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Just got back last night from a 1 week vacation to island of Oahau. Still feeling a bit jet laggy, but hanging in there. While I was on Oahau visiting friends and family, I had chance to meet up with a number of Eskrima clubs. Met a lot of really good Eskrimadors that have been practicing for years. Many of them are also tallented craftsmen, healers, and musicians. I already miss the food, Uke music, and the trade Winds blowing dispite the fact in rained every day. Thetre are so many Filipinos on Oahau that I started to wonder if I was in the RP except they spoke pigion to me instead of Tagalog. Met some really cool Samoains that that are into to Lua as well. My family and I also went to the Aloha Bowl Swap Meet, we met some really cool people and had fun. I will be putting out an article with pictures on my journey in the FMA Digest soon.

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Comment by Sonny Sison on October 20, 2010 at 9:23am
With all the Kajukenbo people in Hawaii, you're gonna get a ton of people practicing FMA as well. Aloha Mark! Don't know if you remember me. I hosted the FMA Tent at FPAC last year. :) - Sonny
Comment by Marc Lawrence on October 20, 2010 at 11:26am
Sonny,
Good to hear from you, yah FMA in Hawaii is different then the main land. My artcile is coming out in December 2010 in the FMA Digest. Next month two of the Grand Masters I met in Hawaii will be visiting the main land and stopping by our club. Looking forward to it.
Marc
Comment by Tasi H. ALO on October 20, 2010 at 12:03pm
Mark did you have a chance to watch their training in Eskrima when you went visiting ? Did you notice mst of the schools Leeward side teach espada Y daga ? Tuhon Chaz Siangco comes right out of those Hawaii eskrimador Ohnans you met him at this year's Legacy in Stockton. His uncle was the late Batikan Eduardo Pedoy !
Comment by Marc Lawrence on October 20, 2010 at 12:41pm
Tasi,
I got to watch and cross training with schools on the Island. it was good, the Espada Y daga style is very noticable in the training. Pedoy and several others really made an impact on the island of Oahau. I think it from their willingness to share and work togather in councils. I think it Master Mancado that really gave them a cause to ralley around back in the days of the Labor Movement on the islands.
Marc
Comment by Sonny Sison on October 20, 2010 at 3:40pm
Tasi...funny you mention Chaz. I just spoke w/ him yesterday because my younger brother is looking for an FMA instructor in San Diego. And growing up in Hawaii, I never met Pedoy but know very well of his system and school.
Comment by Tasi H. ALO on October 20, 2010 at 9:50pm
Braddah I'm born and raised in Hawaii, Oahu, Grad from Aiea coached JV football O-line at Waipahu, Chaz's Dad nd Uncle Lennie we all went to Aiea together, grew up Halawa Housing, they also lived Aiea camp, We used all work at Airport Parking .When I went Leeward Comm Coll, I lived Waipahu camp behind St Joseph Church by the Old waipahu High. My best friend is from Lanai his Auntie who we lived there were small people(midget) son's name Dewey. The Federation there was the FMA knowledge!
Comment by Tasi H. ALO on October 21, 2010 at 12:26pm
Bumbye we all can talk story about Hawaii 'eskrima' cause it goes way back in Hawaii nei and mo betta when you combine Polynesian with the FMA - 'ono'
here is a picture of the Siangco brothers and myself in San Diego 2009

Comment by Sonny Sison on October 21, 2010 at 12:37pm
Nice...I'm from Pearl City but moved to mainland SD in '79. I make frequent trips back home and catch up w/ all my old friends and teachers in Kajukenbo.
Comment by Marc Lawrence on October 21, 2010 at 12:44pm
One of the lessons I feel we can learn from our friends and family over in the islands is working togather and sharing. I think that what made these guys so great is they all shared with each other ideas concepts and practices. That is the way we should be.
Comment by Sonny Sison on October 21, 2010 at 1:05pm
One thing about Hawaii...the various cultures accept one another and blend to make "Hawaiian" culture America's only true melting pot.

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