The most influential people in the Filipino Martial Arts may also be the most detrimental to the progression of the art.Over the years there have been several well-known individuals as well those…Continue
One of the most common mistakes I've noticed that some martial artists make is in feeding punches or strikes to their training partner. Often when we feed strikes to our training partners we leave…Continue
Fellow martial artists, one of my beginning students is relocating to Washington state near Seattle and would like to continue training in FMA. He leaves in a week and I would like to put him in…Continue
The question: How practical in today's world is the use of the stick or sword as a necessary means of self-defense?
A question like the aforementioned one is enough to get many practitioners of FMA triggered. The common rebuttal is often the fact that any object can take the place of the stick or sword. Really? Like what? A tennis racquet, an umbrella, a baseball bat? The problem with this analogy is that just like sticks, normally none of these items are readily…Continue