed Opponent

Unarmed Blocking
  • Learn how to block with your hands against an unarmed attacker. After each block, check and counter with a#12blow.
Blocks with Arms Extended
  • First, show the following blocks where the arms are extended to meet the blow half way.
  • Classical left#12 slap block combined with right#12 diagonal bar arm block against a straight right inverted punch to the head.
  • Classical left#12 slap block combined with right#12 diagonal bar arm block against a straight left inverted punch to the head.
  • Right#2 diagonal bar arm block against a#2backhand chop to the neck.
  • Right#1 slap block against a#1 chop to the neck.
Blocks with the Arms Compressed
  • Next , show how to bock in a tight situation with the arms compressed against the body. Use your blocks against attacks with the hands. Omit the check prior to countering forth next 2.
  • Left#3 compressed bar arm block against a right hook punch to the kidneys.
  • Right#4 compressed bar arm block against a left hook punch to the kidneys.
  • Next , show how to block in a tight situation with the arms compressed against the body.
  • First, use your blocks against attacks with the hands.
    • Left#6 compressed slap block against a straight right punch to the chest
    • Left#1 compressed bar arm block against aright hook punch to the head
    • Right#8 reversed hook block against a right hook punch to the groin
Blocks against Kicks
  • Right#5 block against a straight right kick to the groin, with guarding hand in position. Block then check and counter.
  • Right#12 slap block against a straight right punch to the head
  • Right#12 horizontal bar arm block against a straight left punch to the chest
  • Right#5 block against a straight right punch to the groin
  • Left#12 horizontal bar arm block against a straight right punch to the chest
  • Right#5 hook block against a left roundhouse punch to the kidneys
  • Left#9 reversed hook block against a right backhand punch to the groin
  • Right#12 slap block against a right roundhouse kick to the head, with left#5 hook block for a low guard
  • Right#12 diagonal bar arm block against a left roundhouse kick to the head
  • Right#8 reversed hook block against a right roundhouse kick to the groin, with left bar arm up for high guard
  • Right#9 hook block against a left roundhouse kick to the thigh, with left arm up for a high guard.
Block with Legs against Kicks
  • Block a#8 low roundhouse kick and counter kick at knee.
  • Block a#9 low roundhouse kick and counter kick at knee.
  • Block a#5 low side kick and counter kick at knee.

Unarmed Striking

Arm Blows
  • #1 chop with the edge of the hand, palm up
  • #2 chop with the edge of the hand, palm down
  • #12 inverted punch to the eye
  • #3 hook punch to the floating ribs.
  • #4 hook punch to the floating ribs.
Kicking
  • Front kick to the groin.

Techniques of muestra

muestra - high block, check and hit, category 1
  • left slap block on outside of right punch, check with right, hit eyes with left (then elbow strike to liver, elbow strike to arm, elbow strike to head. This is taken from the knife block and hit.)
  • right slap block on outside of left punch, check with left, hit eyes with right (then elbow strike to liver, elbow strike to arm, elbow strike to head. This is taken from the knife block and hit.)
  • left slap block on inside of left punch, check with right, hit with left
  • right slap block on inside of right punch, check with left, hit with right
  • left vertical bar on inside of right punch, check with right, hit with left
  • right vertical bar on inside of left punch, check with left, hit with right
  • left horizontal bar on outside of right punch, check with right, hit with left
  • right horizontal bar on outside of left punch, check with left, hit with right
  • right vertical bar on outside of right punch, check with left, hit with right - plus variations
    • Bar Arm Block on the Outside - from above for check - Slap hand from above and finger thrust with palm up strike
    • New Variation: power slap check on the hand and back fist with the right - this is from the one time blows.
    • Bar Arm Block on the Outside - from above for check - Press elbow joint and strike
    • New Variation: Moves from Bar Arm Block on the Outside - from above for check - Lift upper arm to elbow strike, follow up with more elbow strikes.
  • left vertical bar on outside of left punch, check with right, hit with left - plus variations
    • Bar Arm Block on the Outside - from above for check - Slap hand from above and finger thrust with palm up strike
    • New Variation: power slap check on the hand and back fist with the left - this is from the one time blows.
    • Moves from Bar Arm Block on the Outside -from above for check - Press elbow joint and strike
    • New Variation: Moves from Bar Arm Block on the Outside - from above for check - Lift upper arm to elbow strike, follow up with more elbow strikes.
muestra - low block, check and hit, category 1
  • left inverted bar (elbow up shape) on outside of#4 right backhand punch, check with right, hit with left -compress your body
  • right inverted bar (elbow up shape) on outside of#3 left backhand punch, check with left, hit with right -compress your body
  • left inverted bar (elbow up shape) on inside of#3 left hook punch, check with right, hit with left - compress your body
  • right inverted bar (elbow up shape) on inside of#4 right hook punch, check with left, hit with right - compress your body
  • left inverted bar (hook shape) on inside of#3right hook punch, check with right, hit with left - compress your body
  • right inverted bar (hook shape) on inside of#4left hook punch, check with left, hit with right - compress your body
  • left slap block on outside of#5 right punch, check with right, hit eyes with left
  • right slap block on outside of#5 left punch, check with left, hit eyes with right
  • left slap block on inside of#5 left punch, check with right, hit with left
  • right slap block on inside of#5 right punch, check with left, hit with right
  • right inverted bar (hook shape) on outside of#4right backhand punch, check with left, hit with right - compress your body
  • left inverted bar (hook shape) on outside of#3left backhand punch, check with right, hit with left - compress your body

Hubad Lubod

About 20 techniques

Stick
  • Maintain contact with your partner, as though you were glued together. Follow every move. This technique is called sticking.
  • Stick with the palm for a head shot
  • Stick with the palm for a groin shot
  • Stick with the elbow block for a head shot
Flow
  • flow to slip around obstacles to strike here and there.
  • If your partner pushes your arm down and outwards, go with that push and then circle around and hit to the head;
  • If your partner pushes up and outwards, flow with that and then come around for a low blow;
  • If your partner pushes your arm inwards, then roll around the force and come straight in with a blow.
Hit when there is no obstacle
  • If you feel a loss of pressure from your partner, then strike.
Dissipate excessive force
  • Do not let your partner's arms or body get closer than the length of your upper arm. If your partner pushes at you with excessive force, put up your forearm as a barrier.
  • If the push is too strong, then rotate as though you were a door being pushed open. This will nullify the force.
  • If the force is too strong for that, then withdraw your hips, moving away from the force.
  • If this cannot dissipate the force, take a step back.
Slap
  • slap across to the arm on the other side and strike to the face.
Grab
  • Reach across the partner's body and take hold of the wrist. Pull it and chop at the neck with the other hand.
  • If blocked, grab the block and repeat.
X-Trap from above
  • If you wish, you can slap both of your partner’s hands from the outside and cross them one over the other. This will result in a trap. As we say, if you see an X, use it for a trap.
  • on the second grab cross your partner's arms one over the other and press in to trap.
Reversed bar arm from above
  • If your partner has two hands close together, put your outer forearm across both from above to trap. Strike with the other hand.
Bar arm from above
  • If your partner has two hands close together, put your inner forearm across both from above to trap. Strike with the other hand.
Hybrid bar arm
  • If your partner has two hands close together, put your forearm above the first and below the second trap. Strike with the other hand.
Elbow riding trap
  • If you have an arm underneath one of your partner’s arms, ride your elbow up and over into the solar plexus and grab the opposite wrist. This is called elbow riding. Strike with your free hand.
Bar arm from below
  • Bar from below up
  • If your partner has two hands close together and held high, put your forearm across both from below to trap. Strike to the groin with the other hand. Be sure to slump for this one.
X-Trap from Below
  • X-trap from below up
Winding Throw Trap
  • Initiate as though doing the throw where the arms arm cross at the elbows, and turn it into a trap - like X-trap from below up with one arm straightened.
Dropping for a low strike
  • If you wish to deliver a low blow, drop suddenly to break your arm free from your partner's touch and strike to the groin with a rising back-fist or ridge-hand. Don't forget to keep your head guarded by sticking with the other hand.
Wrist Grab Trap
  • If your partner grabs your wrist and strikes with the other hand, you can end up by grabbing your partner’s striking hand, and also trapping the partner's hands. This is quite effective if your partner refuses to let go.
Trap Under the Armpit and Grab other Wrist
  • Trap one arm under your armpit, while grabbing the other hand of the opponent.

Drills

Stick Drills

Basic techniques from 1-12 for defence with stick.

Unarmed Drills

Basic unarmed translation of 1-12 forefends

Hubad Lubod

category 1 muestra High and Low


Level 2

Topics
Overview
General
Concepts and Principles
Areas to be Covered
Techniques to be Learned
Stick Against a Stick
Advanced Defensive Techniques of 12Pairs
Techniques against Stick Blows
Defending against Left Hand
Stick against Kicks
Stick at Long Range
Stick One-time Blows and Defences
Unarmed Against Unarmed Opponent
Unarmed One-time Blows and Defences
Techniques of muestra
muestra category 2 for high attacks
muestra category 3 for high attacks
Muestra category 4 for high attacks
More techniques of muestra
Muestra of Slipping In
Unarmed Striking
Blow with the Arms
Kicking
Unarmed Closing the Gap
Unarmed Defence against Knife
Basic Block and Hit
Right Hand Attack
Left Hand Attack
Self-defence against Knife Threats
Uncommitted Knife Wielding Attacker
Threat with Knife from a Distance
Grab from in Front
Grab from Behind
Drills
Stick Drills
Stick Corridas
Hubad Lubod on the ground
Basic and advanced 1-12 for defence
Unarmed drills
Sparring when unarmed
Presas de-cadena drill
Hubad lubod
muestra: categories 2, 3, 4


Overview

General

  • Recommended Intensity:28 hours/month
  • Number of Classes: 48 classes
  • Class Hours: 72 hours/level
  • Recommended Hours: 168 hours/level
  • Elapsed Time: 6 months
  • Cumulative Elapsed Time: 9 months
  • Colour Worn: yellow
  • Colour Sought: orange

Concepts and Principles

  • The basic concepts of balance, mobility, explosive action, distancing. timing, positioning, stance and direct motions, blocking, checking, striking and angles of attack will be emphasized. The more sophisticated aspects of the 1-12drill will be learned. Various concepts from knife defence will be covered. The idea of four categories of defence will be discussed. For a more detailed description of the one-time blows, see the article "The One-time Blows of Balintawak Eskrima - From Stick to Bare Hands" by G. Michael Zimmer. For a detailed explanation of the advanced defensive techniques of 12pairs, see the article "The 12 Pairs of Balintawak Eskrima" by the same author.

