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When a national Arnis tournament is handled by amateurs...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sony P. Sy Dec 29, 2013. 2 Replies

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 certification to a Martial Arts Instructor's skill, ability,and credibility ( to teach ) ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by SINAG FMA Institute Jan 28, 2013. 44 Replies

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 ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Casto Sep 15, 2012. 39 Replies

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

Where do you start in Arnis

Started Jul 24, 2012 0 Replies

Where do we start in Arnis It has been 37 years that has passed (and still going), I still remember how I started to train in Palis (Arnis) Sagasa (KAFEPHIL) . It was a Saturday morning that I went…Continue


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The Importance of Lineage in Martial Arts

Posted on January 17, 2015 at 7:30am 0 Comments

      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

Posted on November 20, 2012 at 8:32pm 0 Comments

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…


MIND OVER MATTER (don't mind it, it doesn't matter anymore)

Posted on June 23, 2012 at 3:54am 1 Comment

    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…


PALIS-SAGASA by Dr. Guillermo Lengson and Sony P. Sy

Posted on May 26, 2012 at 11:35pm 1 Comment

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…


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At 6:04am on September 7, 2012, Russell G. Carter, Jr. said…

I am Honored.

At 9:35am on August 16, 2012, Jerome Barber, Ed.D. said…

Thank you, Sir, for requesting my friendship via my  I am v ery happy to accept your offer and I am looking forward to communicating with you.





At 2:54pm on August 4, 2012, Joe Knight said…

Sony, much gratitude for the friend request. Respect and Happiness to you sir.

Joe Knight


At 11:10pm on July 22, 2012, Lew Cottell said…

Sony, thank you for adding me as a friend, I am honored.


At 12:26pm on July 18, 2012, Henry Paz said…


Thank you for your thoughtful comments on! It really improves the site and adds to the growth of the FMA. Thanks for adding me as a friend.

At 7:11am on July 10, 2012, Edward jonathan Dockrill said…

Thank you Sony for adding me as a friend, I'm humble and greatful.

Kind regards,


At 11:02am on June 19, 2012, John R. Malmo said…

Sony, welcome to - Filipino Martial Arts Network!

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At 8:45am on June 12, 2012, Zach Jenkins said…

Hello Sony,

 Great topic!  I think I may have received an instant message from you today but I usually keep my page up on my computer during the work day while I'm busy doing other things so forgive me for not responding.  I hope your week has been going well and I'm looking forward to many more interesting conversations.


Warm Regards,


At 9:42am on June 8, 2012, Zach Jenkins said…

Very cool Sony!  Thanks...  And thank for accepting my friend request. 


Warm regards,


At 9:03am on May 25, 2012, terry joven said…


welcome to!

terry joven



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