This includes the single and double stick courses from Tao Te Kung Fu in one pack.
What You’ll Learn
Stick Fighting Skills training from Kung Fu Living online training
“Kung Fu – a passion pursued with discipline and a discipline pursued with passion.”
Kung Fu Living is a complete system that incorporates the most efficient techniques with modern teaching methods and takes advantage of the most recent developments in the neuroscience of skill acquisition.
As a complete system for real life combat it includes many weapons and Escrima Sticks is one of the most obviously relevant to most people’s lives because a stick is a weapon often available, a walking stick of cane works perfectly well with these techniques.
While the Escrima stick has a particular heritage of techniques and has developed into a tournament style in itself. Please note the techniques taught here are for real life scenarios and not for simple point scoring in a sport. This difference will be evident to those with previous stick training as tournament techniques often involve delivering multiple fast, but light strikes that may not bring a real fight to a speedy resolution.
In this programme you will learn Two forms (a form is a choreographed set of moves that enable you learn the most useful techniques within the context of other techniques).
The first form you will learn is for a single Stick and the second form is for double Sticks.
You will need:
Some space, a large living room might be sufficient but most people will need to work in a larger space or outside
Two practice sticks, foam covered training sticks are available. It is possible to learn with a bamboo stick or a wood night stick, but when training with a partner we recommend foam.
Each 8-part form is short enough to be remembered easily (this is martial arts, not memory training), and should be practiced until it can be done without thinking. Each form is put together in a way that if any part of it were used automatically, in a violent confrontation, it would deliver a conflict winning combination.
The programme is set out for you to train every day using several short videos. Adding to your skills in easy to follow steps, you will build superb combat skills that will become second nature to you.
Some videos are called Repeat Drills, these are of simple techniques that you need to learn so that you can do them without thinking. Once you press play, they will simply repeat continuously until you hit stop. This will enable you to practice each movement many times with a constant visual reference to help you get it right. You don’t want to practice until you get it right, you want to practice until you can’t get it wrong.
It is tempting to rush ahead, but you will find that to learn these skills thoroughly, it is best that you master each part as you go even if that means repeating the same day several times. Excellence takes patience and determination. Remember “Kung Fu” means “mastery through discipline.”