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November 2012 Blog Posts (20)

Ranging Footwork Warmup Drill

I've posted a new blog entry about the ranging footwork warmup drill we practice in Counterpoint Tactical Systems. Please check it out. New Saint Louis Counterpoint Blog post. Click here.…

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Added by Eric Primm on November 30, 2012 at 7:58am — 5 Comments

Senkoteros Arnis Fundamentals

Grandmaster Pallen's new book " Senkoteros Arnis Fundamentals" now available for sale and will have copies available at the 2013 Senkoteros "Sama Sama"

Added by terry joven on November 28, 2012 at 1:03pm — 6 Comments

Rank and Titles

RANK AND TITLES

In the Martial "Arts", you hear about titles, rank, and where uniforms and rituals accent the training. Respect is sometimes given automatically, through inexperience rather than seeing, feeling and believing. After all one doesnt know what he doesn't know ! So assumtion is first hand.

 What I just wrote is how an inexperienced person AND unfortunately some experienced people, approach Instructors, Trainers, and the Martial "Arts" as a whole. 

Many…

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Added by GURO ANDREW "TATTOO" FILARDO on November 27, 2012 at 9:30pm — 21 Comments

Modern Arnis - MFA Method

                                              Modern Arnis - The MFA Method

Modern Arnis, the MFA Method is an explosive system where two Arnisadors each armed with sticks engage in spontaneous sparring. Striking, blocking, entering, trapping, locking, disarming, off balancing, control moves and takedowns are applied, flowing from one technique to the next, with counters and recounters.

In the beginning level, the instructor will…

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Added by GURO ANDREW "TATTOO" FILARDO on November 25, 2012 at 10:20am — No Comments

The Spirit of Thanksgiving

To All,
Take time today to celebrate, share & remember all of the people, things, and situations that you can be thankful for. That is true spirit of Thanksgiving, our Fall Harvest festival.
Mataw Guro Marc Lawrence, South Bay Filipino Martial Arts.

Added by Marc Lawrence on November 22, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

Bahalanamulti-style wishes everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving from our family to Myfma.net and the Filipino martial arts community!

Added by terry joven on November 21, 2012 at 11:58am — No Comments

Palis Sagasa Arnis Pilipino an anecdote

Palis Sagasa Arnis Pilipino an anecdote…

Coach 1. Tell me friend ,If given a chance to choose, which is better- being a coach and a trainer or a

referee and judge ?

Coach 2. (Without hesitation) …Referee and judge.

Coach 1. Why ?

Coach 2. Because that is where the power lies…

Coach 1. it may be true you have power and authority over others because you can dictate the outcome of a game., But I want you to know you must love your students, learn more for…

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Added by Sony P. Sy on November 20, 2012 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Moving Meditation

Moving Meditation

Meditation practices are widespread in the martial arts world. Most styles have some type of standing still practice, and most Shaolin monks can meditate on days at a time and put their minds on what is called a psychological trancia also known as a trance a cording to recent medical studies after completing a full trance your blood will flow at such powerful rates that it can clear blood clots and even come as a substitutions for a epi pen.

Meditation is only…

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Added by Tom Gillis on November 13, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments

Getting the Most Out of Training

Getting the Most Out of Training.

By Sensei Tom Gillis

Martial Arts training isn't at all like other activities. Most

physical sport activities are seasonal and social in nature. Neither

of these terms should be used to describe what we do in martial arts

training. Martial arts training is a lifelong process where the focus

is on the self. It is important to understand this to get the most out

of your or your childs training.

First off let's look at the…

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Added by Tom Gillis on November 12, 2012 at 8:16pm — No Comments

Living a Life of Committment

Living a Life of Committment.

By Sensei Tom Gillis



I’ve made an observation recently that really disturbed me. In our

culture a lot of people are reluctant or flat out refuse to commit to

things or other people. I can tell you as a martial arts school owner

my biggest challenge is scheduling classes and special events and

keeping students on track. I can’t tell you how many hundreds of times

students haven’t shown up for appointments, people don’t show up…

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Added by Tom Gillis on November 12, 2012 at 8:14pm — No Comments

Understanding How We Learn

Understanding How We Learn.

By Sensei Tom Gillis

I'm constantly surprised at how quickly students can develop

knowledge and skill. Regardless of age or natural talent this quarters

32 rank promotions in Martial Arts Division and another 13

certifications in Tactical Division are proof that people are capable

of great things when they put their minds to it. The purpose of this

article is to teach you how the human brain and mind work and

strategies to get…

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Added by Tom Gillis on November 12, 2012 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Controlling Space

Controlling Space.



