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FMA Pulse columnist Perry Gil S. Mallari has just released his first book titled “A Practical Guide to Writing Martial Arts Articles.” “It was written by a martial artist for martial artists,” Mallari said, explaining that the simple aim of his book is to encourage every martial artist to become a documentarian of the style of martial art he is practicing. “Besides teaching the actual discipline, another way to preserve the legacy of any martial art is to document its history and lineage,” he said.
“A Practical Guide to Writing Martial Arts Articles” covers research and interviewing skills, ethical issues for writers as well as tips on how to get published. It also features a chapter of the author’s selected writings on the Filipino martial arts from fmapulse.com.
Mallari is a professional martial artist and writer. His column on the Filipino martial arts (FMA) titled “FMA corner” is a regular feature of fmapulse.com, a US-based website aiming to unify the global FMA community. In the Philippines, where he is currently based, his column “Martial Talk,” published every Sunday in the Manila Times is the only column on the martial arts published in a national broadsheet in the country. He also was a contributing writer for the Rapid Journal, the Philippines’ only martial arts magazine from 1998 to 2009.
The book is available in the United States via fmapulse.com. To order the book click here.
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