The concept of "Flow" in the system of Visayan Corto Kadena Eskrima is a specific technical term; or jargon.
"Flow" as we call it in our system of martial arts is related to dancing literally and movement conceptually. Further explanation of "flow" can be an intellectual, strictly left-brained exercise that is best seen and felt in order to truly understand and learn it.
In the most basic sense, "flow" is mastery of the pendulum footwork.
The pendulum foot work is the most fundamental element of our system and mastery of it has a cascading effect wherein in teaches us to identify our own internal rhythm, how to manipulate it, balance it and integrate it with the rhythm of another person or many people.
At the highest level, exhibition of pendulum mastery translates into a capability to regain ones center dynamically and congruently within a situation; and in some ways it becomes more difficult to lose one's center in difficult situations, be they physical or abstract. It becomes deeply ingrained in the body and transforms our entire awareness beyond the obvious.
Flow is always about the "dance".
The next series of clips show our application of "flow" in the system of Visayan Corto Kadena Eskrima:
- Training Part 1 (September 1998)
- Training Part 2 (September 1998)
- 2002 "Day of Play (Hand/Blade)
- 2002 "Day of Play" (Pinute pronounced pee-noo-tay)
- 2002 "Day of Play" (Weapon Flow)
- The Largo/Bugsay (Boog-sigh)
- Learning to Flow with the Maestro
- Flow Training with the Maestro (2004 or 2005)
- Flow Training - Sangot (Sickle)
- (2006 Seminar in San Francisco)
- Sword Practice Using Pendulum
Ultimately, the concept of "flow" as we apply it in our training, originates with the Maestro (Teacher), Grandmaster Sonny Umpad.