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"Here's a video to hopefully inspire some indoor FMA training. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CeBYrNfY2w"
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We sit in a new Lunar New Year it being the year of the Horse. Most people do not know the origin of the Chinese Lunar New Year, as Chinese were settlers and traders in the Philippines, this celebration  still happen every year.The story I heard about this was one going back in time. As many on myths and legend go this is good one to share.  According to the legend, over 17 centuries ago, during the Yin-Shang Dynasty, an evil monster lived in the depths of the Yellow River. Every New Year’s Eve, at midnight, the monster would come out onto the land from the river and wreak havoc in the village by eating the people and their livestock. The villages would flee in terror. One day an old beggar showed up in the village and decided to get rid of the monster. After all the villagers fled to the mountain, he put up a red poster on the door to ward off evil, lit some candles for the help from his ancestors, and when the monster approached his dwelling he set off  bamboo firecrackers, scarring the monster abruptly. The monster fled back to the depths of the river. When the villagers returned and found their homes and livestock untouched, they rejoiced and marked the day as a time as a new beginning. From that day forward they celebrated the Lunar New Year by dressing in their best clothes, hanging up red posters over their doors, and setting off firecrackers to celibrate. Happy Lunar New Year!

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