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September 2013 Blog Posts (9)

Arnis de Mano a Weapons platform

When people want to learn Arnis de Mano, they usually mean they want to learn a martial art. What they do not realize is that Arnis de Mano is what the military would call a "weapons platform". This means that the skills and concepts when done correctly can be applied to any hand held weapon so long as the practitioner understand the mechanics of the that weapon. That includes what kind of cutting weapon, impact weapon, flexing weapon, whether its long or short in its reach or even if is…


Added by Marc Lawrence on September 25, 2013 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Seminar Opportunity: Police Defense Tactics vs. Knife

In October, Master Zach Whitson will be conducting a defensive tactics vs. knife seminar in Boca Raton, FL. The seminar is based out of Master Whitson's own Counterpoint Tactical System. For more information, click here.

In that same weekend, Haastyle martial arts will be hosting a Counterpoint Tactical System seminar for the general public.…


Added by Eric Primm on September 20, 2013 at 7:55am — No Comments

FMATalk Live - Datu Kelly Worden - founder of Natural Spirit International/Worden Defense System

On the latest episode of FMATalk Live  we were excited to have Datu Kelly Worden founder of Natural Spirit International/Worden Defense System.  Datu Kelly  Worden began his personal defensive training in western boxing at the tender age of eight years old. Since that time, he has trained in a multitude of systems; what arts he has not researched his students have. As a young man the reality of street violence was a way of life and as…


Added by Mark Basel on September 17, 2013 at 10:28am — No Comments

FMA in Seattle area?

Hello my FMA brothers and sisters;

A friend of mine is looking for an FMA school in our around Seattle. Do you have any suggestions for a good school in that area?


Mike Cardenas

Added by Michael Cardenas on September 12, 2013 at 9:22pm — 7 Comments

The Secrets of Counterpoint Tactical System

"Every martial art seems to have their secrets. A quick Google search shows that martial arts and secrets go hand-in-hand. After last week’s Counterpoint Tactical System (CTS) class, Ryan and I were talking about what makes a martial artist successful. We talked about the cool stuff that the advanced practitioners can do. As we progress with our training and skills, we become exposed to new areas of training in the…


Added by Eric Primm on September 11, 2013 at 8:19pm — No Comments

FMATalkLive with Tuhon Tim Waid - Master Instructor and President of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali System Global Organization

Tuhon Tim Waid is the leading recognized Instructor of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali today under Supreme Grandmaster, Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje, Jr., and is President of the Pekiti-Tirsia Kali System Global Organization (PTKGO), the official representative organization of the Pekiti-Tirsia system worldwide.

All shows are published first on iTunes then available for streaming at

Check out…


Added by Mark Basel on September 10, 2013 at 10:31am — No Comments

Don't Watch My Feet


Another good story From

Master Ron Saturno

There was a gem of a man who once lived in Stockton, Ca. and not that very long ago. Loved by many and respected by everyone lucky enough to have had any contact with him: His name was Bobby Antuna.

I thought of him this Saturday when driving by Lindey's Dough nuts. I remembered sitting one day in Lindey's when Bobby happened to come in for some of the localy famous potatoe flour dough nuts.

If you are looking for a…


Added by terry joven on September 9, 2013 at 9:16am — No Comments

MACE 2013 FMA Summit

Article on the MACE Filipino Martial Art Summit, written by my cousin Lisette Saldana.

By Lisette Saldana

Freelance writer

September 7, 2013

MANTECA, Calif. – Sponsored by the Martial Arts Cultural Exchange, the VEA Martial Arts Academy hosted its third annual Filipino Martial Arts Summit on Saturday Aug. 31 2013 in Manteca, CA.

Nearly 40 participants attended the event -- men and women of all ages and backgrounds went to the summit to get hands on…


Added by Michael Cardenas on September 7, 2013 at 9:32pm — No Comments


Let's see how good your Filipino pidgin English is. Try to figure out what Benny Degoosegoose is saying in all these phrases below. You have to remember the

consonants that Filipino's cannot pronounce and use your best slur and dialect to reveal what Benny is trying to say.


"Benny, how would you use these words in a sentence?"

1. Tenacious--Bepor you go out, put your tenacious on.

2. Deposit--Call de plahmer. Deposit is leaking.

3. Splat--Oh my goodness, my…


Added by terry joven on September 6, 2013 at 11:39am — 2 Comments

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