Hi guys, In the Lameco Eskrima Curriculum, Punong Guro Edgar G. Sulite specialized in weapons of opportunity (Mga Sandata Ng Pagkakataon). This portion of the curriculum was touched on from beginner level to advanced level but really emphasized in great detail as one promotes into the Instructor Rankings of our system. Mga Sandata Ng Pagkakataon focussed primarily on 5 weapons of opportunity in specific, but covered anything that one could place in the human hand in ones time of need. Those primary weapons of opportunity are listed as follows: Susi (Key): This was primarily a large jagged house or car key, but it also touched on finger knives such as the "Cock Spur", "Karambit", "Church Key" and "Finger Nail File". Bato (Rock): This was an average sized rock or brick in specific but over the years I have also trained with a billiard ball, ash tray, beer mug or any other item found in ones immediate environment with the potential to become an impact weapon. Payong (Bandana): We primarily trained with head scarfs and bandanas but Punong Guro Sulite would also have us train with plastic bags, t`shirts, belts and electrical chords. Boteyla (Bottle): Beer bottles and soda bottles were the norm but we were taught to fight with them intact as an impact weapon and also to break the neck off and fight with it as an edged weapon. Patalim (Pointy Object): This was anything with a sharp point on it that could be found in ones immediate environment such as and Ink Pen, Ice Pick, Chisel, Screw Driver or a piece of wood lying on the graound with a point to it. The question is how many of you really put forth an effort to not only identify weapons of opportunity but rather physically train with them to profiency in order to evaluate and become knowlewdgeable of any inherent strengths or weakness` attached to each one? I look forward to each comment, ciao. Regards, Guro Dave Gould.