"Eskrima had to be hidden from the Spaniards -- they practiced it in their dancing, and pretended they were practicing the Spanish style of fencing to avoid being caught. For this reason, Eskrima has some strong Spanish influences."
This is a quote from Wikipedia , Sound familiar at all? a Martial Art hidden in a dance? I just wanted to point out that there is precedence for this idea as a response to oppression, much like Capoeira.
Video: http://http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=aWF_ARr91bs interesting no? and as always there is music involved.
Video: http://http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jo3BU4M2jA This is another manifestation of the Afro-diaspora and is a cousin of Capoeira. This is practiced in Martinique. There are others like it around the world like in the southern U.S where there is something called the Catman and/or Knocking and Kicking and also Mani in Cuba.
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A lesser known Korean style..notice the footwork, almost a backwards Ginga..
Hurrican Ike missed Austin completely..no news is good news
Video: http://http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=N9qwLjYxuOo for all of you who like to see a little drama ,these two guys go at it pretty hard.
Video: http://http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=XqJd3CHncxo Very beautiful
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