Table of ContentsArt of Eskrima

 

DVD One:

  1. Footwork
  2. Warm-ups
  3. 5 Count Basic
  4. Ikis
  5. Hi Lo

iii.  Lo Hi

  1. Hi Lo Hi
  2. Lo Hi Lo
  3. 4 Count
  4. Horizontal
  5. Vertical

iii.  Upward

  1. 6 Count Standards
  2.  Heaven
  3. Heaven and Earth

iii.  Earth

  1. 6 Count Variations
  2. Hi Hi Lo
  3. Hi Lo Lo
  4. Reverse Heaven
  5. Combo 6 Count
  6. Ikis 6 Count
  7. Hi Lo 6 Count

iii.  Lo Hi 6 Count

  1. Hi Lo Hi 6 Count
  2. Single Stick to 6 Count
  3. Sumbrada Series
  4. Sumbrada 6
  5. 2 for 2 6

iii.  3 Count Sumbrada 6

  1. Cob Cob/Pi Pi 6
  2. Lacosta 8 Count
  3. Hi Lo Lo Hi
  4. Hi Lo Hi Lo

iii.  Hi Lo Hi Hi

  1. Hi Lo Lo Lo
  2. Combination
  3. Hi Hi Lo Hi

vii.  Hi Hi Hi Lo

viii. 4 Count Hi

  1. Hi Hi Lo Lo
  2. Lacosta 10 Count
  3. Lacosta 12 Count
  4. Abiniko 6 Count
  5. Hi Hi Hi
  6. Hi Lo Hi

iii.   Lo Hi Lo

  1. Hi Hi Lo
  2. Lo Lo Hi
  3. Lo Lo Lo
  4. Redando 6 Count
  5. Heaven 6
  6. Heaven and Earth

iii.   Earth

  1. Redando 8 Count

 

 

 

DVD Two:

  1. Sunkiti 6 Count
  2. 1 Feed
  3. 2 Feed
  4. Villibrayo
  5. 6 Count
  6. 8 Count

iii.   22 Count

  1. 10 Count
  2. Heaven
  3. Heaven and Earth

iii.   Earth

  1. Bukodalobo
  2. Redando 6
  3. Heaven 6

iii.   Heaven 10

  1. Dos Manos
  2. Sabay Pababa
  3. Sabay Plan Sada

iii.   Sabay Paakyat

  1. Sabay Combination
  2. Single Stop
  3. Double Stop

vii.   Hi Lo Hi

viii.  3 Count Follow

  1. 4 Count Follow
  2. Abiniko HLH
  3. 5 Count Sunkiti

xii.   6 Count Down Fig. 8

xiii.  6 Count Up Fig. 8

  1. Lameco 8 Count
  2. Doce Pares 8 Count
  3. A Version
  4. B Version
  5. Doce Pares 14 Count
  6. Punyo Series
  7. 6 Count
  8. 8 Count

iii.   10 Count

  1. 12 Count
  2. 16 Count
  3. Combination
  4. Gun Sau Series
  5. 6 Count
  6. 8 Count
  7. Punyo 8 Count
  8. Desheath
  9. Open 6 Count
  10. Heaven 6
  11. Hi Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

iii.   Hi Hi Lo 4 Count

  1. San Rafael
  2. A Version
  3. B Version
  4. San Uriel
  5. San Gabriel

 

DVD One

 

  1. Footwork

 

-Shuffle-Step: When doing the shuffle-step, the most important thing to remember is keeping a good, solid stance with the rear-foot’s heel up at all times. When one foot moves forward, the other foot follows. If the first foot moves 3-inches, the other moves 3-inches, trying to always maintain and come back to the main stance. While moving forward and to the right, the right foot is the first to step, since it is the foot that is closest to those two sides. The same thing applies when moving left or backwards, the left foot is the one leading the steps.

 

-Continuous Shuffle-Step: Similar to the single shuffle-steps, the main thing to keep in mind to to always come back to a good stance after doing the footwork. Now when doing the continuous shuffle, the feet can come close together while moving in any of the four directions. The feet however never cross, and the same lead is always kept while doing the footwork and afterwards.

 

-Illustrisimo: When the right foot is in front, the first thing to do in this footwork is to step back with the left foot about 3-inches and then follow that step with a full switch in leads by stepping back with the right foot. Now the left foot should be in front. To get back, the right foot steps back up and then the left foot steps foward 3-inches or so to get back to the stance. The same applies to a left lead, it is just the opposite.

