There has been a surge of footage of Filipino Martial Arts masters on blogs and social media recently. Brian Vancise’s blog on The Instinctive Edge is one of the few that frequently posts articles and shares footage. His most recent post shared some old footage of the late Tatang Antonio Illustrisimo, assisted by the recently … More Digital Engrams
Today’s post is authored by guest writer Justin Dohrmann of Impact Martial Arts in Virginia Beach. His instructor, Guro Ervin Quintin is a good friend and brother, and his influence is evident in Justin’s words. “What kind of black belt do you want to be?” This is something that Guro Ervin asks us often, both … More What Kind of Black Belt Do You Want to Be?
I had the privilege this weekend to be able to attend Guro Dan Inosanto’s seminar down in Newport News, VA at East Wind Academy of Martial Arts. Guro Norris Domangue and his crew hosted Guro Dan, his assistant Guro Joel and the rest of us attendees at his facility and it was a great time. … More Motivation Monday
The phrase “Energy Based” is used frequently to describe the Filipino Martial Arts. It involves a reciprocal and mutual relationship between and amongst students, practitioners and instructors. It encompasses concepts like sensitivity and flow. It focuses on the unique characteristics of that time and place, with specific individuals. It isn’t cookie cutter, and it isn’t … More Energy Based
Guro Ervin Quintin’s Kali Channel Guro Ervin Quintin of Impact Martial Arts in VA launched his Kali Channel on YouTube this week. Guro Ervin is a great instructor, and he along with his wife Simo Eloy and their kids have made Impact Martial Arts one of the premiere facilities in the Virginia Beach area. I … More Guro Ervin Quintin’s Kali Channel
Guro Inosanto always speaks highly of former Navy SEAL Pat Tray, who owns and runs Trident Academy in Woodbridge, VA.
Tomorrow in Glendale, CA ten Filipino Martial Arts Grandmasters, Masters and Guros will be teaching an all day seminar to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines. This is a great opportunity to learn or simply see the various systems, styles and individuals propagating the Filipino Martial Arts in Southern California. … More A Fighting Chance
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17 There have been some excellent articles, blog posts and interviews recently on many of our very own brothers, seniors and instructors in the Filipino Martial Arts. It’s no surprise as the systems we train in and teach, develop not only martial skill but … More Iron Sharpens Iron
Guz demonstrates Inosanto Kali Doble Daga – Phase 1 counters (Slash and Thrust) for Inosanto Academy angles 1 to 5. The material covered today is Guro Dan’s double knife Abecedario progression, developing line familiarization, parrying and counter cutting (Defanging the Snake). We also worked the Sakay, Cover & Hit and Ordabis series in the Double … More Slash & Feed
Filipino Martial Arts have gotten off to a spectacular start in the movies and on television in 2014! While martial arts in the movies in the 90’s was dominated by acrobatic wire work (The Matrix, Crouching Tiger) and high flying choreography (Jackie Chan, Jet Li), the past few years have welcomed more Southeast Asian influences … More Filipino Martial Arts in Film and Media 2014