20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition
Eskrima and Kung-fu master, Doctor of Oriental and Alternative medicine, author, publisher and researcher, Mark V. Wiley is in a class of his own. He began martial arts training in 1979 and the study of mind-body health practices in 1987. Since 1994, Dr. Mark has been conducting extensive training and research in the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan. During that time he lived in Tokyo and made an impressive 16 visits to the Philippines. In 2000, Mark was the first person to conduct martial art research among the MatigSalog tribe of Mindanao, Philippines.
He has authored 15 books on health and martial arts and has served as editor of the publications, Martial Arts Illustrated, Martial Arts Legends, Tambuli, Martial Arts Masters Magazine, Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Quality of Life, and The Catalyst Review, and for the companies Tuttle Publishing, Agora Publishing, and Unique Publications. He is a heath contributor to Easy Health Options, The Healthy Back Institute, The Chinese Medicine Academy, The Pavilion Center, and is the CEO and publisher of Tambuli Media.
About the Book
20 Years ago saw the publication of Tambuli: Journal of the Filipino Warrior Art’s Association. Although the publication only had three issues, it was a milestone in the exposure of Filipino martial arts in the West. It also marked the original research material that Mark V. Wiley collected and later published in his groundbreaking book, Filipino Martial Culture.
This 57-page, 20th Anniversary Edition, includes all three original issues, with a number of the photographs re-scanned and placed for clarity, in addition to additional photographs of the diverse collections of masters who made up the journal’s Advisory and Mentor Boards. These include such luminaries as Leo Giron, Ramiro Estalilla, Gilbert Tenio, Toby Tobosa, Dionisio Canete, Herminio Binas and Onofre Escorpizo.
Also included are the letters of support mailed to Mark Wiley, and published from such masters as the late Ben Largusa, Florendo Visitacion, Toby Tobosa, Chris Sayoc, George Brewster and many others. Not to mention original articles submitted by JC Cabiero, Rey Galang, Halford Jones, Carlito Lanada, Mat Marinas, Karl Marx, Clement Riedner, Chris Sayoc, Mark Wiley and Mike Young.
Tambuli Journal includes stories featuring Angel Cabales, Florendo Visitacion, Herminio Binas, Antonio Diego, Antonio Ilustrisimo, Carlito Landa and Sri Ganshyam Jaynagerker, and the arts of Cabales Serrada Escrima, Binas Dynamic Arnis, Vee Arnis-Jitsu, Kuntaw-Lima-Lima, Kalis Ilustrisimo, Hagibis, Pananandata Balisong, and more. So much information, so many styles and so much support packed into three mere issues. This collection is finally available after 20 years!