Tag Archives: Women in martial arts

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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My hubby passed out and I’m a suspect

Hubby gave me a scare last week. I really thought he was having a stroke when in the middle of the night he suddenly fell unconscious while peeing. I rushed him to the hospital and after tests and half a … Continue reading

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Date an arnis girl

Date an Arnis girl. Date a girl who passionately pursues something not because it is popular but because she knows that it is the one for her. Watch how she trains and admire her determined focus.  See her concentrate during the attacks, blocks, and disarms. Observe her confident … Continue reading

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Socks and other things Arnis

Warm greetings from Dubai, UAE!  I’m here with hubby and mom for a much awaited month-long visit to my sister and her family. Before I left Manila, I knew that there was little chance that I could do Arnis here … Continue reading

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14 Best martial arts movies every guy (and gal) should see

Oh my! I “wasted” a lot of time watching videos again! :D It’s the fault of this wonderful web article I found: The 14 Best Martial Arts Movies Every Guy Should See / Cool Material.   It showed a fight trailer for … Continue reading

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James Bond’s girl is a stickfighter…and a swordfighter…and a …

Rachel was born in the Philippines to a Filipina mother and a British father. Here’s an excerpt of an interview she had with Inside Kung-Fu Magazine. (To read the full interview, click here.) IKF: What attracted you to Filipino martial arts … Continue reading

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Six Life Lessons I Learned from the Filipino Martial Arts

In a few days, I will mark my sixth-month of training in the Filipino Martial Arts (FMA a.k.a. Arnis, Kali, or Eskrima).  Since I started, I have practiced with Master Cris once to twice a week, watched three tournaments, read … Continue reading

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Personal videos I didn’t like at first…

My hubby seldom gets to see me practice. But one morning last month, as Master Cris and I were wrapping up our session, hubby arrived with a videocam! So we had this instant shoot. I felt awkward and self conscious … Continue reading

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If you think Arnis is unimpressive, this video will change your mind

Arnis, aka Kali or Eskrima, is not popular in the Philippines, its country of origin: a sad fact with many long-standing reasons. Not many Filipinos understand and appreciate it. It’s sorely underrated. So when my friends learn that I’m into … Continue reading

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Arnis Tournament Review: Why I’m proud in a sad kind of way

So, I did go to my first Arnis tournament and I must say, ADRENALINE was the word of the day. I got tired just watching from the sidelines! If I didn’t know any better, it would have looked like two … Continue reading

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Meet My Master

With these amateur videos I found, I’d like to introduce you to my generous, humble, but very skilled Arnis instructor, Master Crisanto Pasindo. (Note his lineage: Master Cris — GM Mon Kiathson –GM Rodel Dagooc — GM Remy Presas). Tapi … Continue reading

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Ten tips for the martial arts beginner

Originally posted on Lobo's Blog:
Disclaimer – The advice in this post is purely based on own experience, one student to another. It can be very daunting to take up Martial Arts if you’re a complete beginner, but try…

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