Filipino Martial Arts in Film and Media 2014

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

Atienza Streetsweeper

The longstanding issue for Filipino Martial Arts practitioners in America has been that while we train in weaponry, namely knife and sword it isn’t always very easy to find well made knives and swords that fit our specifications.  As Tuhon Carl Atienza has pointed out, most of the mass produced short and long blades out … More Atienza Streetsweeper

Sayoc Winkler Hawk

Art, as defined by St. Thomas Aquinas – “the right making of a thing to be made.” Several years ago at Pamana Tuhon Sayoc‘s house, I had the privilege to see Tuhon Rafael Kayanan‘s tomahawk that he had designed, and that was going to be produced by Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler.  Knifemaker RJ Martin once … More Sayoc Winkler Hawk