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What is a Grand Master?

Posted on March 14, 2011 at 3:30pm 16 Comments

I've heard this so called title used so loosely over the years. What makes a Grand Master? Is it superior skill over others? A position held in a school? I will put myself on the chopping block, so to speak. I have trained in FMA for 10 yrs. , 27 to include all training. I am now in the process of formulating my own school and style of Arnis. Does this qualify me to call myself a "Grand Master"? Opinions vary fellow Warriors let's hear yours. Respectively, just Guro Nico.

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At 6:55am on March 16, 2011, John R. Malmo said…
Nicolas, welcome to - Filipino Martial Arts Network!

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At 11:32am on March 13, 2011, terry joven said…


welcome to!

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At 6:32pm on March 12, 2011, Dave Standeven said…
Welcome Nicolas, hope you enjoy the site.

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