Tag Archives: Women in martial arts

There is always something there to remind me

“This is not good,” I told myself. “I probably should go back to FMA training soon.” You see, I was in a church service tonight, and was only vaguely hearing what the pastor was saying because I was so distracted. … Continue reading

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I’m tired of FMA

Sometimes, even I find it hard to believe ¬†that less than two years ago, I didn’t care a bit about Filipino Martial Arts. I didn’t care because I knew next to nothing about it. Sure, I knew that Arnis (as … Continue reading

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Karambit

“What’s that, a can opener?” “No… it’s a… neck opener, haha!” That was an exchange between two of my arnis friends when I recently showed them my new karambit training knife. “Well, it’s a neck opener alright… and an eye … Continue reading

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A tree fell on my car and gave me an awesome workout

The eerie howling of the wind woke me up at around 5 AM. Power was out and although all our windows were shut, it was chilly.¬†“It’s going to be a memorable day,” hubby said (it was his birthday). The Philippines … Continue reading

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F=MA

Force = Mass x Acceleration. And how nice, it’s also Filipino Martial Arts! Call me a nerd but I remembered that physics equation when I broke Master Cris’s stick this morning. We were doing Ocho Defensa Tirada drills and I … Continue reading

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My (un)gym

  When my friends first learn that I’m into Arnis, one of their questions is where I train. They become a bit confused when I answer “Quezon Memorial Circle” (in case you don’t know yet, it’s a public park in … Continue reading

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Towards being a more realistic arnisador

Two years ago, I was a long distance runner. I ran half- marathons and diligently trained for what I considered to be the ultimate challenge, a full marathon. In March 2012, I ran the 42.2 kms (26.2 miles)! But you … Continue reading

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