This is just a little taste of what it feels like to take part in a seminar with Sifu Rick Faye of the Minnesota Kali Group. He is shown here demonstrating a few sick and dagger or "long and short" disarms and techniques. He keeps it light, fun and provides just the right level of challenge for both beginners and seasoned martial arts practitioners. Any opportunity to see him in action is not to be missed.
As we move from weapons training into empty-hand, the applications start to become more clear. The muscle memory, body mechanics and awareness level that comes from training with weapons is remarkable. With the current trend in Mixed Martial Arts being competitive UFC style submission contests, the emphasis has shifted to high impact striking arts like Muay Thai and grappling disciplines like Jiu Jitsu. These are fantastic arts, made even more fantastic with a little (or alot of) weapons training. Besides, it's tons of fun. Now go grab those sticks!