The last half of the PTK seminar consisted of knives and dumog. As per usual, the footwork was not neglected. It’s amazing how footwork can make a difference between executing a proper technique. We emphasized on double knives from the beginning. Over the course of an hour or so, the team started seeing the patterns on movement. It’s what you’d cal the “aha!” moment.
The double knives showed the team the importance of controlling hand movements. Since knives are much shorter than sticks, they had to focus more on their entry skills. Once in, their previous training kicked in. The 6 strikes, aka Heaven 6 started going into play. It didn’t take them long to start using their newly acquired skills to do some take downs.
The training group had their first taste of what dumog was about. With limited time, Guro Herald demonstrated some of the techniques to the members. Lakan Peter took the brunt of the beating. Yes, he had a lot of fun feeling the pain.
Dumog was a fantastic way to end the seminar. It inspired the group to train more. It also showed them that there’s a lot more to learn and they’re all looking forward to it. Instead of writing about the dumog introduction, like they say “pictures tell a thousand words.”
Dumog left a really positive impression with the group. It was the most talked about part of the seminar. We have a lot of work to do but it’s a lot of fun. Time was almost over so we wrapped up by giving the participants their certificates and announcements.
This was a great experience for the training group. Especially to those who have never been.
To be continued on part 3.