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.
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!
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.