I always hear talk and discussions on "WHO" do or did you train with? What "STYLE", what Lineage?
You hear conversations on Digests and Networks like this and more.
Many people in my humble opinion, take the STYLE, TEACHER, etc. as to being more important, because they think it legitmizes them and what they do ! After all, if they train under a well known teacher from a well known style, they must know what their doing and must be good ! Right??
Well, in my experience…Continue
RANK AND TITLES
In the Martial "Arts", you hear about titles, rank, and where uniforms and rituals accent the training. Respect is sometimes given automatically, through inexperience rather than seeing, feeling and believing. After all one doesnt know what he doesn't know ! So assumtion is first hand.
What I just wrote is how an inexperienced person AND unfortunately some experienced people, approach Instructors, Trainers, and the Martial "Arts" as a whole.
Modern Arnis - The MFA Method
Modern Arnis, the MFA Method is an explosive system where two Arnisadors each armed with sticks engage in spontaneous sparring. Striking, blocking, entering, trapping, locking, disarming, off balancing, control moves and takedowns are applied, flowing from one technique to the next, with counters and recounters.
In the beginning level, the instructor will…Continue
Combat vs Art
In the Filipino martial arts you have the translation of techniques from weapon to empty hand. This is one of the unique qualities we have, and one that sets the Filipino systems apart from others. You use the same techniques, weapon vs weapon, empty hand vs weapon, empty hand vs empty hand, with little or no modifications. What a beautiful, compact, effective fighting…Continue