Girón Eskrima Vol 2: Cadena de Mano DVD de Tony Somera
Este DVD ilustra el estilo Cadena de Mano en el sistema Giron Arnis Escrima de artes marciales filipinas. El término Cadena de Mano significa literalmente "cadena de manos". Este es un estilo de lucha cuerpo a cuerpo que consiste en una progresión desde parar hasta agarrar, girar y bloquear. Tu oponente puede estar armado o desarmado, pero tú no tienes armas. Siempre mantendrás contacto con las manos de tu oponente hasta que lo tengas en una posición comprometida. Si tu oponente continúa siendo agresivo, emplearás llaves de dedos, llaves de articulaciones, barras de brazo y/o estrangulaciones. El gran maestro Leo M. Girón utilizó este estilo como sistema de lucha de respaldo durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial en las selvas de Filipinas.
Cadena de mano means 'chain of the hands.' The meaning of this phrase becomes clear during the video. With each attack, methods to deflect, redirect, unbalance, lock and strike the opponent are strung together so that the unarmed defender can go from a position of disadvantage to advantage. This clearly is the most difficult video in the series so far for a beginner to learn from. Though, I'm not an eskrimador, I have studied martial arts for some time, and can attest to the difficulty of mastering such material. GM Somera methodically shows attacks from several angles and shows specific ways to deal with them, from initial contact to a position of advantage and beyond. Each counter is shown in two views and the beginner will be challenged by this video not because the treatment isn't thorough, or because everything is too fast, they'll struggle when they realize how thoroughly each maneuver within the chain has to be practiced before proficiency can be attained. If the person takes the trouble to train the techniques presented, they will realize that they have become more flexible and able in their ability to encounter incoming attacks while unarmed. I think that as is evident in the other entries in this series, that thoroughness is valued here above sheer volume. In real training, such an approach is usually the best, and produces students of high caliber. It is much easier to add vocabulary if fluency is high first. These videos aim at providing this quality by sticking to basics and keeping it simple but effective.