Today's arnis, 19 March 2017: As a "warm up," we reviewed the 4 LvR sequences from last week to catch up those who were out and then added one more slight variation. From there, I wanted to wake up the live hands (both left and right), so we worked block-check-counter (BCC) versus the first 4 angles of attack using right-hand feed, left-hand feed, and then two-hand feed. We did twice as many rounds of that on folks' left-hand-cane-hand than right so as to wake up the usually-lagging live right hand a bit more. This drill also works wonders to just get folks used to incoming attack angles, no matter what handed your opponeent is. From there, we worked it even more, emphasizing following up with multiple strikes via striking styles and combinations after the BCC. This helped subconsciously reinforce the check hand since it is more needed (monitor/manage/control) when working followup combinations. Lastly, to keep people off-balance from the unexpected we worked right-handed disarms against a left-handed attacker - just doing the normal disarm since that's what's programmed and adapting to make it work against a left-hand attack for a given incoming angle. Basics, but off-kilter basics. Good day.