I have spent half of my life studying engineering, and the Filipino martial arts appeal to me because they fit hand in hand with certain engineering concepts. I learned early on in my life that memorization wasn't my strong suit, but if I could learn fundamental principles, then I didn't need to memorize thousands of things. When I found that FMAs operate under the same philosophy, I knew these were the arts for me.
In my latest blog post, Engineering the Martial Arts, I try to show how these concepts apply to my martial art with questions for you to ask yours. I hope you enjoy.