NY State of Mind

“Inhale deep like the words of my breath.  I never sleep, ’cause sleep is the cousin of death.  I lay puzzle as I backtrack to earlier times, nothing’s equivalent to the New York state of mind.” – Nas, “N.Y. State of Mind” This weekend I had the amazing opportunity to attend Progressive Martial Art’s seminar … More NY State of Mind

Weapon Based

When my lolo (grandfather in Tagalog/Filipino) was still alive he would tell me all kinds of things that I thought were completely embellished if not flat out incorrect.  My brothers and I could tell you stories for days.  But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to often startling revelation that a lot of what he … More Weapon Based

Ip Man Extra Features

This video was included in the extra features of Ip Man’s release overseas. I have absolutely no idea why both music and movies sometimes differ from Europe and the US, but apparently this was exclusive to the European release. We recently talked about some of the same positions that Guro discusses as he’s demonstrating trapping … More Ip Man Extra Features