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In my experience training, studying, and teaching Okinawan Goju-ryu karate, I’ve encountered a significant number of students and teachers who have shared many of my same concerns over the teaching model(s) often used to present the content of this tradition. It is...read more
By Tan Ka Hong The following essay was written in 1956 by the late Sigong Tan Ka Hong under the pseudonym Hong Ho. It appeared in the Beng Kiam Souvenir Annual of 1956, published in celebration of Beng Kiam’s 21st Anniversary. --Editor Pugilism is one of...read more
These days, Robert Chu is a name that cannot be separated from the world of Wing Chun Kuen. Not only is he a master teacher of this style, but one of its foremost researchers and educators. He has co-written with Rene Ritchie, Complete Wing Chun, which is one of the...read more
Here's a special message for every Filipino Martial Artist who needs better methods to understand and apply their art in realistic ways, but can’t because modern “If/Then Technique-based” approaches do not stress principles-based strategic application or training...read more
The following article is excerpted from Grandmaster Ramiro Estalilla's new book, Estalilla Kabaroan Eskrima. “No matter how deadly your art and style may be, you must control your strikes within the sphere of good motives against a background of peaceful intentions.”...read more
It's finally here. The long awaited book on Kabaroan Eskrima by Grandmaster Ramiro Estalilla. Estalilla, now 86 years young, is one of the most senior grandmasters of FMA int he world today. It took 20 years for this book to come together... and it's well worth the...read more