Time spent with just yourself and your sword, knife or other martial skill covers majority of your training time. This is the time of perfection in your technique and mastery over your body, strategy and tactics. When training alone, this is the time to really slow things down, break down and dissolve and refine your technique and find your physical and intellectual martial…Continue
Added by Paul Ingram - Kali Center on November 26, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments
The Counterpoint Tactical System is presenting Filipino Martial Arts Workshops around the country this coming weekend to benefit the American Red Cross's Typhoon Appeal. Check here for locations near you.
Added by Eric Primm on November 20, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
December 7th, 2013 at Kaizen Dojo, Torrance, CA
A Special Philippine Typhoon Relief Martial Arts Seminar will be held at Kaizen Dojo. 1824 West 182nd street, Torrance, CA 90504
Teaching will be Sensi William Christopher Ford, Mataw Guro Marc Lawrence,Officer Cesar D Catamisan, Sensi Jocelyn Chang.
Topics will include Kata for real world application,
Practical Knife defense for street attacks,
Weapons Retention in hand to hand combat, control methods for subduing…
Added by Marc Lawrence on November 19, 2013 at 10:37pm — No Comments
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Back home with a hot cup of coffee on a gray day. Just got home from my friend's funeral. Grand Master Tony Somera was laid to rest today. 18 years ago I met him. He was then Master Somera, teaching under Grand Master Leo Giron. I spent many years under GM Tony's tutelage; from 1995 until 2009. He was a great teacher, a funny friend and great caretaker of the art of Escrima. He was also best man at my wedding. I traveled to England, Germany and Italy with GM Tony as well as many…Continue
As with most of us in the Filipino Martial Arts and Filipino American community are asking right now the same question, which is How can I help folks back in the Philippines? Here is link to page I found put out by CNN:
Added by Marc Lawrence on November 10, 2013 at 9:45pm — No Comments
As I write this there are nearly 3,000 members of MyFMA.net. I know most of you come here to enjoy the gathering of ideas between FMA martial artists, and to watch videos, not to talk shop about computers but a few of you may be interested in a technical walk-through the system used to perform the "Google+ Hangouts on Air" (HoA) interviews.
Approximately 4 months ago while chatting with Guro Carlito Bonjoc on the phone, I asked him why he didn't use…Continue
Added by Black Swan Tactical on November 9, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Master Joseph Bautista and Carla Ayala spent ten days at a Native American village in Alaska. The Native American village called Tanana welcomed Bautista and Ayala with open arms as they taught martial arts to the youth. “Professor Michael Morell (Eskabo Instructor) was speaking to a friend who works for the University of Alaska and is in charge of getting grants to provide…Continue
Added by AJ Ruiz on November 8, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments
My thoughts and prayers goes out to my friends and their families we know in Cebu. As we know currently the largest Typhoon to ever make land fall happen to the islands of Leyte, Samar, Cebu as well other smaller islands. With winds of over 150-195 mph in what was considered a category five hurricane force winds very few building can survive this! Typical framed homes will be destroyed. There also was storm surge of up to 10 feet in the coastal areas. All of us in the FMA community will have…Continue
Added by Marc Lawrence on November 8, 2013 at 4:36pm — No Comments
So I guy I know sent this in chain e-mail on Survival methods I thought he had some good points.
Breathe! - Fear restricts breath. Practice breathing during your training, and in situations that cause you apprehension and fear. Be mindful of your breathing when you're feeling nervous and take control of it.
Move! - TOWARD and INTO the Attacker! It's the opposite of freezing up or retracting, and it's the only place you can effectively harm him with a counter-attack. Press…Continue
I hear people say they teach an advanced techniques, but what is it and how do you know it is and it is not just an intermediate technique! So lets take striking be it forehand or back hand, you are first taught to strike at general target area. Then you are taught to strike at specific target. This striking is done with fluid complete motion. Great so now you know how to hit something quickly and cleanly. So we have progressed from the most basic your teacher has slow you long range…Continue