A real combat is total CHAOS. Under the effects of adrenaline many techniques that we have practiced for years simply do not work or do not work. the aggressor can attack us with anything or unpredictably, with all his fury. We must train things that are easy to practice and learn, and above all effective. and this is where training concepts and combat principles come into play.
Guro Markus Gottel presents a basic and fundamental concept of Grandmaster Rene Latosa's Escrima: "The Box", a tool that gives us a noticeable security when Sparring in a controlled manner, improves our balance and increases our ability to act safely, quickly and more effectively. The idea of "The Box" can be transmitted to all bladed weapons, including empty hand practice.
The teachings of Grand Master Rene Latosa are based on the use of principles for combat and concepts for training. In this way technique is important but is relegated to the background. The first is the natural teaching of how to use the body, taking advantage of the concepts as a tool for all exercises and movements.
There is no magic or secret techniques, just an understanding of the physical workings. Once we grasp those ideas we can explore, evolve and improve in Escrima or other Martial Arts constantly.