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Filipino Martial Arts Convention at Lubao Pampanga Philippines

February 14, 2015 all day
I have been invite to participate in a martial arts get together in Lubao Philippines.  Several groups of Kuntaw people and members of the  PKL ( Philippine Karate League) are expected to attend. It should be interesting because this is the area where I first learned my Kuntaw and I am bringing it back.See More
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"A long time ago I was told by  my instructor to do a disarm on him, he let the technique work- the first time. The second time he resisted and the technique again worked but i had to put more into it. He then asked me what was wrong? Why …"
Oct 27, 2012
Brian "Buzz" Smith replied to the discussion 'Bartering for Knowledge'
"I was asked to sponsor 2 foreign exchange students who wanted a martial arts family to host them. Since I was not a  family by their definition ( pax exchange program) I  had to take both students.  Well, they arrived here and had…"
Oct 27, 2012
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Gathering of the Tribes- Philippine Edition at Aquinas University, Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines

May 12, 2012 to May 13, 2012
Aquinas University, Legazpi , Philippines May 12-13 2012Two days of training in the arts of Sikaran and KuntawSee More
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Brian "Buzz" Smith commented on the group 'American Maharlika Kuntaw Association'
"Sorry I have been inactive here for quite a while- Between getting married, health issues, and generally not feeling up to it. I will try and be more responsive to those who inquire and wish to follow the FMA  "
Dec 1, 2011
Brian "Buzz" Smith commented on the group 'KALIS SILAT KUNTAW(Kun-Tao) FMA'
"My Name is Brian Smith, my friends call me Buzz. I am a proud practitioner of Filipino Martial arts since 1970. I support you in your endeavor and wish to belong to a forward moving organization such as yours. If I can help, feel free to ask.  "
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World Bais3Manos/KALIS SILAT KUN-TAO FMA network.An Ancient Elite Combat Arts and Adapted to Modern Sports. World B3M/KSK FMA Heritage Network Global Mission are the following:Mental and Physical ConditioningHealth Promotion and WellnessPractical Offense and Self-DefenseSports-Style and PassionMartial Arts Philosophy"Practice to Learn and Learn to Practice"Salamat po.See More
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"You see the smiles on the faces of those who were there, those smiles lasted two days. I think many walked away with new insights as well as new friends. A win win situation.  "
May 23, 2011

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2010- 1st Annual Gathering of the Tribes- Philippine Edition

Posted on August 1, 2010 at 9:02am 0 Comments

Some of you may know that TINK and I are going to the Philippines for our overdue honeymoon. What you may not know is I was invited by Guro Michael Tuscano to stay with him and have him be our guide. I have been trying to find out the true history of Kuntaw and it started in his area of the Philippines. I told him I would be open to teach some of his students of what i know. So he decided to have a seminar for his group. I agreed but I…

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The Gathering

Spring Gathering of the Tribes Grand Rapids

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Gathering of the Tribes, May, 2009

by Chuck Pippin, Innovative Martial Arts

Well, it’s happened again. The annual Gathering of the Tribes has come and gone…leaving many smiles and fond memories in its wake.

I would like to take a moment to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended and made this remarkable event a success…the behind the scenes as well as on the mats.

Thank you!

The… Continue

SIBAT and STAFF work

Posted on May 28, 2009 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Seems like there is a number of stick work videos out there showing everything from disarms to fighting but there is not much available on Staff and Sibat. I have posted several sibat videos on youtube and have searched for others and cannot find any. What I have found has been Japanese oriented and has very little to do with Filipino arts. If anybody has any leads on Filipino staff work- speak up!

2009 Spring Gathering of the tribes

Posted on May 22, 2009 at 7:32am 2 Comments

Well, today is the first day of the gathering. I am loading up the van with my toys and getting ready to join this rag tag group of IMA and FMA misfits for another round of crossing hands, sticks, and personalities. To date this has been the premier event for me. I have been to many seminars and walked away with only basic skills and techniques. This seminar is way different than that. I walk away each time with a deeper understanding of many things. Well worth the time and effort.