 

-Rear-Replace: When doing this footwork it helps to imagine a triangle underneath your feet, with the point being where the left foot is in the basic stance. Now to do the footwork the right foot steps back so both feet are on the triangle, and then the left foot steps out at a 45 degree angle with the left foot now in front. Then the left foot steps back on the point, and the right foot steps out at a 45 degree angle to come back to the starting stance. Then the right foot steps back, and the footwork is repeated. Always remember to keep the heel up on the back foot, and keep the knees bent.

 

-Moving Forward + Back Rear-Replace: Progressing foward with the rear-replace is same as the normal rear-replace, but now when stepping back that same foot will be placed a few inches in front of the other and the opposite foot will step out normally. Then vice-versa. Progressing back is the same idea but now instead of placing the foot in front of the other foot, it is placed behind a few inches and then the step is following normally.

 

-Forward-Replace: Same idea as the rear-replace, but now the point of the triangle where the feet are meeting is moved to the front foot. So now the only difference is the back foot is moving forward and instead of moving 45 degree angle out with the foot, it is now moving back at a 45 degree angle.

 

-Moving Forward + Back Forward-Replace: Same idea as the rear-replace while progressing forward and back.

 

-Paupo: As explained in the video, this footwork is focused mainly on turning the hips with the aid of a sliding footwork. When stepping out, think about being on a straight line, and both feet are on opposite sides of that line. When stepping out about a foot or so to the right with your right foot, the left leg follows and pulls into a cat stance, with the heel up and kicked out toward where you were facing in your normal stance. Same applies to the other side, except now the right foot is doing the cat stance.

 

  1. Warm-ups

 

-Figure-8 Down or Ikis: The figure-8 down consists of two strikes which are both angled at a 45 degree angle down. Each strike is delivered from the shoulder, with one being a forehand strike and the other being a backhand. When doing these strikes the arm is extended out and depends on the variation of the strikes to tell how far out one arm is going out to. After each strike it is also important to think about “touching” the opposite shoulder to help put power in the next strike. So when the right hand hits a forehand strike, the stick goes to the left shoulder and is ready for the backhand. Same applies from going to a backhand to a forehand. The footwork used in the video is a variation of the Illustrisimo, designating one leg to move back and forth. The standing leg stays around the same spot with some turning involved. In the video the left leg is moving and the right leg is staying still. Combined with the striking, the leg that is in-front will be the same hand that is striking the figure-8.

 

-Short + Long Version of Figure-8: The Short version of the figure-8 involves mainly extending out with the elbow and with little movement with the shoulders. The Long version of the figure-8 involves moving the shoulders a lot more, turning it into more powerful strikes.

 

-Figure-8 Down (Ikis) with Doblete (Double) strikes: These strikes start the same as the normal figure-8, but after reaching out all the way with the stick pull the stick back and follow through with the same sided strike. On the forehand strike(after reaching out) pull the stick back by pointing the palm toward the ground and bringing the hand back to the head. Circle the arm around the head and hit down with another forehand strike. On the backhand, do the same as the forehand but instead of pointing the palm to the ground, point it toward the ceiling and then pull it back toward the head. Circle around the head again with the hand and hit another backhand. Applies to both hands.

 

-Wrist Conditioning:

  1. Up and Down; When twirling up with the sticks, pull the sticks back with the wrists while the arms are in a relaxed, straight position. When the sticks are pulled back, turn the palm-side of the hand forward, and circle the sticks back while the arms curl up. Now the sticks are on the shoulders. To twirl the sticks down, push the wrists forward and when the sticks are pointing out, circle the sticks forward and straighten out the arms.

 

  1. Alternating Up and Down; As the name suggests, one stick twirls up while the other twirls down. It can be difficult, so when first learning to twirl the sticks keep it at a one for one twirl. To help break it down, start with one stick on the shoulder and the other down on the side. Twirl the First Stick down, then the Second up. First stick up, then Second stick down. First down, then Second up, and so on.

 

-Double (Doblete) Strikes with Ikis: As the video shows, sticks are on both sides and feet are in a square stance, turning as they strike. Both sticks start on the same side and both hit and doblete simultaneously.

 

-Abinikos (Fan Strike) with Ikis: Both sides; start out with a forehand strike and follow through with a abiniko strike to the right, left, right and then left side, from the striker’s position. Then follow up after the last abiniko with a Ikis and then switch sides. The abiniko strike is about using the wrist to snap the strike into the target, and pulling it back to continue onto the other side if the striker wishes to. The key to snapping the wrist and hitting the target is to move the arm left and right, keeping it bent and moving it around so the abiniko strike is easier to perform.