Areas to be Covered

  • Stick Against a Stick
    • Advanced Defensive Techniques of 12Pairs
    • Stick at Long Range
    • Stick One-time Blows and Defences
    • Stick Corridas
  • Unarmed Against Unarmed Opponent
    • Unarmed One-time Blows and Defences
    • muestra: categories 2, 3, 4
    • muestra of Slipping In
    • Unarmed Striking
    • Unarmed Closing the Gap
    • Unarmed Defence against Knife
    • Basic Block and Hit
  • Self-defence against Knife Threats

Techniques to be Learned

Stick Against a Stick

Advanced Defensive Techniques of 12Pairs

Techniques against Stick Blows
  • Offence will hold down defence's stick and deliver a#6 strike. Defence will use the left hand or forearm to pull the stick up into a block. This block should point at the eyes of the offensive player.
  • Offence will deliver a#1 strike then a#9strike. Defence will block both strikes. The#9 strike may be blocked with the left hand, palm upright, or with a reverse low hook shaped block. The hand is thrust straight in the direction of the offence's elbow, with fingers point downwards.
  • Offence will deliver multiple#1 and#2 fanning strikes. Defence will defend by rapidly twisting the body. Student will keep his stick vertical and the left hand touching the middle of the stick.
  • Offence will deliver a rapid#1 and#12combination. Defence will block in standard fashion. There will be no time for defence to counter after the 1 strike.
  • Offence will deliver a#1,#9,#1 combinations. Defender will block and respond.
  • Offence will deliver#1,#12 and#9 combinations. Defender will block and respond.
  • Offence will grab the tip of the stick and pull it down. Defence will counter by shoving the butt end at the attacker.
  • Offence will grab the stick with the left hand and strike from various angles. Defence will counter by moving to the outside or by moving to the inside.
Defending against Left Hand
  • Offence will hit with the left hand to the face from outside the stick hand and defender will avoid and counter.
  • Offence will hit with the left hand to the face from inside the stick hand and defender will avoid and counter with a simultaneous#2.
  • Offence will hit with the left hand to the face from inside the stick hand and defender will stick and block.
  • Offence will hit with the left hand to the groin target and defender will avoid and counter.
  • Offence will grab the checking hand and pull. Defender will move with the pull and counter.
Stick against Kicks
  • Stick blocks for kicks in close
    • Offence kicks with a#8 low roundhouse kick. Defence moves in and rams opponent with side in order to jam and off-balance.
    • Offence kicks with a#8 low roundhouse kick. Defence blocks with the stick.
    • Offence kicks with a#8 low roundhouse kick. Defence blocks with the checking hand.
    • Offence kicks with a#9 low roundhouse kick. Defence blocks with the stick.
    • Offence kicks with a#5 low front kick. Defence blocks with the stick, using butt-end of stick.
  • Stick blocks for kicks in at a distance
    • Offence kicks with a#1 high roundhouse kick. Defence blocks with the stick. Note that the kick would not be thrown by a Balintawak Eskrimador.
    • Offence kicks with a#2 high roundhouse kick. Defence blocks with the stick. Note that the kick would not be thrown by a Balintawak Eskrimador.
  • Jerking against kicks to off-balance
    • Offence kicks with a#8 low roundhouse kick. Defence jerks down to off-balance and disrupt the kick.
    • Offence kicks with a#9 low roundhouse kick. Defence jerks down to off-balance and disrupt the kick.
    • Offence kicks with a#5 low front kick. Defence jerks down to off-balance and disrupt the kick.
    • Offence kicks with a#8 low roundhouse kick. Defence pushes back to off-balance and disrupt the kick.
    • Offence kicks with a#9 low roundhouse kick. Defence pushes back to off-balance and disrupt the kick.
    • Offence kicks with a#5 low front kick. Defence pushes back to off-balance and disrupt the kick.
  • Stick against Kicks - using legs to block kicks
    • Offence kicks with a#8 low roundhouse kick. Defence blocks with the right shin and counter kicks.
    • Offence kicks with a#9 low roundhouse kick. Defence blocks with the right sidekick position and counter kicks.
    • Offence kicks with a#5 low front kick. Defence blocks with the right sidekick position.

Stick at Long Range

  • Offence attacks with a#12 blow at long range. Defence treats it like a#1 attack, and then counters with a#2.
  • Offence attacks with a#12 blow at long range. Defence treats it like a#2 attack (except that the check is on the stick) and then counters with a#1.
  • Offence attacks with a#8 blow at long range. Defence drops the stick to block, and then counters with a#2.
  • Offence attacks with a#9 blow at long range. Defence drops the stick to block, and then counters with a#1.

Stick One-time Blows and Defences

  • Going from proximal to distal on the outside.
    • Slap the wrist from inside opponent's stick with the guarding hand and give a backhand#2 strike.
    • Slap the wrist from outside opponent's stick with the guarding hand and give a backhand#1 strike.
    • Slap the elbow joint towards the liver and strike with the butt-end for a#12. If blocked, slap the blocking hand and repeat blow. If still blocked, trap the stick and repeat the blow.
    • Hook the wrist with the butt-end and drive the free-end at the opponent for a#2, then reverse and hit with the butt-end for a#1 or hit with the butt-end as above but grab the back of the head.
    • As above but check both hands from above down.
    • Drive the wrist down between the legs of the opponent and give a behind-the-head#2 strike.
    • Turn at the triceps and hit the occipital lobe with a#2 and throw.
    • Push the stick with the guarding hand and strike with a#9 slice.
    • Push the stick with the guarding hand and strike with a#5 stab.
  • Going from proximal to distal on the inside.
    • Block the stick hand with the forearm and trap the guarding hand with the palm of the guarding hand. hit with a#5 using the butt-end.
    • Sweep the stick hand using the guarding hand then hit with a#1. If blocked sweep the blocking hand and hit with another#1.
    • Like the disarm which involves a thumb hit but the hit the head to make it a one-time blow.
    • Sweep the stick hand from the inside with the guarding hand and do a butt-end#12 strike followed by a free-end downwards strike and a kneeing attack,#5.

Unarmed Against Unarmed Opponent

Unarmed One-time Blows and Defences

  • Note: These are derived from the stick.
  • Going from proximal to distal on the outside.
    • Block on the outside. Slap the wrist with the guarding hand and give a backhand#2 strike.
    • Block on the outside. Slap the elbow joint towards the liver and strike with the fist for a#12. If blocked, slap the blocking hand and repeat blow. If still blocked, trap the arm and repeat the blow.
    • Block on the outside. Hook the wrist with the hand and drive the left hand at the opponent for a 2, then reverse and hit with the right hand for a 1 or hit with the right hand as above but grab the back of the head.
    • As above but check both hands from above down.
    • Block on the outside. Drive the wrist down between the legs of the opponent and give a#12 strike.
    • block on the outside. Turn at the triceps and hit the occipital lobe with an elbow and throw.
    • Block on the outside. Push the arm with the guarding hand and strike with a rising#5 back hand blow to the groin.
    • block on the outside. Push the arm with the guarding hand and strike with a#9 blow to the kneecap.
  • Going from proximal to distal on the inside.
    • Block the arm with the forearm and trap the guarding hand with the palm of the guarding hand to bar from below. Hit with a#5 using the sideways elbow strike.
    • Block the arm. Grab the wrist and pull into a#12 strike to the head.
    • Block on the inside with a slap block, sweep the arm from the inside with the guarding hand and do a#12strike for a block, check and hit, then give a#2 with the left, followed by a kneeing attack. Hold onto the shoulders for this.
    • Block on the inside. Sweep the arm using the guarding hand then hit with a#12. If blocked sweep the blocking hand and hit with a#1.

Techniques of muestra

muestra category 2 for high attacks
  • block and hit with the same hand
  • left slap block on outside of right punch, no check, hit with left, (then hit groin with right)
    • From long range unarmed defences - Left forearm block slide through to eyes, bend arm with your right knee to groin.
  • right slap block on outside of left punch, no check, hit with right, (then hit groin with left)
    • From long range unarmed defences - Right forearm block slide through to eyes, bend arm with your left knee to groin.
  • left slap block on inside of left punch, no check, hit with left
  • right slap block on inside of right punch, no check, hit with right
  • left vertical bar on inside of right punch, no check, hit with left
  • right vertical bar on inside of left punch, no check, hit with right
  • left horizontal bar on outside of right punch, no check, elbow ride and hit with left
    • put into category 2 - from long range unarmed defences - Elbow block with left, roll down with elbow, strike eyes, lift up arm, elbow strike to body, arm, head.
  • right horizontal bar on outside of left punch, no check, elbow ride and hit with right
    • put into category 2 - from long range unarmed defences - Elbow block with left, roll down with elbow, strike eyes, lift up arm, elbow strike to body, arm, head.
  • right vertical bar on outside of right punch, no check, hit with right
  • left vertical bar on outside of left punch, no check, hit with left
muestra category 3 for high attacks
  • simultaneous block and hit
  • left slap block on outside of right punch, hit with right
  • right slap block on outside of left punch, hit with left
  • left slap block on inside of left punch, hit with right
  • right slap block on inside of right punch, hit with left
  • left vertical bar on inside of right punch, hit with right
    • Extra - from the long range defences - sidekick to the knee
  • right vertical bar on inside of left punch, hit with left
    • Extra - from the long range defences - sidekick to the knee
  • OMITTED: left horizontal bar on outside of right punch, hit with right
  • OMITTED: right horizontal bar on outside of left punch, hit with left
  • right vertical bar on outside of right punch, hit with left
    • New Variation: Power slap block to off-balance, back-fist with right grab head with left and strike head with right elbow.
      • Extra - from the long range defences -side kick to the knee
  • left vertical bar on outside of left punch, hit with right
    • Extra - from the long range defences - sidekick to the knee
Muestra category 4 for high attacks
  • evade and hit
  • twist to outside for right straight punch.
  • twist to outside for left straight punch.
  • twist and fold to left for right hook - left lead foot then step with right.
  • twist and fold to right for left hook - right lead foot then step with left.
  • drop and fold to right for right hook.
  • drop and fold to right for left hook.
  • sway out, sway in for right straight punch.
  • sway out, sway in for left straight punch.

