Modern Arnis Solo Tutorial #1

Modern Arnis Solo Tutorial #1


Hey everybody. I hope that you’re doing okay
staying at home. It’s a tough time for everybody. But it’s necessary for social distancing and washing our hands. What we need to do is to protect the vulnerable
people in our social networks. I have several elderly relatives and people
whose immune systems are compromised. So this is something unprecedented in our lifetimes. What I intend to do is, in the next few days,
is to put out a series of videos on YouTube and hope that you get something out of them. So, let’s first start with the 12 angles of
attack with the right hand. Okay? For those of you who have never practiced Modern
Arnis before, the way to hold a stick is to hold it three fingers up from the bottom. Fold your fist over the stick like it’s a
fist. Okay, so, let’s go through the 12 angles of
attack with the right foot forward. So, right foot forward. So, let’s go. One. Two. Three to the shoulder. Four to the shoulder. Thrust to the abdomen. Six to the chest. Seven to the chest. A strike to the knee. NIne to the knee. Ten to the eye. Eleven to the eye. Twelve right down the coconut. Let’s do that once more. So, one. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Nine. Ten. Eleven. And twelve. Give that a try. Practice that at home. Okay, so we did the 12 angles of attack with
the right hand. I encourage you to practice it with the left
hand. Ah, a lot of people are not comfortable with
this. You’ve got a lot of time on your hands. So, let’s give this a try. So, 12 angles of attack with the left hand. With the left foot forward. Okay with the left hand. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Nine. Ten. Eleven. And twelve. Let’s do that again. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Nine. Ten. Eleven. And twelve. All right. Now. So let’s go back to the right hand side. You can mix it up. So, for example, you can practice the thrusts
only. So, let’s separate out the thrusts from the
swings. Okay, so. This means…. Five. Six. Seven. Ten. Eleven. So, five out of the 12 angles are thrusts. So let’s do those again. So you go. One. Two. Three. Ten. Eleven. I miscounted. So it’s Five. Six. Seven. Ten. Eleven. Try it left handed, okay? You go Five. Six Seven. Ten. Eleven. Let’s try that again. Five. Six. Seven. Ten. Eleven. Okay? Likewise, you can do the impact strikes as well. So, that means One. Two. Three. Four. Eight. Nine. Those are the swings. And twelve. Let’s try that again. One. Two. Three. Four. Eight. Nine. And twelve. Left hand. We have one. Two. Three. Four. Eight. Nine and twelve. Okay? Once more. One. Two. Three. Four. Eight. Nine. And twelve. Try this at home. Practice those. The thrusts and the swings separately. We’ll do a different exercise next. Practice them! Get up! Ok. Next, we’ll do the 12 angles of attack
with pullback. So, let’s do this. Right hand. Right foot forward, okay? One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Nine. Ten. Eleven. And twelve. Again. Right hand. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Nine. Ten. Eleven. And twelve. Try this left hand. I am not as good with the left hand as I am with
the right hand. But I practice them. Just to balance things out. Let’s go. Let’s give it a try. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Nine. Ten. Eleven. And twelve. And again.One more time. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Nine. Ten. Eleven. And twelve. Next is the follow through. Okay. It’s my favorite exercise. I’m going to do this slow so that you can
do this, ok? One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, eleven ten and twelve. One more. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, eleven, ten, And twelve. Let’s do this on the other side. Ok. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, eleven, ten and twelve. And again, One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, eleven, ten and twelve. Now notice one thing that I am doing here. And that’s I’m using my core. This is merely not an arm exercise. I’m not doing this. We’re doing this. You see how I’m moving my body? This way to that way. This increases the power. So, you go One, You go the other way. My body goes this way two, three, four, Same thing with six, seven ten, and eleven. You get the idea? Same applies with the left hand. Now give this a go! Practice that at home!! Come on! Don’t just sit there and watch! Get up! Grab a stick! Do it! Let’s see it. All right. So the next variation of the 12 angles of
attack is to do the 12 angles of attack with alternating footwork. In a V shaped pattern. Okay. All right. So, for those who haven’t practiced arnis. Anytime, I do a forehand strike, it’s going
to be right foot forward. And when I do a backhand strike, I’m going
to go with my left foot forward. So, let’s try this exercise. I’m going to do this slow so that you can
see, especially the beginners. So try it with me, okay? So, let’s practice it with the right hand and
with the right foot forward. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. When we do six, it’s still right foot forward. You do right foot forward on five. Right foot forward on six. Left foot forward on seven. Left foot forward on eight because this is
a backhand strike. When you do nine, you switch to the right. Ten, right foot forward. Eleven, left foot forward. Twelve, I do it with the right foot forward. Now, I try to stand in one place for purposes
of filming. So, I move a bit differently. So let me back up a little bit. So, let’s do this again. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven, left foot. Left foot. Right foot. Ten. Eleven. And twelve. You can do the same thing with your left foot
forward. Okay? Give that a go. Give a try! Go! Now in the previous takes, We were doing the 12 angles of attack with
a one inch stick. Mix it up. Strengthen your wrists and forearms. I like to switch to the big cannons. You can see the difference between the two. Okay? So I recommend that, once your arms are used
to this, that you bump up to this for solo training. So it’s a nice way to build up strength, because when you go back to the lighter stick, You will be able to see an amazing difference. This is gonna be light as a feather. So let’s do this with the big cannon here. Okay. So, I’m going to do it a couple of times. So you go, One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Nine. Ten. Eleven. And twelve. Let’s try it with the left hand. One. Two, three Four, five, Six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, and twelve. So, if you have access to a big cannon like
this, give it a go. Okay. Try it! Get up off the couch! And do it! All right, we’ve gone through the 12 angles
of attack, One, two, three, four, five all the way to
12. It’s pretty mechanical. But let’s dig deeper into this. And I’m going to be referring to body mechanics. More specifically, your core and your footwork
as it relates to striking. Here’s what I mean, okay? When you strike, what you don’t want to do
is something like this: They’re not synchronized. Or; This, the strike and then you step. Of course, I’m exaggerating a little bit. But why does that matter? It matters for the delivery of power. The delivery of power. So, basically, it comes from punching. You’ll see in a lot of styles, or even in boxing, that punching must be combined with good footwork
to generate power. So, in a very simple way, let’s take the straight punch here. You punch and you want the foot to land at
the same time as the punch. That’s how you generate power. Same thing with striking with a cane, okay? So, let’s take angle one. Here’s an example. I’m going to do this in
an exaggerated manner. You pick up your foot and you step into the
strike. The strike has to occur at the same time your
foot lands on the floor. Like this. Okay? That’s how you generate power. You don’t want to do this. Or This. You have to connect your upper body with your
lower body through your core. So you go here. That’s how it’s done. You’ll notice that I shuffled forward with
the ball of my feet and then I put my heel down at the same time I struck. So you go here. That’s how you generate power. Synchronicity is the key. Synchronizing everything. So try that with all 12 angles of attack. Synchronize the strikes with your core and
your foot landing at the same time. Pretty simple concept. Easy to learn/difficult
to master. But give it a go! Get up from the couch! Give it a try! Go!

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