Lightning Scientific Arnis in the Washington, DC Area - DC Lightning Scientific Arnis

Discussion in 'Lightning Scientific Arnis' started by Sandpaperhead, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. Sandpaperhead

    Sandpaperhead New Member

    Hello Everyone,

    I realize I'd never introduced myself on this forum so I figure I might as well do this now.

    My name is Angelo and I practice Lightning Scientific Arnis. I began training with Master Jon Escudero in May 2008 and I am currently running a training group in the Washington DC area.

    DC Lightning Scientific Arnis is a Jon Escudero - Lightning Combatives training group that has been active in the Washington DC Area since May 2011.

    We train every Saturday from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm at Warrior Gym in Alexandria, VA

    Warrior Gym

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    [TD]5505 Cherokee Avenue
    Alexandria, VA 22312

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at

    Below are some links to my youtube page and blog:

    Thank you,

  2. gagimilo

    gagimilo Member

    If I may add, Angelo is a young buck, but very intelligent and well articulated. His skills are fine and teaching chops solid. After having met the man in person, I am not afraid to recommend training with him.

  3. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Junior Member

    "Sandpaperhead"? Nice one! -Ruel
  4. Scareus

    Scareus New Member

    Hello all,

    I'm new to the D.C. area, I just moved here from Minneapolis a few months ago and its taken some time to figure out my new work schedule and fitting in training. I'm very excited about the opportunity to learn LSA, and I have contacted Angelo and am looking forward to training with him. I must admit, I'm a little nervous, my first interaction with LSA will be at the Master Escudero seminar this weekend!

    I've been looking through this forum, trying to read more about the style and system and what distinguishes it from other styles. Would anyone care to enlighten me!

    Thanks a bunch,


    RETIRADA New Member

    Hi Sam,

    LSAI and/or LESKAS would be an excellent system for you to learn and train with. I believe you will first learn the 13 basic strikes and then the 12 methods of attack/defense using the single stick. Footwork, body mechanics and power is emphasized. Stick and dagger training is emphasized. I met GM Ben Lema about 20 years ago in Manila and the late Elmer Ybanez.

    Enjoy your training.

  6. Sandpaperhead

    Sandpaperhead New Member

    Hi Everyone!

    Wanted to announce the new website for DC Lightning Scientific Arnis!

    The premise of the group is to study GM Ben Lema's Lightning Scientific Arnis (LSAI) system through Master Jon Escudero's Lightning Combatives methodology. Students develop and reinforce the their strength, speed, and stamina so they can perform under pressure.

    Students are able to train through a variety of modules:
    - Classical LSAI
    - Tactical
    - Self Defense

    Weapon systems trained:
    - Solo Baston (Single Stick)
    - Doble Baston (Double Stick)
    - Espada y Daga/Baston y Daga (Stick and Knife/Sword and Knife)
    - Daga (Knife)
    - Dulo-Dulo (Palm stick/Kubaton)
    - Empty Hand

    Visit our site today to learn more!

    If you're in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area, come check out one of our classes!

    (703) 594-7680


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