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At 11:21am on March 21, 2010, Grandmaster "D" said…
Greetings Master Guru Brian "Buzz"
it gives me great pleasure to personally welcome you into the "World Serrada Escrima Federation"...Your presence & membership adds to the illustriousness of all of the Great Grandmaster's & master's whom are also an intricate part of the "WSEF". We in the "WSEF" are very much looking forward to a "win-win" relationship with you; and more than anything else; we look forward to sharing our similar mutual experiences in the sacred field of martial arts. Again! welcome on board.

Highest Regards!
At 3:45pm on June 2, 2009, xxxxxxxxx said…
I don't do chat rooms. But if you would like to call or email that would be nice. All my info is on my site above my picture.
At 10:01am on May 22, 2009, Gat Kuya Jayson "Alupihan" Pena said…
Sorry, I am not real good at this Internet thing. How do I contact to the chat room.
At 7:24am on April 28, 2009, Willem de Thouars said…
Dear Brian, I like to share my point of view when it comes to people and
styles. Stylich arts are definitely good and excellent, as all the others;
what some individuals keep on forgetting that are leaders of arts is in
what is really important. Training or politics? In some cases politics, like
a horse is put in front of a carriage. Go around it Brian, just train with those people, because there is always something good in whatever they are offering.
Look for the good in men, look for the mind set of men and look for
the similarities in training to assure your art straight to your heart. At
this point with all the masters and grandmasters - there is nothing more I have to offer. But my heart and soul! I am glad Mr. Brian I have taught really
good people and each of them, will always do good things with the art I have left them in their laps. Always remember, looks like you had some disappointments in your life - we all do. Always remember, be the skipper of your own soul - use good judgement and evaluate the greater picture.
I will always reply to the positive side of man. It is easy to create animasity,
but it is harder to create long lasting friendship. All arts are good! Concentrate
on your students, concentrate on your objectives in life. Progress your system
in the best as you see fit. Remember I am done with martial arts, I just see things as a father and hope to be able to comfort souls. Always in caring uncle Willem de Thouars.
At 5:26am on April 28, 2009, Willem de Thouars said…
Dear Brian,
How splendidly are all the South East Asian martial arts comes together. From my point of view and of my experience; I go back deep down to history
lane. The Phillipines and Indonesian islands, belonged to a greater region in the South West Pacific. It includes also the Japanese islands. t
They are all part of the Malay Peninsula. People of any of the regions has a common bondage - they all had migrated from continent to continent. The flavor and
practiced of any sort of martial arts, relates all to Silat. In an appropriate
translation of the word Silat, can be found in the practice of refined skills,
hard training, or the practice of ilmu, internal arts or better explained to
more refined skills through defined practice. When Philipino fighters move and
Indonesian pentjac silat combatants are in moving, are likewise, they are causins.
In the practice of any of the arts, they all relate to the bladed or stick arts.
Your arts you practice is for sure a great art. Thank you sir, uncle de Thouars
At 4:10pm on April 23, 2009, Ildefonso "JUN" Odal said…
I know sir Bill Anderson by reputation but unfortunately I never honor of meeting him personally. I report to Master Jay de Leon of Filipino Fighting Arts USA in CA and IMAFP Commissioner for Northern America knows the great Bill Andersen him personally.

Hopefully I meet him or you in the near future... or if ever you visit Las Vegas give a call and be my guest...
At 11:17am on April 23, 2009, Jeff "Stickman" Finder said…
Thanks for the greeting!
At 11:05am on April 23, 2009, Jeremy Bernabe said…
Thanks John! Looking forward to meeting others supporting the FMA.

With Respect,
Guro Jeremy Bernabe
(Garimot System)
At 8:51am on April 23, 2009, John R. Malmo said…
Welcome to Brian!

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