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Footwork Fun

The Filipino Martial Arts have great footwork, and I make sure to include footwork in warmups and cool downs for each class. My latest blog post is musing on how to improve my footwork as I tire.

"Footwork is a mystery to me. As I tire, my footwork declines faster than my arm/hand motions. The obvious answer to this is that I practice the upper body motions more than the lower body. I wonder if fine motor skills..."…

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Added by Eric Primm on September 11, 2014 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Celebrate Filipino History Month with the screening of Three Films!

 Filipino American National Historical Society

 

Sacramento Delta Chapter

 

Celebrate Filipino History Month

 

With The Screening of Three Films

 

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1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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Added by terry joven on September 9, 2014 at 4:13pm — No Comments

FMA - Hollywood is using it why isn't TFC (or GMA)

Maybe I am wrong for I have not watched all TFC teleserye out there.  I am of course aware of a few special characters and shows such as si Bro, Scheduler and of course KuTe.  I have had many problems with these shows, for somehow logic gets thrown out the windows in many of these cases.  I am not here to talk about that, what I am confused about is how these tv shows with the ability to influence so many filipinos choose not to employ things that are truly pinoy.

I am talking about…

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Added by Francis Serrano on August 29, 2014 at 10:09pm — No Comments

The Awkwardness of New Techniques

As I begin working with new students, I notice that frustration builds due to the clumsiness of learning new skills. I wrote this blog post as a bit of motivation for those struggling with grasping new skills. Thanks for reading!

Don't Fight that Awkward Feeling

Added by Eric Primm on August 25, 2014 at 8:39am — No Comments

Scholarly work on the martial arts

For those that do not know, I am a Doctoral Fellow at the University of Arkansas.  I am working towards my Doctorate in Recreation and Sport Management.  I am currently working on several research projects investigating various aspects of the martial arts.

I just received notification that I have been selected to present at the Global Sports Business Conference! I will be discussing gender representation, under representation and portrayal of women in the martial arts, by…

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Added by John R. Malmo on August 21, 2014 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Combative Dreams

Recently I started watching the HBO series “walking dead”. It is a show about apocalyptic events on earth that has a majority of the population turning into zombies and a few remaining humans left fighting for their survival. Turns out the zombies are attracted to human beings and feed on them; the zombies can only be killed by damaging the brain or removing their heads which separates the nerve endings that support movement to their extremities. So far the show has them being killed by the…

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Added by Michael Cardenas on July 22, 2014 at 10:21am — 1 Comment

Island Dreams (2014) now on DVD

Starring

Louise de los Reyes, Alexis Petitprez, Irma Adlawan,

Chanel ‘Boom’ Latorre, Natasha Villaroman and Hector Macaso

Available at…

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Added by Kenneth Au on July 20, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Kali / Jeet Kune Do in Las Vegas- Self Sefense/work out

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Added by Justin Cataldi on July 20, 2014 at 9:52am — No Comments

Master Narrison Babao & Mater Mike Gomez Seminar in Vegas July 13, 2014

Just wanted to send out a special thank you to Mrs.Zena Babao , & Masters Nar & Mike for visiting my Vegas Kali/JKD group to share some of the Babao Arnis system with us, the seminar was awsome and Master Nar and Master Mike were excellent instructors, im blessed :)

Added by Justin Cataldi on July 20, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments

Response to The Line Between Good and Bad Escrima

I've really been enjoying the MyFMA.net discussion on The Line Between Good and Bad Escrima. There are many excellent responses there, and I started writing up my own thoughts to post. As usual, my thoughts grew into an article. So, I posted that article on my blog. Here are my…

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Added by Eric Primm on July 18, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Necessary Review

Over at the STL Counterpoint Bog, I discuss reviewing sparring. Check it out!

