It utilizes empty hands and
traditional Filipino weapons.
Weapons used bangkaw, baot orarnis, dulo-dulo, siit and bladed tools like
punyal, itak or buneng.
Basics of Jendo
When an individual decides to practice martial arts, one must first
familiarise himself with its fundamentals. Enumerated here are some of the
most important stances, punches, strikes, footworks and kicks being used in
the Jendo system of self-defense created by Grandmaster Abaya.
Various styles of martial arts have their own stances, each
created and developed with distinct purposes for unusual situations. It
affects reaction time. Improper stance places the body in an unbalanced
position. Moreover, it also decreases power.
Basic Punches and Strikes
Several styles of martial arts disregard the importance of punches and hand
strikes; instead they put much emphasis on the development of their legs for
striking; others concentrate on weapons training. Not all places and times
allow an individual to carry weapons. They have forgotten that hands with or
without a weapon can both block and then counter without placing one's body
in an unbalanced position. The legs, due to their length cannot react to a
surprise attack in a narrow street. Furthermore, the legs cannot move freely
because they carry the whole weight of the body.
Kicks are one of the most distinctive features in martial arts. Aside from
their advantage in reach, if initiated properly, a kick can be ten times
stronger than a hand strike. However, leaving one leg on the ground to
support the whole body may place you in an unbalanced position. The most
practical way to initiate a kick is by the use of a straight line. A kick
must always travel in the shortest route. Do not lift your leg first, then
kick. Delivering your kick like this will expose your intention. It should
be delivered directly from the ground to the target. Always use your weight,
and to gain additional power, deliver it with speed and simultaneously jerk
your hips upon contact. Control your shoulder when delivering a kick. The
careless movement of the shoulder also exposes the direction of your target.
Stance Shifting and Foot-works
Stance shifting and footwork are essential. A good stance alone
is not a guarantee to survive any street encounter. One must learn how to
make a quick move from one place and shift from one stance to another. When
moving and shifting stances, weight must always be directly under the moving
leg. Movement should be swift; while in motion, maintain balance and correct
posture.:From the different stances, try to incorporate your blocking and
attacking techniques and then gradually increase your speed. Do not stay on
one stance too long. Outsmart your opponent; confuse him by often shifting
from one form to another.
Concepts and Principles
The mere desire to learn a certain technique of defense or counter-attack is
not the only factor to think about in mastering the art of self-defense. An
individual who wants to excel much in it, must understand first the basic
foundation of the art. It is in the art's philosophies, concepts and
principles where the secret of its movements, way of thinking and attitude
No-mindedness is the skill to clear one's mind of all thoughts. It means
that you must not think when you are in front of an opponent. Having to
think what is your opponent going to do or think, will very hard for you to
guess. An opponent is not just a punch, a kick or a simple technique. An
opponent is an arsenal of infinite and unlimited techniques and strategy. To
see you opponent clearly, look at him in his entirety. Look in to his eyes
and see him as he really exit. When he moves, you must let your actions be
taken over by your mind and body directed reflexes.
Un-interrupted movements is a combination of mental and body defense reflex.
It is the ability to react in any situation like a triggered-gun. It is the
combination of mental and body defense reflex.