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John R. Malmo's Blog (17)

Big Stick Alert! has recently added 2 new large diameter heavy Synthetic Escrima Sticks to their lineup. The Bodyguard +P and +P+ require quite a bit of strength to handle, however they are great if you want to build power into your strikes.

For sticks comparable in…


Added by John R. Malmo on September 9, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Scholarly work on the martial arts

For those that do not know, I am a Doctoral Fellow at the University of Arkansas.  I am working towards my Doctorate in Recreation and Sport Management.  I am currently working on several research projects investigating various aspects of the martial arts.

I just received notification that I have been selected to present at the Global Sports Business Conference! I will be discussing gender representation, under representation and portrayal of women in the martial arts, by…


Added by John R. Malmo on August 21, 2014 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

2013 Military and Law Enforcement Instructorship Certification Seminar

Sigung Paul Vunak will be conducting a two day intensive Military Edged Weapons Instructorship Certification / Law Enforcement Arrest & Control Instructorship Certification on September 14-15, 2013.

Learn the very latest techniques against edged weapons, firearms, crow bars, lead pipes, broken bottles, pool cues...if it can be used as a weapon we'll cover…


Added by John R. Malmo on July 15, 2013 at 11:05pm — No Comments

San Francisco Weekend - March 2011

What an amazing weekend with friends new and old.  I received such wonderful hospitality from everyone that I crossed paths with over the weekend.  I went to San Francisco to participate in a seminar at Eskabo Daan with legendary Leo Fong, GM Michael Giron, and GM Robert Castro.  I ended up going to the Island Fiesta for Westmoor High School's Filipino Barkada, and helped out at the 1st Annual Unified Filipino Martial Arts Council tournament at Lowell High School.


GM Castro,…


Added by John R. Malmo on March 30, 2011 at 10:48am — 5 Comments

Voices of the Masters: Warrior Arts of the Philippines

Voices of the Masters: Warrior Arts of the Philippines

Lindsey M. Taylor

Punong Guro Myrlino P. Hufana is much more than an athlete and martial artist. He is interested in documenting… Continue

Added by John R. Malmo on September 20, 2010 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

Prepare for the Worst

Thankfully, most of us that train in the Filipino Martial Arts (or Silat, etc.) do not have to employ our skills in life and death matters. That does not change the fact that we should train and mentally prepare ourselves for these situations. Many of us have had to utilize our skills in less than life threatening situations, and a large number of us know people that have found themselves in mortal danger.

I wanted to convey a couple of "personal" instances where all constraints were… Continue

Added by John R. Malmo on August 3, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Malmo Martial Arts

Malmo Martial Arts specializes in close quarter combat. Our initial emphasis is on realistic and effective self-defense. We cover all ranges of conflict from weapons to ground fighting; enabling students to effortlessly blend and flow from one range to another. We address both external and internal martial arts development. This allows for increased fitness and health, power, energy cultivation, energy manipulation, and healing.



Added by John R. Malmo on July 20, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

A Defining Moment

Like most little boys, I was taught that you do not hit girls. Unfortunately, one of the neighbor girls knew this. I was probably between six and eight years old, and this little girl loved to torment me.

She made it a daily habit to come over and pick on me. Eventually, her abuse started to involve the use of sticks. She would grab bits of branches or sticks lying around and began beating me with them. I did a pretty good job of hiding the torment from my parents. For one, she was a… Continue

Added by John R. Malmo on June 8, 2010 at 9:35am — 8 Comments

Firearms Refresher Course

Passing this along -


1. "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not."~Thomas Jefferson

2. "Those who trade liberty for security have neither." ~ John Adams

3. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.

4. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

5. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.

6. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.… Continue

Added by John R. Malmo on March 30, 2010 at 7:14pm — 3 Comments

Pacquiao Fight - March 13th

Who is going to watch the Pacquiao fight? Predictions? =)

Added by John R. Malmo on March 12, 2010 at 9:45pm — 4 Comments

Weapons Training

Why Train With Weapons?

A common statement by individuals who lack the knowledge and understanding of weapons training is that "you do not always have a weapon."

First, it is true that many people will find themselves unarmed when faced with a situation that involves the real or perceived possibility of bodily harm. However, someone who is properly trained with a weapon ALWAYS has a weapon; whether physically or mentally.

Second,… Continue

Added by John R. Malmo on February 19, 2010 at 12:12am — 5 Comments

Kuntao Silat de Thouars - Certification

I post this as a sign of my great gratitude for Uncle and all he has done for me. This is copied from the text on the certificate:

Kun Tao Silat De Thouars

Willem de Thouars

The "Old Hands" way of

Hakka (Southern Fist) Style- Kung Fu

Let it be known to all men that the below named student is hereby recognized by the authentic Kung Fu system of "Hakka Fist Style way of Willem de Thouars" and is personally recognized as both a personal student of Grandfather… Continue

Added by John R. Malmo on August 31, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Video of Uncle

Added by John R. Malmo on August 4, 2009 at 10:24pm — 1 Comment

Kuntao Silat de Thouars Teachers List

For the most up to date list, please visit my site at:

Malmo Martial Arts

Added by John R. Malmo on July 22, 2009 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

15th Annual de Thouars Family Gathering

The following is from the flyer for the 15th Annual de Thouars Family Gathering:

Kun Lun Pai Martial Arts

Proudly Presents

Willem de Thouars

15th Annual

Kun Tao Silat de Thouars

Family Gathering 2009

Northglenn, Colorado


Kun Lun Pai Martial Arts is proud to host Uncle’s 15th annual Kun Tao Silat deThouars Family Gathering here in beautiful Colorado. We have a great event planned this year. Uncle, his Senior… Continue

Added by John R. Malmo on June 25, 2009 at 11:05am — 2 Comments

Expanding Seminar Circuit

Starting this summer, I will be expanding my seminar circuit to hopefully include much of Europe, Australia, Africa, and South America in addition to my seminars throughout the US.

Topics include single stick, double stick, espada y daga, knife, empty hands, and ground fighting from FMA, Pencak Silat, Kuntao Silat, and Ogichidaakana.

Feel free to contatct me at:

Malmo Martial Arts

P.O. Box 654

Bentonville, AR 72712…


Added by John R. Malmo on May 10, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

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

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