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The Power of Video in Private Lessons

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 11:07am 0 Comments

Yesterday I had a private lesson with one of my regular clients, Terry. During this lesson, I realized the importance of instant video in correcting a hitch in Terry’s “abaniko double action” technique.

Read the rest here: http://bamboospiritmartialarts.com/power-video-private-lessons/

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How Filipino Martial Arts Influenced Albert Einstein*

Posted on October 21, 2015 at 8:10pm 0 Comments

"In 1905, Albert Einstein published his “Theory of Special Relativity” in which he stated that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers and that the speed of light in a vacuum was independent of the motion of all observers. According to Wikipedia, “Special relativity says that every person has their own time. One person’s clock says something different from another person’s clock. The reason…

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7 Ways I Teach Children Filipino Martial Arts

Posted on October 10, 2015 at 1:19pm 0 Comments

There are those who believe that children should not be taught a “violent” activity like Filipino Martial Arts. I’ve encountered those who believe FMAs are not appropriate for children because it involves swinging a stick or two. Ahem.

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The Redonda Drill

Posted on August 15, 2015 at 7:44am 0 Comments

I recently wrote up this post on the Redonda Drill, which seems to be practiced less and less by some Modern Arnis groups out there. I have my students practice this often.

Blog Post on Redonda Drill

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Your First Filipino Martial Arts Class: What to Expect

Posted on July 11, 2015 at 10:06am 0 Comments

Hello all,

I wrote this up for my website as a way to entice folks to join my classes at the local community centre.

The beginning of this post:

"This post delves briefly into what to expect in the first Modern Arnis/Filipino Martial Arts class and applies equally to children and adults.

For starters, you can expect a hell of a lot of fun!

You can expect to start on a fascinating journey through…

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At 9:43pm on January 15, 2013, GURO ANDREW "TATTOO" FILARDO said…

Hey Brian, my son, who got his brown belt from Profesor, back in 1996, and was a D1 hockey goalie for UNH, and a personal student of mine, is hearing impaired. He has always had uncanny cat- like reflexes!!!!! Very fast !!!!!!

At 9:37pm on January 15, 2013, GURO ANDREW "TATTOO" FILARDO said…

" guys"  sorry typo !

At 9:36pm on January 15, 2013, GURO ANDREW "TATTOO" FILARDO said…

Hey Brian ! Andy "Tattoo" hear!!! You gus ever do any real contact sparring????

At 3:45pm on June 1, 2009, Allan said…
It was great to see you as well. :)
At 3:36pm on April 25, 2009, John R. Malmo said…
Welcome to MyFMA.net Brian!
 
 
 

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