Time spent with just yourself and your sword, knife or other martial skill covers majority of your training time. This is the time of perfection in your technique and mastery over your body, strategy and tactics. When training alone, this is the time to really slow things down, break down and dissolve and refine your…Continue
Added by Paul Ingram on November 26, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments
The Counterpoint Tactical System is presenting Filipino Martial Arts Workshops around the country this coming weekend to benefit the American Red Cross's Typhoon Appeal. Check here for locations near you.
Added by Eric Primm on November 20, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
December 7th, 2013 at Kaizen Dojo, Torrance, CA
A Special Philippine Typhoon Relief Martial Arts Seminar will be held at Kaizen Dojo. 1824 West 182nd street, Torrance, CA 90504
Teaching will be Sensi William Christopher Ford, Mataw Guro Marc Lawrence,Officer Cesar D Catamisan, Sensi Jocelyn Chang.
Topics will include Kata for real world application,
Practical Knife defense for street attacks,
Weapons Retention in hand to hand combat, control methods for subduing…
Added by Marc Lawrence on November 19, 2013 at 10:37pm — No Comments
Added by terry joven on November 18, 2013 at 9:43am — No Comments
Back home with a hot cup of coffee on a gray day. Just got home from my friend's funeral. Grand Master Tony Somera was laid to rest today. 18 years ago I met him. He was then Master Somera, teaching under Grand Master Leo Giron. I spent many years under GM Tony's tutelage; from 1995 until 2009. He was a great teacher, a funny friend and great caretaker of the art of Escrima. He was also best man at my wedding. I traveled to England, Germany and Italy with GM Tony as well as many…Continue
As with most of us in the Filipino Martial Arts and Filipino American community are asking right now the same question, which is How can I help folks back in the Philippines? Here is link to page I found put out by CNN:
Added by Marc Lawrence on November 10, 2013 at 9:45pm — No Comments
As I write this there are nearly 3,000 members of MyFMA.net. I know most of you come here to enjoy the gathering of ideas between FMA martial artists, and to watch videos, not to talk shop about computers but a few of you may be interested in a technical walk-through the system used to perform the "Google+ Hangouts on Air" (HoA) interviews.
Approximately 4 months ago while chatting with Guro Carlito Bonjoc on the phone, I asked him why he didn't use…Continue
Added by Black Swan Tactical on November 9, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Master Joseph Bautista and Carla Ayala spent ten days at a Native American village in Alaska. The Native American village called Tanana welcomed Bautista and Ayala with open arms as they taught martial arts to the youth. “Professor Michael Morell (Eskabo Instructor) was speaking to a friend who works for…Continue
Added by AJ Ruiz on November 8, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments
My thoughts and prayers goes out to my friends and their families we know in Cebu. As we know currently the largest Typhoon to ever make land fall happen to the islands of Leyte, Samar, Cebu as well other smaller islands. With winds of over 150-195 mph in what was considered a category five hurricane force winds very few building can survive this! Typical framed homes will be destroyed. There also was storm surge of up to 10 feet in the coastal areas. All of us in the FMA community will have…Continue
Added by Marc Lawrence on November 8, 2013 at 4:36pm — No Comments
So I guy I know sent this in chain e-mail on Survival methods I thought he had some good points.
Breathe! - Fear restricts breath. Practice breathing during your training, and in situations that cause you apprehension and fear. Be mindful of your breathing when you're feeling nervous and take control of it.
Move! - TOWARD and INTO the Attacker! It's the opposite of freezing up or retracting, and it's the only place you can effectively harm him with a counter-attack. Press…Continue
I hear people say they teach an advanced techniques, but what is it and how do you know it is and it is not just an intermediate technique! So lets take striking be it forehand or back hand, you are first taught to strike at general target area. Then you are taught to strike at specific target. This striking is done with fluid complete motion. Great so now you know how to hit something quickly and cleanly. So we have progressed from the most basic your teacher has slow you long range…Continue
I have heard people say that there are no basics in Filipino Martial Arts, but that is farther from the true then the Moon! Filipino Martial arts have some very solid basics that make it up. It may get lost sometimes in translation or just in explanation by a teacher but they are present!
Over the years I have had the great fortune to work out with cross train with and go to seminar with many Grand Master, Masters Guros and Instructors. Because of my work-place training as vocational…Continue
Added by Marc Lawrence on October 28, 2013 at 10:18pm — No Comments
Master Joel Juanitas of Bahala Na Martial Arts Association
It is with a heavy heart and great sorrow that I announce the passing of our Great Grand Master Antonio E. Somera at 5:18am on October 28, 2013. Please pray for the Somera and Flores families as they go through this trying time.
From my instructor
GM Art Gonzalez Tenio Decuerdas
Remembering my instructor today with a grin
Gm Gilbert B Tenio of Stockton CA USA
He was military. He taught me to train under worst case scenario tactics. I train in day time, night time conditions
How can you fight something that you cannot see?
Something you never seen before.
Our acute techniques are for not in these conditions.
Our footwork are for not in bad…
Here is the link to a 6 minute video we shot on how to fight from the seated position. Everybody should practice this. I had someone recently ask me how this was done, did a demonstration at my work on how to do this. Not hard but worth the practice.
Added by Marc Lawrence on October 22, 2013 at 4:21pm — No Comments
STOCKTON - The memory of a Stockton Filipino community stalwart, who left a legacy in the world of martial arts and a storied military career, will be honored Saturday with a street named after him.
Manthey Road at the cross street of Yettner Road in French Camp has been renamed Leo Giron Drive after the World War II veteran and the founder of Bahala Na Martial Arts International studio in Stockton. Leo Giron Drive is near the site of a new veteran's hospital.
"When we talk…Continue
Added by terry joven on October 8, 2013 at 12:46pm — No Comments
You can find me at filamfighter1- here's todays:There are 4 parts to a stick ion Arnis 1) tip 2)blade 3) handle 4) butt The Trick is to use each part of the stick when fighting!
Added by Marc Lawrence on October 7, 2013 at 11:23am — No Comments