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Bahalanamulti-style Escrima

The Stockton Bahalanamulti-style Escrima School is comprised of the top instructors and graduates…See More
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Fun Friday: Stick To Empty Hand

Come join us at Legends Centre in Oshawa on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Friday night classes are offered at the Harmony Martial Arts Center. See how fun thi...
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Albuquerque area training

Hello, I'm currently looking for any information on FMA training groups in the Albuquerque, NM…See More
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Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do/Cadena de Mano Seminar at Discovery Martial Arts Academy

February 4, 2017 from 1pm to 6pm
Bahalanamulti-style and VEA academy are proud to present Master Lee Gagnon from the Gagnon Martial…See More
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Balintawak iyahay concepts

Quick essay I wrote to try and organize the teaching of GM Sam Buot. Forgive any grammatical or spelling errors. I will eventually clean it up.



On Iyahay-

Learning martial arts is like learning a language. You start with simple vocabulary. In this case, the 12 basic angles of attacks and preliminary defensive counters. Next you learn how to create basic sentences. I.e. See spot, See spot run. In Balintawak, this is the grouping system which consists of 6 basic sequences. As you… Continue

Added by Mark Kwong on November 19, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Loyalty or obedience?

Remember that history is written by the conqueror and that obedience is often mistaken for…

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Added by Guro Lawrence Motta on October 18, 2016 at 4:23pm — 1 Comment

Block hard

We recently worked on some consecutive, simple blocks. They were Roof on #1, Sweep on #2,…

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Added by Guro Lawrence Motta on September 29, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Levels of Expertise

I would like to ask the MYFMA.NET community what they feel best represents basic, intermediate, and advanced levels of FMA. Please include short video examples in your responses.

Thank you,

Maestro Guro Dave

Added by Guro David Battaglia on May 4, 2016 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Doug Marcaida on History Channel, "Forged In Fire"

MyFMA.net member Doug Marcaida is on a History Channel cable show regarding bladesmithing called, "Forged In Fire." I highly recommend you watch this show. My brother is busy taping all of them!!!Doug Marcaida

Added by Black Swan Tactical on April 8, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments

Alternate Activity to enhance your FMA training...

Does anyone of you have a great idea on how to make eskrima more enjoyable to practice? Let's face it, doing the same steps again and again makes the art repetitive and boring. Do you have some cool or crazy ideas to make the steps look fresh and enticing to practice everyday but at the same time, maintaining the concepts of the art's style?

Added by Lester U. on April 7, 2016 at 6:11am — 3 Comments

Decuerdas-Diestro Fighting System

I.D.E.A International DeCuerdas Escrima Association

Presents Gm Arthur Gonzalez teaching along with De Cuerdas Escrima instructors in DEFMAC: DeCuerdas Escrima-...FMA Camp:

On April 30, 2016 from 10am to 3 pm. All martial artists from beginner to master levels are invited to attend

The Gonzalez DeCuerdas Escrima-FMA Camp presents an intensive self-defense program that’s comprehensive and practical. …

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Added by terry joven on March 18, 2016 at 3:16pm — No Comments

6 Steps for Mindful Practice

One thing that I love about the Filipino martial arts is that they require mindful practice in order to avoid a stick to the face. As much as I wish it didn't, my mind wanders frequently. On my blog, I give six steps that I use to be more in the moment during my martial arts training.…

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Added by Eric Primm on February 10, 2016 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Progress through Resistance

If we want to get stronger, we add resistance or weights to our training regime. We can do the same to increase our martial arts skills. No, not add weights, by adding resistance. This doesn't necessarily mean increase your free sparring, though.

Check out…

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Added by Eric Primm on January 22, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Engineering the Martial Arts: Problem Solving

Martial arts and engineering have a lot of overlap, and engineering concepts are easily applicable to the martial arts. With a sophisticated art like the FMAs, problems can become complex right away. Engineers have developed a robust process to get to the root of complex, difficult problems. This year, I'm adding a new monthly feature to my blog where…

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Added by Eric Primm on January 19, 2016 at 2:37pm — No Comments

2015 was awsome lets make 2016 even better !

It was a great year of training Kali/JKD and meeting some fantastic people ! thank you all ! May you all have a blessed year from Creative Warrior Academy of LV !! :)…

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Added by Justin Cataldi on January 5, 2016 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Five Easy Steps to Martial Arts Mastery

Over the past five years, I've really paid attention to martial artists of various skills and levels of commitment. With all of that research, I've distilled the five easy steps that anyone can apply on their martial arts journey. Please,…

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Added by Eric Primm on December 29, 2015 at 6:56pm — No Comments

FULL TEXT: Transcript of oral arguments on Philippines vs China arbitration case

China is stealing land and sea, with some very valuable mineral rights from Brunei, Japan, Philippines, S.Korea, and Vietnam, and the Philippines is bringing the first case against Xi's government to the Tribunal at the Hague.

FULL TEXT: Transcript of oral arguments on Philippines vs China…

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Added by Black Swan Tactical on December 27, 2015 at 1:26am — No Comments

The Power of Video in Private Lessons

Yesterday I had a private lesson with one of my regular clients, Terry. During this lesson, I realized the importance of instant video in correcting a hitch in Terry’s “abaniko double action” technique.

Read the rest here: http://bamboospiritmartialarts.com/power-video-private-lessons/

:-)

Added by Brian Johns on December 21, 2015 at 11:07am — No Comments

Footwork Friday: Training Clusters & Block Curriculum

Part of my goals for the second half of this year has been to work on my footwork. I started a blog series about FMA footwork with a new entry every Friday, but when I started, there was no organization or progression to my entries. So, in this latest article, I utilized the concept of block curriculum to group similar footwork patterns. Note that this…

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Added by Eric Primm on December 21, 2015 at 9:11am — No Comments

Modern Arnis Basics by David Battaglia

Please have a look at one of my instructional video I posted on youtube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKTLbs7wSrY. ;

Please let me know what you think. Constructive criticism is welcome.

Thank you.

Guro David Battaglia

Added by Guro David Battaglia on November 27, 2015 at 5:18pm — 2 Comments

A Martial Life Episode 19: The Gathering.



Don Franks, creator of the webseries "A Martial Life," visited the Gathering back in September, and while there, they visited with Master Zach… Continue

Added by Eric Primm on November 11, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Thomas Dy Tang, the Successor of the KI System

Thomas Dy Tang, the Successor of the KI System

- The Die is Cast

-- Ex...periences:

--- Raul Marquez

--- Louie D. Lindo

--- Kenneth Co

- The Introduction of Tom as the Successor of the KI System

--- Edward Wong

A Word From Tommy Dy Tang

Personal Experiences

Techniques:

- Estrella Disarm

- Contra Y Contra

- Cadena Real Disarm…

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Added by terry joven on November 10, 2015 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Why we fights - my thoughts on the 2015 GSBAUSA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

The latest blog of FMASCHOOL.com Guru Francis T.B. Serrano the marketing director of GSBAUSA shares his thoughts of what it means to compete.

Please read, comment and share.

#eskrima #gsbausa #fmaschool #kali #arnis #martialarts

http://stickpiethere.blogspot.com/2015/11/why-we-fight-my-thoughts-of-2015-gsba.html

Added by Francis Serrano on November 3, 2015 at 11:24pm — No Comments

South China Sea Ruling in Hague Could Be Mid-2016: Philippines Lawyer

South China Sea Ruling in Hague Could Be Mid-2016: Philippines Lawyer

WASHINGTON — The chief counsel for the Philippines in its…

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Added by Black Swan Tactical on November 1, 2015 at 2:57am — 2 Comments

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