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Sparring with Friends

July 14, 2014

Some random thoughts today… I have made the case often with my martial arts friends, that while sparring with friends and training mates is good–nothing beats the old fashioned fighting competition, regardless of what type of fighting you do. Few martial artists will agree with me. Most who do agree with me, are already competition […]

Lessons from the Tim Waid Experience

February 24, 2014

This is sure to be a controversial article, although it does not intend to be one. I have written a few articles about severing familial relationships within the martial arts–the Filipino Martial Arts, in particular. And let’s put this out up front. I strongly disagree with teachers awarding rank and then taking it away–even the […]

Lessons from Middle School Wrestling

February 11, 2014

A little personal information on me. I’ve been married 7 times, and have three kids with two of those wives. My oldest son, Abdul Khaliq (we call him Kali), lives with me full time. Recently, he and my daughter (she isn’t competing because she broke her ankle) have been on a wrestling kick and my […]

Tips for Developing Fighting Dominance

December 31, 2013

Considering that this is the last day of the year–and many of you guys will be making your New Year’s Resolutions–here’s a NYR you might want to add… Especially if you’re a martial artist: This year, I will train for dominance. I am floored that more martial artists do not aspire for this. They train, […]

Learning by *Not* Dominating

November 12, 2013

There is  great wisdom in the following saying: Reputations from the opponent you barely beat I have seen good fighters get stuck at “good” and not become “great” or “better”. I’m sure you have seen some athletes, businessmen, students/scholars, and others fail to make that jump from good to “gooder”. This adage explains one of […]

Challenge for Filipino Fighting Secrets Live Readers…

October 10, 2013

I want to challenge each and every one of you to improve and update your FMA. You may not like it. But I guarantee if you complete my challenge, nobody will fuck with you. And you have 45 days to accomplish it. Please keep an open mind–and I am speaking to my own students as well… […]

Thoughts on Canelo vs. Mayweather (Expose Your Students)

September 28, 2013

There is a teaching principle that many teachers are unaware of, that I would like to share. Often, many teachers are not actually trained as instructors or teachers. Rather, they are simply taught the art and very little attention is given to actually teaching the future instructor or teacher how to teach. This is one […]

Reaching In Eskrima

September 26, 2013

I’d like to offer some practical, universal advice about the practice and application of martial arts. Any stylist can benefit from this because, like I said, this is a universal principle. It is also a principle–as practical as it is–is violated by much of the martial arts community, even masters and grandmasters. One of my […]

The Next Best Thing(s)

June 18, 2013

Again, I am on this blog talking about seminars and short courses… One of the questions I am asked, and perhaps more than “How much are your classes?” is the real question they want to know:  “How can I study without really studying?” Or how about “How can I study without committing fully?” Or “How […]

Why Eskrima Should Remain *Armed* (Well-Rounded, pt II)

June 2, 2013

Before everyone gets their panties in a bunch, please hear me out. By the way, this article is “part II” of this article, entitled “Does Eskrima Need To Be ‘Well-Rounded?”  Surprisingly, it was well-received. I think maybe folks are starting to really look at what I write about, rather than just take offense to everything. […]

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