More techniques of muestra

Muestra of Slipping In
  • Teach the muestra with slipping, to demonstrate techniques for flowing around a block to strike again. Note that elbow strikes should also be practised here.
  • Slipping in based on categories 1, 2, and 3
  • left punch blocked on inside or from below with forearm block, check with right, slip in to hit eyes with left.
    • If left punch is blocked with horizontal forearm block with right, don't retract the punch - just move in and extend it more.
    • If punching with left and it is blocked hard with horizontal or vertical forearm with right, check the rear hand with your right, and flow over top of the block and down for a groin shot.
    • If left punch is blocked with vertical forearm block with right, slip downwards with the left and hit low.
    • If blocked with horizontal forearm block with right, drop the horizontal forearm block down with the punching hand and strike with the other hand to the head.
  • right punch blocked on inside or from below with forearm block, check with left, slip in to hit eyes with right.
    • If right punch is blocked with horizontal forearm block with left, don't retract the punch - just move in and extend it more.
    • If punching with right and it is blocked hard with horizontal or vertical forearm with left, check the rear hand with your left, and flow over top of the block and down foray groin shot.
    • If right punch is blocked with vertical forearm block with left, slip downwards with the right and hit low.
    • If blocked with horizontal forearm block with left, drop the horizontal forearm block down with the punching hand and strike with the other hand to the head.
  • left punch blocked on inside with left slap block, check with right, slip around to hit with left
  • right punch blocked on inside with right slap block, check with left, slip around to hit with right
  • left punch blocked with slap block right, check with right, slip around to hit with left.
  • If left punch is blocked with slap block with right, slip upwards with the left and hit high with a hook.
  • right punch blocked with slap block left, check with left, slip around to hit with right
    • If right punch is blocked with slap block with left, slip upwards with the right and hit high with a hook.
  • left punch blocked with slap block right, check with right, slip around to hit with left
  • right punch blocked with slap block left, check with left, slip around to hit with right
  • right punch blocked with right vertical forearm block, check with left, slip around to hit with right elbow
    • Check towards the opponent from below not from above. Check the punch and hit high with snaking motion or to the groin, with right - was in category 1 before
  • left punch, blocked with left vertical forearm block, check with right, slip around to hit with left elbow
    • Check towards the opponent from below not from above. - check the punch and hit high with snaking motion or to the groin, left - was in category 1 before

Unarmed Striking

Blow with the Arms
  • Backhand finger flick to the eyes
  • Backhand thumb flick to the eyes
  • Thumb stab to the eyes
  • Finger stab to the eyes with the palm down
  • Finger stab to the eyes with the palm up
  • Straight punch to the solar plexus
  • Upwards elbow strike to the solar plexus
  • Downwards elbow strike
  • Horizontal elbow strike
  • Sideways elbow strike
  • Heel of the palm to the bridge of the nose or chin
  • Rising backhand punch to the groin
Kicking
  • Side kick to knee
  • Roundhouse (angled front kick)
  • Side kick stomp to shin and foot
  • Cross kick stomp to shin and foot
  • Straight knee to the groin

Unarmed Closing the Gap

  • First strike,#1 to the head, with right handthen#5 to the groin with right hand then#2 with right elbow.
  • First strike,#1 to the head, with left hand then#5 to the groin with right hand then#2 with right elbow.
  • Hit with a#2 to the head and a side kick# 5 to the knee.
  • Hit the head with a#12, then hit low with a#9to the knee.

Unarmed Defence against Knife

Basic Block and Hit

Right Hand Attack
  • Vary by using water pouring head throw and two-handed pull head throw and back and chin push throw and tripping head throw.
  • Right hand knife attack, angle#1, sabre grip, defend by walking right in: use a "following" type block, check, strike eyes and twisting head throw.
  • Right backhanded knife attack, angle#2, sabre grip, defend by walking right in: block, check, strike eyes and twisting head throw.
  • Right underhand knife attack, angle#5, sabre grip, defend by walking right in: block, check, strike eyes, groin and tripping head throw.
  • Right overhand knife attack, angle#12, javelin grip, defend by walking right in: block, check, strike eyes and twisting head throw.
Left Hand Attack
  • Left backhand knife attack, angle#1, sabre grip, defend by walking right in: slap block, check, strike eyes, swing away, strike groin and tripping head throw.
  • Left forehand knife attack, angle#2, sabre grip, defend by walking right in: following type block, check, strike eyes, swing away, strike groin and tripping head throw.
  • Left underhand knife attack, angle#5, sabre grip, defend by walking right in: following type block, check, strike eyes, groin and pull down head throw.
  • Left overhand knife attack, angle#12, javelin grip, defend by walking right in: following type block, check, strike eyes, groin and tripping head throw.

Self-defence against Knife Threats

Uncommitted Knife Wielding Attacker
  • Deal with the uncommitted or knife wielding attacker.
Threat with Knife from a Distance
  • Threatening with a knife from a distance - keep distance, at an opportune moment close and attack; block, hit and throw
Grab from in Front
  • Grab from in front - threatening with knife; grab of wrist from below, knife at heart
  • Grab from in front - threatening with knife; grab of wrist from above knife at heart
  • Grab from in front - threatening with knife; grab of wrist from below, knife at neck
  • Diagonal grab from in front, knife at neck
  • Knife at neck from in front diagonal knife at neck
  • Double diagonal from in front, diagonal grab, diagonal knife
  • Grab from in front - threatening with knife; grab of upper arms
  • Grab from in front - threatening with knife; grab of shoulders
  • Grab from in front - threatening with knife at neck; grab of head
  • Grab from in front - threatening with knife at neck diagonally; grab of head
  • Grab from in front - threatening with knife; grab of hair
Grab from Behind
  • Grab from behind - threatening with knife; hammerlock grab of wrist from above, knife around neck
  • Grab from behind - threatening with knife; hammerlock grab of wrist from below, knife around neck
  • Grab from behind - threatening with knife; hammerlock, knife passes under armpit
  • Grab from behind - threatening with knife; grab of upper arms
  • Grab from behind - threatening with knife; grab of shoulders
  • Grab from behind - threatening with knife; grab of neck
  • Grab from behind - threatening with knife; side headlock
  • Grab from behind - threatening with knife; grab of hair

Drills

Stick Drills

Stick Corridas

  • drill will be introduced but not made a requirement.

Hubad Lubod on the ground

Basic and advanced 1-12 for defence

Unarmed drills

Sparring when unarmed

Presas de-cadena drill

Hubad lubod

muestra: categories 2, 3, 4


Level 3

Topics
Overview
General
Concepts and Principles
Areas to be Covered
Techniques to be Learned
Stick Against a Stick
Closing the Gap - Long Range with Sticks
Basic Offensive Techniques of 12Pairs
Advanced Offensive Techniques of 12Pairs
Basic Defensive Techniques of Corridas
Disarming against a Stick
Off-balancing while using the Stick
Off-balancing using Turning
Off-balancing using Jerking Techniques
Off-balancing using Leg Entanglement Techniques
Unarmed Against Unarmed Opponent
Throwing against an Attacker with knife
Unarmed Self-defence - Unarmed Opponent
Self-defence - Unarmed Grabs from In Front
Self-defence - Unarmed Grabs from Behind
Unarmed Defence against a Knife
Self-defence - Unarmed against a Stick
Unarmed Disarming against a Stick or Bat
Drills
Stick Drills
Sparring with sticks
Basic Corridas
Unarmed drills
One Shot Sparring - Spontaneous category 4
Sparring
Dynamic Alternating 4th category Drills


Overview

General

  • Recommended Intensity:32 hours/month
  • Number of Classes: 64 classes
  • Class Hours: 96 hours/level
  • Recommended Hours: 256 hours/level
  • Elapsed Time: 8 months
  • Cumulative Elapsed Time: 17 months
  • Colour Worn: orange
  • Colour Sought: green

Concepts and Principles

Areas to be Covered

  • Stick Against a Stick
    • Closing the Gap - Long Range with Sticks
    • Basic Offensive Techniques of 12Pairs
    • Advanced Offensive Techniques of 12Pairs
    • Basic Defensive Techniques of Corridas
    • Disarming against a Stick
    • Off-balancing while using the Stick
  • Unarmed Against Unarmed Opponent
  • Throwing against an Attacker with a Knife
  • Unarmed Self-defence against Unarmed Opponent
    • Self-defence against Unarmed Grabs from In Front
    • Self-defence against Unarmed Grabs from Behind
  • Unarmed Defence against a Knife
  • Self-defence - Unarmed against a Stick
    • Unarmed Disarming against a Stick or Bat
  • Stick Drills
    • Sparring with sticks
    • Basic Corridas
  • Unarmed drills
    • One Shot Sparring - Spontaneous Application category 4
    • Sparring
    • Dynamic Alternating 4th category Drills

Techniques to be Learned

Stick Against a Stick

Closing the Gap - Long Range with Sticks

  • Core closing the gap techniques
    • Hit the hand with a three, then hit the head with a#1 while taking one step diagonal to the right.
    • Hit the hand with a#1, then hit low with a#9.
    • Hit the floor with the tip, then bounce in with a#5.
    • Hit with a#1, then step through with a#2.
    • Hit with a simultaneous side kick and#2.
    • Fake with a#1 (check against the guarding hand), then step through with a#2.
    • Stab with a#5, then immediately flip in intoa#12.
    • Lead with a#2, then follow up with a#1.
    • Step with the left diagonal to the left and hit with#4 to the hand. Step with the right in the same direction and hit with a#2 to the head, then check and hit witha#12.
    • Fake high with a#1 then drop low for a#9.
    • Deliver a#1 to the head then an#8 to the groin.
    • Fake with a#1 then a#2 but take no steps.
  • Additional closing the gap techniques
    • #1,#9 and close
    • #1,#1 and close
    • Pushing the stick with your stick from a#1
    • Pushing the stick with your stick from a#2
    • #10, stick to stick and close
    • #11, stick to stick and close
    • #2 and then sneak past the guard for a stab

Basic Offensive Techniques of 12Pairs

  • Twelve basic stick strikes, block, check, check -Offensive (instructor) role

Advanced Offensive Techniques of 12Pairs

  • Stick flipping technique as in 1-12
  • Breaking out of a 12,12 pattern in 2 ways
  • Double touching technique
  • Pinning or holding down for a six
  • Repeated 3s while exercising the left hand
  • Stick 1 and 9 combination
  • Stick 1, 2, 1 combination
  • Fanning horizontally 1-2-1-2 combinations
  • 1, 12 combinations
  • 9, 1 combinations
  • 12, 9 combinations
  • Holding and dropping the stick (jerking down)
  • Holding the stick and controlling opponent
  • Left hand shots - 4 ways
  • Checking the stick with the stick for a left hand blow
  • Pulling the checking hand

Basic Defensive Techniques of Corridas

  • Jamming a#1-#2 fanning technique
  • Counters against traps (several)
  • Counters against grabs
    • Stick - dealing with a grab of the left hand(several)
    • Stick - dealing with a grab of the stick hand(several)
    • Other counters against grabs(several)
  • Counters against joint locks and breaks(several)
  • Counters against disarms (several)
  • Counters against off-balancing and throws(many)

Disarming against a Stick

  • Against a#1,#3,#8,#12 or related angles.
  • Block and grab the stick with an outward twist. Push on the fist with the palm for an outer wrist twist.
  • Block and grab the stick with an outward twist. Push on the fist with knuckles for an outer wrist twist.
  • Block and grab the stick with an outward twist. Push on the fist with upright forearm for an outer wrist twist.
  • Block and grab the stick with an outward twist. Push on the fist with the inverted forearm for an outer wrist twist.
  • Block and grab the stick with an outward twist. Push on the fist with upright stick for an outer wrist twist.
  • As a variation, grab the hand as though for the outer wrist twist throw and push the butt-end of the opponent’s stick to disarm. Use the butt- end of your own stick to push.

