This question has been sitting in my head for a while now. I was wondering what all of you think about the tittle of Grandmaster? And should there be more than one in a system? My thoughts and I don’t want this to turn into a fight everyone has their personal opinion on this matter. In my opinion there should only be one grandmaster of a respective style for example when Grandmaster Angel Cabales was alive he was the ONLY grandmaster of Cabales Serrada Escrima. When Grandmaster Leo Giron was…Continue
Added by Charlie Rutherford on June 29, 2013 at 7:06pm — No Comments
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Added by Tad-Sun-Pok (Hybrid Boxing) on June 29, 2013 at 4:56am — No Comments
Great workout today with my two morning students! Nothing like playing with double sticks then going to double bolos then double bolo to single bolo! Worked on knife tip parries blended with Enganyos! Through in some knife tapping and Cadena de Manos we have great two hour workout! I think I wore out my students only went through two bottles of water. To think we did this by 1030 am
Added by Marc Lawrence on June 27, 2013 at 8:45pm — No Comments
Grandmaster Rene Latosa of Latosa Escrima. He is a life long martial artist/eskrimador, one of the early students at the legendary Stockton Escrima Academy, beginning his training as a young teenager in 1968 with such FMA legends as the great Angel Cabales, Max Sarmiento, Leo Giron, and Dentoy Revillar. However, Grandmaster Rene Latosa refined his training further under the personal tutelage of his father, Juan Latosa, under whom he learned the finer points of fighting concepts,…Continue
Added by Mark Basel on June 25, 2013 at 1:45pm — No Comments
We have a small class on Saturday morning at Kaizen Dojo teaching Arnis de Mano, it is just eight of this morning like most, we training hard teaching just the basics of it with just 12 weeks. I will say that the student learn the concepts well and have to focus on whatever the weapon(s) are. We played a game this morning with one person getting a whatever thrown at them, it could be a kick, a punch, a cut with a knife or a stick swung at them. I…Continue
Added by Marc Lawrence on June 22, 2013 at 1:25pm — No Comments
So today is the Summer Solstice and I had private lesson with another one my student David. WE had a good work in a small patch of shade at the park playing with double sticks, wooden Bolos and wooden training knives, and of course knife training. I believe and stress upon my students that every knife training session should always include empty hands verse knife while accessing your own, uses of foot work, using you live hand in conjunction to your knife and understanding the geometry of…Continue
Added by Marc Lawrence on June 21, 2013 at 8:54pm — No Comments
Had great workout this morning with one of my students Thomas, training in self defense against knife attacks. Did both seated and standing methods. Practiced accessing your weapon, when attacked, using defensive counter measures, and controlling of the five lines based upon the fighting geometry. look for an article about this coming soon in the FMA Informative.
Added by Marc Lawrence on June 20, 2013 at 3:36pm — No Comments
Check out our episode a couple weeks ago with Grandmaster Narrie Babao. GM Narrie Babao was the First Weapons Sparring Champion in the U.S. and is the father of Arnis de Mano in San Diego, California area. He is also a Villabrille-Largusa Kali Guro, a 10th degree Black Belt Grandmaster in Cacoy Doce Pares Eskrido Eskrima, and is the current patriarch of the Batangas Baston style of Arnis, which he inherited from his father.
This episode is available free on…Continue
Added by Mark Basel on June 17, 2013 at 10:56am — No Comments
This week were were excited to have Arjan Arlan "Salty Dog" Sanford of Krabi Krabong and one of the co-founders of the Dog Brothers. He has had over 28 years in the martial arts, and is an instructor of Thaiboxing, a Guro of Lameco Escrima, a Maestro of Derobio Eskrima, a Brown belt in BJJ, a 6 degree gold sash Krabi Krabong, co-founder Dog Brothers real contact stick fighting, and is the head instructor Overpressure Combat stick fighting. He has had over 600 full contact stick fights…Continue
Added by Mark Basel on June 17, 2013 at 10:55am — No Comments
Travel to the Philippines this week with our FREE screening of HARANA with Q&A, Wednesday, 6:30pm.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.,
Chicago, IL 60602
Added by Black Swan Tactical on June 11, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
It’s been almost six months since I cutover from PMAA (Philippine Martial Arts Academy) to PMAA (Pamanang Mandirigma Arnis Academy). It is time to recognize the progress the students have made. It is usually done via rank promotions but with this new academy, I want to deemphasize rank and emphasize virtue. So I wrote my thoughts down and am posting it here for feedback, both good and bad, and for advice, hopefully all good. (smile) Thank you in advance.
We begin a journey…Continue