The more time I spend in the FMA community, the more fascinated I become with the phenomenon of myth and its effect on the arts; their propagation and their popularity. Since 1982, I have participated in one capacity or another in the FMA community; as a neophyte student, as a dedicated follower and as a leader and instructor. Throughout this time, I have gained a deepening understanding of the effect of mythology, story-telling and creative history on the arts as a whole and on the…Continue
To my friends, family and associates here on MyFMA.net or wherever you may be in the U.S.A., Europe, or Asia, I wish you a Merry Christmas!
I wish that I could be with all of you in this special time.
My 92 yr. old father SGM Cacoy Canete, founder of Cacoy Doce Pares and the only living survivor of the oldest Eskrima organization, Doce Pares, wishes to greet each and everyone of you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy Prosperous New Year.
Merry Christmas to Guro John Malmo and his family, friends and followers!
GM Catherine "Kitty" Canete-Knight
Cacoy Doce Pares…Continue
Added by Catherine C. Knight on December 24, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
MERRY XMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012, I HOPE ALL YOU WISHES COME TRUE IN THE NEXT YEAR.
I HOPE THE 2012 WILL COME FULL OF STICKS, HITS AND A LOS OF TRAINING
REGARDS FROM MEXICO
CACOY DOCE PARES WORLD FEDERATION, MEXICO
Our friend Jay Ignacio a filmmaker that is based in the Philippines. His latest movie is
about the FMA and includes, among others, Dr. Remy Presas Jr. and Rodel Dagooc in
addition to Dan Inosanto and others. Please read about the movie with this latest bit
The greatest Filipino cultural export is kicking ass
EMOTIONAL WEATHER REPORT By Jessica Zafra (The Philippine Star)…Continue
Added by MARPPIO on December 12, 2011 at 2:37am — No Comments
Christmas season with my Fil-Am family and our Arnis club is my favorite time of year. This is the time of year when friends & families get together sharing friendship & food. No sparring or completions, just good times and parties. Visiting old & new friends. December for us is from one party or gathering to the next. In the Philippines the light the Parol Lanterns and holiday season begins. i hope that other group are doing the same and remembering that season is about giving…Continue
I just submitted an article about GM Villabrille to FMA Informative. I would like to know if FMA,net would like to also publish my article.
(This is reprint of an article taken from the Manila Bulletin)
Arnis pushed as nat’l sport
May 5, 2009, 7:44pm
Members of Filipino Martial Arts, led by Harbour Centre owner Mikee Romero, have
thrown their full support behind the bill filed by Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri to make arnis
the country’s national sport.
Romero and Zubiri, both avid arnis practitioners, are rallying strong support for arnis to