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FYI: Official Master, Successor & Disciple List of GM Crispulo Atillo

Official Master, Successor & Disciple, and Disciple of ABWAE

July 10, 2013 at 1:17am
July 9, 2013
THANK YOU to everyone who attended the Atillo Balintawak seminar award/ceremony at Inosanto Academy this past weekend especially to Guro Dan Inosanto, Adviser & Consultant of the ABWAE (Atillo Balintawak World Arnis-Eskrima), and a very good friend, who hosted the event.  On the day of the event, the “official” Master,…

Added by Jerome Barber, Ed.D. on July 16, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

My Resignation from the Mataw Guro Association

Hello to All,
I am posting my letter of resignation from the Mataw Guro Association, which I have been associated with for a number of years.  I have in the past posted notices about the MGA and their activities and I believe that I should be open with the members of this site who have shared information, ideas and suggestions with me.  It is my belief that the resignation letter is quite clear as to why I resigned from both the MGA Board of Directors…

Added by Jerome Barber, Ed.D. on July 12, 2013 at 11:25am — No Comments

Modern Arnis HoF - A Honor and an Oversight

 Hello Everyone,


 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…


Added by Jerome Barber, Ed.D. on May 6, 2013 at 12:07pm — 6 Comments

Want to See a Martial Artist Get Scared?

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 -…


Added by Jerome Barber, Ed.D. on December 26, 2012 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Black Belts & Teachers in the Martial Arts


      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:

>The Black Belt
>    There is a certain amount of mysticism in the black belt.  The general public assigns the >symbolism…

Added by Jerome Barber, Ed.D. on October 31, 2012 at 3:40pm — 8 Comments

Modern Arnis and the Long Blade

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…


Added by Jerome Barber, Ed.D. on March 16, 2012 at 11:34am — 10 Comments

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