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Started this discussion. Last reply by Henry Paz Mar 7, 2014. 5 Replies

At a recent Martial Arts Cultural Exchange I hosted at my school in Manteca I had the pleasure of speaking with an instructor from Bahala Na Multi Style about how he got into the Filipino Martial…Continue

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Combative Dreams

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 10:21am 1 Comment

Recently I started watching the HBO series “walking dead”. It is a show about apocalyptic events on earth that has a majority of the population turning into zombies and a few remaining humans left fighting for their survival. Turns out the zombies are attracted to human beings and feed on them; the zombies can only be killed by damaging the brain or removing their heads which separates the nerve endings that support movement to their extremities. So far the show has them being killed by the…


Training "Por Vida"

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Training “Por Vida”

Finding the martial art of Eskrima was an accident of good fortune. I say this because the timing was right for a marriage between my needs and that of learning an incredible martial art style that is by far one of the most well rounded arts I had ever seen. Many years ago while working as a maintenance electrician at Rare Parts Incorporated in Stockton I had the great fortune of meeting and befriending Senior Master Jorge Magana, at the time he didn’t hold this…


June 14, 2014 Martial Arts Cultural Exchange (M.A.C.E)

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June 14th 2014 Martial Arts Cultural Exchange

Another M.A.C.E event has come and gone, it was truly an amazing day of cross training and collaboration as well as a historic chapter in the books for Stockton FMA and the VEA Martial Arts Academy. In attendance and on the teaching roster were representatives of Stockton’s greatest and perhaps more widely known eskrimador legends GM Gilbert Tenio, GM Leo Giron, and GM Angel Cabales. As a Fillipino Martial Arts Practitioner I owe a lot of…


Giving thanks to all the ladies dating or married to martial artist.

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 6:51pm 6 Comments

This blog is dedicated to my wife Lisa. One might ask the following, a martial art blog about his wife? Well let me explain, this is my way of publically saying thank you to a woman who has supported my martial art lifestyle since the day our relationship got more serious; I can remember the day I confessed through casual conversation to her that I was a martial artist. The conversation went something like this, there is something you should know about me, my comment was followed a…


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At 12:59pm on July 12, 2012, terry joven said…


can u contact Ben Cerasi from modesto i refered him to u... looking for a good self defense school

he is on!


At 1:38pm on November 5, 2011, Shawn Hayes said…

Thank you for your friendship, how are you?

At 10:28pm on September 16, 2011, Joel Juanitas said…
Hey Mike it was good to see you at St. Luke's festival Saturday. Sorry you missed the demo. We have another one this Saturday at St. George's at 130. Anyway thanks for the beer and good luck on your upcoming mud race. Joel
At 9:04am on August 26, 2011, terry joven said…
At 11:09am on August 10, 2011, terry joven said…
Just posted a video of Manong Gilbert in Dentoys back yard have u seen this one?
At 12:46pm on July 20, 2011, terry joven said…


They scheduled our instructors ceremony that morning @ 11:00 the same day because Dexter is out of the area in august... We still plan to be their by 2:00 to do our portion of the summit.



At 9:47am on July 13, 2011, terry joven said…

Guro Mike

thanks stat should be ok!



At 12:42pm on July 12, 2011, terry joven said…

Guro Michael

it will probably be 5-6 instructors

but it is also Gene's daughters birthday party that afternoon so i do not know how long we can stay!

Glenn Abrescy has requested we go on last..

do you know how much time we will be alotted?



At 4:12pm on May 9, 2011, terry joven said…

Guro Michael

Do you have a date in mind for a sparring workshop..or can u guys come and attend a wed or sat class?



At 5:27pm on May 5, 2011, terry joven said…

Guro Michael i hope that Gm Gonzales and the rest of the guys would  attend the Wilton War games!

You ane the rest of the instructors would be our guest and help judge the games.


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