 

  1. 5 Count Basic

 

  1. Ikis: Same as the figure-8 mentioned above, except now all these variations are with a partner. While doing this with a partner, designate one person to step back and forth using the Illustrisimo footwork with their right leg, while the other person Illustrisimo’s with their left leg. When the right foot is in front, the right hand is striking and vice-versa. Pull through with each strike and keep a good, solid stance.

 

  1. Hi Lo: Similar to Ikis, but now instead of a downward backhand strike on both sides, it is turned into an upward strike to the knee. The same footwork applies to this as the first variation with the Ikis.

 

iii. Lo Hi: The forehand now turns into an upward strike to the knee, and then the backhand goes back to being a downward strike. Same footwork applies to this as the other variations.

 

  1. Hi Lo Hi: The two-strike pattern is now turned into a three-strike pattern. The first strike is a downward forehand and is followed by an upward backhand, which then bounces back into a downward backhand. The same footwork applies to this as the other variations, but on the second strike, bend the knees down slightly and then come back up for the third strike.

 

  1. Lo Lo Hi: The starting stance is now changed. With the first four variations being in an open-guard position (meaning both sticks are on the shoulders), it is now changed to a closed position where one stick stays on the shoulder while the other is underneath the arm of the stick on the shoulder. To keep things simple, the guard is going to start on the right side, with the left stick under the right arm. The first strike is an upward backhand from the left stick, and then the left stick is placed on the left shoulder. The second strike is an upward forehand strike with the right stick which is then followed up right away with the third strike, a downward backhand with the right stick. After that third strike the right stick bounces back and is placed underneath the left arm. Then the same is repeated but vice-versa. Same footwork applies, but now instead of relying on what hand is striking to tell which foot is in front, the side the closed-guard starts in is the foot that is in front. So if the right stick is on top, the right foot is in front.

 

  1. 4 Count

 

  1. Horizontal: The 4 count horizontal starts out in a closed-guard position and since this is a partner drill, the strikes are adjusted to be angled slightly upward so that the sticks can make contact. They are aimed at the chest/elbow level. So from the closed-guard, the first strike is from the right stick which is a forehand strike and it then goes through and touches the left shoulder. The second strike comes from the left stick and is a backhand that goes also to the left shoulder after it passes through. The third strike is a backhand with the right stick and it goes to the right shoulder after it passes. The fourth strike is a forehand from the left stick and after it passes it goes underneath the right arm and then the pattern starts again. Footwork varies, and to keep it simple it may be easier to keep practicing it with the Illustrisimo.

 

  1. Vertical: Same as the horizontal variation, but now the strikes are all downward strikes.

 

iii. Upward: Same as the other variation but now the strikes are all upward strikes.

 

  1. 6 Count Standards

 

  1. Heaven: The Heaven 6 count is very similar to the Vertical 4 count pattern. It starts out exactly the same with its downward strikes, but now instead of pulling the stick across after the third strike, it bounces back underneath the left arm. The sticks should now be in a closed-guard on the left side. The fourth strike is the same, but now as it passes through it goes on top of the right shoulder instead of underneath the arm. The fifth strike is from the right stick on the left side, and is a backhand that passes through to touch the right shoulder. The sixth strike is the left stick hitting a backhand from the right shoulder and bouncing back to the closed-guard position on the right side. Footwork varies, and it may be easier to stay with one footwork.
  2. Heaven and Earth: Same as Heaven, but the Second and Fifth strikes are now changed to an upward strike.

 

iii. Earth: Similar to Heaven, but all strikes are now upward, and the closed-guard can be changed. Instead of one stick being below the arm, it is laid on top of the elbow crook. So on the right side the right arm will be straightened out, while the stick pointing out to the right, and the palm is up. The left stick is on top of the right arm’s elbow crook, and is also pointing to the right. Every strike is low and upward, with the stick being chambered on top of the arm instead of under the arm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. 6 Count Variations

 

  1. Hi Hi Lo: Starts out the same as Heaven, but as the name suggests the Third and Sixth strikes are low, upward strikes.

 

  1. Hi Lo Lo: Starts out the same as Heaven, but only the First and Fourth strikes are downward strikes. The rest are upward strikes.

