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April 2013 Blog Posts (17)

New Cardio Regimen

This post is a public admission of a hard realization. Check it out here.

Added by Eric Primm on April 26, 2013 at 7:46am — No Comments

Filipino -American Martial Art verses Filipino Martial Art

I will say this topic is one I deal with all of the time and if you are reading this and are "thin skinned" stop now so you feeling do not get hurt! OK for those who are interest here is my thoughts and observations. I have seeing some of the post that my friend Daniel has posted in his satire  Guro FOB, and it has made me laugh because I can relate to what he says.

But putting the humor aside  for moment lets look at some of the Filipino American systems, these are made out of piece…


Added by Marc Lawrence on April 25, 2013 at 10:48pm — 11 Comments


Of course when I was a kid I was inspired by lots of martial arts movies. For me one of the biggest was the legend of Billy jack. I'm native American a former marine corps weapons specialist and 38yrs of martial arts experience  with 8 black belts in 3 systems...So I guess I followed that though not intentionally.. anyone else?

Added by robert small on April 25, 2013 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

Samahan Hawaii

Samahan "Vitality"

October 5, 2013

Neal Blaisdell Center

777 Ward Avenue

Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Hawaii based Filipino Martial Arts Tournament.

Open to All Martial Art Schools & Practitioners.

Fighting & Forms Divisions in Mens, Womens, and Kids in both Novice & Advanced.

Electronic “REAL-TIME” scoring.…


Added by terry joven on April 24, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The startle-flinch.

The startle flinch has been made popular by guys like Tony Blauer and Richard Dimitri. Its a conditioned response to a sucker punch or ambush. you throw out your arms to counter attack. does anyone use it in their FMA

Added by Ben Cerasi on April 19, 2013 at 12:26pm — 2 Comments


I wrote a new blog post about two different human biases. Check it out here.

Added by Eric Primm on April 16, 2013 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Datu Waway Linsahay Saway

Philippine Master Artist Residency Announced:

Datu Waway Linsahay Saway



Philippine Tribal Leader Datu Waway Saway will be here May 13-24, 2013

Contact us to arrange workshops & private lessons

Photo by Donald Brian Antipasado

Philippine Tribal Leader Datu Rodelio 'Waway' Linsahay Saway, of the Talaandig people

in Bukidnon, shares and expands on…


Added by terry joven on April 15, 2013 at 11:38am — No Comments

Batman and FMA

Me and Jason Jones talk about about which style is best for the batman and how Robin uses escrima.

Thanks for listening fellow crime-fighters.

Added by Ben Cerasi on April 15, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

Portugal FMA Seminar


Grandmaster Arthur Gonzalez of Tenio Decuerdas

Will be going to Portugal meet some outstanding people
Craig Kurtill will lead the way

Ire a Portugal a conoser unos grandes personajes de las artes marciales

Added by terry joven on April 12, 2013 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Island Blend With Prof. James Muro

On Saturday April 13, from 12 to 4 pm, Professor James Muro will be teaching his unique "Island Blend" style.  The cost is $35 per student, and includes an amazing barbecue after the event. 

Open to all ranks and styles.

Location: American Legion Hall Post 41

1089 Johnson Street.

monterrey ca…


Added by terry joven on April 12, 2013 at 11:26am — No Comments

Creating "Deadly Hands and Fingers"

Like the ancient warriors of the Philippines who smeared the tips of their arrows, spears or blades with deadly poision, the KOMBOKAN is happy to share techniques that could come in handy in case of attack. I call this the Labuyo or "Bird's Eye Chilli".

This simple technique employs the crushing of dried or fresh labuyo in the fingers and hands and as soon as the…


Added by Noel Royeca on April 9, 2013 at 1:58am — 4 Comments

Strike or Disarm In Knife Defence

Many of the knife defence techniques I have seen are disarming methods. Some are simple and practical and others are fancy. Though theoretically they may work in some situation, but what is important is to teach the students to judge carefully which comes first: Disarm, Strike or Take-Down? But honestly, if I have all the chance to run away I'd do it :-)…


Added by Noel Royeca on April 8, 2013 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Vicious or violent in Self-Defense just a thought

To Vicious or violent in Self-defense in interesting question. Violence is defined as: exertion of physical force so as to injure or abuse. Vicious is defined as: disposed or characterized by violent or destructive behavior. These are interesting terms, yet neither one does justice to the real world. Today's society in American has worked hard to produce a large body of good victims being told do not be violent. I see this throughout the schools and the kids now…


Added by Marc Lawrence on April 6, 2013 at 10:37pm — No Comments

Inspiring words...

"Escrima, Arnis, Kali.... Whatever you want to call it; Its a seed. A seed that is planted by an instructor, master, guru, guro, best friend, whathaveyou. These seeds, once planted, expand exponentially to an extreme where knowledge and creativity become one, but not the same. As growth portends, skill and thirst prevail. All will end in a fruitful venture."

- J.H.Dusette

Added by Josh Black on April 5, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Training Partner Etiquette

Check out my new blog post on Training partners. Stop by, say hi, and let me know your thoughts!

"When we start that journey into the martial arts, it’s a decision that we make alone. As we start down that road, we pick up friends along the way. We find community, and in that community, we..."

How to be a Good Training Partner

Added by Eric Primm on April 2, 2013 at 7:53am — No Comments

The Warrior Brain

I was reading an article while waiting for my son in Reader's Digest about the about the Military's Mindfullness program, and the work they have done to reduce PTSD. as I was reading it the author was talking about the two types of minds they had noted during parachute training. They said there were people who stress and function only OK to poorly and those who when stressed minds become clear and they function beast. They had found that those who had this trait where least likely to suffer…


Added by Marc Lawrence on April 1, 2013 at 9:24pm — 1 Comment

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