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…Continue
Added by Michael Cardenas on July 22, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments
Louise de los Reyes, Alexis Petitprez, Irma Adlawan,
Chanel ‘Boom’ Latorre, Natasha Villaroman and Hector Macaso
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Added by Justin Cataldi on July 20, 2014 at 9:52am — No Comments
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 :)
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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…Continue
Added by Eric Primm on July 18, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
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”
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…Continue
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
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.
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Last Sunday we chatted with Piper Knife co-founder Lloyd De Jongh. Lloyd was very open with us and let us in on some of the secrets of the system and why he considers himself a "Guardian" of Piper Knife. Piper is a system born from the streets and prisons of South Africa where, especially in Cape Town knife violence is extremely common and goes on today.
If you teach or practice knife/weapon arts then this episode of FMATalk Live is a must listen!…Continue
Added by Mark Basel on May 21, 2014 at 5:13pm — No Comments
This blog is dedicated to my wife Lisa. One might ask the following, a martial art blog about his wife? Well let me explain, this is my way of publically saying thank you to a woman who has supported my martial art lifestyle since the day our relationship got more serious; I can remember the day I confessed through casual conversation to her that I was a martial artist. The conversation went something like this, there is something you should know about me, my comment was followed a…Continue
As an eskrimador and student of Tenio’s DeCuerdas under Grand Master Art Gonzalez I found our methods of training at times to be unorthodox when compared to your standard run of the mill dojo’s, whenever I spoke of the training I was doing with friends and family they always gave me this puzzled look, from their laymen perception martial arts training was filled with kata’s and kia’s. I however was too green to know any difference, I started my lessons with no reservations or expectations, I…Continue
Added by Michael Cardenas on April 22, 2014 at 10:47am — No Comments
When someone has a 'special gift' they will be envied and envie will 'eventually' turn into hatred. Fitting 'into' a group has survival value. Being a member of a group was the primary way that man has survived many a moonless night. We have all but forgotten about a not too distant time, that men's hearts sank with the sun as it slowly disappeared over the horizon.
Fear of the dark today is 'downplayed' as just a primordial vestige of our past: Fear of the dark is something that only…Continue