Thursday, October 28, 2010

Beating on people with sticks

As some of you know, I take Kung Fu.

What you may not know is that I also take Kali.

No, wrong Kali.

Kali (Also called Escrima) is a Filipino fighting art involving sticks, knives, swords, and other weapons, as well as unarmed combat.

Kali/Escrima sticks.

Though the sticks are supposed to be proxies for blades, like machetes or short swords, so you're really learning double-sword fighting techniques.

Up until this point, we've trained with one or two Kali sticks and rubber knives (Kali also teaches disarms), but last night, we finally got to do something I wanted to do from the get-go.

First, we put on protective gear, so I looked something like this:

Then we got to beat on each other with sticks. :D

Full contact, full speed, no holds barred sparring. It was the most awesome thing I've ever done. Coincidentally, I was paired up with my husband, so I can truthfully say I smacked my hubby around with a stick. ^__^ But he hit me, too, so it's all good.

I also might've broken a stick over someone's helmet.

AND got a new bruise. Probably from smacking my arm into said person's helmet. This week has officially kicked my butt.

I can't wait to do it again. :D


  1. Oh that's sounds so fun! :D
    If anyone ever tries to mug you boy will they regret it :P lol

  2. When I was in Tae Kwon Do I accidentally kicked the top of a guys head in just the right spot so it sent his protective head gear flying across the room! My instructor didn't believe me that I didn't kick that hard!!

  3. That is so many kinds of awesome. Must have been awesome stress relief!

  4. xD
    This post is so funny...
    I want to take Tae Kwon Do class...


  5. I had fun, too when I was taking classes. Now, I can't find someone to spar with me.