Click on, click on, click on, click on…the very melodic sound of double stick coaching in Dekiti Tirsia Siradas, and that’s the subject of this months article.
In Dekit Tirsia Siradas, as in all FMA (Filipino martial arts), we wish to hold all of the strikes as sensible and combative as doable. Nonetheless, as with all good artwork, we should all the time begin with a strong basis. So, now it’s time to incorporate the left hand doing the 12 strikes. Whereas the #1 strike in the best hand will launch off the best aspect, the #1 strike with the left hand will launch off the left aspect. That is the strategy you need to take when working towards with the left aspect, all strikes launching off the other, or reverse aspect from the standard proper handed grip.
Now that now we have our strong basis we are able to proceed to some rudimentary coaching drills. In lots of kinds of FMA, when drilling with double bastions they’ll use a really rhythmic three depend (tak, tak, tak), Nonetheless in DTS (Dekiti Tirsia Siradas), we are inclined to many instances as we evolve our double sticks, use extra of a 2+1, (tak tak …tak).
So now let’s start.
The perfect place to start is in the beginning and as they are saying it’s a excellent place to begin. You are able to do these drill on a coaching system (I’ve a set of heavy bag arm I purchased from Century MA), you are able to do them with a stationary accomplice holding 2 sticks, or you are able to do them as a 2 particular person drill. Shameless plug time, in the event you comply with me on Patreon ($3 month-to-month), I’ll have posted the entire variations of the drills there.
Now bear in mind in DTS, we won’t use a damaged strike for our assaults, normally solely in shut quarter combating as a secondary assault utilizing the punyo (butt of the weapon).
We’ll begin with a #1 proper and a #1 left vs the identical with a coaching accomplice. I like to make use of a timer set for thirty seconds after I run my primary units. You’ll be able to then repeat this off of the #2 strike, the #3 strike, and the #4 strike.
Second set. These units can be double strikes, beginning with the #1 strike and the #2 strike off of the best aspect and the left, you may also go along with the #3 strike to #4 once more, proper and left. Usually we received’t go off of the #2 or the #4 aspect first on the drill as attending to the skin of the weapon must be our foremost intent. Bear in mind, proper now we’re working medium to lengthy vary drills. After we are in shut vary, countering off of the #2 aspect is a viable choice, nonetheless, even on this scenario we nonetheless wish to work our strategy to the skin gate.
The ultimate one on this sequence can be to throw the #1 strike to the #2 strike adopted by a #1 strike with the off hand, then repeat with the opposite aspect. There are literally a number of methods to do that final set with a accomplice. The primary is to have them maintain two sticks stationary at a 90 diploma angle, the second is for them to feed you strikes so that you could be use your DTS defensive footwork to maneuver to the skin in your counter. First of the best after which of the left. The final can be a two particular person set the place you each will do the motion collectively on the similar time.
Instructing Excessive Six and Heaven Six
Heaven six is a quite common drill utilized in FMA kinds, no matter lineage. Usually we reserve it as a pre-training drill for Espada Knowledge, Lengthy and brief blade. I assumed at present I might share with you my educating methodology. Begin with one stick on the shoulder and the opposite stick throughout the physique on the hip, each sticks begin on the identical aspect of the physique. From right here one hand after which the opposite goes, excessive sake, low strike, excessive strike. Change your loading to the other aspect and repeat. Set a timer for 1min and apply, apply. apply
Now transfer your stick on the hip to the armpit on the identical aspect, all targets can be to the ears or to the highest of the top. From the best aspect can be proper hand, left hand, proper hand. Then the left aspect, left hand, proper hand, left hand. Set your timer and also you’re in your means.
Coaching with a accomplice all the time enhances the expertise, so go on the market, seize a accomplice and get began. Practice protected, practice good, and have an amazing day.
EDITOR’S NOTE: For a breakdown of the strikes and methods utilized in Dekiti Tirsia Siradas Kali, you’ll want to take a look at writer Mark Warner’s earlier article, The Twelve Strikes of Dekiti Tirsia Siradas. You can even view extra of his work right here!
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