I was just informed via Jeff Finder: great grandmaster Al Novak has passed away, allegedly the victim of a hit-and-run driver. This marks the final passing of a generation of martial art pioneers here in California, with the passage of Wally Jay, Ming Lum and now Al Novak all within the past few months.…Continue
Added by Michael Cardenas on November 26, 2011 at 5:16pm — No Comments
Happy Thanksgiving to all. I hope that this day you are sharing it with family & friends giving thanks for this year, your family & friends, this is where the true wealth is in life.
South Bay FMA Club
Added by Marc Lawrence on November 24, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
Bahala Na Multi-style Escrima & the Giron Family would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
Members of Filipino Martial Arts, led by Harbour Centre owner Mikee Romero, have thrown their full support behind the bill filed by Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri to make arnis the country’s national sport.
Romero and Zubiri, both avid arnis practitioners, are rallying strong support for arnis to be the country’s answer to Thailand’s muay thai, Japan’s karatedo and Korea’s taekwondo.
Zubiri recently filed Senate Bill 1424 that hopes to make the bill move on to its third reading in the…Continue
Added by MARPPIO on November 15, 2011 at 2:51pm — No Comments
Yesterday I took three of my fighters from our club (SBFMA) to the Way of the Stick & the Blade tournament. It was held at LAX Hilton Hotel. Unfortunately there was not kids their age group to fight. They were a bit disappointed about that but were up to do a demonstration match. Two of my fighter- one of my sons and my nephew did a full contact sparring (including punching & kicking) demo using mixed weapons for 1 1/2 minutes. The boys showed the using 36 inch rattan (long sword)…Continue
Followup article from Manila Times on the development of Arnis in the Philippines
Followup article to this past weekend’s news item on development of Arnis in the Philippines. We are republishing this Manila Times article as a way to propagate this information throughout the Internet. Salamat po.
The challenge of historical documentation
BY PERRY GIL S. MALLARI REPORTER (Manila Times, Tuesday 20April 2010)
Besides the Department of…Continue
Added by MARPPIO on November 8, 2011 at 2:14pm — No Comments
Alex Marana instructor bio
My name is Alex Marana, I have been a student of escrima since 1992 and studied serada style of escrima under a man named Hank Delavaga who was a graduate under the late grand master Angel Cabales. In addition to studying the fillipeno martial arts I first began learning Ed Parker system of kenpo under the same instructor. He had asked me if I…Continue
I just received the bad news, and was asked to email everyone. I am very sorry to say that Great-Grandmaster Ming Lum passed away about 30 minutes ago. I was looking forward to seeing him this coming weekend at the Deep Roots seminar. Many of you have known him for far longer than I, but I will…Continue
Instructor Jay Paular bio
Jay’s interests in Filipino martial arts began in the early 1970’s when he observed a demo in Sacramento by a group trained by Master Glenn Abrescy Sr. A few years later, Jay discovered that his father’s cousin, Guro Dan Inosanto, had become a noted martial artist and appeared in The Game of Death with Bruce Lee. In 1974, Jay was visiting the backyard studio of Guro Dan Inosanto; where he had his first exposure to some of the early masters, including Angel…
Added by terry joven on November 2, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
It is with heavy heart that I must report my Tuesday class at the Fil Com Center is no longer running.
best wishes to all,
Guro Joe Artigas
Modernize Philippine Martial Arts
Added by Joseph Artigas on November 1, 2011 at 11:57pm — No Comments
Dean first heard about the art of escrima and arnis from his former karate sensei, Michael Mendoza, with whom he studied the martial art form Ki Tsu Te. During this time Dean was senior in college earning his Bachelors Degree from the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music in Stockton, CA. Sensei Mendoza asked Dean if he was familiar with the Filipino martial art of…Continue
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