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Atillo Balintawak Seminar

Posted: August 09, 2010

This weekend our school co-sponsored a Filipino Martial Arts Seminar at the Martin Academy of Martial Arts in Sarasota, Florida.

We had a great time learning from Grandmaster Crispulo “Ising” Atillo and his assistant J.D. Lopez. The 2 day seminar was both challenging and fun, and Grandmaster Atillo’s passion for his art was contagious.

Complex drills were broken down into much simpler segments so that everyone in attendance was able to understand and perform them.

Song of the Knife

Posted: August 05, 2010

This is a clip of Willie B. Laureano working on an action sequence for the movie “Song of the Knife”. It is a new film starring Mark Dacascos. (Known for his work on “Only the Strong”, “Drive”, “Brotherhood of the Wolf”, and a host of other movies. He also hosts the show “Iron Chef America”, and was on “Dancing with the Stars”)

The reason that I include this video is that Willie B. Laureano (who is an actor and choreographer in the movie) shares the same martial arts lineage that we do at our school. Remember that this is a rough clip, that was shot for choreography and informational purposes. I can’t wait to see what it will look like when it is actually shot for the movie.

Like most action movies, some of the violence is a little extreme, so the clip may not be suitable for young viewers.

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