For Throwback Thursday this week, I have decided to share a larger excerpt of Laubach’s “The People of the Philippines.” Guro Inosanto used to read from this passage quite a bit, and at one time even had Guro Nino make copies of one of the pages to pass around. I find it particularly fascinating that … More The Beacon Light of Asia
Armed, Always Armed “Charmed by the money they received, they came in ever increasing numbers – ‘armed, always armed, stuck all over with daggers and krises.” – Frank Charles Laubach (citing Captain Bullard’s account of the Moros from Atlantic Monthly in March of 1905!) Guro Dan used to frequently quote a missionary named Frank Charles … More Armed, Always Armed
This post kicks off Lakas FMA’s version of “Throwback Thursdays”, bringing back older pictures, articles or video clips. This is one of my favorite articles, and one that really hooked me from the beginning because of how logical and thought out the Sayoc system presented itself. Articles like this, along with many more can be found … More Sayoc Philosophy of Learning
One of the main purposes of Lakas Filipino Martial Arts is to promote the Filipino Martial Arts systems and organizations that we teach, and support our teachers, seniors and brothers & sisters in the arts. There are some truly amazing resources in the area, many of which I myself participate, train or teach with. I … More Training in the Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia Areas
Ray Longo deconstructs “The Destruction” “The origin, I’ll give you for how it came to be for me. I was a Jeet Kune Do (JKD) practitioner under, technically, the lineage of Dan Inosanto, who was under Bruce Lee. And I think Bruce, or at least Dan, had incorporated a lot of Filipino martial arts. They … More Ray Longo deconstructs “The Destruction”
As we near the end of January of 2014, many of us have had moderate or even great success in implementing our New Year’s resolutions. The gyms are busy, co-workers and friends are watching their diets and martial arts classes are full. For others, this is also a time when these goals and newly established … More Staying the Course
All posts from Inland Empire Filipino Martial Arts (www.iefma.com) have now been migrated onto this site for a consolidated, searchable reference! Inland Empire Filipino Martial Arts was my group in Southern California, to whose students I am deeply indebted for allowing me to grow as a teacher, martial artist and person.