 

 

  1. Reverse Heaven

 

-The pattern starts out in a closed-guard position with all downward strikes. Starting on the right side, the first strike is from the left stick, which is underneath the arm. It bounces back and now touches the inside of the right shoulder. The second strike is from the right stick and after it hits it passes through and is placed underneath the left shoulder on the side. The third strike comes from the left stick and hits a backhand and then passes through to touch the left shoulder. Then the fourth strike comes from under the arm, with the right stick. Bounces back and touches the left shoulder. Fifth strike is a forehand with the left stick and it goes under the right shoulder after passing through. The sixth strike is a backhand with the right stick and after it passes through it touches the right shoulder. The pattern then restarts with the left stick.

 

  1. Combo 6 Count

 

  1. Ikis 6 Count: The pattern starts with the basic figure-8 or Ikis, and then progresses into the Heaven 6 Count. The Ikis is added into the Heaven 6 to break it down into a three count on each side of the guard. So starting on the right side, Ikis with the right stick is followed by the first three of the Heaven 6. Then as the third strike hits, the left stick now does Ikis and is followed up by the last three of the Heaven 6 on the left side. Then the pattern restarts. The footwork is switched after hitting the third and sixth strike.

 

  1. Hi Lo 6 Count: Same as the Ikis 6 Count, but the second strike in the Ikis is changed to a low, upward strike.

iii. Lo Hi 6 Count: Same as Ikis 6, but now the first strike is changed to a low, upward strike.

 

  1. Hi Lo Hi 6 Count: Using the Hi Lo Hi from the 5 Count Basic from earlier, the same concept is applied here as the rest of the variations. Hi Lo Hi first, and then three of the Heaven 6, Hi Lo Hi with the other hand, and finish with the last three of the Heaven 6.

 

  1. Single Stick to 6 Count

 

-To make the timing easier on this one, Heaven should be gone through fully before one person attempts to do the Single Stick to 6 Count. After Heaven 6 is finished, have Partner A feed the same Heaven 6, while Partner B does the single stick pattern. The single stick pattern is just as it is explained in the video, it is a “Meet, Meet, Pass” pattern. On the right side of Heaven 6, the right stick is doing the “Meet, Meet, Pass.” The right stick meets the first heaven strike, then the second, and passes the third strike with the inside of the stick of Partner B by hitting up and pulling the inside of the Partner A’s stick. Passing the stick over the right shoulder of Partner B. The stick of Partner B will be placed on the right shoulder after the pass. Then the same applies to the other side. When Partner A does the left side of heaven, Partner B will do the same with the left stick this time.

 

  1. Sumbrada Series

 

  1. Sumbrada 6: The pattern starts out with Partner A feeding the first strike of the Heaven 6 with their right hand. Partner B blocks with a Sumbrada, and then both proceed to restart Heaven and do the first three of the Heaven 6. After that, Partner A proceeds with another strike like the first, but now the sumbrada is on the left side. Heaven 6 continues and finishes with the last three, and then the pattern restarts with the feed and Sumbrada switching roles. Partner B now does the feed while Partner A does the Sumbrada.

 

  1. 2 for 2 6: This pattern is the same as the first variation, but this time both partners block with a single Sumbrada and continue with the Heaven 6. So Partner A feeds and Partner B blocks, and then Partner B feeds.

 

iii. 3 Count Sumbrada 6: This pattern is similar to the rest, but there are three Sumbradas this time. Partner A feeds once, then Partner A blocks, and then Partner A feeds again. Then Heaven proceeds after that. When the pattern goes through the full Heaven 6, the feed is switched so that Partner B feeds first.

 

  1. Cob Cob/Pi Pi 6

 

            – The key thing to Cob Cob or Pi Pi 6 pattern is the footwork and body movement. The strikes are simple but the movement behind it is the thing that makes the pattern effective. Both partners are doing the exact same strikes and footwork, starting in a square stance with the feet shoulder width apart. The strikes progress with the right then left, right then left again, and etc. The first two strikes are high strikes that come from the body to meet the other partners stick. The third and fourth strikes are angled down, like a low strike but they are aimed at the body. The last two strikes are low strikes that are aimed at the knees. In the video the strikes are delivered from the body using footwork and body movement, shifting the weight each time a strike comes out. When the right stick strikes, the right heel is up, and turns with the force of the stick. Left foot is planted and most of the power is coming from the hips and shifting the feet. After that the opposite occurs when the left stick strikes. Left heel up, right foot planted. This shifts back and forth as the pattern continues. The knees bend progressively more as the pattern goes on.

