|GM Ernesto engaging|
in badassery, as was his wont.
Nice use of abanico strikes in there, huh?
Check this one out, which is a basic overview of the art of Kombatan. You can tell when it was filmed, as it was around the time of the death of GM Ernesto's brother, Professor Remy Presas.
In the double stick demo, this is exactly the material we teach our white and yellow belts. I have found this blocking pattern to be very helpful when translated to the empty hand, as it's very applicable in self defense situations.
Finally, here's another video, which is showing his famous "blindfolded" drill. The truth is that this is all a pattern - he knew which strikes were coming where - but it looks awfully impressive, doesn't it?
There's so much more from him - and I'll make sure to share more in the future with his son Jon-Jon, as I think he's pretty good, too.