27 March 2011


This is another very short footage of myself doing some beginner's Arnis/Kali/Eskrima moves--this time using my Nanay's old pink umbrella.

I videoed this while waiting for the rest of the family to leave the house to eat somewhere else.

And, no, there's no such thing as "Pink Umbrella Eskrima."

26 March 2011


After more than a year of never been able to practice (due to lectures, hospital duties, review classes, thesis work, and other "ordeals" of a graduating nursing student), I casually picked up one of my already-dusty Arnis/Kali/Eskrima sticks just this afternoon and made a few beginner's swings, and decided to video it.

I realized--just now--that videos can reveal many gaps (e.g., bad habits) that need to be worked on--especially if one only trains alone most of the time. Like myself.

This first-ever footage of myself doing a spur-of-the-moment "practice" is no exception. It indeed reveals a lot of bad habits.

This is a very short video (and bad-quality, too) for a viewer to make some sound assessment, but please feel free to leave a comment.