New Book: Techniques and Fight Strategy

It’s here!

This is my first work following a long, 6 year hiatus from this blog. If you are still with us, thank you! For philosophical reasons, I had to step back from teaching, and ultimately blogging, while I “found myself”. Something about this recreating oneself and soul-searching quests… They never end. Much like the road to perfection and mastery of any craft, it is an ongoing, never-ending, continuous process where you find the hole getting bigger and bigger, more vast and expansive as you go on.

So back to this book. It represents really, where I was in 2013, which is when I stopped working on it. I’ve added a few things to it, and the follow-up to this book, part II, will be where I am now. I had thought to scrap this book in favor of the new, but I realize–my readers will benefit more by reading the original work and thus seeing the process by which I arrived to Mustafa2019.

This will be unlike any FMA book you’ve ever read. I am prepared for the avalanche of criticism to be hurled my way because it won’t read like an FMA book (I mean really, who writes FMA books like this anyway?) But if you give it a chance, I’m positive you will find places in your own regimens and training plans for my ideas. And I’m positive that if you follow my advice, your performance as a fighter will improve significantly. I must emphasize, that this is a book of essays, and not an instructional book or book of drills. The purpose of the book is not to teach my style but to spark conversation and review about FMA fighting technique–for the purposes of actual fighting. If you are a regular on this blog, you should know very well my distinguishing between technique for demonstration or theory, and those for technique. It is time to review what FMA people have been doing to prepare themselves for combat, and ask themselves, “Is this the most effective way to do it?” My books, are here to ask the questions and provide some solutions. Consider it an extension of Dominant Fighter, my first book, and the prequel to Part II, my next book.

So, for the next 40 days we will be offering Techniques and Fight Strategy for $15 as an introductory price. After the New Year, as with all my books, the price will increase to $29. It is, after all, about 140 pages! 151 total, but after the forward and table of contents, about 140, 145) To get a copy, head over to the “Offerings” page, and use the PayPal button. I hope you enjoy it, and happy reading!

Oh, due to my having relocated to the Philippines, please give us at least one day to send out the book, due to time zone differences and poor I internet.

Thank you for supporting my work, and thanks for visiting my blog!

Filipino Fighting Secrets Live Blog Is Back Online… for Good!

Happy September everyone!

So I’m sure you guys missed me, as much as I’ve missed you all… These last few years have been tough–I became a widower in 2014, the security side of my business picked up immediately after so the boost in income was bittersweet. I made the difficult decision to take a step back from teaching; I closed my hands in 2015 and turned the teaching over to my students in order to focus on working towards retirement. This required long hours which took me away from the physical aspects of teaching while simultaneously giving me even more time to reflect and ponder upon the martial arts. You will notice a change of heart for many things that served as the pillar to my martial arts philosophy in the upcoming articles and books. They may even contradict much of what I’d written in the past. However, as the late, great Muhammad Ali once said, a man who sees boxing the same way at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life. We must all go through this process, as it is through chaos and conflict that greatness may spark creativity and growth.

As I had pictured my life for most of my adult life I am now retired, although without my wife and children. I am back in the Philippines with the same mission I started in life as a young Black Belter in 1990. I had a plane ticket to America, with the equivalent of about $2000 to my name, these skills where I thought I could whip any man with two hands and two feet, and the dream of making a huge noise in the West that would echo back to my double hometowns of San Fernando and Angeles City. Today, I am 29 years older, just as broke (hehe), with fewer skills but double the knowledge and wisdom. We will see what type of noise I can make here in the East!

This year, I will be laying low until the New Year while I fix up my kubo (and try to located better internet) and get my body back healthy and strong. We are about to put these training theories to the test; I’d been fortunate enough to have good genes and remained in good shape until well into my 40s. However, the last few years took its toll and I’m feeling more and more like a 50 year old man. The next six months will be spent writing and training, and hopefully building back this blog’s readership. So those of you who are still with me–spread the word! Share my articles, even go back and reread some past articles, maybe even some you may have missed. I promise you, there will be plenty to come, including YouTube videos(see? I told you much has changed!)… Yes, you read that right: YouTube videos!

I have five books that are partially written, so much time will be spent finishing those projects up, so look out in the next few months. My deal with Amazon is not so sweet, so everything will be on pdf until I can find a publisher here in the Philippines. Altogether, there about 20 titles that will be expanded into books in the next few years. For sure, five–as they have already been started and just need a little TLC. Also on the list–a training DVD, maybe two. I don’t want to say too much about that, so rather than make announcements, I’ll leave it at that and make moves.

For those interested in learning my Kung Fu style–Jow Ga–we will be starting training chapters in several cities in Central Luzon. This is completely separated from my FMA, as I promised my late Kung Fu master to never combine his art with other systems. Look for announcements on this blog for mid to late 2020. FMAs will be available as well, and perhaps a training camp or two throughout the year… All styles, ranks, and backgrounds welcome!

Finally, here is an offer. All of my books will be on sale until further notice, PDF copies only. Take a look at what I’ve got on the “Offerings” page and place your order. The two business titles (Make a Living and Eight Tips) will be available for $5 each, and the three titles (Dominant Fighter, Philosophy, and Teaching Philosophy) will all be offered for $15 each. We may let this run for 30 days or 90 days, so don’t procrastinate!

I have a few surprises that I’ll tell you about in the next few weeks. Make sure you subscribe and keep checking back with me. Trust me–you are going to love it.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Dominant FMA

Just a quick note to my readers… We now have a website to advertise my books!  I’ve read all kinds of advice to “monetize” my blog,  but just like my school–I’d rather keep the art as pure as I can and reject the fluff and pomp.  Of course,  I’ll still make references to my books;  after all,  I believe 100% in what I tell my readers.  My focus is still on growing my art only through my school. However,  we can still share art and advice through other mediums.  Last year,  I experimented with teaching seminars… it’s just not my thing.  I value teaching,  and teaching *full time*. Teaching on the run just won’t produce the best students possible. And excuse my bluntness–but my philosophy won’t allow me to investigate a “second-best” form of passing down the art.  Either we do it right,  or we don’t do it at all.

Since starting this blog, I’ve discovered a second mission:   To help other FMA men develop their individual systems towards dominance.  My systems will never get mass-marketed.  It will never have mass appeal.  But perhaps,  without teaching you my art,  I might help guide other Guro towards making their arts and systems dominant,  using my philosophy.

The result are the books I’ve written.  They are a combination of articles from this blog and other writings,  and packaged in small,  easy-to-read books. Yes,  what you get here is free.  But I gotta make an income somehow!

Please visit and share this site.  And check back periodically,  as I do plan to add to the offerings!

Thank you for visiting my blog.