Tag Archives: Women in martial arts

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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Friends, look at where this blog brought me

You’ve heard about the online newspaper and magazine FMA Informative and how a few  of my blog posts got included in some of its issues, right? Well, it’s going to be a regular thing now. Really! FMA Informative Publisher and … Continue reading

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