The 12 Methods in San Miguel Eskrima - DEPENSA SEGUIDAS
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Emphasis on training is on scientific principles, tactics/strategies, fighting philosophy with the goal of mastery in the development of attaining personal martial skills. At the high level of thinking (a mindset), understanding that the idea of the methods and procedures becomes a STRATEGIC-DEFENSE INITIATIVE.
Founder of San Miguel Eskrima, Grandmaster Momoy was one of the head instructors of the Doce Pares Club from 1933 through up to his passing in 1995 and one of its original founders – together with Lorenzo Saavedra, Teodoro Saavedra, Federico Saavedra, Florentino and Eulogio Cañete. San Miguel Eskrima is his own personal expression and style within the club/system.
One of GM Momoy's most feared fighters. An exceptional teacher who can articulate the nuances of his skill based on scientific meaning and applications. A teacher of the "Old School Ways or Bahad-Hagit/Juego-Todo" as he came from that by gone era of challenges from other Eskrimadors or the rival club. He left a Legacy based on the Fighting Strategies at the Antaw, the Pani-il, the Amarra and the Depensa Seguidas in which emerged the "Dayon-Dayon" or simply put "to enter your strike" from the San Miguel. He will forever be remembered as a TEACHER, FIGHTER, and a FAITH HEALER. He will be missed, but not forgotten.....Borja San Miguel Eskrima
When you understand the true meaning of the movement, you will understand the spiritual side… Words from above – GM Urbano "Banoy" Borja
San Miguel is not just a form, it is a self-expression of a fighting strategy based on "depensa seguidas/retirada." Once you get this idea, form follows function. The San Miguel of Old, or, the Old Doce Pares is just that - a hearsay. The unraveling of the applications were never explained. It's that simple.
Daghang Salamat to: Grandmasters Momoy and Cacoy Cañete, Banoy Borja, Naro Mendoza, Ben Culanag, Federico Mendoza Jr., Mawe Caballero, Ising Atillo and Bebe Paez...
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