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Added by Mark Basel on March 5, 2014 at 9:57am — No Comments
Here is the latest stop on the Counterpoint Tactical System virtual tour. Filipino Martial Arts in the Missouri Ozarks. Check it out.
Added by Eric Primm on February 28, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
Of all of the weapons the spear is one of the oldest ones, think about it, its a long skinny pole with a pointed end. It may or may not have metal pointed end and still is effective. It is not complex to teach someone how to use it as it is simple weapon, yet how many martial art schools teach how to use it or even throw it. I know some Kung Fu schools do they make it a bit fancy, I know groups like NAWA do and spar with them, the Hawaiian Lua schools do but only a hand full of FMA schools…Continue
Added by Marc Lawrence on February 25, 2014 at 8:54pm — No Comments
Don't know if you heard, I've been appointed commissioner of STICKFIGHTING WORLD (a Cage Stick Fighting League). If you or any of your people are interested, let my know. Our first card is in Hamilton Ontario on April 5th.
Added by Datu Tim Hartman on February 12, 2014 at 7:09pm — No Comments
You can join our Kali/JKD group or I can put together a personalized program to fit YOUR specific needs and/or goals.
I also teach Tai Chi which is meant more for the elderly as the training is very soft, but it is enjoyed by all ages and teaches YOU to slow down in these busy times, and has great health benefits.
Kali-Filipino Martial Arts is an ancient weapons/empty hands art that is here to stay, come check out this rare style of…
Added by Justin Cataldi on February 12, 2014 at 10:41am — No Comments
The Counterpoint Tactical System (CTS) has some great news.Continue
“The federally dilemma”
By Guru Mike Cardenas
Excitement mixed with nervousness is how I would describe my mood as I packed my bag in preparation for a martial arts trip down to Mazatlan Mexico. My instructor, GM Art had requested I join him along with two other senior students in order to assist with the training we were scheduled to give to members of the Mazatlan Police Department and Mexican DEA Agents. We were just one group amongst a few instructors from the United…
We sit in a new Lunar New Year it being the year of the Horse. Most people do not know the origin of the Chinese Lunar New Year, as Chinese were settlers and traders in the Philippines, this celebration still happen every year.The story I heard about this was one going back in time. As many on myths and legend go this is good one to share. According to the legend, over 17 centuries ago, during the Yin-Shang Dynasty, an evil monster lived in the depths of the Yellow River. Every New Year’s…Continue
Added by Marc Lawrence on February 1, 2014 at 6:51pm — No Comments
Eskabo Daan with Team Munoz
On January 11th, Eskabo Daan joined “The…Continue
Added by AJ Ruiz on January 26, 2014 at 10:26pm — No Comments
This episode is a special recorded interview with SGM Diony Canete we conducted while visiting the Doce Pares HQ in Cebu. SGM Dionisio belongs to the second generation of the famous Martial Art advocates, the Cañete brothers of Cebu City, Philippines. He is the youngest son of GM Eulogio (Ylong) Cañete, the principal organizer of Doce Pares, who headed the organization since its founding in 1932 until his death in June 1988. …Continue
Added by Mark Basel on January 15, 2014 at 1:09pm — No Comments
2013 Trip to the Philippines
I started going to the Philippines in 2007 and have been going bi-yearly ever since. This was my 4th trip over and the most memorable. Traveling with me was Craig Mason of Canada, Dan Meck from Philadelphia and Lyman Prior from Maine. All of us are Modern Arnis practitioners. We arrived in Manila Friday morning November 29th. Upon our arrival the Filipinos, dubbed us the Four Kings of Modern Arnis.
The first day was eventful. We checked into our…Continue
A few years ago I some how got pulled into a talk down situation between myself and another Master in the back yard of a party.
Beer and whiskey was freely flowing and I had consumed more than my share of fire water. There was great food, great company and a whole lot of fellow Escrimadors attending this party.
At least six Masters were attending the party and everyone else were mostly graduate students of any number of schools. There were more knives and other weapons than I would…
Well its the Christmas season here on the main land and our little Barongay-Villiage in Little Hawaii and our Filipino -American family has its blend of cultures and traditions. We look forward to the family parties that have been going on for last two weeks and will continue to go on until New Years. We look forward to home made lumpia, spam fried rice, christmas ham, corn bread stuffing and pansit! Banana lumpia and apple pie with home made whipping cream. Christmas trees and…Continue
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Mini Book Review of Broad-Sword and Single-Stick by R. G. Allanson-Winn and C. Phillipps-Wolley
by: Enrique "Henry" Paz
I found this book on the Project Gutenberg website after a search for the word stick. It was written in England in 1911. At first I dismissed the book thinking I would only find small splashes of FMA relativity and therefore little interest for me but I ended up finding a lot of interesting information in this little 91 page…
Time spent with just yourself and your sword, knife or other martial skill covers majority of your training time. This is the time of perfection in your technique and mastery over your body, strategy and tactics. When training alone, this is the time to really slow things down, break down and dissolve and refine your…Continue
Added by Paul Ingram on November 26, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments
The Counterpoint Tactical System is presenting Filipino Martial Arts Workshops around the country this coming weekend to benefit the American Red Cross's Typhoon Appeal. Check here for locations near you.
Added by Eric Primm on November 20, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments