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Video Clip Ideas

Through the years, I have had several requests by my students to make some videos for them. Like many other instructors I have resisted this endeavor for a variety of reasons.

I have recently decided though, to put together some short clips that are suitable for YouTube and similar services.

I have several projects in mind, but I welcome ideas and input regarding areas that others would be interested in - ie. knife, stick, grappling, etc. Also, any suggestions on music. Do… Continue

Added by John R. Malmo on April 27, 2009 at 1:44pm — 2 Comments


Gat Puno Abundio "Garimot" Baet (also known as Gat Puno Abon), was born and raised in Paete, Laguna Philippines, and he is the fourth son of Grandmaster Felipe "Garimot" Baet. Gat Puno Abon teaches the family "Garimot" System, a complete martial art system that is strong in all combat ranges and is over 150 years old, and it is an art that has existed in the Baet family for over five generations.

Gat Puno Abon "Garimot" Baet began his training under his father's instruction at the… Continue

Added by Gat Puno Abon "Garimot" Baet on April 27, 2009 at 1:02pm — No Comments

GARIMOT HILOT (Filipino Healing Arts)

Hilot Introduction

Hilot, the Filipino healing arts, are the oldest and the most secret arts in the Philippines. Due of the secrecy of the arts, very rarely do Hilot Masters teach this art in the general public. Most Hilot in the Philippines are either learned from relatives, through hands on practice, or inherited from their forfeathers, passing the arts from one generation to the next. Anywhere you visit in the Philippines, most Filipinos are exposed to the curative value of Hilot.… Continue

Added by Gat Puno Abon "Garimot" Baet on April 27, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

GARIMOT BUNO or HARIMAW BUNO (Filipino Grappling/Wrestling Arts)

Buno Introduction

Buno is a Tagalog word meaning wrestling it is an empty hand fighting system developed by the indigenous people of the Philippines Islands. There are literally hundreds of styles of Buno practiced throughout the Philippines.However, the Harimaw Buno formerly Harimaw Lumad (King Tiger Wrestling) style was particular to the Mangyans, of Mindoro, Island and Aetas Tribes in Infanta, Quezon in Luzon Philippines. Harimaw Buno was the Preferred name by Gat Puno Abon… Continue

Added by Gat Puno Abon "Garimot" Baet on April 27, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments



Contrary to popular belief among American stylists, the art of is still

one of the Philippines richest treasure.

Article by Gat Puno Abon "Garimot" Baet

(published in Inside Kung Fu Magazine - May 1997)

Is Arnis de Mano dead and obsolete in the Philippines? Are native Filipino no longer practicing the art of their mother country? Did the Filipino martial arts even originate in the… Continue

Added by Gat Puno Abon "Garimot" Baet on April 27, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

NOTICE FOR MY FRIENDS ( Please sign up also for our group GARIMOT ARNIS TRAINING )

To all of my friends, please sign up also to the GARIMOT ARNSI TRAINING GROUP, if you signed in to become my friends please sign in also to become part of the groups, so we don't want you to miss anything going on our GAT groups. I am personally inviting all of you, and if you did already just disregards this message, thank you for being my friends.

"Friendship is one of the sweetest joys of life. Many might have failed beneath the bitterness of their trial had they not found a… Continue

Added by Gat Puno Abon "Garimot" Baet on April 27, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Filipino martial arts/FMA.

Filipino martial arts (FMA) is an umbrella term used to describe the numerous martial art forms that originated in the Philippines, just as Silat describes the martial arts practiced throughout the Malay Archipelago. Filipino martial arts include Panantukan (empty-handed techniques), Eskrima/Kali/Arnis de Máno (blade and stick fighting) and Pantadyakan (kicking).

JESAR QUIZON FMA, the “system-of-systems” transformed itself as a direct result of an appreciation of their ever changing… Continue

Added by 5 ANIMAL on April 27, 2009 at 7:56am — No Comments

Master Romy Favorate kick

Added by Master Romy P. Aguilar on April 26, 2009 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Master Romy Favorate kick & Arnis Form

Added by Master Romy P. Aguilar on April 26, 2009 at 7:52pm — No Comments


Added by richard clarke on April 26, 2009 at 11:41am — No Comments


Just to think of it, we do our own thing all the times, we don't associates with other FMA on the area. Well I am really want to take this "CHALLENGING TASK". I was talking to Kapatid Guro Roberto Torres that I would like to invite all FMA in Florida just for a day of fun "Gathering" Symposium to be able to reach out to them and give them my hearted support to the system that they teaching.

My first thought was, their are so many Martial Arts out… Continue

Added by Gat Puno Abon "Garimot" Baet on April 26, 2009 at 8:30am — 16 Comments


APRIL 25, 2009

Working in Larong Moro-Moro is just a lot of Fun. Libby and I started with slow and then go faster and faster, till he cant hold his stick anymore,. I was enjoying the moment, wow its have abeen a while since the last time I work on Moro-moro. O forgot that I cover them with Kapatid Nate Group in Chicago and Seminar in Gat-Guro Tim "Tamaraw" Rivera in St. Louis MO.

The thing that get me all the time is when we do it slow, I mess it up, because my Father… Continue

Added by Gat Puno Abon "Garimot" Baet on April 25, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

"Tournaments suck!" Translation- "I don't do well at tournaments"

The statements " Our club doesn't do tournaments because it isn't real life" or " I don't do tournaments because the skills you practice in are the skills you will use on the street." are valid- to a point.

Tournaments are a great way to meet new people, new styles, and different ideas. If you are a gun collector and all you do is polish your guns, what good are they in a time of defense? How do you know they will fire? If you collect guns and just cleaned them on a regular… Continue

Added by Brian "Buzz" Smith on April 25, 2009 at 10:38am — 1 Comment

History of the Balisong

History of the Balisong (Butterfly Blade)

The knife is one of the most ancient tools known to man. In its earliest form, it consisted of a piece of wood, stone or bone with a jagged edge. Human creativity soon led to chipping, rubbing or flaking the material to produce a crude cutting implement. This was the first product of human ingenuity dating back millions of years, and an act that led to man’s dominance over animals.

The balisong, or Filipino butterfly knife, is one… Continue

Added by Vagelis Zorbas on April 24, 2009 at 1:58am — 1 Comment

April 23, 2009 (Home Fixing Shower) Self Preservation taught,

I just got home and I am about to start cooking, but somehow my body feels like checking the broken wall on my shower room. Anyway, if I am going to cook its early, so I decide to work on it.

Then since 'm alone, it dead quiet, total silence. Then my mind start to think where to start. I have not than this before, everything is new to me. So I look at the shower, and removed all the broken tiles, and removing the broken Dry wall that got wet, the reason why it falling apart and I… Continue

Added by Gat Puno Abon "Garimot" Baet on April 23, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Maharlika Kuntaw

I wonder why it is that many Filipino arts have incorporated Japanese Karate styles into their arts. I don't think they are really compatible.

Added by Brian "Buzz" Smith on April 23, 2009 at 10:36am — 3 Comments

My Club

This is the site of my Club:
Tiger Eye in English.
Olho de tigre in Portuguese.

Thank you.

Added by Pedro Pereira da Silva on April 23, 2009 at 4:32am — No Comments

Latosa Escrima seminar in New York City


440 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003 - Room #3G


May 30th, 2009 (Noon to 4:00pm)

We are excited to announce our next seminar with GM Rene Latosa on Saturday May 30th, 2009. The seminar will be located at 440 Studios, room #3G. 440 Studios is located at 440 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003. The seminar will be from Noon to 4:00pm.

The seminar will be $100 for EBMAS members and $110 for… Continue

Added by Sifu / Guro Edfar Rotger on April 22, 2009 at 12:27pm — No Comments

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