Hi Guro Eric
Greetings from Dubai..
Thanks for adding me and for sharing those fantastic photographs....
If you meet up with Mataas na Guro Ritchie Soriano in Manila, please send him our respects from the UAE.
This is Mark Ingemi , how are you doing? Me I am just fine. Ive received your message , & I totally understand that you are busy right now in the Philippines. Not a problem. Yeah , that would be great let me know when you are coming to the USA when finishing your tour of teaching in the Phillipines. Judging from the photos Ive seen on your site you have a lot of friends in the Martial Arts , & to me even though we havent met in person yet , you're a friend of mine , I hope thats alright with you. The martial arts to me is a family/brotherhood that's how I see it. But again let me know when you are back in the USA in the near future , & we'll get together. I am hoping to be certified in Jujitsu by then , & if you would like to I can teach you the Yoshitune Combat System , & you can teach me the FMA , if that's possible. Just a thought thats all. Hope all is well , & tell the FMA friends that I was asking for them , & hope to see them in the future as well. Take care. Keep in touch.
This is Mark Ingemi , how are you doing? Me I am just fine. I would love to come to the Philippines in the future , I dont know when that will be. Its finances right now are a little tight. I am right now in the process of pursuing jujitsu certification under Michael DePasquale Jr. Have you ever heard of him before He's well known in the martial arts community. His father DePasquale Sr. was a pioneer in the martial arts. Again as far as the Philippines are concerned yes I would love to come out , & train , fight , & learn from a lot of Escrimadors like yourself , & Nonoy Garrucho , Leo Gaje , Jerson NeNe Tortal etc. Eric let me just make myself clear that the martial arts is my life , & it is something I really want to make a living doing. I am not trying to be sarcastic here I just love the MARTIALARTS. Its home to me , as well it is to you. Keep in touch , & I'll let you know what my plans are going to be. Next yr 2010 , I will be in California at the Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts for the 2010 Legends Training Camp in Marina Del Rey ,CA. There are martial artists out there that I want to hook up with. I began my FMA with Rick Tucci in Princeton NJ a few yrs back. I trained with him from 1996 to 2004. I will be going back to him in the near future. Have you ever heard of Rick Tucci before. Another great martial artist. I do know that you have dvds out right now , & I will be purchasing them in the future. If you are not too busy this November there will be an event in Suffern , NY called the ( Martial Arts University ) sponsored by the IFOJJ ( INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF JUJITSUANS ). My instructor Michael DePasquale Jr. is the president of the organization. You are more than welcome to come anyone is. I just thought that I would extend my courtesy to you , & if you want to bring someone along you are more than welcome to do that also. Go to the IFOJJ website at www.ifojj.com , & you'll see the details for the event. Again, I will let you know what my plans will be for the future , & again we'll both keep in touch. Take care my friend.