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Reasons to Study Martial Arts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Jul 18. 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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Bill replied to the discussion 'Reasons to Study Martial Arts'
"Dave, I've known Kash for over 15 yrs.. We met in texas in 2002 when I had to go to san antonio to settle a family issue with the military.. He was going through the Master at arms school when he made the transfer from the army to the navy.. He…"
Jul 18
Zach Jenkins replied to the discussion 'Reasons to Study Martial Arts'
"Guro Dave, In my opinion BJJ, MMA, and perhaps TKD are among the most popular and successful. Marketing strategies are good and the general public likes the competition aspects of these martial arts. Also a lot of people are attracted to the belt…"
Jul 17
Guro David Battaglia replied to the discussion 'Reasons to Study Martial Arts'
"Hi Bill, Thanks for the reply. It seems like TKD was set on fire in the 90's and is still burning hot. The same with MMA. I think you hit the nail on the head. Both disciplines are marketing machines. BTW, do you know "Instructor…"
Jul 17
Bill replied to the discussion 'Reasons to Study Martial Arts'
"Out here on gilligan's island aka guam, TKD and the MMA gyms are popping up faster than a pan full of popcorn.. One of the tkd schools just moved into a 6000 sq ft location and his classes are full.. He is a master of marketing and is closed…"
Jul 17
Guro David Battaglia replied to the discussion 'Reasons to Study Martial Arts'
"Hi Zach, What art(s) do you think are most popular...most studied? Do you think there is some tradition in non traditional arts? Thanks, Guro Dave"
Jul 16
Zach Jenkins replied to the discussion 'Reasons to Study Martial Arts'
"1. Self-defense 2. Interest 3. Ego Martial art popularity in my opinion is for fly by night would be martial artists.  Before I began studying martial arts I didn't care what I learned as long as I could use it to protect myself.  I…"
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Guro David Battaglia replied to the discussion 'Modern Arnis Basics by David Battaglia'
"Thank you Terry Joven."
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Guro David Battaglia replied to the discussion 'Modern Arnis Basics by David Battaglia'
"Al S. Thank you for your courteous feedback. "From a curriculum point of view, what is being taught is indeed very basic and because of the pace in which the information is being presented a novice should be able to pick up the various…"
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"Al S, I feel emailing or texting is not a desirable way to communicate. It's black-and-white, with no voice inflection, tone, facial expressions, or body language. All constructive comments are always well-received by me. However, I think…"
May 18, 2016
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"Al S, I believe in reality. I don't fool myself in to believing I'm invincible, and can't be touched. I do believe I increase my odds by awareness and training. I help other interested people try to do the same through instruction and…"
May 17, 2016
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"IMHO, Over the years I've come to believe if someone who is absolutely determined to harm you (cut you), will likely succeed. What happens after that is not really known."
May 17, 2016
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"Good non-telegraphic movement by the cutter."
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"Very enlightening and humbling. You have action vs. reaction. Awareness is just so important!"
May 12, 2016
Guro David Battaglia replied to the discussion 'Modern Arnis Basics by David Battaglia'
"Thank you Terry. I value your advice. Maestro Guro Dave"
May 4, 2016
terry joven replied to the discussion 'Modern Arnis Basics by David Battaglia'
"Maestro Guro Lots of good stuff in this video, very well rounded and showing a lot of what you have to offer.. I know this is a slow pace novice video... but i agree with Al S maybe a more combative stance and energy would make the video…"
May 4, 2016

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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, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKTLbs7wSrY. ;

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 MyFMA.net 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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