WORLD MARTIAL ARTS UNION
Serrada Escrima and Self Defense Workshop in Miami
By Guro Michael Schwarz
Recently, Anta's Fitness and Self Defense hosted a collaborative World Serrada Escrima Federation & World Martial Arts Union Seminar with Master Guro Mike Schwarz and Master James Perkins.
This was an 8 hour workshop 4 hours of Serrada Escrima and 4 Hours of fighting and self defense strategies.
Serrada Escrima is a complete self defense system using numerous weapons and empty hands. Yet, the rattan stick is the main weapon. Serrada Escrima Grand Master Angel Cabales who passed away in 1990 was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2006 http://www.worldmartialartsunion.us/.
The Serrada Escrima Seminar by Punong Guro Schwarz covered:
I. warm up drills & footwork drills
II. introduction of angles of attacks
III. basic deflections for angles of attack introduced in section II
IV. stick disarms
V. empty hand translations for deflections introduced in section III
VI. empty hand disarms
VII. knife basics for the adult participants
Master James Perkins Street Effectiveness and Quick Knockouts will cover:
Strategic Targeting techniques that will drop a man of any size.
How to use every inch of your body to develop devastating power.
How to wire in these fighting skills quickly and easily.
Knowing when to use speed hitting techniques and when to use power (a critical distinction!).
How to deal with a boxer.
How to instantly disable even the toughest of street criminals.
The single most important concept in street fighting (this is where everybody goes wrong!).
A single technique (using just one finger) to stop an assailant in his tracks.
Why it's not important to be physically gifted or even athletic!
Three simple techniques that always work!
The surprising reason most Black Belts lose fights!!
An amazing technique that will stop even a giant (you'll be impressed with this one).
The three biggest mistakes most people make when attacked on the street.
7 sure fire ways to drop the jerk now!
How to be prepared for a sneak attack.
How to deal with a kicker.
Recently, Anta's Fitness and Self Defense hosted a World Serrada Escrima Federation and World Martial Arts Union Escrima/Self Defense Workshop. Presenting the workshop were Master Guru Mike Schwarz, Mid West and East Coast director of the World Serrada Escrima Federation (WSEF) and WMAU (World Martial Arts Union) Board of Directors and Master James Perkins founder of the WMAU and Shorinji Goju System.
Guru Mike did an excellent job teaching the Serrada Escrima angles of attack and counters. Two martial Arts instructors attending the event that had taken other Filipino martial arts workshops said that this workshop was the best and most comprehensive workshop that they had attended. Anta's Fitness and Self Defense is an affiliate World Serrada Escrima authorized training center. Master Anta is Apprentice Instructor in the WSEF.
Master Perkins worked with the kids in self-defense as Guru Mike drilled the adults in knife vs. knife techniques. Then after both groups united Master Perkins demonstrated numerous self-defense techniques. Master Anta is on the WMAU Board of Directors and was inducted in 2006 to the WMAU Hall of Fame along side of Serrada Escrima originator Angel Cabales.
Anta has now added the Serrada Escrima curriculum to his Kung Fu classes. Students are now eligible for rank not just in the Chinese art of Kung Fu but also in the Filipino art of Serrada Escrima. Anta's Fitness and Self Defense would like to thank and congratulate Master Perkins and Master Guro Mike for an awesome seminar.