Whats the most fundamental skill a martial artist must develop?
The skill that is a common thread regardless of the individuals style or syetem? It’s what makes the master seem untouchable.
It’s why the novice is so unpredictable. It’s the difference between effortlesly beating an opponent and being in a fight. What is this great skill? Timing. At some point in out martial arts career we’ve al thought that we were a bit tasty and really put it up to our superiors in a sparrin
So last time we looked at the numbers of murders involving a knife or edged weapon in Ireland, and saw the percentage of deaths had pretty much doubled since the turn of the millennium. Now I’m not interested in the reasons, all I care about is that it happens and what we can do to prevent it happening to us. I don’t want to be a statistic, do you? Oh, by the way, the last post was the stats for the reported murders. Add to that the deaths going unreported and then add on aga
In 2006 3 people got together and formed a non political umbrella organisation in the UK in order to promote the Filipino martial arts and ensure it’s quality is maintained at a high level. It was fortunate that one of those 3 was Pat O’Malley, in the last 2 years he has cajoled, bribed and bullied representatives of around 20 styles of FMA to join the council. There are now similar councils in the Philippines (to whom we all answer, yes even Pat!), Italy and New Zealand. I b
Quick note, Steve Tappin of Escrima Concepts has confirmed he will be coming to Ireland to teach a seminar for us. If you’re an eskrimador, martial artist or security professional, don’t miss this opportunity to train with one of the best in the industry. Steve agreed to take time out from his busy schedule (check out the calender page on his website) travelling to teach all over europe, to come to us for the weekend of May 2-4th. Call back for more info, as soon as I get the
Post taken from the Rapid Arnis forum site, view the original posts here
———————————————————————————————– The Black Eagle Society Formation
The Black Eagle Society was founded in the Summer of 1996. The inaugural meeting took place in a wood in Barnet, North London.
The meeting had been arranged by Pat O’Malley and Simon Wells (of LaPunti Arnis de Abaniko) who first tried to get this format of fighting off the ground back in 1992, also in attendance at this first meeting of t
Wild Geese Martial Arts have a close affiliation with the British Council of Kali Escrima Arnis Instructors (http://www.bckeai.co.uk/) and attended both last years FMA festival and this years massive FMA festival. Fortunately, Peter Lewis of Zu-Bu Kails Illustrissimo has saved me the trouble of writing a review, have a look at this special edition of the FMA Digest:http://www.fmadigest.com/Issues/special-issues/2007/Special-Issue_FMAFestival_United-Kingdom.exe Read and enjoy.