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The knife is one of the most common weapons you will come across in the world of combat, even more in Filipino Martial Arts. The short 4-minute video by Paul Ingram does a superb job in displaying 5 essential kali knife fighting techniques. Learning these skills will not only help you become a proficient knife […]
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World War II was a devastating event in the face of history and t had a great impact on the evolution of martial arts in the Philippines. The events described in the video were directly observed Grandmaster Leo Giron and is brought to the limelight by his student Guro Dan Inosanto. During the war, the […]
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Meet Bobby Taboada, the creator of the Balintawak Arnis, a form of Filipino Martial Arts that utilizes quick and powerful stick and knife fighting techniques. The three learning principles of his technique are power, control, and speed. Filipino martial arts is unique in a way that it utilizes the weapon as an extension of your […]
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Learning martial arts is a never-ending process. Considering its various forms across the world that have existed and being born every day, it is nigh impossible to learn everything the world has to offer. William Christopher Ford is on a journey to learn from 52 masters from all across the world in celebration for his […]
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When you’re training or sparring with your partners or trainers it is important to keep the big picture in mind. Training is a controlled simulation and chances are that in most real-life situations, a stick fight may not pan out the way you think it might go. In other words, you need to prepare for […]
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Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) is famous for its use of escrima sticks in combat techniques. The underlying idea is to use it as an extension of the body and for close-quarters combat, the technique is quite effective. The video beautifully demonstrates six basic stick fighting techniques and also teaches you to combine them to get […]
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This video features an excerpt of the documentary, ‘The Bladed Hand’ on Filipino-American martial arts guru Dan Inosanto. It was shot by Jay Ignacio.   Dan Inosanto’s daughter, Diana Lee Inosanto comments that her father was one of the few Filipino-Americans who was responsible for preserving the Filipino heritage in the United States, more precisely […]
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In this video, professional fighter Roger Huerta teaches us how to win in a street fight. He advises not to get involved in a fight unless it is absolutely necessary. However, if the fight is unavoidable we must be aware of our surroundings before starting the fight so that we don’t accidentally hurt any bystanders. […]
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In this video, we see Bruce Lee demonstrating his skills at the 1967 long beach tournament. We see him utilizing blindfolded Chi Sao techniques, doing finger push-ups, and even performing his famous 1-inch punch. We also get to witness his amazing speed when he defeats the Karate champion Vic Moore and his incredible footwork when […]
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Controlling your emotions is crucial whenever you’re in a fight. The goal of your opponent is to intimidate you to making a mistake and taking advantage of it. This video teaches you how to get the upper hand on a fight in a few simple steps. The first is body language/posture. The stance you take […]
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