"The Lacostas system according to these JKD instructors has 12 points of attack, but we train 5 to start with, it's simpler to teach and train 5, 12 can be for the advance person. At mid range each point has 4 basic blocks and counters, as well as in close range, close range meaning you can use the puno, the blunt tip on the bottom of the stick."
Those first five strikes, IMHO are everything. In fact, I would put my money on the first TWO (provided we're talking about 1 and 2 coming over-shoulder to the head/clav/chest area).
I highly recommend putting on some fencing masks and going all out with padded sticks (until you're comfortable moving up to rattan) and just going for it. Keep your strikes simple, focus more on defense and striking from a safe spot,
You will notice your technique falls apart QUICK, and you will also notice that there is nothing sweeter than a well-placed angle 1 or 2 strike. As you practice, try changing the angle in mid swing. This is nice and tricksy and will mette out 'stick sparring' from 'escrima sparring'.