Gat Puno Abon "Garimot" Baet has proposed a FMA Gathering in Florida!
"I would like to invite every single FMA instructors and practitioners to get together and a day of Training from various system for FREE, NO CHARGE, NO PAGA NI SENTIMO..."
FORMAT: AGENDA FLORIDA FMA SYMPOSIUM ( KATIPUNAN 2009) MEETING WITH INSTRUCTORS ORIENTATION: Registration FEE:Free for all TRAINING: Depending on the number of instructors and styles represented, every hour would feature different instructors/styles. All practitioners would have the opportunity to train with each instructor and further their knowledge of the FMA. All attendees would receive a certificate of training signed by the instructors.
At present we have the following styles represented: Garimot Arnis
Defensor Method Kali
Inosanto Lacoste Kali
If you are interested in participating or volunteering at this event, please contact:
Phone: 954-432-4433 or 305-788-4403 (NO POLITICS I PROMISE YOU THAT)
The dates have not been set. It would most likely be a two day event. Suggestions, ideas, and support is appeciated.
(Financial support is greatly appreciated! -smile-)
Saturday 8 am-9am Registration and Welcome Invocation
9 am-11am -First set of instructor Seminar
11-12noon Short of Demo of the Participating Instructors
12-noon-1pm - Lunch Break
1pm-3pm Second of Instructor Seminar
3pm-5pm Third Set of Instructor Seminar
Sunday 8:30-9am Arrival and Instructor Meeting
9am-11am First Instructor Seminar
11am-12noon Short Demo of Participating Instructors
12noon-1pm Lunch Break
1pm3-pm Second Set of Instructor Seminar
3pm-5pm PHOTO SESSION/CERTIFICATE DISTRIBUTION
INSTRUCTOR MEETING: PLAN FOR THE NEXT (Next year KATIPUNAN)
September sounds great that allows me to plan around family functions and plan my travel better.
Looks like an awsome weekend I'm looking foward to florida I've only been once.
thank you and see you there.
It is about time that the Filipino Martial Arts community supports each other. It is disappointing that all of the politics get in the way. I feel that all of the Heads of the Filipino martial arts families need to look to the future and encourage their instructors to build up the FMA, not only their own styles but to support all the FMA. I have heard countless amount of time that students from another FMA would not attend a seminar because it was not their style. It has always been frustrating to me the hear that. I hope that everyone can put their difference aside and unit.
I know what you mean... its like all of the different masters and systems do not want to come together as one 'family'. Sometimes I wonder what would happen if no one tried to learn anything outside their own style; the diversity of styles and systems are a good thing. All of this infighting is what really divides the community.
Time: September 5, 2009 to September 6, 2009
Location: TY PARK @ HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA
Street: 54 N. PARK ROAD SHERIDAN STREET
City/Town: HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA
Contact Info: 305-788-4403 954-432-4433
Free FMA Seminar for those interested to attend
Participating: Instructor and System:
Gat Puno Abon "Garimot" Baet (Garimot Arnis/Buno)
Maha Guru Nate Defensor ( Defensor Method Kali/Silat)
Guro Roberto Torres (Talio System) Filipino Kuntaw/Silat
Bram Frank (Common Sense Street Defese) Arnis
John R. Malmo (Kombatan Arnis Ernesto Presas System)
Inosanto Kali Blend (From Jacksonville)
Guro Shaun (Pambuan Arnis Tulisan Caballero)
WE ARE WAITING FOR CONFIRMATION???
We are waiting for FCS group?
Pikiti Tirsia Kali group?
Doce Pares Eskrima group?