I was at a recent training event with Shihan Jack Hoban in Chicago.

During this event Jack talked to us about a few different strategies

and concepts. Two were particularly interesting. The first is his

concept of the Ethical Warrior and how it relates to training and to

combat. This concept is best heard straight from Jack himself, but if

you're unable to attend one of his classes I recommend the book "The

Ethical Warrior" which is…

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Added by Tom Gillis on November 12, 2012 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Which came first, the body or the mind?

Which came first, the body or the mind?: an essay by Sensei Tom Gillis

Often when I travel and meet people or when people come

to access the services offered by our Health and Wellness Division I

see a trend. The trend is people are sick emotionally or mentally AND

not well physically.

So I’ve begun asking myself, “What came first, a unhealthy mind or

a unhealthy body?” by “unhealthy mind” I mean people who feel

lethargic, sad, depressed, various anxieties…

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Added by Tom Gillis on November 12, 2012 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Are you working smart, or hard?

Are you working smart, or hard?- Sensei Tom

When I was younger my parents taught me what it was to be a hard worker. The example they set was simple, work hard and get ahead. They tried to teach me another lesson that I didn't truly start to comprehend until a little later in life, work smarter!

Lately I've begun to truly evaluate my current financial, emotional, physical state and ask what I could change or improve on. Of course like any one else I'd like a little more money,…

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Added by Tom Gillis on November 12, 2012 at 4:37pm — No Comments

How're you spending your currencies?

How're you spending your currencies?- Sensei Tom

In a recent conversation with my students we were discussing how do you we spend our two currencies, time and money, and what are the big differences between them.

Time, unlike money can't be saved, and can't accumulate interest. It has to be spent at the moment. Depending on what you spend it on it may become an investment, or a deficit. It's also far easier to spend other people's time on your own endeavors, or waste their time…

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Added by Tom Gillis on November 12, 2012 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Knife Disarming

Vicious Knife Defence:

The Reality of Knife Disarming is One of my favourite subjects to teach and train is edged and blunt impact weapons disarms. However I do not teach a vast amount of weapon disarms when it comes to how I teach combatives. When it comes to traditional Arnis and Eskrima I follow the traditional model and teach the array of disarms my instructors and mentors passed on to me.



It would be arrogant and short sighted to only teach my favourite disarming techniques… Continue

Added by Joel Huncar on November 12, 2012 at 1:55pm — 3 Comments

Knife Grip Article

This is an article I had printed in Black Belt Magazine as I wrote it before it was edited. I think my inclusion of "traditional" names for grips was a mistake because none of my Guro's ever used traditional names for knife grips, instead they usually used forehand grip and reverse grip. However I hope you enjoy the article and if you did read the Black Belt you will see that this article is quite different than what went to print.



I hope everyone enjoys this… Continue

Added by Joel Huncar on November 12, 2012 at 1:46pm — 5 Comments

Knife to Knife Defense Training

Lately I have had huge increase in the requests for training against knife attacks, to quote Bram Frank, steel beats flesh! I have been teaching students, basics like footwork for avoidance, how to cut and check, cut check, and pass, how to get to their knives when being attack and how to counter attack and to quote Bram Frank again how to perform ethical cutting, in other words how to disable but not kill with a knife. This does require a higher level of understanding by the instructor…

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Added by Marc Lawrence on November 7, 2012 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Pekiti-Tirsia in Chicago the Windy City

Our new locations is now open in Addison, Illinois!  Come on out as we offer full classes and private lessons as wells as holding frequent events / workshops monthly!  I also hold classes in Evanston and Carpentersville, IL.  visit the site @ www.windycityptk.com.

 

Life, Health, Success,

      Paul Ingram

Added by Paul Ingram - Kali Center on November 3, 2012 at 12:12pm — No Comments

You must first empty your cup!

A university professor went to visit a famous Zen master. While the master quietly served tea, the professor talked about Zen. The master poured the visitor's cup to the brim, and then kept pouring. The professor watched the overflowing cup until he could no longer restrain himself. "It's overfull! No more will go in!" the professor blurted. "You are like this cup," the master replied, "How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup."

  I have recently begun to study…

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Added by Kalijas1 on November 2, 2012 at 10:06am — 2 Comments

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