After all these years, why Latosa Escrima?
- The concepts-based teaching approach works well with my learning style, and is also the way that I prefer to teach.
- Latosa Escrima is easy on my body. I feel confident I will be able to practice well into my 70s.
- The art works, and it improves and extends what I had already.
- Stick, staff, longsword, asp, tonfa, sword and buckler, spear…
- Mr. Latosa is for us, a teacher, mentor and inspiration, both in terms of technique but also in terms of pedagogy (teaching approach).
I was exposed to some exceptional coaches very young and have been training seriously in various martial arts since age 18- the last 21 years. As a child, I wrestled (poorly) through junior high, did a little Aikido with a family friend
I’ve been doing an assortment of martial arts for the last 30 years, including a large amount of time learning and teaching Latosa Escrima, as well as Wing Chun and Hsing-I Chuan. When I’m not training fists and feet, sticks, staffs, and machetes with Seattle Escrima, I while away the time teaching a Germanic sword & buckler system from the early 14th century on Sunday mornings through the Lonin (mostly) sword fighting club.