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"My Solo Sinawali (double sticks) and Karenza program starts with the beginning fundamentals of sinawali stroking and footwork, then takes you step by step to the expert level. Instructor Certification is available for those who want to teach this program. Regardless of whether you want to be able to move the weapons with speed, power, and precision for demonstrations, film work, to enhance your fighting ability, or for the all-important health and longevity benefits, this program will work for you. " Burton Richardson- Black Belt Magazine Hall of Famer
BURTON RICHARDSON'S EXPERTISE
Burton Richardson is known for his pressure-tested approach to functional self-defense to BJJ, MMA, and weaponry arts. An original Dog Brother (Lucky Dog) and Full Instructor under Guro Dan Inosanto, and a Kali Ilustrisimo instructor directly under the great Tatang Ilustrisimo, Burton travels the world teaching people the details and training methods that make the art highly functional in the real combat. But did you know that Burton was also a Karenza (forms) champion? Way back in 1991, Burton took first place in one of the largest FMA championships in the country: the Eskrima Coalition Championship in Stockton, California. His ability to move the sticks and his body fluidly and with purpose also got him into the movie industry where he did fight choreography for 12 feature films. Burton has garnered all his expertise to put together this easy to follow program that will take you from beginner to expert in a fun, engaging progression.
WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?
Anyone who wants to move and feel better now and for years to come from complete beginners to advanced practitioners.
How would being able to move the sticks with phenomenal flow help you? Guro Dan Inosanto says that his instructors touted the “almost magical” qualities of sinawali (double stick) training. Practitioners in their 70’s, 80’s, and even 90’s regularly retain an uncommon degree of mobility. It is a very low impact exercise with an element of resistance training. The motions gently encourage full body motion that leads to greater mobility and balance. Whether you are a young combat athlete or part of our older population, sinawali training can help you stay fit and limber longer.
I AM AN ATHLETE, WHY DO I NEED THIS PROGRAM?
For athletes, coordination carries over to almost all sports, especially because footwork is included with the double stick upper body motions. Do you want to fight better? You need to be smooth, accurate, and have the ability to move wherever you need to in a split second. Properly performed sinawali drills develop these abilities. That’s why many of the best stick fighters have outstanding Karenza. Do you want to have a fun and interesting way to keep your body loose and agile as you age? Knowing a variety of solo sinawali drills will maintain your range of motion and keep your muscles and neural connections firing.
I ALREADY TEACH, WHY DO I NEED THIS PROGRAM?
Teachers who need to demonstrate the art in order to get others interested. A good karenza is always impressive and gives insight to the depths of the Filipino Martial Arts. This program allows you to have a step by step blueprint to sharpen your own skills and teach your students.
I WORK IN THE MOVIE INDUSTRY, WHY DO I NEED THIS PROGRAM?
Every time I have trained a movie star (Keanu Reeves, Brandon Lee, etc.), I start them with sinawali drills to enhance their ability to move in a relaxed yet powerful manner. This really comes across on the big screen, and has proven invaluable to many actors and stunt performers.
Regardless of whether you want to be able to move the weapons with speed, power, and precision for demonstrations, film work, to enhance your fighting ability, or for the all-important health and longevity benefits, this program will work for you.
The program is broken down into three sections.
Learning to move the double sticks well will enhance many attributes that are essential for high level martial arts and better everyday living. Hone your footwork and accuracy while developing combat attributes such as speed, power, and coordination,, grace, fluidity, body mechanics, and flow. And it will help you to, as Burton often says, Enjoy Your Training!
We also offer Partner Sinawali Universal Drill, Battlefiled Kali Knife, Battlefield Kali Single Stick, Battlefield Kali Sword.
Our certification courses are suitable for all levels from beginners to experienced martial artists.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
