What an amazing weekend with friends new and old. I received such wonderful hospitality from everyone that I crossed paths with over the weekend. I went to San Francisco to participate in a seminar at Eskabo Daan with legendary Leo Fong, GM Michael Giron, and GM Robert Castro. I ended up going to the Island Fiesta for Westmoor High School's Filipino Barkada, and helped out at the 1st Annual Unified Filipino Martial Arts Council tournament at Lowell High School.
Leo Fong started a recent seminar with a great story about Abe Lincoln. One of his greatest quotes was “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe”. Sometimes it is not important how many styles you study or how many techniques you know. It is important to perfect the ones you have been given. Too often, students are lured by the flash and complexity of exotic techniques and arts. They fit well into the student’s fantasy of “Martial Arts”. There…Continue
The day before yesterday I got a call from NBC news desk asking about someone who they thought was one of my students. The reporter asked me if I had a student name Anthony Albano 23 years old. I said no, I did not. She said that he us listed as one his intertest on MySpace. I went and looked and he listed the South Bay Combat Club? I explained we are the South Bay Filipino Martial Arts Club.…Continue
Added by Gustavo Ruben Albertti on March 24, 2011 at 10:16pm — No Comments
I am currently attending two FMA schools. The training methods of both schools is having an effect on me in such a way that I am basically practicing a blend of the two systems. When I practice and train, I discover certain truths and patterns that it is not rare that I find myself doing a variation of what was originally taught to me.
The questions that follows is "what is considered innovation in the martial arts?" Is merely a blending of systems/style considered an…Continue
Training for S.P.A.C.E
(Speed, Power, Accuracy, Consistency and Efficiency).
While sitting in my office and letting my mind wander away from my work responsibilities, I wondered how many of my Eskrima brothers and sisters train to enhance their speed, power, accuracy, consistency and efficiency of their strikes and movements.
SPACE is an acronym that lays the foundation to a concept that my instructor emphasized early on in our development to insure…Continue
Saw this great article on fmapulse.com..
thoght i would share it!Article Source: www.originalgironescrima.homestead.comContinue
As my DeCuerdas students shuffled through the door of the gymnasium in which we train I was greeted with several handshakes and a fist bump. There was light chatter amongst the arriving students as we all got ready to start off the class with our warrior fitness cardio program and then transition into our Eskrima training. What started off as some light training and teaching for a select few out of the driveway of my home has now grown into more than a dozen committed practitioners who have…Continue
Added by Marc Lawrence on March 10, 2011 at 11:15am — No Comments