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It's withe great sadness that tonight I learned that my friend Maha Guru Brian Buzz Smith has…See More
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Sina Tirsia Wali

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AJ Ruiz's Blog (7)

Great Grandmaster Ernesto Presas

 

Great Grandmaster Ernesto Presas is the founder of Kombatan and one of the most accomplished Filipino martial artists. In 1970 he created ARJUKEN, the Arnis, Kendo, Jujitsu, Karate Association to promote Filipino martial arts within the Philippines. In 1975 he founded the International Philippine Martial Arts Federation (IPMAF) to promote Filipino martial arts around the world. Currentlly Kombatan has schools that reach from the United States, Australia, Mexico…

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Added by AJ Ruiz on March 9, 2014 at 7:01pm — No Comments

Eskabo Daan Teams with Mark Munoz

Eskabo Daan with Team Munoz

On January 11th, Eskabo Daan joined “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Mark Munoz for a wrestling and mixed martial arts seminar at Treasure Island. Eskabo Daan along with Visayan…

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Added by AJ Ruiz on January 26, 2014 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Eskabo Daan Gives Back

Master Joseph Bautista and Carla Ayala spent ten days at a Native American village in Alaska. The Native American village called Tanana welcomed Bautista and Ayala with open arms as they taught martial arts to the youth. “Professor Michael Morell (Eskabo Instructor) was speaking to a friend who works for the University of Alaska and is in charge of getting grants to provide for…

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Added by AJ Ruiz on November 8, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The Traphand

The traphand is one of the signature techniques of Filipino martial arts. Despite the diversity of Filipino martial arts, the traphand is one aspect that is seen in almost every FMA system from Luzon to Mindanao. To properly explain the use and application of the traphand, Joseph Bautista of Eskabo Daan was asked to give his insight.

 

“The traphand is traditionally the use of the left hand, if you have a weapon in your right hand. But a trap is basically a slap that we use to…

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Added by AJ Ruiz on October 2, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Eskabo Daan Voted Best in The Bay

On March 18th, Eskabo Daan was voted Best Martial Arts by San Francisco’s A-List. The award comes after hundreds of votes from Eskabo Daan students and supporters around the world. However, their accomplishment did not come easy. Master Joseph Bautista explains the struggles they faced before entering. “We are an unknown martial art entering a contest that’s…

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Added by AJ Ruiz on May 7, 2013 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Dances With Sticks: The Importance of Rhythm in FMA

In every form of martial arts, there are particular attributes that always come into play. Strength, speed and stamina are just a few of the necessary traits. However, in Filipino martial arts, the form contains a number of characteristics many are unaware of, which could be considered its “x-factor.”

Grandmaster Robert Castro, Professor Jay Dizon and Master Joseph Bautista of Eskabo Daan have been asked to breakdown some of the less recognizable fundamentals to the longtime…

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Added by AJ Ruiz on February 7, 2013 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Maestro of the Blade: Sonny Umpad

Photo Courtesy of Eric Nomburg of the Visayan Style Corto Kadena Largo Mano Escrima

Bruce Lee is often quoted saying “Absorb what is useful, discard what is not and add what is uniquely yours.” In Filipino martial arts, many strive for their own sense…

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Added by AJ Ruiz on January 31, 2013 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

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