2 Practicality Of Sinawali Training
3 Quality Stroking
4 Three Basic Positions
5 Basic Patterns Of Motion
6 Torsi – Upright posture or leaning back.
7 Female triangle – Replacement step and complete triangle.
8 Male triangle – Replacement step and complete triangle.
9 Hourglass – Female triangle and male triangle in and hourglass formation.
10 Square – Start at the bottom corner or top corner.
11 Freestyle with various footwork
Warm Up (WU) Sequence - Exercises 1-12
12 WU 1 Twisting Middle grip on stick, fanning
13 WU 2 Pumping
14 WU 3 Crossing thrusts, alternating which is on top, low to high then high to low.
15 WU 4 Upward figure 8, alternating which is on top.
16 WU 5 Parallel slashes on X
17 WU 6 Closed outside 4-count
18 WU 7 Fluid attack
19 WU 8 Walis Walis (golf swing)
20 WU 9 Horizontal parallel sunketes (curving thrusts), using the parallel slashes as a transition.
21 WU 10 Gunting into squat with roof and leg slash
22 WU 11 Open 4-count florettes
23 WU 12 Redondo 6
24 Full Warm Up facing the camera.
25 Full Warm Up facing away from the camera.
26 Universal Sinawali Combination Solo
27 VARIOUS PATTERNS – Quality Is Paramount
28 Jab, Circle, Slash Open And Closed
30 Open 4-Count Doblete
31 Thrust To Slash
32 Redondo 10
33 Deconstructed Redondo 6
34 Closed Outside 4 Count With Redondo.
35 Closed Outside 4-Count With Witik And Redondo
36 “T” To Redondo 3 With Sempok Footwork
Redondo Fluid Attack Combinations
37 Redondo Fluid Attack Combination 1
38 Redondo Fluid Attack Combination 2
39 Redondo Fluid Attack Combination 3
40 Crossed Redondos To Fluid Attack
41 Witik Fluid Attack
42 Reverse Fluid Attack
43 Helicopter To Payong To Transition
44 Slash To 2 Abanikos
45 Redondo 6-Count Transition To Upward 4-Count
46 Upward 4-Count Transition To Redondo 6-Count
47 Spinning Thrust
48 Burton’s Rift
49 Closing Remarks, Kali Philosopy, And Freestyle Karenza
50 Bonus 1 – Twirling
51 Bonus 2 – Kneeling Karenza
52 Bonus 3 – Freestyle Karenza
53 Bonus 4 – Short Karenza Set
54 Bonus 5 – Various Japan Clips
55 Bonus 6 – Tatang Ilustrisimo Sinawali Video Breakdown
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The complete series includes 3 parts
55 video clips total, 2.5 HOURS. Click on last image thumbnail to read the Table of Contents. Each section corresponds to an instructional video.
Burton Richardson is one of the world's leaders for teaching effective realistic self defense. You can read his full bio here.
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The Filipino term Kali is said to come from two words.”Ka” is from kamay (hand) or katawan (body) “Li” is from the word “lihok” (motion). This means that the art actually boils down to hand or body motion. Therefore it is imperative to develop your hand and body motion if you want to be at your best. This is why the sinawali (weaving) double stick coordination drills are so important. The sinawali universal drill covers a wide swath of motions which enhance both upper and lower body coordination very quickly.
I created this drill in the late 80s. I wanted to be able to practice a very wide array of upper and lower body motions in a short period time. I also wanted to work right and left hand simultaneously. After many months of experimenting with different combinations for myself and my students, I chose ten double stick drills along with ten corresponding footwork patterns. In a little over two minutes, nearly every major type of motion is covered.
Little did I know when I put this together that I would still be teaching it 30 years later. It has proven so popular and effective with my students that I begin every Battlefield Kali class with it as a warm up. I myself do it very often because I derive so many benefit from performing the Universal Drill. And it is always fun.
I put this drill on video going step-by-step so that you can easily learn each section and put the pieces together. I’m sure you will have a great time with it and you will see a marked improvement in your overall mobility.
Many thanks to Battlefield Kali Instructor Sean Sutton for assisting me in the video.
Enjoy your training!
We also offer full certification courses in Battlefield Kali Single Stick, Battlefield Kali Knife, Battlefield Kali Sword.
Our self defense certification courses are suitable for all levels from beginners to experienced martial artists.
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Burton Richardson’s Sinawali Universal Drill
Here is each drill with the corresponding footwork:
(H stands for High, L for Low)
RECOMMENDED TRAINING GEAR
1 mouth piece/person- We recommend you get a custom mouth piece from a dentist
1 rattan kali stick/person (28 inch)
Battlefield Kali is a complete curriculum that follows a logical progression to take students from beginner to advanced level all the way to instructor certification. We have taken all of the guess work out and made it easy for you to teach this cutting edge curriculum.
We are keeping the teaching license fee low, so anyone can afford it.With just one student on a one-year contract, paying $100/month, you will make a profit on your investment (even after buying all the DVDs and taking all the tests up to Instructor level)