 

  1. Lacosta 8 Count

 

  1. Hi Lo Lo Hi: This pattern starts with the sticks in a closed-guard like the Heaven 6. It starts out with a Hi Lo strike with the right hand in the right side of the closed-guard. After the Hi Lo, the right stick touches the left shoulder and then the left stick strikes a low backhand strike. The left stick comes up to touch the left shoulder and then the right stick strikes with a high backhand. It then bounces back underneath the left arm with the pattern now about to start again except it is on the left side. The pattern continues except everything is now flipped. Hi Lo with left stick, low with right, and then high with left.

 

  1. Hi Lo Hi Lo: Same as the first variation, but the last two strikes are switched with a high strike then a low.

 

iii. Hi Lo Hi Hi: Same as the first, but the last two strikes are changed to two high strikes.

 

  1. Hi Lo Lo Lo: Same as the first, but the last two strikes are changed to two low strikes.

 

  1. Combination: Combo of previous four variations. Each gone through once or more if one or both persons don’t feel comfortable with going through all of it at once.

 

  1. Hi Hi Lo Hi: Similar to the first variation, but the second strike is changed to a high strike.

 

vii. Hi Hi Hi Lo: Similar to the previous variation, but the last two strikes are changed to a high and low strike.

viii. 4 Count Hi: Similar to the previous variation with the last strike being a high strike.

 

  1. Hi Hi Lo Lo: Similar to the previous variation with the last two strikes being low.

 

  1. Lacosta 10 Count

 

-Starts out with the first two strikes of the Cob Cob 6, but after the second strike, it is followed out with the first three of the Heaven 6. Then it starts out again except vice-versa. So if the right stick strikes first, the first three of Heaven with be on the right, then Cob Cob will start again with the left this time and then Heaven will follow on the left.

 

  1. Lacosta 12 Count

 

-To simplify this 12 Count, it will be explained in steps.

  1. Starts out with the Cob Cob, but after the second strike the left stick bounces

back underneath the right arm.

  1. After the stick goes under the arm, the right stick redondos and goes into a

backhand strike that passes around the head first. The redondo is a strike that

uses the whole arm to hit a Lameco #12 strike (or a strike straight down to the

crown). The arm is circled in a forward motion. The redondo does not make

contact. Now after the backhand, the right stick touches the left shoulder.

  1. After the redondo then backhand, the left stick follows up with a backhand

and touches the left shoulder. then the right stick hits with another backhand from

the left shoulder. Now that the backhand finishes, it goes across over to the right shoulder.

  1. Now the left stick on on top the shoulder, and the right stick is on the right. The pattern continues but now it is flipped. Left stick starts first instead of the right so now after the second strike, the left hand redondos and so on.

 

  1. Abiniko 6 Count

 

  1. Hi Hi Hi: The pattern revolves around the Heaven 6, with Abinikos added before the first three, and then the last three. Each time the closed-guard has changed sides. The Abinikos are angled upward to make contact. So, the pattern starts out with a normal forehand strike just like Heaven. But after it hits, the stick follows through and goes around the head. So if the pattern starts out on the right, the right stick hits first and goes around the head and hits with an Abiniko on the right side. It then follows up with another high Abiniko on the left side, and then to the right again. After the third Abiniko, the stick follows through and Heaven finishes it out. Now the sticks are on the left side, and the same is applied to this side. Left stick strikes and then Abinikos three times, and then finish with Heaven.

 

  1. Hi Lo Hi: Similar to the previous variation, but the second Abiniko is changed to a low Abiniko that is angled down.

 

iii. Lo Hi Lo: Similar to the first variation, but the first and third Abiniko are changed to lows.

 

  1. Hi Hi Lo: Similar to the first variation, but the third Abiniko is changed to a low.

 

  1. Lo Lo Hi: Similar to the first variation, but the first and second Abiniko are changed to lows.

 

  1. Lo Lo Lo: Similar to the first variation, but now all the Abinikos are low.

 

  1. Redando 6 Count

 

  1. Heaven 6: The pattern starts out the same as Heaven, but instead of coming across and touching the opposite shoulder with the stick, the same hand that struck circles around the head like a Sumbrada. As that is happening, the stick that is underneath the arm hits a backhand, just like Heaven and comes across to touch the shoulder. The stick that just finished going around the head will now hit a forehand strike and come across underneath the arm with the stick on the shoulder. Then the pattern ends up on the left side, with everything flipped.

 

  1. Heaven and Earth: Same as the first variation, but the second strike is a low strike.

 

iii. Earth: Similar to the first variation, but all strikes are low.

