5x5x5 Basic overview

The idea behind this system is simplicity so we only have five basic strikes and blocks, the footwork is with strong hand and leg forward and full stepping or following stepping can be used depending on what weapon and opponent you are facing.

To supplement the striking and blocking we have some drills with Higot Hubud at the heart of them as this drill teaches listening skills with coordination and also it can be utilised at medium and close range using a sword/stick or knife and empty hands. Disarms, locks, chokes etc can also be drilled in a controlled manner as can trips and sweepsĀ  as well as takedowns.

The knife is taught as a defensive weapon only at first and is mainly utilised in drill and technique format until competency is reached then it can be sparred in a controlled way utilising themes to enhance the skills and understanding.

Unlike most other FMA we teach empty hand and knife skills first then the stick/sword later as this is more practical for a martial arst based in the UK, if in Thailand I would also teach firearms and more live blade training along with environment awareness.

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I am a lifelong practitioner of Chinese and Filipino Martial Arts, I have also studied Krabi Krabong and Muay Boraan in Thailand, I have studied Chinese Tui Na and Thai massage and make my own linaments and balm. I have written various articles and also three novels and a biography of my life and travels as well as a book of poems

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