Entries by Richard Barrios


LIVE BLADE TRAINING IS USELESS Training with live, sharpened blades is useless.  There.  I said it. It is a needless act of bravado that carries so much risk that even the slightest deviation from agreed upon rule sets can result in serious permanent injury. Those who practice with live blades will typically defend it in […]

Is This Disarm Legit? Filipino Martial Arts

Discovery through practice is a great learning tool, but it comes with a heavy responsibility to determine if something is a “one hit wonder” or principle/technique that can be effective ongoing. Paulo with Aperture® and Lou from Combat Science are here with a discovery needing your input. Watch Paulo bait his opponent into an Angle […]

Fighting with a Fiddle

For a moment, consider the musical string-instrument known as the violin. With it an expert can produce the most amazing and uplifting music, that is desirable and beneficial on many levels, to many people. Use of the violin has added greatly to world culture, for hundreds of years, it’s a fascinating and rewarding instrument to […]