 

  1. Redando 8 Count

 

-The exact same pattern as the Heaven version of the Redando 6, but one more strike is added to the end of the third strike. So after the third strike finishes on the right side of the closed-guard, right stick comes underneath just like before but this time the left stick goes around the head and hits with a backhand strike and comes across to touch the left shoulder again. Then the pattern starts on the left side with the right hand going around the head on the fourth strike.

 

DVD Two

 

  1. Sunkiti 6 Count

 

  1. 1 Feed: Very Similar to the Heaven 6 but instead of the first and fourth strike being a forehand for both partners, Partner A will be feeding a Lameco #10 (side thrust) to Partner B’s vertical block. The rest of the strikes are exactly the same as Heaven. The footwork used in this is mainly the Paupo footwork.

 

  1. 2 Feed: Same as the first variation, but now after the 6 count is over, the feed is switched so now the other person will be doing the thrust. Then after their 6, it goes back to the original feeder to thrust.

 

  1. Villibrayo

 

  1. 6 Count: Very similar to the Redando 6, but this time the footwork and body movement is emphasized a lot more. The first strike turns into a Sumbrada afterwards and the body is turned to the right, if the right stick hits first. Then after the second strike hits, turn the body to the left and hit with the right stick. The pattern repeats itself on the left side except it is flipped.

 

  1. 8 Count: Starts out the same as the 6 Count on the right side but after the third strike, the right stick bounces back over the arm on the left shoulder. The left stick comes out and hits once and bounces back, while the right stick hits and bounces underneath the left arm. Then the left stick hits again and bounces back. The right stick hits and goes through this time and touches the right shoulder while the left stick follows and goes under the right arm. The pattern restarts after this.

 

iii. 22 Count: Adds on to the 8 Count. After the 8 Count, add the 6 Count (which should start on the right side and end on the left). Now after finishing the 6, do the last five of the 8 Count (bounce-backs) on the right side this time (in other words, the 8 count starting on the left side). Then do the 6 count again to finish off the 22 Count.

 

  1. 10 Count

 

  1. Heaven: Starts and ends just like the standard Heaven 6, but two more strikes are added. After the second strike (with the left stick), the stick bounces back instead of going across the body to the shoulder. Then the right stick hits and bounces back as well. Then Heaven continues normally. The same is repeated on the left side (reversed).

 

 

  1. Heaven and Earth: To make things simpler, a good way to think about this pattern is a Hi Lo Hi Hi Lo on one side of the closed-guard, and then again on the other side. So on the right side it starts out the same as the standard Heaven and Earth, but after the first strike the second and third strikes bounce back like the first variation. However, after the third strike comes back, it bounces underneath to the left arm. Both arms should be crossed, sticks under each arm with the left arm are crossing over the right. The fourth strike comes from the left stick, doing a motion that’s similar to “unsheathing a sword” from under the right arm. This is a high strike, and after it hits the stick comes across to touch the left shoulder. The fifth and last strike is a low from the right stick, which is underneath the left arm. It bounces back under that same arm afterwards. Then the pattern continues on the left side this time. So now the right hand will do the “unsheathing” after the third strike.

 

iii. Earth: Very similar to the first variation with Heaven, except everything is changed to low strikes.

 

  1. Bukodalobo

 

  1. Redando 6: The exact same pattern as the standard Redando 6, but this time there are two strikes added to the beginning. The two strikes are just a repeat of the first strike of the Redando twice, which is going around the head (Bukodalobo). So after two times around the head with the first strike, continue on with the first three of the standard Redando 6. Then the pattern keeps going on the left side with the two Bukodalobo’s added on that side as well.

 

  1. Heaven 6: Same as the first variation, but instead of following up with the Redando 6 after the two Bukodalobo’s, follow up with the Heaven 6.

 

iii. Heaven 10: Same as the previous variations with the first two strikes, but now follow up with the Heaven 10 instead.

 

 

  1. Dos Manos

 

  1. Sabay Pababa: This pattern consists of four strikes and starts with both sticks on the right shoulder. The left stick strikes first with a downward backhand and then immediately the right stick follows and strikes with a downward forehand. Both sticks go across to the left shoulder. The right stick starts this time and then the left follows. The pattern keeps repeating itself in this matter. The footwork is important is important as well as the body movement in this one, constantly shifting the weight with each strike.

 

  1. Sabay Plansada: Same as the first variation but all strikes are horizontal on the midline, striking to the body. The sticks are angled down slightly so they can make contact.

