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05 February 2014

Being a weapons-based system, the importance of grip strength cannot be over emphasized in the practice of arnis, escrima and kali collectively known as Filipino martial arts (FMA). ...

Weapons man on a horse
01 December 2013

Every martial art carries its own mentality and the Filipino martial arts (FMA) being a weapons based system has a unique one. An escrimador is a weapons man. The FMA was originally a battlefield...

20 October 2013

Proper breathing is important in the practice of any martial art. You draw your energy from your breath hence it is the fuel of every thought and physical action. Oxygen is the most important...

22 September 2013

The jab boasts of multiple functions; you can use it to bridge the gap, probe your opponent’s defenses, as a set up for a heavy punch or at times even to score a knockout. The long reach of the...

24 June 2013

In training and teaching the Filipino martial arts (FMA), there are instances wherein a teacher must apply minimalism to the way he teaches and expresses his material. For instance, when teaching...

24 June 2013

The term attributes within the context of martial arts training refer to the desired qualities of a fighter. Attributes are the foundations that make techniques work. Without the necessary...

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