"I agree with all the above. it's like going to a new place and trying new things. As you go on you learn from it. I will say this by way of me showing or sharing someone my knowledge I did not really know everything and how and if I was doing…"
"I like this thread. I too have had the same experience being trained by mentors who believed that their knowledge and skill are the best. I have had mentors who would tell me to stop cross training in other styles because his system is complete. Or…"
"I like Ron's weapon's I bought one from him 5 yrs ago. But my buddy loved it so much he begged to buy it off me. And his experiences are really true. the suggestion I gave was from a friend from Cebu. Make sure you shop around. And find…"
"The sec number is not too much of a requirement in my opinion. What matters is if it is authorized by the head of the group. But your observations are correct.
I just wish all these problems can be solved in the group. But not always…"
Gijo is alot lighter and durable than kamagong. I have a couple. It took a while to find them. They are rare. The kamagong is famous but there are better types of wood better than kamagong. Kamagong gets brittle if not taken care of.…"
Here is some advice given to me by a friend in that area. You can find the training blades sold by bladesmiths on the road going from center town to basak pardo. The shops are around 1 mile before the university of San Jose…"
"Hey Dan, It does not matter who you studied with or where you studied your FMA or whichever Martial arts system you have studied. I always believe that all practitioners have the same passion. And some with the means to go and train in the origin of…"
Thanks for putting me on your friends list!
will you be attending the Northern California fma council meeting nov 14th at Gm Max Pallens school in San Leandro? It should be a great event it will establish the core of the new council!