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Guro David Battaglia
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Reasons to Study Martial Arts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Jul 18, 2017. 6 Replies

Hi, I pose these questions to my fellow members and friends.What do you think the top three reasons are that people study the martial arts?Which type of art do you think is the most popular?Even if…Continue

Modern Arnis Basics by David Battaglia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Guro David Battaglia Dec 1, 2016. 6 Replies

Hi All,I would appreciate it if you would go to YouTube and type in Modern Arnis Basics by David Battaglia, watch the videos, and courteously let me know what you think.Thanks,Maestro DaveContinue

My Thoughts on Self-Defense

Started this discussion. Last reply by terry joven Sep 24, 2014. 8 Replies

I wrote this when I was about 15 years younger. I'm curious about what some of our younger and older friends think. I haven't added too, or detracted from it.The physical: I believe the main…Continue

GM Angel Cabales

Started this discussion. Last reply by Guro David Battaglia Apr 23, 2014. 9 Replies

Please forgive my ignorance. I have been pondering what made GM Cabales so formidable? He seems to have been a small man in physical stature. I know weapons can equalize, but how did he handle…Continue


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Guro David Battaglia commented on the blog post 'The question no practitioner of FMA wants to hear'
"Guro Zach, I teach my students to convert what they do with a sword, stick or pocket sticks to every day, and tactical weapons. A walking cane, tactical flashlight, keys, pocket knife and to practice with them under duress, in street clothes. The…"
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Modern Arnis, Palisutan Arnis, and Aikido

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Levels of Expertise

Posted on May 4, 2016 at 12:59pm 0 Comments

I would like to ask the MYFMA.NET community what they feel best represents basic, intermediate, and advanced levels of FMA. Please include short video examples in your responses.

Thank you,

Maestro Guro Dave

Modern Arnis Basics by David Battaglia

Posted on November 27, 2015 at 5:18pm 2 Comments

Please have a look at one of my instructional video I posted on youtube, ;

Please let me know what you think. Constructive criticism is welcome.

Thank you.

Guro David Battaglia

Not Training

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 5:27pm 6 Comments

In all my years of involvement in the arts, I've always been told to continuously train and practice. However, there were times I was unable to physically train and practice. I did the best I could to stay physically fit, but did not practice my art. Sometimes this was by choice, and other times it was due to surgery, or injury. When I did make it back on to the training floor I felt a little better at execution of my art, than before. I've often thought it was due to the "vacation" from…


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At 5:21pm on March 30, 2012, Lew Cottell said…

I am honoured by your friend request, Sir.  Lew Cottell


At 3:30am on March 12, 2012, Parvez Alam said…

thanks for the kind words sir... hope all is well :)

At 9:38am on March 10, 2012, Bianchini Master said…

Is an honor I appreciate is that, thank you so much.

At 9:08am on September 13, 2011, Punong Lakan Mike Sadiwa said…
Guro David, it is an honor to meet you here in Mabuhay po kayo!!!
At 9:36am on June 11, 2011, Ian Sanchez said…
thanks Guro Dave... god bless
At 8:14am on May 31, 2011, David O'Hanlon said…
Thank you for the friend request Guro. I hope we can someday meet up and train together.
At 3:28pm on February 23, 2011, Don Cavanaugh said…

Hi Guro Dave,

Thanks for your friend request, very glad to accept.  It's people like you that keep the art alive!

Best wishes, Don

At 8:09am on February 6, 2011, Thomas Macaluso said…
Hey Dave how's it going ?
At 3:12pm on December 28, 2010, terry joven said…

Guro Dave we will be finalising the date & location of the 1st annual UFMAC tounament, fees, and divisions etc

 Discussing criteria & process for rank  & recognition by the UFMAC.

2011 UFMAC seminars, workshops & events.

Discussing the upcoming "Filipino Martial Arts Exposition" to be held in San Francisco June 11 & 12th during the San Francisco Philippine Independance Celebration

those are the main topics i believe we will be working on this month.

At 10:50am on September 2, 2010, terry joven said…
Guro David
Just wanted to say thanks for posting the last 2 discussions. Both have been very much on my mind for a while and i have thought about starting them myself.

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