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December 2009 Blog Posts (9)

Tourney Demos in the 80's

1985 was when GGM Angel Cabales & GM D. had demos at Karate tournament in San Leandro at Max Pallen's tournament when they were first starting WEKAF so GM D arranged the demo with Max Pallen it was at this tournament is when GM D & myself first met Jeff 'Stickman' Finder. Jeff had saw that demo then made contact with GM D later training with GM D before he… Continue

Added by Tasi H. ALO on December 29, 2009 at 1:10am — No Comments

The Difference between Types of FMA systems

I do not think that most people understand the difference between the types of FMA Systems that exist. When you brake it down, it goes like this:

Multi-Systems made up from multiple systems and methods of fighting (Example: Doce Pares, Modern Arnis, FCS, San Miguel, PTK )

Province Systems example: Balintawak, Cinco Terros, Tres Terros

Barrio-Barongay Systems- Typically limited to three or four weapon/fighting mediums like stick, knife and empty hands, example- Arnis Balite,… Continue

Added by Marc Lawrence on December 22, 2009 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Happy Holidays

To All
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone on!
United Filipino Martial Arts Council
Bahala Na Multi-Style Escrima
Terry Joven

Added by terry joven on December 21, 2009 at 3:07pm — No Comments

High Low Fighting Strategy for Martial Arts Self-Defense Street Fighting and MMA Advantages and Disadvantages by Sensei J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc.

High Low Fighting Strategy for Martial Arts Self-Defense Street Fighting and MMA Advantages and Disadvantages by Sensei J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc.

The high low and low high fighting strategy is an effective self-defense, mma and martial arts strategy for defeating your opponent or attacker. What is this street fighting effective tactic and what are the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating it for self-defense and martial sports...?…


Added by Sensei J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. on December 20, 2009 at 1:49am — No Comments

United Filipino Martial Arts Council "UFMAC" Meeting 12-12-09

We had another great meeting saturday. Thanks to all who attended. We accomplished three major goals, namely:

What type of organization we would be:

The group voted that the UFMAC will have two componets parts:

The Excutive body who will be composed of the traditional officers including, President, Vice Precident, Secretary, Treasurer, and Sgt of Arms.

This group has reponsibility to administer, implement, and enforce the initiatives passed by the Board Members. Other… Continue

Added by terry joven on December 14, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Brotherhood Tournament-In Banning CA

We went out to Jesse Dansells School for the Brotherhood tournament. We brought all of our equipment and supplies to run a small tournament. The tournament was set up for his school to practice FMA, it turned out that there also a Karate Tournament planned as part of this event. We had a good turnout for a small venue. The Karate went on at the same time as ours till 230pm when we were done. Most of Jesse's students fought in the tournament including his Guro Terry that was 10 from his. Only… Continue

Added by Marc Lawrence on December 14, 2009 at 9:01am — No Comments

United Filipino Martial Arts Council


GM Max Pallen is hosting the United Filipino Martial Arts Council December 12th 2009 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm


1. Establish official founding members.

2.Council Officers/Committees/membership/rules

3. Goals/ Activities 2010

4. New business

I encourange all FMA practitioners to join the organization and participate in the future of FMA. Be part of history!


Pallem Martial Arts Academy

13752 Doolittle Drive

San… Continue

Added by terry joven on December 7, 2009 at 4:12pm — No Comments

FMA FIGHTERS logo meaning!

FMA FIGHTERS logo meaning: Our Philippine Sun: The eight rays of the sun represent the first 8 provinces that sought to gain independence from Spain.

The carabao (water buffalo): represents the one of the strongest and hard working beasts of the Phililppines.

My guys train with blood,sweat, and tears!!!

Rattans / Eskrima sticks: weapons we start off with and progress to blade/edge weapon and then empty hand. Notice weapons… Continue

Added by Errol Ballesteros on December 4, 2009 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Ramon Rubia San Miguel Eskrima Workshop Held In Chitown

Magtutudlo Ramon Rubia Workshop Explore Classical Eskrima At Defensor Method Central in Chicago on 11/25/09!

Probably the highest ranking Filipino mainland USA Instructor of San Miguel Eskrima, a system he inherited from Grandmaster Felimon "Momoy" Canete, Ramon Rubia is the consumate enthusiast when presenting the material he learned from a Classical Eskrima System from Cebu. He permeates combative enthusiasm forged from years of learning from a true Grandmaster of yore, Momoy… Continue

Added by Nate Defensor on December 3, 2009 at 10:15pm — No Comments

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