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  1. altbus1

    altbus1 New Member

    Hello I'm an newbie to FMA and just getting started with Escrima.
    Hoping to have lots of fun time practisioning the art.:coolorang
  2. lhommedieu

    lhommedieu Senior Member

  3. Phil Mar Nadela

    Phil Mar Nadela New Member Supporting Member


    Good luck and Please keep us up to date with your training.
  4. altbus1

    altbus1 New Member

    Thanks I'm pretty motivated in learning an art with weapens. So with some dedication I hope I will be fine.
    How do you guy's think about blending this art with Wing Chun?
  5. blindside

    blindside student

    One of my students has a strong WC background, and felt that the Pekiti footwork and emphasis on flanking helped him alot on closing with the opponent. He also ran into a couple of different habits on his trapping that he had to change because of the difference in assumption of the knife versus empty hand, but he thought they were very complementary. "Escrima" is a pretty broad term and may be more or less compatable depending on the system.
  6. altbus1

    altbus1 New Member

    I hope it will blend with my Wing Chun. (Still training 2 times a week)
    For what I've seen is that the footwork is totally different. But that was also the problem with Wing Chun when I've started it.
    Only time will tell, if there is one thing I can allready say. I've love the things I've seen for now.
  7. Brian R. VanCise

    Brian R. VanCise Senior Member Supporting Member

    Welcome to FMATalk!

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