What do you think when a National Tournament in Arnis occurs and it is run and managed by amateurs (tournament director, referees and judges)?It has been 22 years ago…that was the last time I…Continue
How Important is a Certification to a Martial Arts Instructor’s skill, ability and credibility (to teach)?For Filipino Martial Arts Instructors: Does a certification give him the right to teach? Does…Continue
Is there such a thing as selective training or restrictions in teaching Filipino Martial Arts ? There’s a tradition I know that is still being practiced in every Filipino Family as of today -that you…Continue
Let me first tell you how I met GM Dr. Guillermo Lengson .
I was a high school student then when I trained under him at the gym of the Quirino Grandstand (in Luneta, Manila). To me, he was just an ordinary man and the way I saw him was he was not so impressive, like the martial art actors in a movie. He’s not tall; around 5’5 and had a big belly. I even wondered if I can learn something from this guy. But through a matter of faith, submissiveness, hard training and…
Palis Sagasa Arnis Pilipino an anecdote…
Coach 1. Tell me friend ,If given a chance to choose, which is better- being a coach and a trainer or a
referee and judge ?
Coach 2. (Without hesitation) …Referee and judge.
Coach 1. Why ?
Coach 2. Because that is where the power lies…
Coach 1. it may be true you have power and authority over others because you can dictate the outcome of a game., But I want you to know you must love your students, learn more for…
I remember the time, when Doc. (GM Guillermo Lengson) used to train us before a fight, what we called "a worst combat" We are given individual instruction,that we should do before we practice together. On my part,I have to jog 30 minutes ( to build up my endurance ),the gym opens around 7:00 Pm. We do warm ups. Doc reminds us that the exercises should be done properly. it starts from the head going down slowly, shoulder,arms,etc.and it will end…Continue
To all students of mine in the field of martial art (NHS Arnis Pilipino,U.E. and P.S.B.A. Karate Arnis Taekwondo Alliance) the styles and method of training we use is called PALIS-SAGASA taught to me by the late Dr.Guilermo Lengson Grandmaster in Arnis and Karate ( KAFEPHIL). Palis (Palo-Alis) or Attack and side stepping,dodging.slashing techiques and away from the line of attack . SAGASA - a series of attacks and blocking techniques,a physical and mental conditioning of the…Continue