Filipino Double Stick Combat Methods
by W. Hock Hochheim
This film was produced in a television studio, when Hock had a local martial arts television show. This one hour episode on Filipino Double Sticks seemed to have captured lightening in a jar. It became an international bestseller on the subject, and is still talked about as an excellent breakdown, exercise and training methodology for over 45 double stick drills.
This film also covers a certain highly combative, prized, training drill pattern as invented by Filipino Grandmaster Ernesto Presas. This original version based on 14 angles of attack is still a favorite exercise among many Filipino practitioners. "If you want to learn a lot of old-school, Filipino double stick drills fast and easy, and a great combat drill to practice them with and against, then I think you will enjoy this film. It was first recorded on television Beta master film! The footage has been transferred many times from various video formating so don't expect Star Wars quality. It's the material that counts in this case." - Hock