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GARIMOT ARNIS TRAINING GROUP

Filipino Martial Arts group originated from Paete, Laguna (Philippines) founded and head by Gat…See More
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"I talked to Mike Stewart from Bark River a couple of months back and he stated  that there is…"
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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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Rudy Gaytan commented on the group 'Sayas-Lastra Brotherhood'
"hello to all my kapatids out there.  much love to eddie for all he has given me that enriched…"
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Rudy Gaytan replied to the discussion 'sayas lastra style'
"i was taught by eddie and got to train with his brother robert and sometimes  jorges son…"
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March 2010 Blog Posts (11)

Bahala Na Multi-Style Annual Meeting

Bahala Na Multi-Style Escrima will be holding there 2010 Annual Meeting at Danner Hall, San Jouquin Delta College. This Saturday April 3rd 2010. 10:00-12:00 pm

Also on the agenda Instructor Promotion Ceremony for Glenn Abrescy Jr. and Ray "Butch" Gargalcana.

after meeting Celebration and Bar-b-que at TBG's.

If your in the area please drop in!

Added by terry joven on March 31, 2010 at 5:11pm — No Comments

how far will you help a person from another school?

What I love about the FMA Community is the people are generally friendly. Over time you develop strong bonds with these people and look forward to seeing them in other tournaments throughout the years. But no matter how "friendly" you get, it's still a competition.

So I ask you, if another school were to ask you to help them become better competitors? Would you help? And if so how much? And would you do it for free?


Added by Francis Serrano on March 31, 2010 at 12:26am — 8 Comments

Firearms Refresher Course

Passing this along -



FIREARMS REFRESHER COURSE



1. "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not."~Thomas Jefferson

2. "Those who trade liberty for security have neither." ~ John Adams

3. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.

4. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

5. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.

6. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.… Continue

Added by John R. Malmo on March 30, 2010 at 7:14pm — 3 Comments

Kuntao Dumpag for women was on a TV show called Connecticut Lifestyles, WTNH channel 8

For many years I have been doing Rape and Mugging prevention seminars all over the place. I do them in High Schools, Colleges, womens organizations, corporations, etc. What I show them is an abridged version of Kuntao Dumpag. Due to the vicious content of such a style they seem to like what I show them. Its the way an animal in the wild would actually fight off a predator so it makes sense to the woemn, and the men who do my seminars or my classes. Its quite an unusual fighting…

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Added by Ron Kosakowski on March 30, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Seeking Truth

Life's lessons take manyshapes and forms, and truth is revealed in ways that are at times beautifully poetic, and at times painfully direct. No matter what form it takes, however, once recognized truth is undeniable. A martial artist is ultimately a seeker of truth, beginning with explorations and experimentations on technique -- what works, what doesn't what is proper, what… Continue

Added by Joe Virata on March 26, 2010 at 11:41am — 12 Comments

Still Alive

Suffering a steep setback in my FMA training thanks to our landlord deciding he wants to give us the boot so he may sell the property. He wants it empty, so we are in the process of relocating into another place. The move must be complete before March 30th, so once I've got everything moved and get the computers set back up, having gotten all settled in, I can again pick up where I left off here on MyFMA as well as training with GM Shelley in Ft. Collins.



Sometimes when…
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Added by Kurt Schanaman on March 23, 2010 at 12:01am — 2 Comments

My Fighting Style is the Best. No Need to Train Other Styles...

Is there anything wrong with knowing one style? After all, everyone is involved in martial arts for various reasons, and not everyone's reason is to defeat the other guys style. Martial arts were really created to give the "weaker person" an edge for self defense purposes for the most part. Then again, pride in one style being the best is a very common belief, especially for many martial art old timers. They say you should be able to do one…
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Added by Ron Kosakowski on March 19, 2010 at 10:23am — 5 Comments

Pacquiao Fight - March 13th

Who is going to watch the Pacquiao fight? Predictions? =)

Added by John R. Malmo on March 12, 2010 at 9:45pm — 4 Comments

Boxing/karate verses Arnis a life lesson in kids class

Last night was my kid's, we had an interesting thing happen, one of my newer students (Age 6 and traing for two months) decide when it was his time to spar that he would throw down his stick and fight with his hands and feet. He had been in a kids karate and boxing class. He chose to do this against a another kid age 5 who had been with me since age 3.5 and in the last year had fought in 2 tournaments. This boys father was there. I told him (the 6 y/o) that he should not do this. His mother was… Continue

Added by Marc Lawrence on March 9, 2010 at 2:44pm — 3 Comments

GGM ANGEL O. CABALES "THE FATHER OF ESCRIMA IN AMERICA"



There have been several illustrious FMA master's and grandmaster's that have all profoundly contributed to the proliferation and to the vital growth of Filipino martial arts in America such as; GGM Florendo Visitacion, GGM Braulio Pedoy, GGM Leo T. Gaje, GGM Remy Presas, GGM Ernesto Presas, GGM Cacoy Canete, GM Dionisio Canete, Guru Dan Inosanto, GM Richard Bustillo, Guru Ted…

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Added by Grandmaster "D" on March 3, 2010 at 4:00am — 8 Comments

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