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Brian "Buzz" Smith's Blog (7)

2010- 1st Annual Gathering of the Tribes- Philippine Edition

Some of you may know that TINK and I are going to the Philippines for our overdue honeymoon. What you may not know is I was invited by Guro Michael Tuscano to stay with him and have him be our guide. I have been trying to find out the true history of Kuntaw and it started in his area of the Philippines. I told him I would be open to teach some of his students of what i know. So he decided to have a seminar for his group. I agreed but I…
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Added by Brian "Buzz" Smith on August 1, 2010 at 9:02am — No Comments

More of the gathering

The Gathering http://ksma.blogspot.com/2009/05/2009-gathering-of-tribes.html

Added by Brian "Buzz" Smith on June 4, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Spring Gathering of the Tribes Grand Rapids

Gathering of the Tribes, May, 2009

by Chuck Pippin, Innovative Martial Arts





Well, it’s happened again. The annual Gathering of the Tribes has come and gone…leaving many smiles and fond memories in its wake.



I would like to take a moment to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended and made this remarkable event a success…the behind the scenes as well as on the mats.



Thank you!



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Added by Brian "Buzz" Smith on June 4, 2009 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

SIBAT and STAFF work

Seems like there is a number of stick work videos out there showing everything from disarms to fighting but there is not much available on Staff and Sibat. I have posted several sibat videos on youtube and have searched for others and cannot find any. What I have found has been Japanese oriented and has very little to do with Filipino arts. If anybody has any leads on Filipino staff work- speak up!

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=kuntaw+sibat&aq=f

Added by Brian "Buzz" Smith on May 28, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

2009 Spring Gathering of the tribes

Well, today is the first day of the gathering. I am loading up the van with my toys and getting ready to join this rag tag group of IMA and FMA misfits for another round of crossing hands, sticks, and personalities. To date this has been the premier event for me. I have been to many seminars and walked away with only basic skills and techniques. This seminar is way different than that. I walk away each time with a deeper understanding of many things. Well worth the time and effort.

Added by Brian "Buzz" Smith on May 22, 2009 at 7:32am — 2 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

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

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