 

iii. Sabay Paakyat: Similar to the previous variations, but all the strikes are upward, low strikes.

 

  1. Sabay Combination: Combo of previous three variations. Each variation is gone through once and moves on to the next.

 

  1. Single Stop: Same as the first variation, but one strike is added before the first strike on each side. The first strike bounces back and then follows through normally afterwards.

 

  1. Double Stop: Both sticks stop first, then follow through with the pattern normally.

 

vii. Hi Lo Hi: Starts the same as the first variation, but after the right stick strikes, it comes back and strikes again with a low backhand, then a high backhand. After the high backhand, it bounces back to the left shoulder then the pattern starts on the left side. Now the left stick does the Hi Lo Hi.

 

viii. 3 Count Follow: The pattern starts the same as the first variation but after the left side is finished, the right stick goes around the head and does a backhand and goes across to the right shoulder. The left stick goes under the arm as the backhand hits and afterwards does the “unsheathing” motion from earlier to hit a backhand. The left stick goes across to the left shoulder after that. Then the right stick does a forehand strike and goes across to the left shoulder. Now the pattern restarts but starts on the left side this time. The left stick will now do the around the head backhand, to the right stick’s “unsheathing,” and etc.

 

  1. 4 Count Follow: Similar to the 3 Count, but this time instead of going straight to the forehand after doing the “unsheathing” motion, an Abiniko strike is added. The Abiniko will be on the backhand side of the hand that is striking, so if the right stick is striking, then it will be a left side Abiniko. Then the pattern continues with a forehand, and then so on.

 

  1. Abiniko HLH: Adding on to the 3 Count; after the last strike of the 3 Count (forehand), Abiniko Hi Lo Hi and then follow through with the pattern again.

 

  1. 5 Count Sunkiti: Similar to the 3 Count, but instead of a forehand on the last strike, it is replaced with three side thrusts that are angled up slightly. The three thrusts are a Lameco #10, then #8 and then #10 again. Afterwards the pattern continues.

 

xii. 6 Count Down Fig. 8: Similar to the 3 Count, but now add 2 more strikes after the forehand at the end. One backhand and another forehand. The pattern continues after that.

 

xiii. 6 Count Up Fig. 8: Similar to the previous variation, but instead of the three down strikes at the end, they are changed to upward strikes.

 

  1. Lameco 8 Count

 

-Starts the same as the Sabay Pababa;

  1. Double strikes from right side (Sabay Pababa). -2 counts
  2. Low upward strike with right stick. -1 count
  3. Hi Lo with the left stick (high forehand, low backhand). -2 counts
  4. Forehand strike with the right stick. -1 count
  5. Double strikes from the left side. -2 counts
  6. Pattern restarts.

 

  1. Doce Pares 8 Count

 

  1. A Version: Starts out like the Heaven 6 on the right side; after the third strike, pull it across to the right shoulder. The left stick should be on the left shoulder and from there it strikes once across with a low horizontal strike to the knee with a forehand, and comes back again with a backhand to the knee. Then the right stick does the same thing (forehand then a backhand to the knee). It goes back to the right shoulder after the backhand. Then the last hit is a forehand with the left hand that goes under the right arm.

 

  1. B Version: To help simplify it, the strikes are Hi Lo Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi. The first two strikes are the same as the Heaven and Earth 6, but the third strike is a low backhand. The left stick now does a Hi Lo (forehand to backhand) and then the right stick does the same. After the Hi Lo on the right stick, the left stick hits a forehand and goes back to the right side closed-guard position.

 

  1. Doce Pares 14 Count

 

-On the right side closed-guard, the first six strikes are all bounce back, high strikes. When the left stick (bottom stick) hits, it goes over the arm on the shoulder and switches back under the arm after it hits again. The right stick comes out and strikes out normally and bounces back. After the fourth strike comes back down under the arm, the pattern changes sides by doing the first three of heaven. Then the pattern continues on the other side with the right stick now changing from under the arm and over.

 

  1. Punyo Series

 

  1. 6 Count: Same as the standard Heaven 6 but the first strike is changed to a downward strike with the punyo, or the bottom part of the stick.

 

  1. 8 Count: Very similar to the Heaven 6 but with one high Abiniko and the first strike is still a downward punyo strike.

iii. 10 Count: Adding on to the 8 Count; after the high Abiniko add a low Abiniko after and then follow through normally.

 

  1. 12 Count: Adding on to the 10 Count; after the high low Abiniko add another high Abiniko.

