December 2011 Blog Posts (9)

Myths and Legends

The more time I spend in the FMA community, the more fascinated I become with the phenomenon of myth and its effect on the arts; their propagation and their popularity.  Since 1982, I have participated in one capacity or another in the FMA community; as a neophyte student, as a dedicated follower and as a leader and instructor.  Throughout this time, I have gained a deepening understanding of the effect of mythology, story-telling and creative history on the arts as a whole and on the…

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Added by Guro Lawrence Motta on December 27, 2011 at 4:53pm — 17 Comments

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas,

To my friends, family and associates here on MyFMA.net or wherever you may be in the U.S.A., Europe, or Asia, I wish you a Merry Christmas!

I wish that I could be with all of you in this special time.

Sincerely,
Thomas Ivers

Added by Black Swan Tactical on December 25, 2011 at 12:25am — 1 Comment

SGM Cacoy Canete's Christmas Greetings!

Hello Everyone,

My 92 yr. old father SGM Cacoy Canete, founder of Cacoy Doce Pares and the only living survivor of the oldest Eskrima organization, Doce Pares, wishes to greet each and everyone of you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy Prosperous New Year.

Merry Christmas to Guro John Malmo and his family, friends and followers!

Warmest regards,

GM Catherine "Kitty" Canete-Knight

VP-International Affairs

Cacoy Doce Pares…

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Added by Catherine C. Knight on December 24, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

MERRY XMAS

MERRY XMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012, I HOPE ALL YOU WISHES COME TRUE IN THE NEXT YEAR.

I HOPE THE 2012 WILL COME FULL OF STICKS, HITS AND A LOS OF TRAINING

 

REGARDS FROM MEXICO

 

LALO PALOMARES

CACOY DOCE PARES WORLD FEDERATION, MEXICO

 

Added by LALO PALOMARES on December 21, 2011 at 7:07am — 2 Comments

Press on NEW movie about FMA!! By marppio

Our friend Jay Ignacio a filmmaker that is based in the Philippines.  His latest movie is 

about the FMA and includes, among others, Dr. Remy Presas Jr. and Rodel Dagooc in 

addition to Dan Inosanto and others.   Please read about the movie with this latest bit 

of press. 

Salamat! 

The greatest Filipino cultural export is kicking ass  

EMOTIONAL WEATHER REPORT By Jessica Zafra (The Philippine Star)…

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Added by MARPPIO on December 12, 2011 at 2:37am — No Comments

The Holiday Season-Filipino style

 Christmas season with my Fil-Am family and our Arnis club is my favorite time of year. This is the time of year when  friends & families get together sharing friendship & food. No sparring or completions, just good times and parties. Visiting old & new friends. December for us is from one party or gathering to the next. In the Philippines the light the Parol Lanterns and holiday season begins. i hope that other group are doing the same and remembering that season is about giving…

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Added by Marc Lawrence on December 8, 2011 at 6:03pm — 7 Comments

Article about GM Floro Villabrillethe Grand Old Man of KALI

     I just submitted an article about GM Villabrille to FMA Informative.  I would like to know if FMA,net would like to also publish my article.

Added by Zena Sultana Babao on December 5, 2011 at 11:03am — 1 Comment

Just in: movement to make Arnis the Philippine National Sport By marppio

(This is reprint of an article taken from the Manila Bulletin

Arnis pushed as nat’l sport 

May 5, 2009, 7:44pm 

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…

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Added by MARPPIO on December 1, 2011 at 12:23am — 1 Comment

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