August 2010 Blog Posts (17)

FMA Corner: Weopon Retention

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Check out the great article on weopon retention i saw on FMA Corner

Added by terry joven on August 27, 2010 at 11:27am — No Comments

Bladed Hand: Filipino Martial Arts Documentary

Thought I share this trailer to our members

Have a good day every one.

Added by Neil Carlos on August 25, 2010 at 2:44pm — 1 Comment

Escrima silat international


I am an instructor in Ireland and I have been involved in martial arts since 1973. We have recently joined up with an excellent escrima group called Escrima silat internationa.l We will be working with Liam Mcdonald an experienced escrima silat instructor here in eire. We also practice kickboxing, karate jitsu mixed style, pure shotokan karate, also taiji and kobudo.

Added by James T Kearney on August 25, 2010 at 9:36am — No Comments

My Life

First off thanks 4 all the warm welcomes have gotten.Special thanks 2 long time friends Master Rob Jones N Proffesor Darrel Sargent 4 all the yrs of training, 4 free.I have been in the line of work in security in all aspects of the buissnes 4 the last 27yrs.Martial Arts has gotten me out of allot of confrontations just by the confidence i have achieved knowing what i know.I enjoy people, diversity and food.Would love 2 some day travel and meet some of u great teachers/students of the one thing… Continue

Added by Jaime Mendoza on August 24, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Introduction of Circle of Iron Fighting Arts of Beijing, China (Jon McLeod)

My name is Jon McLeod, an instructor of Filipino and Indonesian martial arts in Beijing, China.
About me...I live in Beijing, China where I have lived for the past 8 years. I don't really have any family to speak of back in the USA but I do have some very close friends. I miss America very much, my friends are mostly here in Beijing and China has become my second home. It's a tough life here sometimes with such large population and cultural differences but I've learned to adjust and… Continue

Added by Jon McLeod on August 22, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

Introduction of Keith Wetoskey

Indiana based certified instructor teaching J.K.D.,

Kali, Wing Chun, Silat, and JKD Grappling. I am a Full Instructor under

Guro/Sifu Dan Inosanto in the arts of Jun Fan Gung Fu/ J.K.D. and The

Filipino Martial Arts. I am a Senior Full Instructor in J.K.D. from the

late Sifu Larry Hartsell. I am a Guro in Lameco Eskrima from the late

Punong Guro Edgar Sulite, and an Instructor and Jagabaya from the late

Pendekar Herman Suwanda. I am a Sifu in…

Added by Keith Wetoskey on August 20, 2010 at 12:04pm — 2 Comments

Manong Isidro Javier

Just received news from the Javier family that GGM Isidro Javier passed away a few minutes ago in Arroyo Grande Ca.

For those who have never met Manong Isidro he was a decorated World War 2 veteren and a great Escrimador.

Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

Added by terry joven on August 18, 2010 at 10:19pm — 21 Comments

FMA Hawaiian style

Just got back last night from a 1 week vacation to island of Oahau. Still feeling a bit jet laggy, but hanging in there. While I was on Oahau visiting friends and family, I had chance to meet up with a number of Eskrima clubs. Met a lot of really good Eskrimadors that have been practicing for years. Many of them are also tallented craftsmen, healers, and musicians. I already miss the food, Uke music, and the trade Winds blowing dispite the fact in rained every day. Thetre are so many Filipinos… Continue

Added by Marc Lawrence on August 17, 2010 at 11:28am — 15 Comments

GGM Isidro Javier and Bahala Na Multi-Style Escrima

Great blog about GGM Isidro's visit to Stockton!

History in the making!

Added by terry joven on August 13, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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If you like please donate to help defray some of the cost to keep up and runninig!


Added by terry joven on August 10, 2010 at 11:15pm — No Comments

GGM Isidro Javier

I just received word that GGM Javier was taken to the hospital and is not doing well..... Please keep Manong Isidro and family in your thoughts and prayers.


Added by terry joven on August 9, 2010 at 10:41pm — 12 Comments

Interveiw with Manong Carlito Bonjoc

please check out this great interveiw with Guro Carlito Bonjoc!

Added by terry joven on August 6, 2010 at 11:42am — No Comments

Contractor's Routine

Last year me and some of the other instructors of Bahala Na Multi-Style Escrima got a chance to play escrima in the new movie " Contractor's Routine" It comes out in september if you get a chance check it…


Added by terry joven on August 5, 2010 at 3:06pm — 1 Comment

Training on Boracay Island?

I will be on Boracay Island in October and want to find a school that I can train with while I am there. Does anyone know what schools are local to the island? Any help would be appreciated. My FMA background is in Kabaroan, some Serrada, Lameco, La Coste, and Filipino Boxing. I also train in JKD and Muay Thai.

Yours in the Arts,

Richard Styrsky

Added by Richard Styrsky on August 5, 2010 at 2:03pm — No Comments

GURU ZACH JENKINS: "The WSEF's Newest Member"

It gives the “World Serrada Escrima Federation” extreme pleasure to announce that Guru Zach Jenkins has now become an (Honorary Member) within the ‘WSEF’. In the eyes of the ‘WSEF’, Brother Jenkins truly does exemplify the pristine essence of a true &…


Added by Grandmaster "D" on August 3, 2010 at 5:02pm — 6 Comments

Prepare for the Worst

Thankfully, most of us that train in the Filipino Martial Arts (or Silat, etc.) do not have to employ our skills in life and death matters. That does not change the fact that we should train and mentally prepare ourselves for these situations. Many of us have had to utilize our skills in less than life threatening situations, and a large number of us know people that have found themselves in mortal danger.

I wanted to convey a couple of "personal" instances where all constraints were… Continue

Added by John R. Malmo on August 3, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

2010- 1st Annual Gathering of the Tribes- Philippine Edition

Some of you may know that TINK and I are going to the Philippines for our overdue honeymoon. What you may not know is I was invited by Guro Michael Tuscano to stay with him and have him be our guide. I have been trying to find out the true history of Kuntaw and it started in his area of the Philippines. I told him I would be open to teach some of his students of what i know. So he decided to have a seminar for his group. I agreed but I…

Added by Brian "Buzz" Smith on August 1, 2010 at 9:02am — No Comments

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