Martial arts - Tambo training
What you'll learn
- Martial arts - Tambo (escrima stick) training
- you will need two escrima sticks or two dowel rods cut to 24" to 26" in length.
The tambo is a short staff (generally 1.5 to 2 feet in length) constructed of hardwood or bamboo. This weapon is traditionally used in several styles of martial arts including: Okinawan kobudo, jujutsu, aikido, kobudo, hapkido, yoseikan budo, and Cuong Nhu.
This weapon is also similar to the escrima stick that is used in the Philippine style of Arnis. The escrima stick in this system may be used either singly (as a single stick or in combination with a knife) or in pairs (two sticks).
The self-defense techniques for this simple weapon include thrusting strikes, checks or deflections, pummeling the enemy (with the ends), blocking strikes, joint locks, and parrying various sorts of attacks.
This course teaches the traditional stances, strikes, blocks, self-defense techniques and katas for the single and double tambo and how it may be used in combination with other weapons. Techniques for both styles (using the sticks as either the tambo or escrima stick) are described in clear detail for easy learning. It is an ideal teaching aid for review, rank testing, competition, and self defense.
Grandmaster Michael A. Stelzer holds several advanced ranks (10th Dan and above) in various styles of martial arts. Additionally, he holds three doctoral of science degrees and is a certified professional wrestler.
Who this course is for:
- Martial artists
- Self-defense students
- Martial arts competitors
- Weapon enthusiasts
Michael Stelzer holds doctorate degrees in Electrical Engineering, Paranormal Science, and Cryptozoological Science. He began studying magic at a young age when he saw his first magician at the Eagles Christmas party. Currently he holds lifetime memberships in the following magical societies: Genii, Society of American Magicians, and the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He attends regular IBM Ring 46 (Seymour Davis Ring) meetings in Oklahoma City. Most recently, he has been performing ventriloquist acts as “Magical Mike” with his partners Ike and Harry True-man. Performance credits to his name include Pandemonium at Oklahoma City, Churches, and comedy clubs. Other interests include the participation in the following activities: Martial arts, professional wrestling, boxing, fencing, and bodybuilding.