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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.
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comment What books of Escrima patterns that detail each step are available?
definitely good advice, and thanks!
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comment What books of Escrima patterns that detail each step are available?
Good question-the problem is my teacher is using his own particular style. Here's a link to his description of it :defensormethod.com Obviously I'm not expecting any books to be available that follow his method, but I'm interested in reading about the styles that gave rise to it/that are closely related.
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comment What books of Escrima patterns that detail each step are available?
@stslavik ...yes. Which is why I practice at a dojo with a teacher and my classmates on a regular basis. I'm merely curious about what books are out there and interested in using one as a supplement.