“No, she can say goodbye… and we’ll wait right here.” Her thick, Boston accent was loud, and clear. It cut through the thick silence that both proceeded and followed. We stood at the entrance of the newly built Covid unit, as a mom held her sons hands and whispered into his ear and kissed him on the … More By Dens of Lions Encompassed
Growing up, I hated history. I remember almost nothing from my US History or European History classes, and I clearly remember feeling very disconnected to the material and my teachers (mostly Jesuit priests) as a teenager. Now I love it. Especially the history as it relates to The Philippines. As still the case today, almost … More Gratitude, Identity & Filipino Martial Culture
Guro Inosanto has said it countless times, “in order to understand the art, you have to understand the culture, and in order to understand the culture, you must understand the history.” I had the great privilege of being a resident student at the Inosanto Academy for almost 10 years, and in addition to the world … More Filipino Culture Through Guro Dan Inosanto
http://weightfreewellnesspodcast.com/guru-rick-faye/ This is a great interview with Guro Rick Faye of the Minnesota Kali Group, one of the most senior instructors under Guro Dan Inosanto. Here, Guro Rick discusses martial arts attributes, training, cognitive and health benefits, longevity and more.
Originally published in The Manila Times. MACABEBES as WARRIORS and MERCENARIES July 5, 2014 8:56 pm by Perry Gil S. Mallari, Fight Times Editor While it is not highlighted in Philippine history, the first Filipino martyr for freedom was a Kapampangan, a Macabebe in particular. When Spanish forces under the leadership of Don Miguel Lopez … More Land of the Blades