Today I attended the FMA Summit at VEA Martial Arts Academy in Manteca hosted by GM Art Gonzalez and Guro Mike Cardenas and sponsored by MACE (Martial Arts Cultural Exchange). I was happy to see old frinds such as Rocky Twitchel from Bunga Cantik Pencak Silat, Michael Butz from Kada Anaan Escrima, Master Carlito Bonjoc from Mata Sa Bagyo, Guros Jon Ward and Norman Malanzo from Inayan Escrima and many others. The teaching was top notch, the students were terrific and the facility was increadible. Events like this are rare and many of you may not know that even just 10 years ago, it was nearly impossible to get this many schools and Masters in one location together, cooperating and sharing. By the example set today, I am certain the days of segregation and rivalry between different schools of FMA are over. Thank God! I just wish everyone could have been there to see how many smiles there were, how much mutual respect was given and how many friendships were established and renewed. Thank you MACE, GM Gonzalez and Guro Cardenas for putting so much time and energy into such a worthwhile event. All of you who missed it better put it in your calander for next year because I plan to be back and you should too. DO NOT MISS IT! AWESOME!!! I am so excited.