 

  1. 16 Count: Adding on to the 12 Count; after the Abinikos, add two bounce backs with the left stick then right stick, and then continue on to finish the pattern.

 

  1. Combination: Combo of all previous variations going through them once.

 

  1. Gun Sau Series

 

  1. 6 Count: Very similar to the Heaven 6, but this time add a strike that hits at the same time as the first strike of Heaven. So if Heaven starts out on the right side; when the right stick hits, the left stick hits a low backhand. Then the left stick bounces back as the right stick goes across to the left shoulder. The pattern continues on the left side with the right stick now doing the added low strike.

 

  1. 8 Count: Same concept as the 6 Count, but hit the forehand first, then do the double meet with both strikes bouncing back to the same shoulders they were on. Continue with the pattern afterwards to switch sides and now the left stick hits the forehand.

 

  1. Punyo 8 Count

 

-Pattern starts out in a open-guard position. The right stick hits a forehand, then comes back up on the same line to hit a punyo strike. Then both partners meet in the middle with their forearms and bounce back to hit another forehand. That stick comes across underneath the arm. Then the left hand does the same thing, forehand side to end up on the right shoulder.

            -Now both partners should have their right stick under their left arm, while the left stick is on the right shoulder. The right stick comes out to hit a backhand, and repeat the same thing like the forehand side but on the backhand line. The stick goes across after to the right shoulder, and then the left stick goes through it. The pattern restarts after the left stick goes back to the left shoulder afterwards.

 

  1. Desheath

 

– Starting on the right side closed-guard; the right stick will be doing Hi Lo strikes while the left stick will be “Desheathing.” When pulling the left stick out from under the arm, the timing is important. Right when the low strike hits with the right stick, the left stick should already be in the motion of pulling out from under the arm. After that, switch sides by placing the left stick on the left shoulder after the Desheath and place the right stick under the left arm.

 

  1. Open 6 Count

 

  1. Heaven 6: From the open-guard position, strike first with the right stick (forehand) and then place it underneath the left arm. Proceed to do the Heaven 6 on the left side, with two bounce backs after the initial strike of Heaven and on the fifth strike pull through to the right shoulder. Then bounce back on the sixth so it goes under the arm.

 

  1. Hi Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi: Same as the previous variation, but this time after the first two strikes, the right stick will be doing only low, upward strikes.

 

iii. Hi Hi Lo 4 Count: Similar to the previous variation, but all strikes after the first two are low.

 

  1. San Rafael

 

  1. A Version: In steps, starting from the right lead;
  2. Both Partners: Right stick Hi Lo Hi
  3. Partner A: Left stick around the head to backhand side, while spinning to the

left and striking with the backhand when spin finishes. Hit a low then high backhand.

Partner B: Left stick around the head to hit a backhand while stepping back

away from the spin, then meet with a low, high.

  1. Both Partners: Step forward and first three of the Redando 6 on the right.
  2. Same as 1-3, but reversed. Step forward and then start with left stick Hi Lo Hi.

right stick around the head, and etc.

  1. After left side is finished, switch so Partner B does the spin and A retreats.

 

  1. B Version: In steps, starting from the right lead;
  2. Both Partners: Right stick Hi Lo Hi (after last Hi, put the stick under left arm).
  3. Both Partners: Left stick around the head to backhand side, hit the backhand

and come back to the right shoulder. Right stick hits with a low backhand from under the left arm and comes across to the right shoulder.

  1. Partner A: Spin left and hit with a backhand from the left stick. Bounce back

under the arm this time and finish the side with the first three of the Redando 6

on the right.

Partner B: Step back and meet the spinning backhand, then do the three from

the Redando 6.

  1. Same as 1-3, but reversed. Start with Hi Lo Hi with the left stick after the

Redando strikes.

  1. After left side is finished, switch so Partner B does the spin and A retreats.

 

  1. San Uriel

 

-Starts out like the Dos Manos Sabay Pababa with the double strikes, going through it on the right side first, then the left and then the right again. After that it has the same finish as the B version of the San Rafael, starting at step 2, to 3. Then switch sides so the left side starts first and after finishing that side switch who is spinning and retreating.

 

  1. San Gabriel

 

-Starts out with the two forehands, one on each stick (right then left stick) with a step back each time. After the left stick hit, Ikis with the right stick and step back. Ikis with the left and step back again, and one more Ikis with the right and step back. Then finish like the B version of San Rafael, starting at step 2, to 3. Then switch sides so the left side starts first and after finishing that side switch whoh is spinning and retreating.

 

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