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Preparing for Iron Mountain

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Double Stick Gem City Style

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Believe it or not

Believe it or not

For several years now I’ve been blogging and introducing threads on martial art forums for a variety of martial art websites. My purpose for writing in these forums are to share my experiences and start a conversation in regards to Southeast Asian martial arts namely FMA on this site. Often I read comments like, “I’m calling BS on this or that.” But the fact that whether a person believes something or not is based on their exposure or the lack thereof.



When I… Continue

Added by Zach Jenkins on August 31, 2015 at 11:01am — 2 Comments

Preparing for Iron Mountain

The ninth annual Iron Mountain instructor training camp is approaching. This is my sixth time attending the camp. This year is a special one for me because I will be testing for first degree black belt. I wrote about preparing for the camp.…

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Added by Eric Primm on August 27, 2015 at 8:27am — No Comments

Footwork Friday: Forward Triangle



On my blog, I'm posting a series of articles about Filipino martial arts footwork. Every Friday brings about a new article. I've gotten behind in posting the articles to this forum; so, I'm now playing catch up and posting the articles here.



This was the second in my footwork Friday articles. It discusses the companion to the reverse triangle. The… Continue

Added by Eric Primm on August 25, 2015 at 8:03am — No Comments

Double Stick Gem City Style

Jonny Lacey is a black belt candidate in Counterpoint Tactical System, and he recorded some double stick solo practice. I couldn't figure out how to load the video on my blog here; so, here is the link to my blog post with Jonny's great work. Wish him luck on his test this October. Check it out…

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Added by Eric Primm on August 21, 2015 at 8:29am — No Comments

Footwork Fridays First Post

At STL Counterpoint, we've spent the second half of the summer focused on footwork. I've also committed myself to a deeper study of footwork by posting up a blog entry every Friday about a different aspect of Filipino martial arts footwork as taught to me by Master Zach Whitson. I'm four…

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Added by Eric Primm on August 17, 2015 at 7:43am — No Comments

The Redonda Drill

I recently wrote up this post on the Redonda Drill, which seems to be practiced less and less by some Modern Arnis groups out there. I have my students practice this often.

Blog Post on Redonda Drill

Enjoy the read!

Regards,
Brian Johns

Added by Brian Johns on August 15, 2015 at 7:44am — No Comments

It all starts with the feet

I often refer to fencing techniques during instruction.  I spent a good part of my youth in a fencing school, practicing advances, retreats, lunges and other techniques.  My teacher was the father of one of my high school friends.  Maestro Meudt had a small club in Maryland called the Olympic Fencing Club and we would go there and train a lot and go to local competitions.  Later, I signed up for the team in college and I got to compete throughout the mid-Atlantic and once in…

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Added by Guro Lawrence Motta on August 3, 2015 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

GSBA USA Regional Tournament / ITAK Clothing

ITAK Clothing attended this years GSBA USA Regional Tournament, and helped sponsor this great event. A lot of great aspiring fighters represented their respected schools, to qualify for the Nationals and on to the Championship. Schools from around California participated in this event, including the schools from the North Bay. This event was hosted by Francis Serrano, of the FMA School (www.fmaschool.com), and the turnout was great. There were raffles…

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Added by Marc Mendoza on July 28, 2015 at 2:10pm — No Comments

SEACAF WORKSHOP VANCOUVER BC

This year's SEACAF has the honour of being attended by two Special Guest

Instructors from California: Master Mark Mikita (http://fightology.com/)

from Los Angeles, and Maestro Dexter Labonog, Head Instructor of Bahala Na

Multi-Style in Stockton, California. We also have the privilege of

attendance by Tom dyTang, designated head of the Kalis Ilustrisimo Orihinal

Repeticion lineage under Grandmaster Tony Diego. It is…

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Added by terry joven on July 21, 2015 at 5:48pm — No Comments

ITAK CLOTHING | Drills and Demo

So, I was going over some video files and decided to put something together. Hope you guys like it. It's a mixture of drills, 12 basic strikes, lock and block, and sinawali. Towards the end, I put a clip of a demo we did back in the day for a church group here in our area. I choreographed it mixing in the the lock and block drill, espada y daga style. Then moving on to the sumbrada... (continued…

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Added by Marc Mendoza on July 21, 2015 at 10:41am — 2 Comments

More than just self-defense

When I decided to pursue training in the martial arts I was a young kid growing up in New York City just trying to find a way to protect myself against the neighborhood bullies. Now I enjoy martial arts training much like others enjoy any other hobby or interest.



