Here’s my review of the DVD Beginner Filipino Double Stick Techniques taught by Guro Raffi Derderian.
I’ve had the pleasure of attending seminars with Guro Raffi. The training has always been informative and top notch. When I heard that he was coming out with a double stick DVD, I absolutely had to have it.
My wife watched the DVD with me and was so impress she decided she wanted to train with me.
For the last few weeks we’ve been systematically working through the beginning drills. We’ve found them to be clearly taught, each one building on the next, and haven’t had any problems progressing. And there’s plenty of material. You couldn’t ask for more on one DVD.
I also skipped ahead to the Heaven Six section. Watching Guro Raffi really helped me to smooth out my sinawali.
Like all Filipino stick videos, the material is sometimes presented quickly. This shouldn’t present a problem for students who are currently training in Filipino stick styles at a school or who have taken seminars.
Beginner Filipino Double Stick Techniques provides a great introduction to double stick. As an absolute beginner in the Filipino arts, with only a few seminars under by belt, assisting my wife as we go, I’m finding the drills on the DVD fun, challenging, and very doable.
Great stuff! Highly recommended! Purchase Beginner Filipino Double Stick Techniques here.
Guro Raffi Derderian is also available for seminars. Check out his rattan sticks. They’re the best.