Marco Quarta Chats With Mahipal Lunia
- History of Italian fighting.
- Blade culture.
- Different schools.
- Hiding in plain sight.
- Geometry of motion.
- Philosophy and spirituality.
- Nova Scrima.
- The round table at The Immersion Labs.
Henri-Robert Vilaire Chats With Mahipal Lunia
- Philosophy of the Japanese tanto.
- Tanto for stabbing in combat.
- Empty hand arts <--> blade arts.
- Prized targets in the human body.
- Principles over techniques.
- Usage of two tantos.
Mark Mikita Chats With Mahipal Lunia
- Melee warfare.
- Kampilan and Capa Capa.
- Tribal warfare.
- Weapon-first mentality.
- Relationship as a basis for fighting.
- Geometry of motion.
- Fast vs quick.
Burton Richardson Chats With Mahipal Lunia
- Southeast Asian blade culture (Draeger knife story, driving across the southern Philippines).
- Karambit history (farming tool to fighting weapon).
- Task-specific utilization; the right job for the tool (Use the tool for what it is best suited for).
- The two modes of Southeast Asian martial arts (spectacle vs functional).
- Transposing weaponry movement to empty hand application (Trigger pull analogy).
- The Kris sword of the southern Philippines (compared to Indonesian kris/keris).
- Comparing sword fighting and stick fighting (distinguish the difference between the two).
- Scientific approach in the Philippines (Vic Hurley divorce story).
- Teaching/learning methods (Motivated by benefits - usually fear or fun).
- Integrating martial philosophy with life philosophy (It must be functional if you want it to aid your life).
Ed Calderon Chats With Mahipal Lunia
- Ed Calderon's Background.
- Mexican Blade culture.
- "Target dictates weapon. Weapon dictates movement."
- His teaching methodology.
- "I'm not a martial artist, but a collector of methods."
- Ingenuity is the key.
Lloyd De Jongh Chats With Mahipal Lunia
- Lloyd De Jongh’s involvement with African fighting methods.
- History of Piper African martial arts.
- African vs Western movement - beat, rhythm, broken rhythm.
- African vs Western thinking.
- Reverse grip, being in front of the knife vs behind the knife.
- Evolution of crime and combat in the West as Africans emigrate.
- Perception action loop.
- Motion and Emotion.
- Logic vs biological heuristics.
- The Piper System vs the Tripwire System.
Maija Soderholm Chats With Mahipal Lunia
- Context of the art.
- Sonny Umpad.
- The singular nature of swords.
- Link between design, context and usage.
- "Don't get hit". Why? The Art is in living.
- Space = time (Space between you and them. Between safety before and safety after)
- Method. Practice. Random Flow.
- Tactical thinking as meta system.
- 4 Elements always present - You, them, environment, luck.
- Details about what will be covered at the seminar.
“I don't teach, I show you what I do. It's up to you to take it and to make it yours.” - Sonny Umpad.
Ron Saturno Chats With Mahipal Lunia
- Angel Cabales, his life and art.
- Basic movement theory regarding footwork of Serrada.
- Floating footwork of Angel Cabales.
- Significance of Espada y Daga and Serrada.
- How basics are built around bow stance.
- Significance of cross block and how it can immediately address danger.
- Importance of focus on basics and muscle memory.
- After the death of the master.
- Ron Saturno’s changes to the art.
- The future of the art.