Saturday marked the third year of the passing of a good friend, fishing buddy, my father-in-law who was kind enough to share little bit of FMA with me, many years ago. Over at the house we had friends and family (many cousins) come in from all over. My brother-in-law & family was in from Hawaii as well. So it was fitting to share some FMA with some of the kids. ( I had pack of kids) I spent part of the day showing the kids basics and then we used the front lawn to play capture the…Continue
Added by Marc Lawrence on July 26, 2010 at 5:36pm — No Comments
It is incumbant upon we who teach to keep our system alive. Our system is a living system and a living art. It lives in our blood & in the blood of each of our students. It therefore becomes our responsibility to seek not only the best in ourselves but to seek out the best within our students.
It is in our students that we find further life for our art. Therefore in each student that is my pleasure to…Continue
Philipino Warriors TV documentary is now available world wide in DVD.52 minutes documentary and more than 1 hour of special features.
Maestro Dexter Labonog was promoted to the rank of Grandmaster by the authority of GGM Isidro P. Javier in a ceremony saturday 7-17-2010 in Sockton California.
Dexter is the only person in the world to graduate and to to receive instructor certificates from Grandmaster Original Giron Escrima" and Maestro Dentoy Revillar (SLD) Serrada Largomano Dequerdas.
Grandmaster Labonog is the head of Bahala Na Multi-Style…Continue
Added by terry joven on July 19, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Long Beach Internationals Martial Arts Festival
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Today marked an event in my life in FMA, my nephew Gilbert defended his belt as part of his promotion to green belt. We have eight levels in our club, that we show as belts because we fight in Karate tournament that require certian belts to be able to compete. My nephew Gilbert, who"s father passed away about six years ago started training with me shortly afterward. He was six years old when he started with me. I done as asked which was to teach the boy how to be able to defend himself and…Continue
Added by Marc Lawrence on July 17, 2010 at 7:25pm — No Comments
“I AM THE GREATEST”…Continue
This last weekend my son & I were at Old fort MacArthur days supporting the Philippine Scouts Historical Society Display as part of the event. We represent WW-1 1941 USAFFE. There were 85 groups there with each with a least 10 members some with 20-30 members. The time lines starts with the Roman Legion to the Gulf War. Now I am big fan of Spike TVs' Ultimate warrior…Continue
While most FMA styles contain flow drills that aid in honing one’s skill I often wonder how often should we (as instructors) disrupt or modify flow drills by incorporating counters and reversals? The one thing I can appreciate most of all with the FMA’s is that we always delve into what if scenarios, and treat our opponent, even in practice, as possibly being skilled enough to counter our…Continue
Often it is human nature to become complacent in life and forgo the thought of taking on new challenges, especially when we have become comfortable within our current situation and or lifestyle. For many, the fear of failure may keep them from trying new things or taking on new challenges. While this type of behavior is not necessarily a negative…Continue