If you have good teacher then they will start you off at the basic level doing simple things with you and teaching you foundational principles. But if you have bad teacher or lazy teacher or worse an instructor that does monkey see monkey do, then you will be taught overly complicated methods before you are ready to understand them and be able to perform them thus making you lost.
I will take shot at one of the sacred pillars of FMA, sinawalli- yes double stick! Most people at first…Continue
Last Sunday we chatted with Piper Knife co-founder Lloyd De Jongh. Lloyd was very open with us and let us in on some of the secrets of the system and why he considers himself a "Guardian" of Piper Knife. Piper is a system born from the streets and prisons of South Africa where, especially in Cape Town knife violence is extremely common and goes on today.
If you teach or practice knife/weapon arts then this episode of FMATalk Live is a must listen!…Continue
Added by Mark Basel on May 21, 2014 at 5:13pm — No Comments
This blog is dedicated to my wife Lisa. One might ask the following, a martial art blog about his wife? Well let me explain, this is my way of publically saying thank you to a woman who has supported my martial art lifestyle since the day our relationship got more serious; I can remember the day I confessed through casual conversation to her that I was a martial artist. The conversation went something like this, there is something you should know about me, my comment was followed a…Continue