22 April 2018

‘The Times’ Sports editor makes it to Martial Arts Hall of Fame

Original Source: www.manilatimes.net


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Because of his valuable contribution to the advocacy of Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) as a researcher and practitioner, Perry Gil Mallari, the  Sports editor of The Manila Times, will be recognized as Martial Arts Writer of the Year in the first Philippine Martial Arts Hall of Fame induction on April 21-22 at the Diamond Hotel in Manila.

Mallari, whose  column “Martial Talk” in The Times, is the only column about martial arts published in a national broadsheet in the Philippines, will be honored together with more than 60 others from all over the world who will be inducted to the Hall of Fame.

“We cannot ignore the valuable contribution of Mr. Perry Gil Mallari as a long-time writer on various native martial arts in our country like arnis. There are lots of martial arts writers, but Perry really deserves the recognition,” said Philippine Martial Arts Hall of Fame organizer Punong Lakan Pet Nicolas. 

Besides his work in print media, Mallari is known within the FMA community for his works in FMA Pulse, a US-based website aiming to unify FMA practitioners all over the world.

In 2011, he released his first book, “A Practical Guide to Writing Martial Arts Articles,” via fmapulse.com.