FMA on CSI - New York

Discussion in 'General' started by Datu Tim Hartman, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. Datu Tim Hartman

    Datu Tim Hartman FMA Talk Founder Supporting Member

    I was watching CSI the other night and wouldn't you know it. During a fight scene they were doing Double Sinawali aka Heaven and Earth. Day by day we're taking over the world!

  2. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    Excellent! Were these supposed to be FMA people fighting, or just general criminals?
  3. Datu Tim Hartman

    Datu Tim Hartman FMA Talk Founder Supporting Member

    [FONT=&quot]Corporate Samurai doing FMA because it looks better than Karate weapon fighting!

  4. sames

    sames New Member

    Heh. Which episode? My wife Tivos all the CSI stuff... I normally find that I have other stuff to do but I'd check out this episode.
  5. Datu Tim Hartman

    Datu Tim Hartman FMA Talk Founder Supporting Member

    I don't know the episode name, but it was this past weeks CSI NY show.
  6. Rich Parsons

    Rich Parsons Member

    Hmmmm, I have heard other discussions about this show also. Me thinks thou are looking for the positive. ;) :D
  7. G22

    G22 -== Banned ==-

    Is doing sinawali a direct sign of FMA influence? Theres only so many ways you can swing 2 sticks simultaneously. Do any other weapon arts that use double weapons do what we call sinawali?
  8. The Boss

    The Boss I am the Law! Supporting Member

    Don't worry Tom, I saw it also. It was Filipino.
  9. Sheldon Bedell

    Sheldon Bedell New Member

    don't know the name of the episode either but it sure looked familar.
  10. Far Walkers Moon

    Far Walkers Moon New Member

    Darn missed thatone sure hope I can watch it when it reruns
  11. G22

    G22 -== Banned ==-

    Seriously. Are there any other arts out there that duplicate MA techniques? Say Kama or Nunchaku, are there techniques in arts that use those weapons that we would call sinawalli?
  12. sames

    sames New Member

    If by siniwali you loosely mean "weaving" then sure... many weapon forms have that. Some lend themselves to it better than others. Double numchuku weaves very well with one person but very poorly when there are two people. Chuks just don't respond to impact in as tidy a fashion as sticks do.

    Weaving and twirling sticks is a natural. From the Arnis length stick up to the Bo. The three section staff twirls very nicely and can be woven in tandem with another player. Sai also very pretty.

    What you bump into with, at least the americanized versions of, asian martial arts is the emphasis on "no weapon" until higher belts. This means less people actually with weapons (good or bad). There are also fewer "kata" that are multi-person. One of the things I love about Modern Arnis is that everything is two-man from day one. Siniwali, tapi-tapi, etc... You learn to move with another person in an environment that is more flexible than "I jab, you block" 1000 times. Bah.

    Side topic: what exact purpose does the kata within Arnis accomplish? They seem, to me, to be a regression? They take a dynamic, cooperative art and put it into static, solo movements? Are their katas in the PI or is it a Western thing because we expect MAs to have kata?

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