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Kuntao Dumpag for women was on a TV show called Connecticut Lifestyles, WTNH channel 8

Posted on March 30, 2010 at 2:00pm 2 Comments

For many years I have been doing Rape and Mugging prevention seminars all over the place. I do them in High Schools, Colleges, womens organizations, corporations, etc. What I show them is an abridged version of Kuntao Dumpag. Due to the vicious content of such a style they seem to like what I show them. Its the way an animal in the wild would actually fight off a predator so it makes sense to the woemn, and the men who do my seminars or my classes. Its quite an unusual fighting…


My Fighting Style is the Best. No Need to Train Other Styles...

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 10:23am 5 Comments

Is there anything wrong with knowing one style? After all, everyone is involved in martial arts for various reasons, and not everyone's reason is to defeat the other guys style. Martial arts were really created to give the "weaker person" an edge for self defense purposes for the most part. Then again, pride in one style being the best is a very common belief, especially for many martial art old timers. They say you should be able to do one…

The History and Culture Behind Filipino Weapons to Present Time...

Posted on January 22, 2010 at 2:43pm 4 Comments

Now this is based on knowledge i have acquired during my various Philippine trips over the years.

It is also based on my observations. At this point in my life, I have been there enough times to come to these conclusions.

A lot of the blades that I have on the TFW web site are very rare. We found some of them from some old men on whatever island in the Philippines, others were in my friends family tribe handed down through generations. Others were located in museums in the… Continue

A very interesting fighting method from the Philippines...

Posted on May 1, 2009 at 7:09pm 8 Comments

In the Philippines, when speaking of what is referred to as the grappling aspects, you will hear words like Buno and Dumog. They mean the same but are in different dialects spoken in the Philippines. Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje refers to Buno having more to do with striking with the hands. There is also Layug from another dialect which means about the same thing. Guro Dan Inosanto uses those words did the late Larry hartsell. Layug is more with the take downs from standing and Kuntzi, the… Continue

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At 11:44am on January 14, 2014, Leah Magbanua said…

Thank you for the add. :)

At 11:43am on June 20, 2012, Justin Cataldi said…

Hi Guro Ron , thanks for the comment , Ill let you know , but hopefully my gijo ironwood stick will never see battle.If it does Im sure its gonna be effective lol.Ill hit you up as soon as i can afford a blade(gotta have one, they are really nice).talk to you soon , Justin

At 1:04am on May 27, 2012, Justin Cataldi said…

Hi Sifu Ron, thanks for the friendship , I really like using the Ironwood stick to train, with its weight, its making me faster with the ritan sticks.Its a great piece of craftsmanship I luv it!

At 4:30pm on April 4, 2011, John Ferriss said…

Hi Guro Ron,

I'm glad to find you here as well.  I'm sorry I wasn't able to make the latest Wing Chun/JKD seminar.  But I'm really interested to see what's happening at this Kuntao Camping Trip coming up.

I'm only at the beginning stages with eskrima, but already I've been given some great espada y daga techniques (serrada-abierta).  Can't wait for more!  I love the espada y daga too, because it's the battle phase of eskrima!

At 11:26pm on April 3, 2011, Brock Genevro said…

GM Pallen actually reccomend I start using this and I created my profile awhile ago, but due to various computer issues over the past year I only now got to start really viewing it.


At 3:12am on March 4, 2011, Dave Standeven said…

Hi Ron,

Thanks for the add mate.

Hope all is well for you.

G'day from Australia



At 6:25pm on November 17, 2010, Jan Knudsen Jensen said…
Hi Ron,

Thanks for the message, it's nice to meet you here to.... :)

Sincerly yours,

Jan Jensen
At 8:21am on March 23, 2010, Janfel said…
You're welcome!
At 5:54pm on March 22, 2010, Burton "Lucky Dog" Richardson said…
Hi Ron,
Thanks for bringing in the best blades that the Philippines has to offer!
At 1:16pm on March 1, 2010, Joe Virata said…
Good to meet you Ron - I look forward to exchanging thoughts and ideas about the FMA.

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