Sinawali loki09789 asked about and and JohnJ responded by saying that He goes on to say that sinawali patterns can enhance one's understanding of espada y daga techiniques. Something similar happens in the following clip (I keep posting this one on other threads because it shows foundational movement) wherein the initial 'non power' movement is (1) the right cross-body parry with the stick against the opponent’s initial daga thrust while (2) the counter daga thrust and (3) downward diagonal strike with the stick are the follow-ups (and there is also (4) a final thrust with the daga as you step forward, and (5) a gratuitious thrust with the stick). http://northshoreac.com/san_miguel_eskrima/zig_zag_files/zig_zag_example.mpg This isn’t exactly what JohnJ is talking about because his example assumes a cross body parry with the left-stick off the rear leg against the opponent’s right-hand stick thrust (followed by right-hand and left-hand diagonals). But the principle of non-power movements alternating with power movements is the same. Best, Steve Lamade P.S. John - looking forward to that "Single Stick of Double Stick" DVD!