First and foremost anyone interested in the FMA living up in the island counties of our great green state of Washington, look no further then Scott Brennan. Sharp wit, laid back attitude, coupled with a knack for teaching and working with groups give Scott that needed bonus many look for in a teacher. Though I only spent a few hours with him I have been around long enough to know if someone can teach or just preach. Scott is without a doubt the former, offering insight not only into the techniques of Lucaylucay Kali, but more importantly the mindset and approach to training that Master Ted Lucaylucay imparted to Scott. Peppered with stories throughout the workshop it was a pleasure to touch hands with Scott.
Now onto the meat of this review... Brennan's Blades, quality training blades. Of course everyone says that, but what does it really mean in the end? Typically you dish out good money for a trainer that hopefully is weighted right, has a solid fit handle wise, and holds up. Rarely do you get the opportunity we did with being able to handle and work with all the blades Scott had for sale at the workshop. I know I handled at least half a dozen different knife types and grips, and I was also lucky enough to take home a espsda y' daga set in the form of a Barong, as well as a Bolo shaped blade.
|Bolo(L): $50 / Barong Espada y Daga Set: $75|
I cannot comment too deeply on the durability of the trainers as I have not purposefully tried to thrash them, but even knocking them around with other metal trainers they seemed no worse the wear minus a few scratches. High quality at an an affordable price, which of course varies depending on the piece(s) you are acquiring.
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