Through out the years in which I taught the Filipino Martial Arts (FMA/ Escrima) with WT Scandinavia (see post about Latosa Concepts and Loyalties) and via Security Concepts, at the police club on Artillerivej in Copenhagen, I have continued to evolve the situations in which the FMA are taught in Denmark. Stress training, environmental training, power seminars and other subjects are some examples. Latosa Concepts is the result of this evolution.
Founder of Latosa concepts, FMA.
What is Latosa Concepts?
Latosa Concepts is based largely on the dynamic teachings of Grand Master Rene Latosa. As well as being a stand alone system, the Filipino Martial Arts also works well as a supplement to other martial arts because of the realistic view of weapons. Realistic, logical, and dynamic solutions to self-defense are the key. Add to that the fact that all attackers are assumed to have a weapon and it becomes even more universal.
Some of the terms that are used during workshops and classes are buffer zone, power mechanisms, dynamics and the concepts that GM Rene Latosa has combined and refined to create his special brand of Filipino Martial Arts. Speed, timing, distance and transition are but a few of the guide line Latosa Concepts follows.
Another relevant question could be: What do I need to train Latosa Concepts?
To start with you will need comfortable clothing to train in, sweats are a good start. Beginners start working with movement pattern unarmed to help get used to the movements and to avoid having to worry about how to control a stick or other training tools. The next prerequisite you must have is the wish to learn how to defend yourself using the Filipino Martial Arts. This will take you very far.
What situations are trained in Latosa Concepts?
After the basic mechanics of moving and some of the mental aspects of Filipino Martial Arts are developed, you will learn about blunt weapon defense first (slag våben), bladed/edge weapon dangers, unarmed application including take downs, and the use of longer weapons. Add to that a percentage of training is based on some of the themes mentioned: Environmental Training, Power Training, etc., and you will have a complete package.
For information about the instructors and what you need to know about becoming the next member of the Latosa Concepts Training groups. click here. If you have any question you are welcome to write a message. Contact Page.
Training days at with the Latosa Concepts Group in Gentofte / Copenhagen are as follows:
- Tuesday at 17:00 – 18:30
- Thursdays at 17:00 - 18:30
- Saturday at 10.30 – 12:00 every 2nd and 4th weekend.
- We will still be training outdoors when the weather permits, so keep your shades and shorts handy!
Supporting physical fitness training is part of the 1.5 hour training session. The class has traditionally been once a week. With the creation of the training groups Training days were changed