The Filipino martial arts community lost one of its most colorful and beloved leaders last night in the person of Grandmaster Warlito “Lito” Concepcion, affectionately nicknamed “Datu Puti” (because of his gray hair) by many of his friends.
With immediate family by his bedside, he quietly and serenely passed away, having accomplished everything he wanted to do in this life.
A memorial and “celebration” of Kuya Lito’s life will be held in the Greater San…Continue
TAKKnife.com has recently added 2 new large diameter heavy Synthetic Escrima Sticks to their lineup. The Bodyguard +P and +P+ require quite a bit of strength to handle, however they are great if you want to build power into your strikes.
For sticks comparable in…Continue
Added by John R. Malmo on September 9, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Philippine Warrior Arts Society 4th Annual Gathering - August 8, 2015
Written by Oliver Salvador
On Saturday, August 8th, 2015, the Philippine Warrior Arts Society held its 4th annual Gathering. But what is the Gathering, one may ask? The answer is simple - The Gathering is when the instructors of the various Filipino martial arts in the region come together to bond as brothers and sisters, as well as present the beauty and uniqueness of their arts to the members of the…Continue
Added by Guro Ollie on September 3, 2015 at 9:05pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Eric Primm on August 27, 2015 at 8:27am — No Comments
Added by Eric Primm on August 25, 2015 at 8:03am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Eric Primm on August 21, 2015 at 8:29am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Eric Primm on August 17, 2015 at 7:43am — No Comments
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.
Enjoy the read!
Added by Brian Johns on August 15, 2015 at 7:44am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Marc Mendoza on July 28, 2015 at 2:10pm — No Comments
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…
Added by terry joven on July 21, 2015 at 5:48pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…
Added by Marc Mendoza on July 14, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Brian Johns on July 11, 2015 at 10:06am — No Comments
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…Continue
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.
Added by Brian Johns on July 4, 2015 at 11:12am — No Comments
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 …
Added by Brian Johns on June 20, 2015 at 7:43am — No Comments
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