In the Filipino martial arts, the practicality and applicability of concepts and techniques in the real-world is of the utmost importance. Since their inception, the Filipino martial arts have been "reality-based" systems developed by people with actual combat experience. Even though most of the actual combat experience of these "masters" was limited by the areas in which they traveled (Basically limited to certain regions of the Philippines, but also where Filipinos migrated for work. …Continue
To all students of mine in the field of martial art (NHS Arnis Pilipino,U.E. and P.S.B.A. Karate Arnis Taekwondo Alliance) the styles and method of training we use is called PALIS-SAGASA taught to me by the late Dr.Guilermo Lengson Grandmaster in Arnis and Karate ( KAFEPHIL). Palis (Palo-Alis) or Attack and side stepping,dodging.slashing techiques and away from the line of attack . SAGASA - a series of attacks and blocking techniques,a physical and mental conditioning of the…Continue
Bahalanamulti-style would like to salute & pay our respects to all serviceman that have that have given the ultimate sacrifice and have given up there lives in defense of their country.
We would also like to salute all personel past & present that have put their lives on the line for their country.…Continue
Added by terry joven on May 25, 2012 at 11:56am — No Comments
Listen to this interview here.
Tim: Today I’m speaking with Master Guru Spencer Gee from Two Worlds Fitness Center in Greenville, New York. Master Gee represented the US in 1981 for their 1st Wushu Tour to the People’s Republic of China. He’s a personal trainer, an aerobics instructor and…Continue
Added by Tim Johnson on May 24, 2012 at 1:32pm — No Comments
Listen to the full with Ron interview here.
"What's better; a Porsche or a tank?" is a question Sifu/Guru Ron Balicki poses on the differences and methods of adaptation between styles of martial arts. And he reminds us that Bruce Lee encouraged practitioners to "be more important…Continue
Added by Tim Johnson on May 24, 2012 at 1:27pm — No Comments
We had just come back from a day of sightseeing after having taught a huge seminar in Milano, Italy. My wife and I were preparing for a well deserved rest. The phone in our room rang and I knew without picking it up what had happened. It was nearly 10:00 at night. We got the call that Grand Master Leo Giron had passed away. Maria jumped into action and by 3:00 AM, we were booked on the next flight back to California. Fortunately, we had already completed the seminar and so we bid a…Continue
Added by Guro Lawrence Motta on May 22, 2012 at 1:48pm — No Comments
Whenever people talk about martial arts, the conversation inevitably turns to style. Almost every conversation that I have participated in has gone in this direction. I am often asked, “Which style do you think is the best?” To this, my usual reply is, “What is a style?” This seems to dumbfound people. But nevertheless, the question must be addressed: What is a style?
Ever since martial arts have gone mainstream, the highlight has always been on style. There are many…Continue