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Bahala Na Multi-Style / De Fondo Practice

Video from a Wednesday night Bahala Na Multi-Style practice at the Stockton Filipino Plaza, showing students and instructors practicing the style De Fondo, f...
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Dana White: Two hours before UFC 187, we didn't think Andrei Arlovski was going to fight

mmafighting.com - As if Andrei Arlovski's roller-coaster first-round upset over Travis Browne at UFC 187 wasn't impressive enough, an ill-timed fight week injury threw Arlovski's status on the card into question rig...

Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort: Highlights and Reaction from UFC 187

bleacherreport.com - A matchup that was delayed on three separate occasions, Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort met in the UFC 187 co-main event and did not disappoint. Long recognized as a combatant who starts strong and...

5 Fights for Andrei Arlovski

bleacherreport.com - Alistair Overeem is a star in the heavyweight division for much of the work that he did while competing outside of the Octagon. While he has not performed up to standard since moving to the organiz...

UFC 187 Results: Winners Who Put on Most Impressive Performances

bleacherreport.com - Dana White had a bevy of options when choosing who would receive performance bonuses at UFC 187. In all, there were six finishes including four in the five-fight pay-per-view card on Saturday.  The...

Verdejo to Hold Public Event in the Bronx

toprank.com - BRONX, NY (May 21, 2015) -- The boxing gem of Puerto Rico, undefeated No. 3 world-rated lightweight contender FELIX "El Diamante" VERDEJO will be celebrating his upcoming HBO Boxing debut by pressi...


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Upcoming Events and Thank You!

Ever since ITAK Clothing opened back on April 2nd, 2015, the FMA community has been very helpful and supportive. Our friends in the social media has been increasing. I even had the chance to talk to some fellow practitioners who have helped our brand spread either via word of mouth or through other social media. I am very thankful and appreciate all your continued support.

With the community's help, we are able to attend as a vendor for the upcoming June and July events. We will…

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Added by Marc Mendoza on May 18, 2015 at 11:55pm — No Comments

The 7 Benefits of Changing Partners

The beginning of this post: "Often I’ll tell my students “Change partners!” during class. Why? Because it’s good for all of us. In this article, I list seven benefits of changing and working with different partners."

Read the rest of this post at: 7 Benefits of Changing Partners

Enjoy!! :-)

Added by Brian Johns on May 16, 2015 at 8:37am — 3 Comments

Evolving from Set Patterns

Evolving from Set Patterns

"There are some in the FMA community who argue against set patterns believing that dynamism does not come out of set patterns, whether it be a form/kata/or anyos or flow drills. The thinking is that time would be better spent giving students problems to solve and figure things out on a trial and error basis.  According to them, you should spend more…

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Added by Brian Johns on May 10, 2015 at 9:55am — No Comments

3rd Annual Seminar Report

This past weekend, May 1st-3rd, Master Zach Whitson, founder of Counterpoint Tactical System, was in St. Louis, MO to conduct training. Friday afternoon we had an advanced class on double stick tactics and sparring. Saturday was the seminar. The morning session was dedicated to trapping in corto range sparring from Cacoy Doce Pares. The afternoon session was…

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Added by Eric Primm on May 8, 2015 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Blog Post on Stances of Modern Arnis Anyos

I teach Modern Arnis in Oshawa and blog regularly about my art as well as other FMAs. Here's the latest blog. Enjoy! :-)

Stances of Modern Arnis Anyos

Added by Brian Johns on May 2, 2015 at 8:51am — No Comments

FMATalk Live! - Grandmaster Sam Buot Balintawak Eskrima

We are excited to have author and Grandmaster Sam Buot Sr.  Grandmaster Sam Buot, Sr., born March 24, 1936, is a lawyer and businessman, a graduate of Silliman University in the Philippines. He was a broker, appraiser, investor and developer, who engaged in real estate both in the Philippines and the USA. Buot was active in the Realtors Board, serving as three-term president of the Cebu Realtors Board and rising to become national president of the Philippines Association of Realtors Boards…

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Added by Mark Basel on April 27, 2015 at 8:47pm — No Comments

It Doesn't Work

I get stuck on the phrase, "It Doesn't Work." I think the phrase is missing a few words. It's one that makes me think about my art. If something doesn't work, why is it still taught? I wrote up my thoughts, and you can check it out…

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Added by Eric Primm on April 22, 2015 at 2:26pm — 4 Comments

Gathering My Thoughts on the Knife

Last week we did some knife training. Between the sparring and the Marc MacYoung Facebook post, knife concepts wouldn't leave my thoughts. I gathered some of them and put them in a blog post. My blog is one tool to help in my Filipino martial arts studies. Sometimes, I have to put all my thoughts in one place to see if I'm on the right track.…

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Added by Eric Primm on April 15, 2015 at 9:06am — No Comments

The Beginning of ITAK Clothing | A New Clothing Brand for Eskrimadors!

