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Interview with Urban Escrima Student – Hamida

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  • WHAT IS ESCRIMA

    Originating from the Philippines, Escrima (also known as Kali and Arnis) was used against the Spanish colonialists in the 1500’s. Escrima has since evolved into a modern, realistic and effective martial art. It is unique in that the practitioner uses weapons from the beginning. Everything which we do with a weapon in Escrima, we use the same concepts for our unarmed applications. This has the benefit of making Escrima Concepts an easily accessible martial art and simplified for street situations. Because we use weapons in addition to unarmed training, your manual dexterity, coordination and reflexes will improve rapidly. We live in a society in which weapons are used widely in violent crime, understanding weapons can prove invaluable in protecting yourself.
     
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WHO ARE WE
Escrima Concepts is a combat system which has evolved from Escrima….
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THE CLUB AND FROM TRAINING
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WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM YOU
We expect all students to respect each other and to respect our training environment…

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  • TRAINING SCHEDULE

    Whether you are a complete beginner or at an advanced level we offer classes to suit all. Our Instructors will help you progress through the Escrima Concepts system and gradings.

    Before you start your training, we require students to attend an induction class, which covers the basic principles of Escrima Concepts. This will give you a taste and better understanding of the system.

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    LONDON FIELDS FITNESS STUDIO
    Arches 379 and 380 Mentmore Terrace
    London E8 3PH

    QMOTION HEALTH AND FITNESS CENTRE
    432 Bancroft Road
    London E1 4DH

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  • URBAN ESCRIMA BOOTCAMP
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    Thanks to everyone who came to the Urban Escrima Bootcamp today in Victoria Park. It was a really fun day and everyone’s work rate was + read more

  • INTERVIEW WITH URBAN ESCRIMA STUDENT – HAMIDA
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    Here is our latest interview with Urban Escrima student, Hamida, enjoy!

    Please introduce yourself, who are you and what do you do?
    My name is Hamida and I work as an advocate for women who have survived sexual assault. The perpetrators range from men in the family to dangerous gang members.

    What self defence / martial arts experience have you had previously and do you currently train in any other martial art/self-defence?
    Previously i have trained in Freestyle Kungfu, Shotokan Karate and Wing Tsun. Currently – I’m only studying Escrima.

    How long have you been training in Escrima Concepts and what grade are you?
    I just recently passed Grade one – I’ve been training for a couple of months.

    Why did you choose to train in Escrima Concepts and how does Escrima differ to what you have done before?
    Whilst living in San Francisco – i came across some Filipino friends who told me about Escrima; i love the self defense element. Especially as a woman and the society we live in. Escrima is different to previous martial arts I have trained in, in that we use sticks and knives. And that some training is done in dark, in nightclubs, in small spaces, to give you a realisitic understanding of attack.

    What is the one thing you most enjoy about training at Urban Escrima?
    I like my teachers and i like my class mates. Is that two things?……..

    You recently attended the Urban Escrima Women’s Self Defence Workshop, how was that? What did you find useful? What did you take away from the day?
    Its always useful to see how one reacts to surprise; and surprise with the main focus being on attack! How do you react to violence or the threat of violence? In the workshop – we repeated certain skills, that i will never forget. We trained in self defense against those physically stronger than us and learnt to use their strength against them and other options like how to disarm and run. It was useful to see how i would react to being chased with a knife. I also took away a great little certificate which was a lovely gift and a group photo. I also feel more confident about defending myself against an attacker, or more than one. I really enjoy training in a woman only space sometimes; its a unique feeling.

    As a woman, how do you think that Escrima Concepts benefits you? And why do you feel it’s important to learn realistic self-defence?
    It feels like Escrima was made for women!

    I’ve already learnt how to defend myself against a man or a stronger woman. I’ve also learnt about vulnerable parts of the body – which is not attached to a certain sex, but just anybody with flesh or muscle. Escrima Concepts feels natural for me to study – it feels right.

    Realistic self defense could be the difference between me living and feeling confident – or becoming another survivor of violence. I feel like i have more control over how i live my life and where i choose to go.

    You also recently attended the Knife Awareness seminar with GM Steve Tappin, how did you find that? What did you learn / enjoy from the day?
    I learnt that Steve is a great martial artist. I also learnt that i can become proficient in knife handling and use my skills to defend myself against all the odds. If i train hard, i have a good chance at defending myself – in any context. that’s really empowering.

    What advice would you give to someone thinking of coming to train with us for the first time?
    Relax in the knowledge that this class is warm and friendly. No-one will judge you; just try your best and I’m sure you will wanna return.

     

  • VIDEO INTERVIEW (PT1) WITH GM STEVE TAPPIN!
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    INTERVIEW WITH GM STEVE TAPPIN: 

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LONDON FIELDS FITNESS STUDIO
Arches 379 and 380 Mentmore Terrace
London E8 3PH

QMOTION HEALTH AND FITNESS CENTRE
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London E1 4DH

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07976 627148

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