MyFMA.net - Filipino Martial Arts Network is the premier social network for everyone interested or involved with the Filipino Martial Arts.

MyFMA.net features include photos, videos, events, forums, blogs, chat, and more.

News Feed

Rudy Gaytan commented on the group 'Sayas-Lastra Brotherhood'
"hello to all my kapatids out there.  much love to eddie for all he has given me that enriched…"
Thursday
Rudy Gaytan replied to the discussion 'sayas lastra style'
"i was taught by eddie and got to train with his brother robert and sometimes  jorges son…"
Thursday
Issu Delabyme posted a status
"Not complaining, but it has been so long to be accepted on this social media that I was not even aware I was."
Jul 8
Philip J Sipkov replied to the discussion 'sayas lastra style'
"Hello Garrett, I was taught by Jorge Lastra and  Marlan Fuentes. "
Jul 7
Gena Martinez updated their profile
Jul 7
Ben Germano posted a status
"Anything happening in the Tampa Bay area?"
Jul 7
Ben Germano updated their profile
Jul 7
James Han posted a discussion

Schools or Teachers in San Diego

Looking for a good teacher/school in san diego, anyone have any suggestions?See More
Jul 7
Latosa Escrima and Adam M Cauler are now friends
Jul 7
Adam M Cauler updated their profile
Jul 7
Garrett replied to the discussion 'sayas lastra style'
"Yep. Still keeping it alive out here in Maryland. I was taught by Curtis Knight who was taught by…"
Jul 5
Master Ron England posted a photo

6 dvd panel with prices

Set of 6 DVD's focusing on the application of Derobio Escrima utilizing different weapons.For more…
Apr 8

DEVELOPING PATIENCE IN MARTIAL ARTS PRACTICE

by PTK-KDP

January 2017

     Mastery of Kali takes time. The transformation that occurs throughout our time for practice is both internal and external. It is not smooth and flowing like the movements we practice. Sometimes it is challenging and painstaking... sometimes deeply moving or thought-provoking, sometimes it confirms our beliefs and values... sometimes it changes us.

     When we really want something (or in some cases "someone"), we have to be willing to pay the price... sometimes it is not monetary... in fact at most, the currency is blood, sweat, tears... and time.

     How do we develop patience?

1. PRACTICE GRATITUDE. Every time I conclude my training, I summarize what I have learned and recognize the discoveries I made. I celebrate that with a few energizing deep breaths or when I am training with others, share a laugh and a high-five.

2. SHIFT PERSPECTIVE. When I hear unpleasant things, I shift my perspective to something positive, logical, or hilarious. Some examples include:

     "Why learn knife defense? Just shoot the guy!" 

     I say, "Who says I don't know how to shoot?"

 

     "You know nothing."      

     I say, "There are actually advantages for being a blank slate."

 

3. UNDERSTAND HUMAN NATURE. As long as there are people, politics and drama exist. Understand that we are humans. Nothing is perfect and certain. We are all learning in life. People exist in different levels and grow in different paces. It's okay. To keep your sanity, develop wisdom (and #4 of this list).

4. PRACTICE FORGIVENESS, HUMILITY, HONOR, AND COURAGE. Since we are striving to reach our highest potential, mistakes and imperfections are inevitable. Learn to forgive others and learn to forgive yourself. Need I say more?

     To forgive, we have to be humble. You come to training not as a doctor, an executive, an officer, a black belt.. etc.. you come to Kali practice as a being... yearning for knowledge that the ancestors have passed on from generation to generation.

     Be humble enough to accept the gift of Kali, honorable enough to practice its values, and courageous enough to protect the art.

Views: 52

Comment

You need to be a member of MyFMA.net - Filipino Martial Arts Network to add comments!

Join MyFMA.net - Filipino Martial Arts Network

© 2019   Created by John R. Malmo.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service