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Upcoming Filipino Martial Arts (Kali) Documentary

Posted: June 09, 2010

Below is a trailer for the upcoming documentary on Filipino Martial Arts entitled “Bladed Hand”. My instructor Guro Dan Inosanto and many of his students are in the film. (Including his daughter Diana, his son-in-law Ron Balicki, and Jeff Imada) I hope this film exposes the world to the efficiency and effectiveness of Filipino Martial Arts, and I can’t wait to see it. It will be interesting to see the reactions of our students as they see the techniques that they are learning in our Kali class being demonstrated.


Kung Fu Black Bear…

Posted: June 05, 2010

If you liked the Kung Fu Panda, you’ll have to like this. It’s not an altered video. This is a bear that is in a zoo in Japan, and it’s a major attraction. Enjoy.


Talk About Great Sportsmanship.

Posted: June 04, 2010

From the time we were little kids, we were always told to have good sportsmanship. In the heat of competition, this is often difficult. The same desire that pushes us to win, is the same desire which hates losing and is often the cause of poor sportsmanship. Quite often, great competitors are notoriously sore losers.

This shouldn’t be the case, and this next news story is a great demonstration of a professional athlete’s incredible sportsmanship.

We can’t always control our circumstances, but we can control our reaction to them. I have nothing but respect for the way in which this young baseball player handled himself. I also admire the fact that the umpire admitted his mistake.


The Need for Proper Leg Conditioning

Posted: June 01, 2010

If you like throwing leg kicks, but you aren’t spending time conditioning your legs; you might want to look at these 2 videos. In both cases the striker’s legs weren’t up to the test. A lot of guys like to block with their knees and the upper part of the shins. This is often referred to as a “spike”. So be careful, and condition your legs.

Warning: the following 2 videos are quite graphic, so be prepared.


Reflections on Ufc 114

Posted: May 31, 2010

I just wanted to thank everyone who attended our UFC event this past Saturday. It was a packed house, and we enjoyed having you all there. The fights were all pretty good, with the exception of the main event.

The main event just didn’t live up to the hype. Typically guys that don’t like each other usually want to hurt each other. In this instance, it seemed like both guys were more concerned with not losing. This tentative approach resulted in a pretty sad match.

I don’t understand why an MMA fight has to be a title fight to go 5 rounds. In boxing the duration of the main event is not limited in the same way. In this instance, the short duration was a blessing, but in most cases it is not.


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