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First degree blackbelt in Taekwondo, and I dabble in a couple of other martial arts such as Escrima and MMA.


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comment Can Forms (Kata/Poomsae/etc.) or Techniques (Waza) be practiced on the ground?
It seems like the answer to this question must vary a lot based on the martial art in question--probably too much for there to be a good non-style-specific answer. The style of Escrima I'm familiar with emphasizes being able to use 'standing techniques' from any position, ground or otherwise, but this works because the techniques we are being taught lend themselves to that kind of versatility. I doubt that the standing techniques/forms from every martial art can be applied from the ground.
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comment What books of Escrima patterns that detail each step are available?
@stslavik Cool, thanks. You might want to make that an answer--I'm still going to hold off for a bit and see what more shows up, but so far that's the best lead.