Grandmaster Pallen's new book " Senkoteros Arnis Fundamentals" now available for sale and will have copies available at the 2013 Senkoteros "Sama Sama"
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.
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…Continue
Added by GURO ANDREW "TATTOO" FILARDO on November 25, 2012 at 10:20am — No Comments
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.
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Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving from our family to Myfma.net and the Filipino martial arts community!
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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…
Added by Sony P. Sy on November 20, 2012 at 8:32pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Tom Gillis on November 13, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Tom Gillis on November 12, 2012 at 8:16pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Tom Gillis on November 12, 2012 at 8:14pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Tom Gillis on November 12, 2012 at 8:12pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Tom Gillis on November 12, 2012 at 7:59pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Tom Gillis on November 12, 2012 at 7:56pm — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by Tom Gillis on November 12, 2012 at 4:37pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Tom Gillis on November 12, 2012 at 4:35pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Marc Lawrence on November 7, 2012 at 7:53pm — No Comments
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,
Added by Paul Ingram - Kali Center on November 3, 2012 at 12:12pm — No Comments
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…Continue