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..."…Continue
Added by Eric Primm on September 11, 2014 at 3:34pm — No Comments
Filipino American National Historical Society
Sacramento Delta Chapter
Celebrate Filipino History Month
With The Screening of Three Films
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Added by terry joven on September 9, 2014 at 4:13pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Francis Serrano on August 29, 2014 at 10:09pm — No Comments
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!
Added by Eric Primm on August 25, 2014 at 8:39am — No Comments
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…Continue
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
Louise de los Reyes, Alexis Petitprez, Irma Adlawan,
Chanel ‘Boom’ Latorre, Natasha Villaroman and Hector Macaso
Added by Kenneth Au on July 20, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments
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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 :)
Added by Justin Cataldi on July 20, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments
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.
Added by STICKFIGHTING WORLD on June 19, 2014 at 9:17am — No Comments
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