Off-balancing while using the Stick

Off-balancing using Turning
  • From below natural turn with palm up.
  • From below crossed arm turn with back of hand.
  • From above crossed arm turn into armpit.
  • Grabbing the shoulders turn. Strike the hollow between the shoulder and pectorals, on both shoulders, prior to a throw, as part of turning.
  • Grabbing the elbow and shoulder turn. Strike the hollow between the shoulder and pectorals, prior to a throw, while grabbing the elbow with the other hand, as part of turning.
Off-balancing using Jerking Techniques
  • Shoulder push techniques prior to a throw
  • Arm blasting techniques
  • arm-pulling techniques (grab checking arm and break elbow, etc.)
  • stick-pulling techniques (pull stick and hit to hand, head)
  • stick-pulling techniques (pull arm and stick both and kick to knee)
Off-balancing using Leg Entanglement Techniques
  • Hooking at the knee level
    • Hooking at the knee level - Outside on outside - side kick
    • Hooking at the knee level - Inside on outside- stomp
    • Hooking at the knee level - Inside on outside- back of heel hook
  • Hooking at the foot level
    • Hooking at the foot level - Outside on outside - trip
    • Hooking at the foot level - Inside on outside- with push
    • Hooking at the foot level - Inside on outside- with lift
    • Hooking at the foot level - outside on inside
    • Hooking at the foot level - Inside on inside

Unarmed Against Unarmed Opponent

Throwing against an Attacker with knife

  • Hand Throws; Outer wrist twist; Step to the rear.
  • Outer wrist twist; Step to the side and kick knee.
  • Outer wrist twist; Step behind and reap.
  • Hand Throws; Inner wrist twist.

Unarmed Self-defence - Unarmed Opponent

Self-defence - Unarmed Grabs from In Front

  • Escape from a pistol-grip wrist lock, from the side.
  • Escape from a grab of the fingers in which the fingers are bent backwards, from the front.
  • Escape from a grab of the fingers in which the thumb or fingers are bent and squeezed forwards, from the front.
  • Escape from a grab of the hand in which the fingers are squeezed together tightly, from the front.
  • Escape from a grab of the wrist from above, from the front.
  • Escape from a grab of the wrist from above, from the front.
  • Escape from a grab of both upper arms, from the front.
  • Escape from a grab of both shoulders, from the front.
  • Escape from a grab of the neck, from the front.
  • Escape from a front headlock, or "guillotine” hold.
  • Escape from a simple choke with the hands, done from the front.
  • Escape from a cross-lapel choke, from the front.
  • Escape from a forearm bar choke, from the front.
  • Escape from a grab of the hair from the front.
  • Escape from a grab of the eyes from the front.
  • Escape from a grab of the lower torso from the front, over the arms.
  • Escape from a grab of the lower torso from the front, under the arms.

Self-defence - Unarmed Grabs from Behind

  • Escape from grab from behind of wrists.
  • Escape from grab of upper arms from behind.
  • Escape from grab of shoulders from behind.
  • Escape from grab of neck from behind.
  • Escape from side headlock.
  • Escape from choke from behind where hands are clasped together.
  • Escape from choke from behind where arms are interlaced and head is pushed forwards with the palm.
  • Escape from choke from the side, where arm is trapped.
  • Escape from grab of hair from behind.
  • Escape from clawing or grab of eyes from behind.
  • Escape from grab from behind where arms are pinned.
  • Escape from grab from behind where arms are free.
  • Escape from full-nelson from behind.
  • Escape from half-nelson from behind.
  • Escape from hammerlock from behind.

Unarmed Defence against a Knife

  • Grabbed around the head from the side while sitting down and threatened with the knife held at the ribs
  • Grab of the wrist from the side while sitting down and threatened with the knife held at the neck
  • Grabbed around the head from the side while sitting down and threatened with the knife held at the neck
  • Grab of the wrist from the side while sitting down and threatened with the knife held at the neck, with the arm reaching around to your other side

Self-defence - Unarmed against a Stick

Unarmed Disarming against a Stick or Bat

  • single hand grip or two-handed grip
  • Number 1, 3 or 8
  • Number 2, 4 or 9
  • Number 12
  • Number 5

Drills

Stick Drills

Sparring with sticks

Basic Corridas

Unarmed drills

One Shot Sparring - Spontaneous category4

Sparring

Dynamic Alternating 4th category Drills

  • Bamboo backwards, swaying out of range, swaying into range
  • Folding, dropping, slumping under
  • Slip inside by twisting and folding
  • Slip outside by folding
  • Twist to the outside, to face the blow

Level 4

Topics
Overview
General
Concepts and Principles
Areas to be Covered
Techniques to be Learned
Stick Against a Stick
Advanced Corridas - Instructor’s Role
Tactile Sensitivity
The Checking-hand
Performing the Drill
Points of Contact
Pressure
Sticking
Flow
Contouring
Loading
Dissipate excessive force
Basic Stance
Blocking
Hitting
Kicking
Cuentada
Controlling the Stick or Hand
Holding
Grab
Slap
Using your Partner's Stick as a Weapon
Traps
Bar arm from above
Bar arm from below
Elbow riding trap
Breaking Contact
Disarming
Off-balancing
Turning to off-balance
Throwing
Countering Throws
Kick defences
Escapes from grab of wrists
Wrist Grab Trap
Unarmed Against Unarmed Opponent
More Categories of muestra
category 1 - extended - check rear, hit
category 1 - grab - block, grab, pull, hit
category 1 neck grab - Block, Grab Neck, Hit
category 3 - extended - block, check rear with blocking hand, hit
category 3 - grab - block, grab with same hand, hit
category 3 - fling - block, shove arm to clear, hit
category 2-3 Hybrid with Neck Grab
Unarmed Closing the Gap
Previously learned Techniques
New Techniques
Unarmed Against a Knife
Block and Hit against the Knife -right hand attack
Five fingers of death
Chop chop
Jam and swing
Elbow barrage
Too close for comfort
Spin and tumble
Chop wood and pour water
Master returns to sender
Two for one
Simultaneous surprise
Block and Hit against the Knife -left hand attack
Five fingers of death
Chop chop
Jam and swing
Elbow barrage
Too close for comfort
Spin and tumble
Chop wood and pour water
Master returns to sender
Two for one
Simultaneous surprise
Throwing against Attacker with knife
Hand Throw
Forearm Throw
Elbow Throw
Upper Arm Throw
Shoulder Throw
Neck Throw
Head Throw
Hip Throw
Leg Throw
Shoulder Twist Throw
Specialized Self-defence
Drills
Stick Drills
All Stick Drills
Unarmed Drills
All Drills Learned to Date
New muestra


Overview

General

  • Recommended Intensity:36 hours/month
  • Number of Classes: 80 classes
  • Class Hours: 120 hours/level
  • Recommended Hours: 360 hours/level
  • Elapsed Time: 10 months
  • Cumulative Elapsed Time: 27 months
  • Colour Worn: green
  • Colour Sought: blue

Concepts and Principles

Areas to be Covered

  • Stick Against a Stick
    • Advanced Corridas - Instructor’s Role
  • Unarmed Against Unarmed Opponent
    • Higher Categories of muestra
      • category 1 - extended - block, check rear with other hand, hit
      • category 1 - grab - block, grab with other hand, pull, hit
      • category 1 neck grab - Block, Grab Neck, Hit
      • category 3 - extended - block, check rear with blocking hand, hit
      • category 3 - grab - block, grab with same hand, hit
      • category 3 - fling - block, shove arm to clear, hit
      • category 2-3 Hybrid with Neck Grab
    • Unarmed Closing the Gap
  • Unarmed Against a Knife
    • Block and Hit against the Knife - right hand attack
    • Block and Hit against the Knife - left hand attack
    • Throwing against Attacker with a Knife
  • Specialized Self-defence

Techniques to be Learned

Stick Against a Stick

Advanced Corridas - Instructor’s Role

Tactile Sensitivity
The Checking-hand
Performing the Drill
Points of Contact
Pressure
Sticking
Flow
Contouring
Loading
Dissipate excessive force
Basic Stance
Blocking
Hitting
Kicking
Cuentada
Controlling the Stick or Hand
Holding
Grab
Slap
Using your Partner's Stick as a Weapon
Traps
Bar arm from above
Bar arm from below
Elbow riding trap
Breaking Contact
Disarming
Off-balancing
Turning to off-balance
Throwing
Countering Throws
Kick defences
Escapes from grab of wrists
Wrist Grab Trap

