Official Master, Successor & Disciple, and Disciple of ABWAE
Added by Jerome Barber, Ed.D. on July 16, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
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This is another of my occasional posts and opinions. There are numerous
halls of fame these days and getting selected for one is generally a
good thing and worth considering. I tend to stay away from nominating
people for inclusion in them and follow the news about who is being
inducted as a news item without making any comments one way or the
other. However, this one is different because it involves a person…Continue
The following statement was mailed to a friend of mine and turned out to be the lead in for an advertisement, selling the virtues of a particular system and lead instructor. We both enjoyed the clever way the ad was put together but as I thought about it, the original writer was really on to something with his lead question which he broke into 2 parts, in spite of the poor grammar.
"Want to see a Martial Artist get scared? ...and start backpedaling as fast as they can? Go find a 15 -…Continue
Yesterday I read an essay on another blog and thought that the author, Aric A. Gibson, a practitioner of Cooper Ryu Vee Jitsu, was really on to something. He entitled his essay, "Martial Arts: Myths and etiquette. He wrote in part:
Modern Arnis and the Long Blade:
An Expository Essay Regarding Good Footwork
By Jerome Barber, Ed. D.
Mataw Guro and GM
Independent Escrima-Kenpo-Arnis Associates
(Imagine that your stick is a sword and that you are “slicing” your opponent’s arm. (Modern Arnis, Remy Presas, page 83, 1983.).
Strictly speaking (writing) for myself, I believe that mobility, footwork and body-shifting needs to be…Continue