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An Instructor's Responsibility

I've been thinking a lot about what I am really doing when teaching the Filipino Martial Arts. What do I owe my students? How can I be the best instructor that I'm able to be?



I wrote about it on my blog. Please, check it out and let me know what you do to be the best instructor you can…

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Added by Eric Primm on October 13, 2014 at 8:33am — 3 Comments

Creative Warrior Academy of Las Vegas and Sifu Justin are relocating to a bigger , better facility that has every thing you need under one roof !

If you are looking for great Kali / Eskrima /Arnis classes ,

if you ever wanted to study Kung Fu or Tai Chi , 

If you are interested in Jeet Kune Do concepts and training ,

this could be the place for you , 

On top of all that you can get professional level Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA training there too from David Howard , & Marvin Eastman !



City Athletic Club is located…

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Added by Justin Cataldi on October 8, 2014 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Springfield FMA Seminar Part Three: Sparring

The final part of Counterpoint Tactical System rank testing is sparring. To finish up the test, we sparred panantukan and largo, single stick. To get caught up, you can find the first and …

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Added by Eric Primm on September 30, 2014 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Springfield FMA Seminar Part Two: Testing

On September 13th, Counterpoint Tactical System founder Zach Whitson taught a seminar in Springfield, MO. I covered part one about the seminar material here. At the end of the seminar, three…

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Added by Eric Primm on September 25, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments

September Counterpoint Tactical System Seminar

On the weekend of September 12th and 13th, Counterpoint Tactical System Founder Zach Whitson led a CTS seminar in Springfield, MO. The seminar topics were Pekiti largo, single stick and panantukan tactics. Here is my summary of the excellent weekend of…

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Added by Eric Primm on September 19, 2014 at 8:27am — No Comments

From Gm Art Gonzalez Tenio's Decuerdas " The Bad Boy"

From Art Gonzalez...



 Imagine in your mind. The images of a good person and a bad person.

Appearances and intentions can betray you. When a person appears to be good. But, has bad intentions and is prepared to deceive. You should use your intuition.



Your intuition, “Gut Instinct,” is a strong insight into situations and people. We all have this insight, but many of us do not listen to it. Listen to it....…

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Added by terry joven on September 17, 2014 at 10:53am — No Comments

UFMAC EVENT

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Added by terry joven on September 16, 2014 at 5:45pm — No Comments

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

 

FREE

 

1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday…

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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

Get in shape while training in various martial arts , at the same time! Call Now! 702-302-3926

Kali/Jeet Kune Do, Kung Fu , Tai Chi , Grappling , Sport & Self Defense at Creative Warrior Academy of Las Vegas now! Groups , privates and semiprivates are filling up, schedule your classes now!



$100 a month for mon & wed eve classes at 7pm 



or privates are $35

2 people $20 ea.

3-4 peopl $15 ea

5…

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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

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