Unarmed Against Unarmed Opponent

More Categories of muestra

category 1 - extended - check rear, hit
  • left slap block on outside of right punch, check rear hand with right, hit with left
  • right slap block on outside of left punch, check rear hand with left, hit with right
  • left slap block on inside of left punch, check rear hand with right, hit with left
    • Left blocks, then right checks the rear hand and the lead hand together, while the left sideways elbow strike is made to the spleen
  • right slap block on inside of right punch, check rear hand with left, hit with right
    • Right blocks, then left checks the rear hand and the lead hand together, while the right sideways elbow strike is made to the liver.
  • left vertical bar on inside of right punch, check rear hand with right, hit with left
  • right vertical bar on inside of left punch, check rear hand with left, hit with right
  • left horizontal bar on outside of right punch, check rear hand with right, hit with left
    • Elbow ride, edge hand to jaw with same hand, check the rear hand with the other.
  • right horizontal bar on outside of left punch, check rear hand with left, hit with right
    • Elbow ride, edge hand to jaw with same hand, check the rear hand with the other.
  • right vertical bar on outside of right punch, check rear hand with left, hit with right
    • Check both from below with left and groin strike
    • Pull to redirect down, check rear with left, chop with right
  • left vertical bar on outside of left punch, check other hand with right, hit with left
    • Check both from below with right and groin strike
    • Pull to redirect down, check rear with right, chop with left
category 1 - grab - block, grab, pull, hit
  • left slap block on outside of right punch, grab with right, hit with left
    • Pull the arm towards you with the right hand and strike to the eyes or throat with the left.
    • Pull the arm towards you with the right hand and side elbow strike to the ribs with the left.
    • Pull the arm towards you with the right hand and elbow break with the left.
    • Pull the arm towards you with the right hand and combined arm and knee break.
    • Alternative use: If your left punch is blocked on inside or from below with forearm block, grab with right, pull, hit with left.
  • right slap block on outside of left punch, grab with left, hit with right
    • Pull the arm towards you with the left hand and strike to the eyes or throat with the right.
    • Pull the arm towards you with the left hand and side elbow strike to the ribs with the right.
    • Pull the arm towards you with the left hand and elbow break with the right.
    • Pull the arm towards you with the left hand and combined arm and knee break.
    • Alternative use: If you right punch is blocked on inside or from below with forearm block, grab with left, pull, hit with right.
  • left slap block on inside of left punch, grab with right, hit with left
  • right slap block on inside of right punch, grab with left, hit with right
  • left vertical bar on inside of right punch, grab with right, hit with left
  • right vertical bar on inside of left punch, grab with left, hit with right
  • left horizontal bar on outside of right punch, grab with right, hit with left
  • right horizontal bar on outside of left punch, grab with left, hit with right
  • right vertical bar on outside of right punch, grab with left, hit with right
  • left vertical bar on outside of left punch, grab with right, hit with left
category 1 neck grab - Block, Grab Neck, Hit
  • left slap block on outside of right punch, grab neck with right, hit with left
  • right slap block on outside of left punch, grab neck with left, hit with right
  • left slap block on inside of left punch, grab neck with right, hit with left
  • right slap block on inside of right punch, grab neck with left, hit with right
  • left vertical bar on inside of right punch, grab neck with right, hit with left
  • right vertical bar on inside of left punch, grab neck with left, hit with right
  • left horizontal bar on outside of right punch, grab neck with right, hit with left
  • right horizontal bar on outside of left punch, grab neck with left, hit with right
  • right vertical bar on outside of right punch, grab neck with left, hit with right
  • left vertical bar on outside of left punch, grab neck with right, hit with left
category 3 - extended - block, check rear with blocking hand, hit
  • left slap block on outside of right punch, check rear with blocking hand, hit with right
    • Also do this if punching with the left, and you are blocked with a vertical or horizontal forearm block with the right.
  • right slap block on outside of left punch, check rear with blocking hand, hit with left
    • Also do this if punching with the right, and you are blocked with a vertical or horizontal forearm block with the left.
  • left slap block on inside of left punch, check rear with blocking hand, hit with right
  • right slap block on inside of right punch, check rear with blocking hand, hit with left
  • left vertical bar on inside of right punch, check rear with blocking hand, hit with right
    • Variation: Check left with left. Strike abdomen with right sideways elbow or strike groin with right backlist.
  • right vertical bar on inside of left punch, check rear with blocking hand, hit with left
    • Variation: Check right with right. Strike abdomen with left sideways elbow or strike groin with left backlist.
  • left horizontal bar on outside of right punch, check rear with blocking hand, hit with right
  • right horizontal bar on outside of left punch, check rear with blocking hand, hit with left
  • right vertical bar on outside of right punch, check rear with blocking hand, hit with left
  • left vertical bar on outside of left punch, check rear with blocking hand, hit with right
category 3 - grab - block, grab with same hand, hit
  • left slap block on outside of right punch, hook, move outwards and grab with hand rotation, hit with right
  • right slap block on outside of left punch, hook, move outwards and grab with hand rotation, hit with left
  • left slap block on inside of left punch, hook, move inwards and grab to shove around neck, hit with right
  • right slap block on inside of right punch, hook, move inwards and grab to shove around neck, hit with left
  • left vertical bar on inside of right punch, grab and pull to hip, hit with right (optional knee strike added).
  • right vertical bar on inside of left punch, grab and pull to hip, hit with left (optional knee strike added).
  • left horizontal bar on outside of right punch, grab and pull to side and down, hit with right
  • right horizontal bar on outside of left punch, grab and pull to side and down, hit with left
  • right vertical bar on outside of right punch, grab and pull to hip, hit with left
  • left vertical bar on outside of left punch, grab and pull to hip, hit with right
category 3 - fling - block, shove arm to clear, hit
  • left slap block on outside of right punch, swing down, hit with right - From Long Range Unarmed Defences - Slap block left hand and swing down to side, strikes high, low, high.
    • From Long Range Unarmed Defences - Left hand power slap block & right backhand attack to face.
  • right slap block on outside of left punch, swing down, hit with left - From Long Range Unarmed Defences - Slap block right hand and swing down to side, strikes high, low, high.
    • From Long Range Unarmed Defences - Right hand power slap block & left backhand attack to face.
  • left slap block on inside of left punch, push sideways, hit with left and right
  • right slap block on inside of right punch, push sideways, hit with right and left
  • left vertical bar on inside of right punch, push sideways, hit with left and right
  • right vertical bar on inside of left punch, push sideways, hit with right and left
  • left horizontal bar on outside of right punch, swing down, hit with right
  • right horizontal bar on outside of left punch, swing down, hit with left
  • right vertical bar on outside of right punch, push sideways, hit with left
    • Right horizontal forearm block against aright punch to the head: jam and sneak a punch with the left in under the forearm block.(Presently category 1, but more properly should be here in category 3 - fling)
  • left vertical bar on outside of left punch, push sideways, hit with right
    • Right horizontal forearm block against aright punch to the head: jam and sneak a punch with the left in under the forearm block.(Presently category 1, but more properly should be here in category 3 - fling)
category 2-3 Hybrid with Neck Grab
  • left slap block on outside of right punch, grab neck with same hand, hit with left
  • right slap block on outside of left punch, grab neck with same hand, hit with right
  • left slap block on inside of left punch, grab neck with same hand, hit with left
  • right slap block on inside of right punch, grab neck with same hand, hit with right
  • left vertical bar on inside of right punch, grab neck with same hand, hit with left
  • right vertical bar on inside of left punch, grab neck with same hand, hit with right
  • left horizontal bar on outside of right punch, grab neck with same hand, elbow ride and hit with left
  • right horizontal bar on outside of left punch, grab neck with same hand, elbow ride and hit with right
  • right vertical bar on outside of right punch, grab neck with same hand, hit with right
  • left vertical bar on outside of left punch, grab neck with same hand, hit with left

Unarmed Closing the Gap

Previously learned Techniques
  • First strike,#1 to the head, with right handthen#5 to the groin with right hand then#2 with right elbow.
  • First strike,#1 to the head, with left hand then#5 to the groin with right hand then#2 with right elbow.
  • Hit with a#2 to the head and a side kick# 5 to the knee.
  • Hit the head with a#12, then hit low with a#9to the knee.
New Techniques
  • Deliver a lead hand straight right (#12)initiating blow to the head, drop low to deliver a back fist to the kneecap, full step forwards, then reach out with the left to grab the neck and deliver an elbow strike to the head with the right.
  • Deliver a straight right (#12) initiating blow to the head, give a left to the head (#12), full step forwards, then reach out with the left to grab the neck and deliver an elbow strike to the head with the right.
  • #12, hand to hand and close
  • The following are taken directly from the stick.
  • Use your right hand backlist (#4) to hit the right hand of your opponent. Step in and deliver a check and punch (#12). Grab the neck with your left and elbow strike to the head with your right (#1).
  • Hit to the head with a right hand initiating blow(#12), grab the neck with the right, step through with a left elbow to the head (#2).
  • Fake with a#12 (check against the guarding hand), then step through with a#2.
  • Kick with a front kick (#5) then immediately punch to the eye (#12).
  • Lead with a#2, then follow up with a#12.
  • Step with the left diagonal to the left and hitwith#4 to the hand. Step with the right in the same direction and hit with a#2 to the head, then check and hit with a#12.
  • Fake with a#1 then a#2 but take no steps.

Unarmed Against a Knife

Block and Hit against the Knife - right hand attack

  • right hand attack Block and hit against knife (11x 2 of these for high and low attack angles for right hand).
Five fingers of death
  • block, fingers spear at larynx, hold larynx, hit jaw hinge, head throw.
Chop chop
  • block, chop throat left, chop right, left checks, reaping throw.
Jam and swing
  • block, swing to side and reverse chop.
Elbow barrage
  • block, lift arm, elbow liver, break elbow, elbow head.
Too close for comfort
  • low elbow block, poke eyes, crunch and knee.
Spin and tumble
  • block, turn, elbow occiput, throw.
Chop wood and pour water
  • lift arm, for guard, chop throat, twist head.
Master returns to sender
  • block and redirect knife into opponent.
Two for one
  • block cross-side, chop throat and punch with double strike to liver and throat, knee groin, elbow throat and reaping throws.
Simultaneous surprise
  • side block and strike throat simultaneously.

Block and Hit against the Knife - left hand attack

  • Block and hit against knife (11 of these x 2 for high and low attack angles for left hand attack. The techniques differ a bit for the left hand - they are not just a mirror image of the right hand techniques.).
Five fingers of death
  • block, fingers spear at larynx, hold larynx, hit jaw hinge, head throw.
Chop chop
  • block, chop throat left, chop right, left checks, reaping throw.
Jam and swing
  • block, swing to side and reverse chop.
Elbow barrage
  • block, lift arm, elbow liver, break elbow, elbow head.
Too close for comfort
  • low elbow block, poke eyes, crunch and knee.
Spin and tumble
  • block, turn, elbow occiput, throw.
Chop wood and pour water
  • lift arm, for guard, chop throat, twist head.
Master returns to sender
  • block and redirect knife into opponent.
Two for one
  • block cross-side, chop throat and punch with double strike to liver and throat, knee groin, elbow throat and reaping throws.
Simultaneous surprise
  • side block and strike throat simultaneously.

