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“In practice, you use your stick to hit his stick as close to his gripping hand as you can manage while staying safe, but in a real fight, you’d hit the hand. Of course, in a fight, an attempt to hit his hand might miss, which is why you must practice follow-ups.” Follow-Ups in Fighting With Kali Sticks Julius Melegrito's approach to follow-ups involves using an empty hand — assuming, of course, that the opponent is not holding a second stick — to check the opponent's hand right after it's hit.
A Modern Approach to Fighting With Kali Sticks "In the modern arts, it's OK to touch the stick," Julius Melegrito says.
"When the guy swings at you, you intercept his strike with a strike from your stick — aimed at his hand — then you grab his weapon close to his hand if he doesn't drop it.
Hall of Fame member Julius Melegrito, you’ll learn how to engage a single-stick combatant and disarm him quickly and definitively.
The technique is direct and focused, which fits with the classical approach to combat with Filipino fighting sticks.