A few weekends ago I was fortunate to work out with some of Grandmaster Bandalan’s Doce Pares players. It was not teaching or anything they were doing their techniques and I was doing mine we even sparred in a light flow sparring type way. I had a lot of fun and it was nice to see my style working out with other styles of the Filipino martial arts. I have tried to do this with other players but they get mad when you do your counters they only want you to do their counters. How can you see how well you can adapt your style to counter others you might just learn some stuff on the way. This is how the old time grandmasters trained look at Doce Pares history it was a club of top notch eskrimadors who would work out together. Why has this changed?