How ITAK got started?
I actually been asked a couple of times, what is the meaning of ITAK? How is the sword apply to attaining knowledge? What is Inspired To Attain Knowledge mean?…
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Added by Marc Mendoza on April 14, 2015 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Thanks to sir Terry Joven and sir Patrick Lee for Welcoming Us.

Thanks to sir Terry Joven and sir Patrick Lee for Welcoming Us.

Added by WC Paranaque on April 9, 2015 at 9:38pm — 1 Comment

FMATalk Live! - Is Limb Destruction Bulls**t? and Fred crashes the Legendary Wild Card Gym

This week on the podcast we chat about limb destruction in FMA empty hand fighting and Fred tells us his tale of daring do as he attempts to work out at the legendary Wild Card gym while Pac Man there conducting his training camp for the Mayweather fight May 2nd. 



Our hosts will be Guro Federico Malibago, Guro John Bednarski, Guro Mark Basel and anyone else we can convince to join in on the madness.

Check us out on Stitcher and iTunes.…

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Added by Mark Basel on March 31, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Taming the savage within

I watch a few videos from time to time on techniques and real life situations.  I am often surprised by how barbaric and savage we have become as humans.  Maybe it was always this way and we are only seeing more of it since the birth of the information age.  But, I don't remember things being this savage; almost bestial.  Have we not evolved at all?  Are we devolving back into unrestrained, banal, barbarism?  It seems like we are.  So, train.  Train so you have some skills to fall back on…

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Added by Guro Lawrence Motta on March 16, 2015 at 2:38pm — 2 Comments

Engineering the Martial Arts

I have spent half of my life studying engineering, and the Filipino martial arts appeal to me because they fit hand in hand with certain engineering concepts. I learned early on in my life that memorization wasn't my strong suit, but if I could learn fundamental principles, then I didn't need to memorize thousands of things. When I found that FMAs operate under the same philosophy, I…

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Added by Eric Primm on February 25, 2015 at 8:33am — No Comments

Bad habits

Had a great early morning training session with Dan and Janelle working on absolute basics.  I've heard it was Arnold Palmer who said "Practice doesn't make Perfect, perfect practice makes perfect".  It's funny how we all get into habits; little things that throw off our game.  I notice it myself in my daily routine.  I do my warm ups every morning at 4:30 during the week and sometimes, I phone…
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Added by Guro Lawrence Motta on February 16, 2015 at 3:48pm — 2 Comments

My Journey to Black Belt

Counterpoint Tactical System uses a belt ranking system as part of its organization. This year, I am training for my first degree black belt in CTS. Read here my thoughts on what a black belt…

Added by Eric Primm on January 30, 2015 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Key to Victory

Keys to Victory

Professional pianist excels in the art of Filipino stick fighting

Stephan Reed

For Dean Marcellana, the martial arts are more about philosophy than the fight.

For 21 years, Marcellana – also a professional pianist – has practiced the art of Filipino…

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Added by terry joven on January 30, 2015 at 10:54am — 4 Comments

2015 CTS Seminar Schedule

The new year has begun, and soon, the Counterpoint Tactical System seminar circuit will begin. Check out my blog page for the first seminar of the year.

Added by Eric Primm on January 28, 2015 at 8:43am — No Comments

Remembering Bobby.....By Ron Saturno

There was a gem of a man who once lived in Stockton, Ca. and not that very long ago. Loved by many and respected by everyone lucky enough to have had any contact with him: His name was Bobby Antuna.

I thought of him this Saturday when driving by Lindey's Dough nuts. I remembered sitting one day in Lindey's when Bobby happened to come in for some of the localy famous…

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Added by terry joven on January 17, 2015 at 9:41am — 2 Comments

Ground Zero Post from Ron Saturno

Ground Zero.....

I grabbed a 'short' Serrada stick last night to work out with. I was visiting the old Harding Way School where Angel Cabales started Filipino Martial arts on the mainland in 1968. There is 'a lot' of history in that building.

So many famous people have gone through the doors of the Harding Way School that I can only hope that it is never torn…

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Added by terry joven on January 17, 2015 at 9:12am — No Comments

The Importance of Lineage in Martial Arts

      Let me first tell you how I met GM Dr. Guillermo Lengson .



I was a high school student then when I trained under him at the gym of the Quirino Grandstand (in Luneta, Manila). To me, he was just an ordinary man and the way I saw him was he was not so impressive, like the martial art actors in a movie. He’s not tall; around 5’5 and had a big belly. I even wondered if I can learn something from this guy. But through a matter of faith, submissiveness, hard training and…

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Added by Sony P. Sy on January 17, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

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