Added by Eric Primm on July 9, 2014 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Training "Por Vida"

Training “Por Vida”

Finding the martial art of Eskrima was an accident of good fortune. I say this because the timing was right for a marriage between my needs and that of learning an incredible martial art style that is by far one of the most well rounded arts I had ever seen. Many years ago while working as a maintenance electrician at Rare Parts Incorporated in Stockton I had the great fortune of meeting and befriending Senior Master Jorge Magana, at the time he didn’t hold this…

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Added by Michael Cardenas on July 8, 2014 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

Martial Arts Notes

What do your notes look like? Here's a blog post about how I view notes in the learning of martial arts after a recent visit to Counterpoint Tactical System Founder Zach Whitson.

Added by Eric Primm on June 23, 2014 at 7:47am — No Comments

SFW 1: Genesis June 21, 2014

If you are coming to SFW 1: Genesis this Saturday June 21, 2014 and have not got tickets yet - you can still buy them from our website and they will be held at the door for you on Saturday. 

‪#‎BeatTheLineUp‬…

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Added by STICKFIGHTING WORLD on June 19, 2014 at 9:17am — No Comments

June 14, 2014 Martial Arts Cultural Exchange (M.A.C.E)

June 14th 2014 Martial Arts Cultural Exchange

Another M.A.C.E event has come and gone, it was truly an amazing day of cross training and collaboration as well as a historic chapter in the books for Stockton FMA and the VEA Martial Arts Academy. In attendance and on the teaching roster were representatives of Stockton’s greatest and perhaps more widely known eskrimador legends GM Gilbert Tenio, GM Leo Giron, and GM Angel Cabales. As a Fillipino Martial Arts Practitioner I owe a lot of…

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Added by Michael Cardenas on June 18, 2014 at 10:25pm — 4 Comments

Guns N Martial Arts

Have you ever spoken to someone that knew that you practiced martial arts and when you suggested that they try it out they came back with I’ll just shoot them and then they point their finger like it’s a gun? I used to say okay, I’m ready, lets fight and you shoot me with your finger gun, but now I don’t even bother. The truth of the matter is that a gun is not the answer to every situation. Being in law enforcement I’m required to carry a firearm in performance of my duties and I also carry… Continue

Added by Zach Jenkins on June 18, 2014 at 9:43am — 2 Comments

Martial Arts School Insurance

Greetings Kalisodors!

My school is expanding and we are looking to get new insurance that covers our activities plus weight training and conditioning. Anyone have any ideas or some tips on finding a good "Martial Arts" Insurance policy? 

I was thinking of using these guys, Martial Arts Group Inc. ( https://www.igomag.com/ ) I haven't found any reviews on them.

Any help would be greatly…

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Added by Kurt P. Leffler II on June 8, 2014 at 9:59pm — 1 Comment

Holding the line

So, I keep an eye out for Escrima videos on FB and various other sights.  I like to see what other people are doing and keep tabs on the progression of organizations I have either been associated with or admire.  I see a lot of people who claim to carry on a legacy art and I often question the validity of their techniques.  At best, I think we can only manage to carry on principals of a legacy art but not wholly and perfectly the actual techniques.  So, some nod to creativity and…

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Added by Guro Lawrence Motta on June 2, 2014 at 5:13pm — 5 Comments

Overly complicated methods used in teaching

If you have good teacher then they will start you off at the basic level doing simple things with you and teaching you foundational principles. But if you have bad teacher or lazy teacher or worse an instructor that does monkey see monkey do, then you will be taught overly complicated methods before you are ready to understand them and be able to perform them thus making you lost.

I will take shot at one of the sacred pillars of FMA, sinawalli- yes double stick! Most people at first…

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Added by Marc Lawrence on May 31, 2014 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Methods of Necessity...?

Most forms of Filipino Martial Art styles employ the solo baston, doble baston, long and short combinations, knife work, empty hands, grappling, and so on. In fact it’s rare to see a teacher or practitioner of FMA that sticks to one aspect of FMA. But is it a necessity to train in many aspects of FMA? Did European fencing clubs practice boxing as well as fencing techniques? What if single stick was the only method someone placed all of their focus on, would it be enough or are multiple facets… Continue

Added by Zach Jenkins on May 29, 2014 at 10:22am — 5 Comments

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