Throwing against Attacker with knife

Hand Throw
  • Outer wrist twist.
    • Step to the rear.
    • Step to the side and kick knee.
    • Step behind and reap.
  • Inner wrist twist.
Forearm Throw
  • Pull the elbow and then grip the forearm and bend to outside.
Elbow Throw
  • Straight arm bar elbow throw with normal grip.
  • Bent arm bar throw with normal grip.
  • Arm behind the ear and down the spine elbow throw.
  • Elbow pull and reverse for shoulder dislocation.
  • Elbow pull and reverse into head throw.
  • Straight arm bar elbow throw with crook of the arm grip.
  • Inner elbow press throw (3 variations of foot placement and throwing direction).
  • Bent arm bar throw with shoulder smash to the back.
  • Crossing arms at elbow for a throw.
  • Crossing arms at elbow for a restraint.
Upper Arm Throw
  • Upper arm turn with normal turn into knee push throw.
    • Upper arm turn with cross kick to knee.
    • Upper arm turn with side kick to knee.
    • Upper arm turn with crossed arm turn into knee push throw (x 2 kicks).
    • Upper arm turn with cross kick to knee.
    • Upper arm turn with side kick to knee.
Shoulder Throw
  • Vertical arm bar shoulder throw.
  • Elbow smash shoulder from front throw.
  • Elbow smash shoulder from outside
Neck Throw
  • Leg reaping with elbow to neck throw.
  • Wrapping arm around the neck to lift chin throw.
  • Chop neck and sweep throw (x 3 sweeps).
    • Sweep low on the ankle.
    • Hook back of knee with instep.
    • Hook back of knee with back of heel and ankle.
  • Finger spear to larynx and twist neck throw.
Head Throw
  • Outside head and arm pull throw.
  • Inside head and arm pull throw.
  • Inside head and arm pull throw with non-standard grip.
  • Inside head and arm pull throw with standard grip.
  • Inside head and arm pull throw with crossed arm grip.
  • Pouring water style head throw.
  • Reaping throw with side of head handhold.
  • Behind the chin lifting throw.
  • Raise chin and push back throw.
  • Pull the head down from the front to throw.
Hip Throw
  • Hip throw
Leg Throw
  • Foot lifting throw.
Shoulder Twist Throw
  • Obstruct foot and twist to the inside.
  • Obstruct foot and twist to the outside.

Specialized Self-defence

Drills

Stick Drills

All Stick Drills

Unarmed Drills

All Drills Learned to Date

New muestra


Level 5

Topics
Overview
General
Concepts and Principles
Areas to be Covered
Techniques to be Learned
Stick Against a Stick
Disarms against the Stick
Against a#1,#3,#8,#12 or related angles.
Against a#2, 4, 9,#12 or related angles.
Unarmed Against Unarmed Opponent
More Muestra
category 3 - block and block again
Muestra of Double Strikes
Based on category 1 of Muestra -Bone Breaking
Eight Diagonal Contact Positions of Hubad Lubod
The Sixteen Positions of Hubad Lubod
Both arms superior
Both arms inferior
Left inferior, right superior
Right inferior, left superior(rolling position)
Throwing against Unarmed Opponent
Hand Throw
Inner wrist twist.
Forearm Throw
Elbow Throw
Upper Arm Throw
Shoulder Throw
Neck Throw
Head Throw
Hip Throw
Leg Throw
Shoulder Twist Throw
Unarmed Against a Knife
Knife Against a Knife
Sparring Knife against Knife
Specialized Self-defence
Drills
Stick Drills
All Stick Drills
Unarmed Drills
New muestra Categories
All Drills Learned to Date
Knife Drills
Sparring with knife


Overview

General

  • Recommended Intensity:36 hours/month
  • Number of Classes: 104 classes
  • Class Hours: 156 hours/level
  • Recommended Hours: 468 hours/level
  • Elapsed Time: 13 months
  • Cumulative Elapsed Time: 40 months
  • Colour Worn: blue
  • Colour Sought: purple

Concepts and Principles

Areas to be Covered

  • Stick Against a Stick
    • Disarms against the Stick
  • Unarmed Against Unarmed Opponent
    • muestra of Double Strikes
    • muestra of block and block again
    • muestra of Bone-Breaking
    • The Sixteen Positions of Hubad Lubod
    • The Eight Diagonal Contact Positions of Hubad Lubod
    • Throwing against Unarmed Opponent
  • Unarmed Against a Knife
  • Knife Against a Knife
    • Sparring Knife against Knife
  • Specialized Self-defence

Techniques to be Learned

Stick Against a Stick

Disarms against the Stick

Against a#1,#3,#8,#12 or related angles.
  • With palm grab and inner twist
    • Block and grab tip of stick and pull down to off- balance and strike thumb of gripping hand with the tip of the stick. Grab the stick and twist. Blow for pain. Push-pull-gunting- scissors action. Slump to pull and off-balance. Extension of the opponent's arm. Off-balancing - physical and mental.
  • With palm grab and outer twist
    • Block and grab tip of stick and pull down to off- balance and strike thumb of gripping hand with the tip of the stick. Grab the stick and twist. Blow for pain. Push-pull-gunting- scissors action. Slump to pull and off-balance. Extension of the opponent's arm. Off-balancing - physical and mental.
  • From above down with a hit with the butt-end of the stick on the base of the thumb. Grab opponents stick and do side down block (butt end).
  • From above down (without a hit) with the forearm.
  • From above down (without a hit) with the upper arm near triceps.
  • From below up and horizontal motion with a hit with the butt-end of the stick on the base of the thumb.
  • From below up and horizontal motion with a hit with the tip of both of the sticks on the opponent's temple. Block and strike to the head with opponents and your own stick.
  • From below up and horizontal motion (without a hit) with the forearm.
  • From below up and horizontal motion (without a hit) with the upper arm near triceps.
  • From below up and vertical motion with a hit with the butt-end of the stick on the base of the thumb.
  • From below up and vertical motion (without a hit)with the forearm.
  • From below up and vertical motion (without a hit)with the upper arm near triceps.
  • Against a two-handed grip - block and push with forearm, pull back with upper arm.
  • With edge of hand - block and check then snake and strip.
Against a#2, 4, 9,#12 or related angles.
  • As a variation, grab the hand as though for the outer wrist twist throw, turn over the hand, and push the butt-end of the opponent's stick to disarm. Use the butt-end of your own stick to push.
  • With palm
    • Block and grab stick, push against hand with palm or fist.
  • Grab with the armpit
    • With armpit - block and clip stick in armpit, push against hand with palm, fist or forearm.
  • With bottom of fist
    • Block and grab wrist, strike down on stick with bottom of fist.
  • With butt-end of stick
    • Block and grab wrist, strike down on hand with butt-end of your stick.
  • With knee
    • Block and grab wrist, use knee to strip away stick.
  • With upper arm.
    • Against a two-handed grip - block and grab stick with guarding hand, push against hand forearm then pull with upper arm.
  • With crook of elbow
    • Block and then twist stick hand and trap in the crook of your elbow. Bend and rotate to strip away.
  • Disarms - There is a long distance disarm or two that are not recorded here.
  • counters
    • defence against attempted disarms

Unarmed Against Unarmed Opponent

More Muestra

category 3 - block and block again
  • left slap block on outside of right punch, then same arm blocks on inside of left punch, hit with right
  • right slap block on outside of left punch, then same arm blocks on inside of right punch, hit with left
  • left slap block on inside of left punch, then same arm blocks on inside of right punch, hit with right
  • right slap block on inside of right punch, then same arm blocks on inside of left punch, hit with left
  • left vertical bar on inside of right punch, then same arm blocks on inside of left punch, hit with right
  • right vertical bar on inside of left punch, then same arm blocks on inside of right punch, hit with left
  • left horizontal bar on outside of right punch, then same arm blocks on outside of left punch, hit with right
  • right horizontal bar on outside of left punch, then same arm blocks on outside of right punch, hit with left
  • right vertical bar on outside of right punch, lower blocking elbow, then same arm blocks on outside of left punch, hit with left
  • left vertical bar on outside of left punch, lower blocking elbow, then same arm blocks on outside of right punch, hit with right
  • right vertical bar on outside of right punch, then same arm blocks on inside of left punch, hit with left
  • left vertical bar on outside of left punch, then same arm blocks on inside of right punch, hit with right
Muestra of Double Strikes
  • left slap block on outside of right punch, no check, hit with left to head, hit low with other hand
  • right slap block on outside of left punch, no check, hit with right to head, hit low with other hand
  • left slap block on inside of left punch, no check, hit with left to head, hit low with other hand
  • right slap block on inside of right punch, no check, hit with right to head, hit low with other hand
  • left vertical bar on inside of right punch, no check, hit with left to head, hit low with other hand
  • right vertical bar on inside of left punch, no check, hit with right to head, hit low with other hand
  • left horizontal bar on outside of right punch, no check, elbow ride and hit with left to head, hit low with other hand
  • right horizontal bar on outside of left punch, no check, elbow ride and hit to head with right, hit low with other hand
  • right vertical bar on outside of right punch, no check, hit low with right, hit to head with other hand
  • left vertical bar on outside of left punch, no check, hit low with left, hit to head with other hand
Based on category 1 of Muestra - Bone Breaking
  • left slap block on outside of right punch, check on the inside with right to clip, break elbow with left
  • right slap block on outside of left punch, check on the inside with left to clip, break elbow with right
  • left slap block on inside of left punch, check with right, break elbow with left from the outside by pulling in
  • right slap block on inside of right punch, check with left and pull, break elbow with right from the outside by pulling in
  • left vertical bar on inside of right punch, check with left and pull, break elbow with left
  • right vertical bar on inside of left punch, grab and pull with left, break elbow with right from outside
  • left horizontal bar on outside of right punch, grab and pull with right, break elbow with left from outside
  • right horizontal bar on outside of left punch, grab with left, break elbow with right with arm inverted
  • right vertical bar on outside of right punch, grab with left, break elbow with right with arm inverted
  • left vertical bar on outside of left punch, grab with right, break elbow with left with arm inverted

Eight Diagonal Contact Positions of Hubad Lubod

  • These are standard moves to be made when one arm is in diagonal contact. There are eight permutations of positions, when you consider a position and its mirror image, and include high and low positions.

