Welcome to the Filipino Fighting Secrets Blog! All the content on this site is written by Filipino Martial Arts Master Mustafa Gatdula. Master Gatdula is the owner and head instructor of the Typhoon Philippine School of Martial Arts. Also known as “thekuntawman“, he is well-versed in many martial arts disciplines and styles, and possesses a wealth of knowledge and insight. While often controversial with his opinions, many listeners and readers tend to close their ears to his ideas and wisdom. This blog was created to give him a platform to air his views and share his ideas of the practice, the teaching, and the application of the martial arts. Please check with us weekly, as we will post a combination of edited postings as well as original writings from one of the most interesting and outspoken of the modern-day warriors! If you’d like to know what our purpose is, please see here, and we’ll tell you all about it.
We feature articles about training, philosophy, fighting strategy, and video review. In our “Observation and Insights”, you can read commentary about a variety of topics concerning the martial arts. There are two new sections that we are adding to our blog: A video review section (look under “categories“, to your right) and books you can order from Master Gatdula. There is a ton of good, useful information (we have 5 books coming) that you won’t find anywhere, and they expound in greater detail much of what is contained in the articles we present.
For those interested in learning to become an FMA teacher, Master Gatdula is offering the only residential FMA Instructor Candidate program in Northern America. This is a full-time program to train future teachers in the Filipino arts of Kuntaw and Eskrima. For more information, please visit our Train Full-Time page.
Please visit the “Offerings” page (click the link, or to your right) and check back periodically for updates!
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