Photo op with two things I’m devoted to

Arnis

Ever since I started studying Arnis, I’ve become more patriotic.

The more I learn about Arnis techniques, the more I appreciate the history behind them. The more aware I am, the higher I regard the Philippines, our culture, and our people. 

So when hubby and I were in Subic, Zambales over the weekend and I saw a big flag flying so proudly near their harbor, I just couldn’t help but get out of the car and pose with my stick.

Blue skies, white clouds, and green trees were the perfect backdrop for two things I love: my country and my martial art.

I’m blessed.

Does studying your art have the same effect on you? Tell me about it, my friends🙂

Thank you for taking time to read The Deadly Dance. Pugay!

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Our flag’s symbolism:

White equilateral triangle – equality and fraternity

Blue – peace, truth, and justice

Red – patriotism and valor

Golden sun – unity, freedom, people’s democracy, and sovereignty

Eight rays-the first eight provinces that started the 1896 Philippine Revolution against Spain (Manila, Cavite, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Laguna, and Batangas).

Stars- the three major geographical island groups that comprise the Philippines: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

4 thoughts on “Photo op with two things I’m devoted to

  1. mattkevin July 20, 2013 / 11:23 AM

    Indeed very true. Ideally every time an ordinary Filipino would see a waving Philippine flag, he/she should be reminded of the art of Arnis, in turn, he/she be reminded of how our ancestors defended our freedom by the use of Arnis.

    By learning and immersing ourselves with the of Arnis gets us to understand our country’s culture and history. Pugay!

    • thedeadlydance July 20, 2013 / 4:45 PM

      When I started in arnis, I didn’t expect this effect of me becoming more patriotic because of it. So this is great, really.🙂
      Thanks mattkevin.
      –Joy–

  2. Cheese Chomp Dad August 1, 2013 / 2:15 PM

    Your theme song should be Three Stars and a Sun by Francism😀

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