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Complete Sinawali: Filipino Double-Weapon Fighting (Complete Martial Arts) Paperback – July 15, 2000
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About the Author
Reynaldo S. Galang, one of the most experienced instructors of the martial arts of the Philippines in the West, has been a protg of many well-known teachers of Filipino martial styles. He has been studying and teaching the arts for more than thirty years.
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The book delivers its promise of teaching distance, timing, angle of attack and footwork. All of the drills in the book tie together to create a complete sinawali drill called Lakbay Sinawali.
If you practice Arnis/Escrima then I highly recommend this book.
Although two sticks may not be practical in combat in this day and age, the ability to coordinate and work both hands at the same time in the various striking patterns illustrated I believe has helped my single stick and knife work due to my ability to use my left (non-dominant) hand almost as well as my right even in sparring - useful in combat if your dominant hand is rendered useless for example.
All in all, I found this book does the job it was meant to do and shows you the many patterns found in siniwali in a methodical and logical order for learning.
the book should get 4.5 to 5 stars based on the remaining 60+% content but unfortunately it lacks pictures to illustrate what the author is trying to portray. also, the pictures and text are far apart from each other. this book is okay but definitely needs revisions with more pictures and less babbles.
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I believe this is the only book in the market.
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