In the fall of 1999 I was in Birmingham England for a Filipino Martial Arts workshop. A day prior to the event my teacher sent word for me to meet with him and two other instructors outside of the guest house where we were… Continue

Added by Zach Jenkins on July 17, 2015 at 10:41am — 8 Comments

Lock and Block Drill-- How do you do it?

It was another sunny day over the weekend, and I was lucky that I got off work early. Called over some friends and had them come over to record some videos. We usually do this just to go over some lessons, drills, that we previously learned. 



We started off with some basic drills that we usually do and work from there. Then we went on to some basic knife defense. Trying to get the ins and outs, going over those “what ifs” situations. Then went over some hand to…

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Added by Marc Mendoza on July 14, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Your First Filipino Martial Arts Class: What to Expect

Hello all,

I wrote this up for my website as a way to entice folks to join my classes at the local community centre.

The beginning of this post:

"This post delves briefly into what to expect in the first Modern Arnis/Filipino Martial Arts class and applies equally to children and adults.

For starters, you can expect a hell of a lot of fun!

You can expect to start on a fascinating journey through…

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Added by Brian Johns on July 11, 2015 at 10:06am — No Comments

4 wonderful Babao Arnis Seminars in Las Vegas hosted by CDF & Creative Warrior Academy of LV & Sifu Justin Cataldi

Once again I cant begin to express how thankful I am to the Babao family for all their help and support in putting together these Las Vegas seminars twice a year. God willing we will have many more .

      GM Zena Babao , Master Narrison Babao , & Master Jack Babao came out this time , Maestro Kris Babao would also have been there but had a young one get sick in the last minute, for us parents we know how that goes lol .Masters Nar and Jack held a great seminar showing angles 7…

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Added by Justin Cataldi on July 6, 2015 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

5 Benefits of Teaching Private Lessons

Happy 4th of July!

In the beginning of this post, I said: "In this post, I discuss the 5 benefits of teaching private martial arts lessons from an instructor’s perspective. The obvious financial aspect will not be discussed. Instead, I will discuss several benefits that instructors can derive from teaching private lessons."

This post obviously applies to FMAs.

Read the…

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Added by Brian Johns on July 4, 2015 at 11:12am — No Comments

Ten Reasons to Try Filipino Martial Arts

The beginning of the post:

"Modern Arnis, a Filipino Martial Art,  has been around since at least 1957 when it was introduced to the public by the late Professor Remy A. Presas. There are many elements to Modern Arnis including stick work, joint locks, ground controls, knife defence, empty hands,and espada y daga. It’s not just a martial art; it’s a great self defense system!"



To find out the 10 Reasons to Try Filipino Martial Arts, click …

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Added by Brian Johns on June 20, 2015 at 7:43am — No Comments

Rename

The Martiatial Concepts assoc. name i have been using since 1985, is no longer used. I am now simply Morales' Escrima-Kuntaw. Certificates and all other material will be changed to accordingly. 

Added by Joel Morales on June 19, 2015 at 11:15am — No Comments

Over Structuring

Can martial arts be over structured?



Structure is very important in almost everything we do in life. In the military structure equals efficiency and is effective in the movement and training of large groups. The same holds true for the martial arts in that when you take a person that knows nothing or very little about the martial arts, it requires structure in order to get them through the different stages of training.



Students are comfortable with a structured curriculum… Continue

Added by Zach Jenkins on June 10, 2015 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Creating a Fighting System

What goes into the creation of a new martial art, style, or system?



In my opinion there are degrees of separation when it comes to the martial arts. You have an art, a system, and a style. Being a professional artist I always think of art as being creative. A system to me is a method of doing something and a style is how a person interprets what they learned.



In order for a martial art system to work as it is intended, it must be tested. Much like theories must go through… Continue

Added by Zach Jenkins on June 5, 2015 at 9:54am — 11 Comments

How Children Can Benefit from Modern Arnis

While this applies to the art that I teach (Modern Arnis), this can apply to any FMA. :-)

Many of my kids are 5 to 8 years old and are a lot of fun to teach. You need a lot of patience. :-)

The beginning of the article:

"Yesterday, we covered the first 7 benefits that children can gain from training in Modern Arnis.

Today, we cover more benefits that children can gain from…

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Added by Brian Johns on May 30, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

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