The Sixteen Positions of Hubad Lubod

  • These are standard moves to be made when both arms are in contact. There are sixteen permutations of positions, when you consider a position and its mirror image.
Both arms superior
  • Achieved if defender blocks with two slap blocks against the outer surface when high attempt at a grab, or defender blocks with two#5 hooks from inside when low attempt at a grab or tackle - 4 permutations of these, each with different indicated techniques
Both arms inferior
  • Achieved when defender blocks with two forearm blocks against inside surface when attack is a high attempt at a grab - 4 permutations of these, each with different indicated techniques
Left inferior, right superior
  • Four permutations of these, each with different indicated techniques
Right inferior, left superior (rolling position)
  • This is achieved when right punches and left forearm block (outside rising for both) - 4 permutations of these, each with different indicated techniques

Throwing against Unarmed Opponent

Hand Throw
  • Outer wrist twist.
  • Step to the rear.
  • Step to the side and kick knee.
  • Step behind and reap.
Inner wrist twist.
Forearm Throw
  • Pull the elbow and then grip the forearm and bend to outside.
Elbow Throw
  • Straight arm bar elbow throw with normal grip.
  • Bent arm bar throw with normal grip.
  • Arm behind the ear and down the spine elbow throw.
  • Elbow pull and reverse for shoulder dislocation.
  • Elbow pull and reverse into head throw.
  • Straight arm bar elbow throw with crook of the arm grip.
  • Inner elbow press throw (3 variations of foot placement and throwing direction).
  • Bent arm bar throw with shoulder smash to the back.
  • Crossing arms at elbow for a throw.
  • Crossing arms at elbow for a restraint.
Upper Arm Throw
  • Upper arm turn with normal turn into knee push throw.
  • Upper arm turn with cross kick to knee.
  • Upper arm turn with side kick to knee.
  • Upper arm turn with crossed arm turn into knee push throw (x 2 kicks).
  • Upper arm turn with cross kick to knee.
  • Upper arm turn with side kick to knee.
Shoulder Throw
  • Vertical arm bar shoulder throw.
  • Elbow smash shoulder from front throw.
  • Elbow smash shoulder from outside
Neck Throw
  • Leg reaping with elbow to neck throw.
  • Wrapping arm around the neck to lift chin throw.
  • Chop neck and sweep throw (x 3 sweeps).
    • Sweep low on the ankle.
    • Hook back of knee with instep.
    • Hook back of knee with back of heel and ankle.
  • Finger spear to larynx and twist neck throw.
Head Throw
  • Outside head and arm pull throw.
  • Inside head and arm pull throw.
  • Inside head and arm pull throw with non-standard grip.
  • Inside head and arm pull throw with standard grip.
  • Inside head and arm pull throw with crossed arm grip.
  • Pouring water style head throw.
  • Reaping throw with side of head handhold.
  • Behind the chin lifting throw.
  • Raise chin and push back throw.
  • Pull the head down from the front to throw.
Hip Throw
  • Hip throws.
Leg Throw
  • Foot lifting throw.
Shoulder Twist Throw
  • Obstruct foot and twist to the inside.
  • Obstruct foot and twist to the outside.

Unarmed Against a Knife

Knife Against a Knife

Sparring Knife against Knife

  • specific techniques of knife against knife sparring

Specialized Self-defence

  • Demonstrate hubad lubod on the ground while lying on your back, including defending and using kicks.
  • Show how to deal with an attempt to throw you with a leg dive take down or a tackle.
  • Show how to check a boxer's jab with either hand, and then trap.
  • Show how to trap both hands of a boxer with an explosive checking motion.
  • Demonstrate the principle of "stringing the fish” in positioning yourself against multiple attackers.

Drills

Stick Drills

All Stick Drills

Unarmed Drills

New muestra Categories

All Drills Learned to Date

Knife Drills

Sparring with knife


Level 6

Topics
Overview
General
Concepts and Principles
Areas to be Covered
Techniques to be Learned
Stick Against a Stick
Trapping with the Stick
Stick trapping from above down
Stick trapping from below up
Stick trapping mixed
Throwing while Armed with a Stick
Hand Throw
Forearm Throw
Elbow Throw
Upper Arm Throw
Shoulder Throw
Neck Throw
Head Throw
Hip Throw
Leg Throw
Shoulder Twist Throw
Unarmed Against Unarmed Opponent
Counters while Unarmed
countering a throw - 2 groups
countering a joint lock
Defense against bone-breaking
bend your elbow, never straighten it completely unless landing a punch.
countering a grab
Off-balancing while Unarmed
More muestra category 1 Turning -block, turn, hit
Other off-balancing using Turning
Off-balancing using Jerking Techniques
Off-balancing using Leg Entanglement Techniques
More Muestra - muestra of Restraining
muestra of Restraining - unarmed opponent
Other Unarmed Restraining
Unarmed Against a Knife
Disarming against an Attacker with a Knife
Sabre grip disarms from#5
History of Balintawak
Origin of Style
Stories of Combat
Drills
Stick Drills
All Drills Learned to Date
Unarmed Drills
All Drills Learned to Date
Knife Drills
All Drills Learned to Date


Overview

General

  • Recommended Intensity:36 hours/month
  • Number of Classes: 144 classes
  • Class Hours: 216 hours/level
  • Recommended Hours: 648 hours/level
  • Elapsed Time: 18 months
  • Cumulative Elapsed Time: 58 months
  • Colour Worn: purple
  • Colour Sought: brown

Concepts and Principles

Areas to be Covered

  • Stick Against a Stick
    • Trapping with the Stick
    • Throwing while Armed with a Stick
  • Unarmed Against Unarmed Opponent
    • Counters while Unarmed
    • Off-balancing while Unarmed
    • muestra category 1 Turning - block, turn, hit
    • muestra of Restraining
  • Unarmed Against a Knife
    • Disarming against an Attacker with knife
  • History of Balintawak

Techniques to be Learned

Stick Against a Stick

Trapping with the Stick

Stick trapping from above down
  • Over-riding with the elbow of your guard-arm.
    • You are engaged with both arms and arm-arm is beneath the opponent's stick-arm. Ride up with arm-arm into an elbow strike and simultaneously grab the opponent's guard-arm.
  • Over-riding with the elbow of your stick-holding arm, guard-arm on top, stick on your stick side.
    • #1,#12, (#12) then elbow ride with your stick-arm. Your opponent's guard-arm will be above his stick-arm and your elbow will be on top of both. Hit to the face with your left arm.
  • Over-riding with the elbow of your stick-holding, guard-arm on top - stick on your guard-arm side.
    • #1,#1, then cross the left guard over the right stick arm for an X-Shape then elbow ride with arm-arm. Hit with your left to the head.
  • Over-riding with the elbow of your stick-holding arm, stick-arm on top.
    • #1,#1, then cross the right stick arm over the left guard arm for an X- Shape trap then elbow ride with arm-arm.
    • #1, butt-end#9, then fold together stick over top and stick-arm elbow ride.
  • Over-riding with the elbow of your stick -holding arming - vertical elbow.
    • New way of doing the elbow ride trap. Engaged in left on right and right on left. Slap the opponent's stick onto the arm and elbow ride but keep your elbow vertical (your stick arm is the one to use as the elbow ride). This is the same as the stick grip trap which uses the butt-end but you use the elbow instead.
  • Over-riding with the butt-end - counter to a grab of your stick.
    • #1,#1. You are left on right and right on left with your opponent. If he grabs your stick (upright) then cross his stick-arm over his guard-arm and drive his guard-arm and your stick butt-end over top and at his chest to trap. hit with your left to the head.
  • Over-riding with the butt-end - counter to a grab of your guard-arm.
    • #1, then opponent grabs your guard-arm and gives a#1. Your stick blocks then deflect him into a trap. His own grab traps him.
  • One-time blow trap.
    • Hook, hit, butt-end:#1, hook with butt-end,#12, grab/trap and hit with a#1 with the butt-end, as in the1-time blow.
  • X-Shape from above from the inside of the opponent’s stick.
    • #1,#12, (#12) then trap down from the inside on the X-Shape of the response#12 and#9 hit is delivered.
  • X-Shape from above like a classical#12 from the outside.
    • #1,#12,(12),#9, (#9),#1 with grabbing of guard-arm then check on X- Shape from above, done as a classical#12 which happens to trap with a butt-end#12 strike.
  • Repeated application of the slap and hit (slap, slap, slap).
    • #1,#12, (#12),#12 (12),#12 or slap, slap, slap.
  • Forearm bar from above down.
    • #1,#12, (#12), then trap both from above down with the forearm bar and deliver a#12. This is like aclassical#12 which checks both instead of just the arm-arm.
  • Bar with the opponent's stick-arm over the opponent’s guard-arm.
    • #1,#1, then cross the opponent's stick-arm over the opponent's guard- arm for an X-Shape trap and hit with your stick as a#12.
  • Bar with the opponent's stick from above to make a barrier when you have your stick upright.
    • #2,#1 then cross the opponent's stick-arm over the opponent's guard- arm for an X-Shape then check with your guard-arm and hit with a#2 strike.
  • Bar with the opponent's stick
    • #1,#1, slap opponent's stick across the forearm and do a subtle#2.
  • Bar with the opponent's stick from above to make a barrier when you have your stick inverted.
    • #1,#9 then cross the opponent's stick-arm over the opponent's guard- arm for an X-Shape then check with your guard-arm and do a#1 backhand fanning strike.
  • Check and fanning combination.
    • #1, fanning#2, fanning#1 with trapping on the last two using your guard-arm.
Stick trapping from below up
  • X-Shape from below.
    • #1,#12, (#12),#9, (#9),#1 with grabbing arm-arm then push the opponent's guard-arm against the opponent’s stick to trap from below. Strike with a#9.
  • Forearm bar from below up - guard-arm.
    • #1,#12 with check on inside, then trap from below up (bar arm) with guard-arm.
  • Forearm bar from below up - stick-arm.
    • #1,#12 with check inside, then trap from below up (bar arm) with stick- arm.
Stick trapping mixed
  • Elbow Clip.
    • #1,#9 (opponent slaps your forearm then)#12block by you then bamboo forwards into an elbow clip trap. Hit with your guard-arm.
  • Snaking armpit clip
    • Grab from below with palm down.#1,#12,(#12) then snake around the opponent's stick arm to pin in the armpit and grab the opponent's guard-arm with your guard-arm and hit with a#12. Grab of the opponent's guard-arm has the palm facing down and you grab on the outside surface from beneath.
  • Palm up from below.
    • #1,#12, then snake around to the armpit clip and grab the opponent's guard-arm, hit with your stick.
  • Palm down from above.
    • #1, check from inside, the#12, then armpit clip with your guard-arm and deliver a#12.
  • Arm-crossing throw trap.
    • #1, then opponent grabs your guard-arm and gives a#1. Your stick blocks then you deflect his blow into the arm crossing throw and hold as a grab with the opponent's stick arm on top.

