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Back to the fight

I was out for awhile due to health concerns but am anticipating being back in the fight again soon.…See More
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January 2010 Blog Posts (12)

Combat Grappling!

The theory is that most physical confrontations some say upward of 95 percent end up on the ground. Thus, the well rounded combatant who is proficient in ground fighting will have a clear, definite advantage once the conflict goes to the ground. All of one's stand up training in the striking arts will instantly "go out the window." One well known jujutsu family says it like this: "I am like a shark,

the… Continue

Added by Aaron on January 27, 2010 at 11:59pm — No Comments

Are you ready for March 2010 WEKAF Nationals

If you are going to compete in the WEKAF Nationals on March 19, 20 & 21, 2010, you will need to spar. Here my thoughts and recommendations. You need to practice and spar with others, here some opportunities:

There are two tournaments coming up and one Workshop coming up.

On Feb. 6th, 2010 the West Coast Eruption is holding a Karate & FMA Tournament at Jose Pacheco’s Dojang in Los Angeles, Ca. They will use USFMAF rules. Contact Kidd D. Jason. The cost is only $25.00

On… Continue

Added by Marc Lawrence on January 26, 2010 at 9:13am — 2 Comments

The History and Culture Behind Filipino Weapons to Present Time...

Now this is based on knowledge i have acquired during my various Philippine trips over the years.

It is also based on my observations. At this point in my life, I have been there enough times to come to these conclusions.

A lot of the blades that I have on the TFW web site are very rare. We found some of them from some old men on whatever island in the Philippines, others were in my friends family tribe handed down through generations. Others were located in museums in the… Continue

Added by Ron Kosakowski on January 22, 2010 at 2:43pm — 4 Comments

How to Slow Down or Completely Halt Your Martial Arts Training Progress

How to Slow Down or Completely Halt Your Martial Arts Training Progress by Sensei J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc.

Over the years, I've seen very successful techniques in slowing down martial arts and self-defense training to an almost complete stop. I've listed some of these techniques below, perhaps you're already practicing some of these....…


Added by Sensei J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. on January 22, 2010 at 1:48pm — No Comments

The RS6 Sentinel Custom Knife

Hey Gang,

This is our newest Custom Offering of the combat knife.

The RS6 Sentinel is for the First… Continue

Added by Aaron @ RED Scorpion Six Blades on January 20, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

RS6 M Karambit Introduction


Added by Aaron @ RED Scorpion Six Blades on January 20, 2010 at 10:26pm — No Comments



( Part Three )


by Anthony Davis

( Part Three )

Prior to his death in 1991, Grandmaster Guru Anthony Davis conducted this last personal interview with

GGM Angel Cabales at his home in Stockton, California. This… Continue

Added by Tasi H. ALO on January 20, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

UFMAC minutes Jan 10th 2010


1. Comfirm official list of UFMAC founding members & current general members/schools

will post that later.

2. Activities/events for 2010

*Training trip to the Philippines

The council discussed that the trip be coincided with some FMA Festival. For 2010, there is a FMA Festival sponsored by the Modern Arnis group to be held in Palawan.

It was also proposed that the trip be postponed until 2011 or 2012 for better presentation..

FMA… Continue

Added by terry joven on January 18, 2010 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Thanks terry. Much appreciated. GLM

Thanks terry. Much appreciated. GLM Continue

Added by Guro Lawrence Motta on January 11, 2010 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Grand Master Bandalan

Some one got a hold of Grandmaster Bandalan's hotmail account. Stating he is in England and in need of money. This is a scam do not send money!

Added by terry joven on January 5, 2010 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Help save the FMA Digest- send in Material

I found this on a Chat Board and it is not BS:

For years FMA Digest ( has brought to us articles that featured, practitioners, styles, and many insights into the FMA. Sadly, due to lack of user contribution, no new issues are forthcoming.

Through the digests, schools, styles, and practitioners were promoted. If you had an event, a seminar perhaps, will help spread the word.

There was simply so much cool stuff within the digests. So many… Continue

Added by Marc Lawrence on January 5, 2010 at 5:22pm — 1 Comment

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