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Posts Tagged ‘Martial Arts Philosophy

Old School Training Lessons

January 1, 2010

Sometimes, technology is wrong. Sometimes, the old way really IS the best way to do things. I know that in the martial arts, we love innovation and new ideas, but sometimes the truth isn’t fancy, scientific things. The truth is often the way things have been done. Look around you, and you will see that […]

You Really Don’t WANT to Learn From a Master, Do You?

December 28, 2009

Edited response from a gentleman complaining that his trip to the Philippines was wasted, as the local masters he encountered there either watered down his training, or “played games” with their acceptance of him as a student.   If you don’t mind me saying, you really don’t WANT to learn from a Master, do you? I […]

FMA Media (RIP Eskrima Digest)

December 25, 2009

Today I received some sad news by email about an old, old friend of mine. Master Ray Terry announced that he is shutting down the Eskrima Digest, which, to my knowledge, is the oldest online forum for Filipino Martial Artists. After 15 years, its archives must be a gold mine of information, as I don’t […]

The One-Punch Kill

December 24, 2009

“Ikken Hissatsu” This is the Japanese term for “one punch kill”. It was ridiculed and discounted by men who can’t do it (look for my story about the fox and the grapes), because if you can’t beat em–many martial artists would say–mock em!  There is a lot more to the one-punch kill than some guy […]

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