Throwing while Armed with a Stick

Hand Throw
  • Outer wrist twist.
    • Step to the rear.
    • Step to the side and kick knee.
    • Step behind and reap.
  • Inner wrist twist.
Forearm Throw
  • Pull the elbow and then grip the forearm and bend to outside.
Elbow Throw
  • Straight arm bar elbow throw with normal grip.
  • Bent arm bar throw with normal grip.
  • Arm behind the ear and down the spine elbow throw.
  • Elbow pull and reverse for shoulder dislocation.
  • Elbow pull and reverse into head throw.
  • Straight arm bar elbow throw with crook of the arm grip.
  • Inner elbow press throw (3 variations of foot placement and throwing direction).
  • Bent arm bar throw with shoulder smash to the back.
  • Crossing arms at elbow for a throw.
  • Crossing arms at elbow for a restraint.
Upper Arm Throw
  • Upper arm turn with normal turn into knee push throw.
  • Upper arm turn with cross kick to knee.
  • Upper arm turn with side kick to knee.
  • Upper arm turn with crossed arm turn into knee push throw (x 2 kicks).
  • Upper arm turn with cross kick to knee.
  • Upper arm turn with side kick to knee.
Shoulder Throw
  • Vertical arm bar shoulder throw.
  • Elbow smash shoulder from front throw.
  • Elbow smash shoulder from outside
Neck Throw
  • Leg reaping with elbow to neck throw.
  • Wrapping arm around the neck to lift chin throw.
  • Chop neck and sweep throw (x 3 sweeps).
    • Sweep low on the ankle.
    • Hook back of knee with instep.
    • Hook back of knee with back of heel and ankle.
  • Finger spear to larynx and twist neck throw.
Head Throw
  • Outside head and arm pull throw.
  • Inside head and arm pull throw.
  • Inside head and arm pull throw with non-standard grip.
  • Inside head and arm pull throw with standard grip.
  • Inside head and arm pull throw with crossed arm grip.
  • Pouring water style head throw.
  • Reaping throw with side of head handhold.
  • Behind the chin lifting throw.
  • Raise chin and push back throw.
  • Pull the head down from the front to throw.
Hip Throw
  • Hip throw.
Leg Throw
  • Foot lifting throw.
Shoulder Twist Throw
  • Obstruct foot and twist to the inside.
  • Obstruct foot and twist to the outside.

Unarmed Against Unarmed Opponent

Counters while Unarmed

countering a throw - 2 groups
countering a joint lock
Defence against bone-breaking
bend your elbow, never straighten it completely unless landing a punch.
countering a grab

Off-balancing while Unarmed

More muestra category 1 Turning - block, turn, hit
  • left slap block on outside of right punch, turn with right from below up or above down, grab head with left, elbow strike with right.
  • Also do if left punch is blocked with right vertical or horizontal forearm block.
  • right slap block on outside of left punch, turn with left from below up, grab head with right, elbow strike with left
  • Also do if right punch is blocked with left vertical or horizontal forearm block.
  • Left slap block on inside of left punch, then swings down across front along with a standard triceps turn using upturned right palm. Grab the head and give an elbow strike with left.
  • Right slap block on inside of right punch, then swings down across front along with a standard triceps turn using upturned left palm. Grab the head and give an elbow strike with right.
  • left vertical bar on inside of right punch, turn with right from below up, hit with left
  • right vertical bar on inside of left punch, turn with left from below up, hit with right
  • left horizontal bar done low on outside of right punch, turn with right from above down, hit with left
  • right horizontal bar done low on outside of left punch, turn with left from above down, hit with right
  • right vertical bar on outside of right punch, turn with left forearm, hit with right
  • left vertical bar on outside of left punch, turn with right forearm, hit with left
Other off-balancing using Turning
  • From below natural turn with palm up.
  • From below crossed arm turn with back of hand.
  • From above crossed arm turn into armpit.
  • Grabbing the shoulders turn. Strike the hollow between the shoulder and pectorals, on both shoulders, prior to a throw, as part of turning.
  • Grabbing the elbow and shoulder turn. Strike the hollow between the shoulder and pectorals, prior to a throw, while grabbing the elbow with the other hand, as part of turning.
Off-balancing using Jerking Techniques
  • Shoulder push techniques prior to a throw
  • Arm blasting techniques
  • arm-dragging techniques (like off-balancing)
Off-balancing using Leg Entanglement Techniques
  • Hooking at the knee level
    • Hooking at the knee level - Outside on outside - side kick
    • Hooking at the knee level - Inside on outside- stomp
    • Hooking at the knee level - Inside on outside- back of heel hook
  • Hooking at the foot level
    • Hooking at the foot level - Outside on outside - trip
    • Hooking at the foot level - Inside on outside- with push
    • Hooking at the foot level - Inside on outside- with lift
    • Hooking at the foot level - outside on inside
    • Hooking at the foot level - Inside on inside

More Muestra - muestra of Restraining

  • Hammerlock type restraint - 3 handhold variations. Twisting the arm behind the back ( in 4 x 2 ways)will be discussed under restraining techniques. Restraining techniques are used to immobilize without injuring.
muestra of Restraining - unarmed opponent
  • left slap block on outside of right punch, bend at elbow with right on outside or inside
  • right slap block on outside of left punch, bend at elbow with left on outside or inside
  • left slap block on inside of left punch, bend at elbow with right
  • right slap block on inside of right punch, bend at elbow with left
  • left vertical bar on inside of right punch, bend at elbow with left
  • right vertical bar on inside of left punch, bend at elbow with right
  • left horizontal bar on outside of right punch, bend at elbow with left
  • right horizontal bar on outside of left punch, bend at elbow with right
  • right vertical bar on outside of right punch, bend at elbow with left
  • left vertical bar on outside of left punch, bend at elbow with right
Other Unarmed Restraining
  • unarmed restraining against unarmed opponent - armpit lock with stick equivalent
  • unarmed restraining against unarmed opponent -neck-lock with stick equivalent
  • On the ground supine restraints
  • on the ground prone restraints

Unarmed Against a Knife

Disarming against an Attacker with knife

Sabre grip disarms from#5
  • Outer twist short x 2 blocks - left or right.(End up with underhand grip)
  • Outer twist long x 2 blocks - left or right.
  • Inner twist short x 2 blocks - left or right.
  • Inner twist long x 2 blocks - left or right.
  • Elbow clip x 2 blocks - left or right (End with underhand grip).
  • Sabre grip disarms from#1 or 2
  • Outer twist x 1 block.
  • Inner twist x 1 block.
  • Ice pick grip disarms from#12
  • Outer twist variation 1 from forearm block.
  • Outer twist variation 2 from slap block (End up taking overhand grip).
  • Inner twist from forearm block.

History of Balintawak

Origin of Style

Stories of Combat

Drills

Stick Drills

All Drills Learned to Date

Unarmed Drills

All Drills Learned to Date

Knife Drills

All Drills Learned to Date


Level 7

Topics
Overview
General
Concepts and Principles
Areas to be Covered
Techniques to be Learned
Stick Against a Stick
Restraining with a Stick
Hammerlock
Armpit Lock
armpit lock with stick
Neck Lock
Specialized Topics
Heavy weapon, a long weapon, a jointed weapon
dealing with two sticks
Dealing with a sword
Duelling
Unarmed Against Unarmed Opponent
No New Techniques
Unarmed Against a Knife
Redirecting the Knife into Attacker
Restraining against an Attacker with a Knife
Hammerlock
Bar Arm
Other Restraint
Armed with a Knife
Throwing a Knife
Specialized Self-defence
Unarmed against Armed with a Gun
Improvising
Role Playing
Psychology
Drills
Stick Drills
All Stick Drills Learned to Date
Unarmed Drills
All Drills Learned to Date
Knife Drills
All Drills Learned to Date


Overview

General

  • Recommended Intensity: 36 hours/month
  • Number of Classes: 232 classes
  • Class Hours: 348 hours/level
  • Recommended Hours: 1,044 hours/level
  • Elapsed Time: 29 months
  • Cumulative Elapsed Time: 87 months
  • Colour Worn: brown
  • Colour Sought: black

Concepts and Principles

Areas to be Covered

  • Stick Against a Stick
    • Restraining with a Stick
    • Specialized Topics
    • Heavy weapon, a long weapon, a jointed weapon
    • dealing with two sticks
    • Dealing with a sword
    • Duelling
  • Unarmed Against a Knife
    • Redirecting the Knife into Attacker
    • Restraining against an Attacker with knife
    • Armed with a Knife
    • Throwing a Knife
    • Specialized Self-defence
  • Unarmed against Armed with a Gun
    • Improvising
    • Role Playing
    • Psychology

Techniques to be Learned

Stick Against a Stick

Restraining with a Stick

Hammerlock
  • Into a restraint - hammerlock type restraint - 3handhold variations.
  • Restraining techniques - might be 4 - 8 of these. Twisting the arm behind the back ( in 4 x 2 ways) will be discussed under restraining techniques.
  • This would be primarily twisting the stick arm behind the attacker's own back. Restraining techniques are used to immobilize without injuring.
Armpit Lock
armpit lock with stick
Neck Lock

Specialized Topics

Heavy weapon, a long weapon, a jointed weapon
  • dealing with a heavy weapon, a long weapon, a jointed weapon
dealing with two sticks
  • dealing with two sticks
Dealing with a sword
  • dealing with a sword
Duelling
  • duelling

Unarmed Against Unarmed Opponent

No New Techniques

Unarmed Against a Knife

Redirecting the Knife into Attacker

  • Redirect from a#12 stab - left or right handstab.#12 High deflect into opponent
  • Redirect from a#5 stab - left or right handstab.#5 Low blow deflected into opponent from inner twist or outer twist.

Restraining against an Attacker with knife

Hammerlock
  • Restraining against an Attacker with a Knife Into a restraint - hammerlock type restraint - 3 handhold variations. Restraining techniques - might be 4 - 8 of these.
  • Restraining against an Attacker with a Knife Twisting the arm behind the back ( in 4 x 2 ways) will be discussed under restraining techniques. This would be primarily twisting the knife arm behind the attacker's own back. Restraining techniques are used to immobilize without injuring.
Bar Arm
  • Restraining against an Attacker with a Knife arm bar prone position and variants
  • Restraining against an Attacker with a Knife arm bar supine position and variants
Other Restraint
  • Restraining against an Attacker with a Knife other restraints for prone position

Armed with a Knife

Throwing a Knife

  • throwing a knife

Specialized Self-defence

Unarmed against Armed with a Gun

  • gun self-defence - disarms

Improvising

  • Demonstrate the ability to improvise against unfamiliar sorts of attack.

Role Playing

  • Demonstrate self defence in various role playing situations, such as a simulated encounter in a back alley.

Psychology

  • Demonstrate your understanding of some of the psychological dynamics of confrontation.

Drills

Stick Drills

All Stick Drills Learned to Date

Unarmed Drills

All Drills Learned to Date

Knife Drills

All Drills Learned to Date


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