Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Interview with an Urban Escrima Student - Amy



Welcome to the first of our monthly interviews with students at Urban Escrima. Rather than the instructors always talking we thought we would turn the tables and see what the students have to say, here goes.

Please introduce yourself, who are you and what do you do?
Hi, my name is Amy from Germany. I am a musician and I sing for a hardcore punk band called Pettybone and I am also a vegan pastry chef and ceramicist:)
How long have you been training in Escrima Concepts? And what if any martial arts have you done before or still do?
I have been training in Escrima for roughly 10 months or so and I am now 2nd grade. Previously I trained in Wu Shu Kwan (Chinese Kickboxing) for 3 years achieving brown belt.
What first attracted you to Escrima Concepts as opposed to other martial arts?
I was attracted to Escrima as it teaches you self defense in real life situations, where you become familiar with using armed and unarmed concepts that help you become more streetwise and confident.
What things do you most enjoy training at Urban Escrima?
I enjoy working with sticks and learning disarm techniques as well as practicing unarmed scenarios.
How has Escrima Concepts benefited you?
It has made me become more streetwise, more confident and also more fitter as it involves quit a lot of movement.
If someone goes to attack you what is the first thing you should try to do?
Try to avoid the attack and do a runner :)
Thank you Amy for the interview see you in the gym!