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Eskrima and Capoeira..a little tidbit

"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. 

 

 

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Traditional Nigerian boxing style called Dambe

Video: http://http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=aWF_ARr91bs interesting no? and as always there is music involved.

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Ladja or agya..

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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this is a nice example of a Bigfoot sighting report (its not mine).

YEAR: 1967

SEASON: Summer

MONTH: July

DATE: 07/30/1967

STATE: Missouri

COUNTY: Howell County

LOCATION DETAILS: Near Noblett Lake

NEAREST TOWN: willow springs

NEAREST ROAD: highway 76

OBSERVED: Many times I have tried to write about this ma...Read more

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Old flames

 

  Whatever Cosmic force that governs our fate has brought someone back into my life that I had thought was lost to me forever. I have spent the last decade trying to find out what had happend to her throught the internet and some old friends that still live in that part of the world..Now that we found each other again all these old feelings that I had successfully buried have resurfaced with a vengeance which leaves me at somewhat of a loss as I have a girlfriend and she is herself married. We only have contact through email so I guess i...Read more

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taekkyun

Video: http://http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=wrdHrNiJ5Ls

 

 A lesser known Korean style..notice the footwork, almost a backwards Ginga..

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Hurrican Ike.

 Hurrican Ike missed Austin completely..no news is good news

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Capoeira angola ( a rougher game)

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.

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This is Capoeira Angola

Video: http://http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=XqJd3CHncxo  Very beautiful

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