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June 2011 Blog Posts (9)

Last nights workout

Last night it I worked out in the late evening. I work in rural area that gets warm, it was 94 during the day. I did my Sayaw with breathing techniques as Grand Master Leo Fong taught me. I have described this as Filipino Tai Chi to others. I found that if you do your stick motions slow and clean while moving and flowing and using the method of building Chi you will be greatly rejuvenated after a 1 hour practice. I will then do my empty hands motions as well. i visualized my opponent and then … Continue

Added by Marc Lawrence on June 29, 2011 at 8:53pm — 2 Comments

Ron Balicki Seminar Las Vegas 6/21/2011

Rich Lamoureaux, Ron Balicki and Diana Lee Inosanto


Ron was in Las Vegas to conduct demo’s for Cold Steel Knives. He came in a day before to do a seminar on Kali/Silat at the Summerlin Gardens Park. I have not seen Ron in almost 11 years and it was great to…


Added by Richard Lamoureaux on June 29, 2011 at 10:26am — No Comments

The Philosophy of Arnis Nicolas System

From the book "The Philosophy of Arnis Nicolas System"

Author: Punong Lakan Garitony C. Nicolas

The Proper holding and correct grip of the Arnis stick.

There are different ways of looking in the way a person holds the sticks; it can be on the physical side or principle behind…


Added by Modern Arnis Mano-Mano on June 23, 2011 at 4:55pm — No Comments

The Principles of a Good Arnisador

Principles of a Good Arnisador

From the book “The Principles of a Good Arnisador”

Author: Punong Lakan Garitony C. Nicolas


“The real Arnisador holds firmly to his sticks until the day he dies.”


A common belief is that to an Arnisador, their sticks represent their very lives. Many instructors tell their students, “If you don’t…


Added by Modern Arnis Mano-Mano on June 22, 2011 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

sik paldakan do

 it's  good to understand that after a long years of practicing, observing ,experimenting,analizing etc. A MARTIAL ART, will always be a neverending learning process........  God bless us all martial artist  especially devoted,talented,patient and loving martial arts instructors/ guru's / grandmasters.......  now we are one  let us continue what we have started as a human being and as a citizen of this world....

Guru ian sanchez,

founder/instructor of sik paldakan do

Added by Ian Sanchez on June 11, 2011 at 11:22pm — No Comments

My new book- The Basics of Filipino Martial Arts

After years of interaction with Guros,  Masters, Grand Master & Instructors I have completed my book. The Basics of Filipino Martial Arts. it is a 92 page book filled with details and pictures of what makes up the basics of FMA fighting system known as Arnis, Eskrima or Kali. It is the perfect companion to any FMA style you are learning. It does represnt just on style but what is the common threads of what makes up FMA.


I want to…


Added by Marc Lawrence on June 9, 2011 at 11:30am — 11 Comments

Workshop/clinic gathering

I will begin hosting and teaching workshop gatherings open to all including the general pubilc as well as any escrimador, kalista, or kuntawista. For more info on future gatherings pleas email me here, Thanks, Joel.

Added by Joel Morales on June 3, 2011 at 8:54am — No Comments


Greetings to all my friends here on myfma. I will in the future be a little more activie here than I have been in the past. I have changed my facebook account brcause my daughter had a stalker, so I have changed it to Imua Iuwg. I look forward to hearing from all of you and I look forward to sharing with you all. Thanks, Joel

Added by Joel Morales on June 3, 2011 at 7:27am — No Comments


Im looking for as many double stick drills as possible....send me any videos you have I would greatly appreciate it!!!

Added by Andy Narusewicz on June 1, 2011 at 8:02am — 3 Comments

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