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It Doesn't Work

I get stuck on the phrase, "It Doesn't Work." I think the phrase is missing a few words. It's one that makes me think about my art. If something doesn't work, why is it still taught? I wrote up my thoughts, and you can check it out…

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Added by Eric Primm on April 22, 2015 at 2:26pm — 4 Comments

Gathering My Thoughts on the Knife

Last week we did some knife training. Between the sparring and the Marc MacYoung Facebook post, knife concepts wouldn't leave my thoughts. I gathered some of them and put them in a blog post. My blog is one tool to help in my Filipino martial arts studies. Sometimes, I have to put all my thoughts in one place to see if I'm on the right track.…

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Added by Eric Primm on April 15, 2015 at 9:06am — No Comments

The Beginning of ITAK Clothing | A New Clothing Brand for Eskrimadors!

How ITAK got started?
I actually been asked a couple of times, what is the meaning of ITAK? How is the sword apply to attaining knowledge? What is Inspired To Attain Knowledge mean?…
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Added by Marc Mendoza on April 14, 2015 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Thanks to sir Terry Joven and sir Patrick Lee for Welcoming Us.

Thanks to sir Terry Joven and sir Patrick Lee for Welcoming Us.

Added by WC Paranaque on April 9, 2015 at 9:38pm — 1 Comment

FMATalk Live! - Is Limb Destruction Bulls**t? and Fred crashes the Legendary Wild Card Gym

This week on the podcast we chat about limb destruction in FMA empty hand fighting and Fred tells us his tale of daring do as he attempts to work out at the legendary Wild Card gym while Pac Man there conducting his training camp for the Mayweather fight May 2nd. 



Our hosts will be Guro Federico Malibago, Guro John Bednarski, Guro Mark Basel and anyone else we can convince to join in on the madness.

Check us out on Stitcher and iTunes.…

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Added by Mark Basel on March 31, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Taming the savage within

I watch a few videos from time to time on techniques and real life situations.  I am often surprised by how barbaric and savage we have become as humans.  Maybe it was always this way and we are only seeing more of it since the birth of the information age.  But, I don't remember things being this savage; almost bestial.  Have we not evolved at all?  Are we devolving back into unrestrained, banal, barbarism?  It seems like we are.  So, train.  Train so you have some skills to fall back on…

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Added by Guro Lawrence Motta on March 16, 2015 at 2:38pm — 2 Comments

Engineering the Martial Arts

I have spent half of my life studying engineering, and the Filipino martial arts appeal to me because they fit hand in hand with certain engineering concepts. I learned early on in my life that memorization wasn't my strong suit, but if I could learn fundamental principles, then I didn't need to memorize thousands of things. When I found that FMAs operate under the same philosophy, I…

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Added by Eric Primm on February 25, 2015 at 8:33am — No Comments

Bad habits

Had a great early morning training session with Dan and Janelle working on absolute basics.  I've heard it was Arnold Palmer who said "Practice doesn't make Perfect, perfect practice makes perfect".  It's funny how we all get into habits; little things that throw off our game.  I notice it myself in my daily routine.  I do my warm ups every morning at 4:30 during the week and sometimes, I phone…
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Added by Guro Lawrence Motta on February 16, 2015 at 3:48pm — 2 Comments

My Journey to Black Belt

Counterpoint Tactical System uses a belt ranking system as part of its organization. This year, I am training for my first degree black belt in CTS. Read here my thoughts on what a black belt…

Added by Eric Primm on January 30, 2015 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Key to Victory

Keys to Victory

Professional pianist excels in the art of Filipino stick fighting

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For Dean Marcellana, the martial arts are more about philosophy than the fight.

For 21 years, Marcellana – also a professional pianist – has practiced the art of Filipino…

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Added by terry joven on January 30, 2015 at 10:54am — 4 Comments

2015 CTS Seminar Schedule

The new year has begun, and soon, the Counterpoint Tactical System seminar circuit will begin. Check out my blog page for the first seminar of the year.

Added by Eric Primm on January 28, 2015 at 8:43am — No Comments

Remembering Bobby.....By Ron Saturno

There was a gem of a man who once lived in Stockton, Ca. and not that very long ago. Loved by many and respected by everyone lucky enough to have had any contact with him: His name was Bobby Antuna.

I thought of him this Saturday when driving by Lindey's Dough nuts. I remembered sitting one day in Lindey's when Bobby happened to come in for some of the localy famous…

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Added by terry joven on January 17, 2015 at 9:41am — 2 Comments

Ground Zero Post from Ron Saturno

Ground Zero.....

I grabbed a 'short' Serrada stick last night to work out with. I was visiting the old Harding Way School where Angel Cabales started Filipino Martial arts on the mainland in 1968. There is 'a lot' of history in that building.

So many famous people have gone through the doors of the Harding Way School that I can only hope that it is never torn…

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Added by terry joven on January 17, 2015 at 9:12am — No Comments

The Importance of Lineage in Martial Arts

      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…

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Added by Sony P. Sy on January 17, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

There can only be one! Long live Escrima!

Very cool story from

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Added by terry joven on January 16, 2015 at 10:07am — No Comments

Larga Mano

Some thoughts on Larga Mano:

There is a difference between Larga Mano and using a long weapon.  Just using a long weapon does not mean you are playing Larga Mano.  Often I see long weapons used in close quarters or Medio range; even as close a Corto.  But this is not Larga Mano.  There are principles to Larga Mano that include range, footwork, timing and tactics.  Larga Mano principles can even be applied to empty hands if you think about it.  The choice of weapon is not all we should…

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Added by Guro Lawrence Motta on December 10, 2014 at 2:47pm — 7 Comments

2014 IMC Curriculum: Part Three

Here is the final report the curriculum of the 2014 Counterpoint Tactical System Iron Mountain camp. This last section covers the Standup Grappling and Double Knife level one drills that we did. The double knife section was a mind bender. Each person has so many options that the drill is more like sparring…

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Added by Eric Primm on December 4, 2014 at 11:43am — No Comments

2014 IMC Curriculum: Part Two

The second part of the curriculum write up has been posted to my blog. On Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, we studied the kenpo techniques that Master Zach Whitson combined with Filipino Martial Arts to form the kenpo counterpoint one drills. We learned a lot of great techniques to build a…

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Added by Eric Primm on November 29, 2014 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Submit your Comment to the Government of Ontario (Canada) to Exempt Mixed Weapons Martial Arts from the Criminal Code

STICKFIGHTING WORLD wants to make the FMA community aware of an opportunity for you to influence government policy regarding Combative Sports. 

The Government of Ontario has presented a list of 9 combative sports that are to be regulated and exempted from the Criminal Code  - Mixed Weapons Martial Arts (including FMA) is not on that list!

We need as many people as possible to ask that Mixed Weapons Martial Arts be exempted from the Criminal Code so that STICKFIGHTING…

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Added by STICKFIGHTING WORLD on November 25, 2014 at 1:03pm — No Comments

2014 IMC Curriculum: Part One

Master Zach Whitson covered a lot of material at the 2014 Iron Mountain instructor's camp. Counterpoint Tactical System students learned everything from qigong to Cacoy Doce Pares to Kenpo to Grappling to Pekiti double knife. I started writing up a blog post, and it kept growing. Sor, here is part…

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Added by Eric Primm on November 24, 2014 at 8:15am — No Comments

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