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    1. Datu's Corner

      Thoughts,Tidbits, Videos, etc. from or about FMATalk and WMAA founder Datu Tim Hartman.Datus Corner with Datu Tim Hartman.
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    2. General

      General FMA TalkHere is the place for general discussion, not covered elsewhere.
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    3. Balintawak

      Grandmaster Anciong 'Venancio' BaconThe Great Grandmaster Anciong Bacon is widely acknowledged as the original master of Balintawak Arnis/Eskrima. In Balintawak Arnis, the stick is used as the primary training tool. The theory is that the stick is only an extension of the arm and that the human body can only move in so many normal ways. In Balintawak, the student is taught that there is a counter to every counter and that continuous research and discovery is the basis of knowledge.
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    4. Bahala Na OGE Escrima

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      Latest: Teaching Bahala Na - OGE Guro Chris, Mar 31, 2016
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    5. Dekiti Tirsia Siradas

      Grand Tuhon Jerson 'Nene' TortalDekiti-Tirsia Siradas is a blade oriented system heavily emphasizing footwork, enabling the practitioner to rapidly close the distance and finish the opponent(s). This system has three basic strategies: attack, counter attack, and counter the counter. These are present in all techniques of the system: empty hand, impact and bladed weapons, firearm retention, empty hand vs. weaponry, and dumog.
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    6. Doce Pares

      Doce ParesDoce Pares was founded in 1932 by a group of Eskrimadors, most notably from the Cañete and Saavedra families. The name Doce Pares refers to the famous twelve bodyguards of Emperor Charlemagne of France. It is a multi-style system, taught in different ways by different instructors. Its main traditions are associated with Diony (Multi-style), Cacoy (Eskrido), and Momoy (San Miguel Eskrima) Cañete.
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      Latest: RIP GM Cacoy Datu Tim Hartman, Feb 5, 2016
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    7. Dog Brothers Martial Arts

      A forum for the discussion of the Dog Brothers' approach to the Filipino martial arts.
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      Latest: Clip from the 2016 DBMA Assn Camp Crafty Dog, Jun 24, 2016 at 12:25 PM
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    8. Kali Ilustrisimo

      Grandmaster Antonio IlustrisimoThe late Antonio “Tatang” Ilustrisimo founded the system that now bears his name, “Kali Ilustrisimo,” also called “Kalis Ilustrisimo”. He is one of the more colorful figures in the annals of the Fillipino arts.
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    9. Kempo - Kenpo

      For the discussion of American, Hawaiian & Japanese arts.
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    10. JKD-Kali

      This forum is for the discussion of Filipino martial arts within Jeet Kune Do. The best known of these is the Inosanto/Lacoste Blend of Kali, a composite system of Filipino Martial Arts taught by Dan Inosanto based on his training with various Filipino Martial Arts instructors including; John Lacoste, Regino Illustrisimo, Leo Giron, Leo Gaje, Jack Santos, and many others. It introduces students to 12 main areas, including, but not limited to, single stick, double stick, stick & dagger, double dagger, staff, panatukan (Filipino boxing), Sikaran (Filipino kicking methods), Kuntao, & Silat.
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    11. Lameco

      Grandmaster Edgar SuliteEdgar Sulite started his FMA training with the family style rather reluctantly, but eventually managed to train with the best of the FMA grandmasters around at that time. He classified the styles he learned into their respective ranges, from long (largo) to medium (medio) to short (corto), and came up with the name of his system, an acronym of the ranges. In April of 1997, Edgar Sulite was felled by a stroke while on a trip to the Philippines, at the young age of thirty-nine.
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    12. Lightning Scientific Arnis

      Mang Ben LemaA system founded in 1937 by Grandmaster Benjamin Luna-Lema. The system is composed of the Tercia, Cadenilla, Serrada and Espada Y Daga styles. It is known for its powerful, fluid, and fast strikes; its preference for "blind-siding" the opponent; and its focus on the stick and knife. An important principle in Lightning is closing with the opponent and 'blanketing' them with multiple strikes. Grandmaster Lema would say, "If he gives me one strike, I give him fifteen. Even if he does not give me one strike,I give him fifteen." The system is now headed by his daughter Patty-Jean Lema Caballero.
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    13. Pedoy's Derobio Escrima

      Grandmaster Braulio T. PedoyGreat Grandmaster Braulio T. Pedoy brought the Art of Derobio Escrima to Hawaii in the early 1920's. He learned this art from General Faustino Ablen (of the Red Shirt Pulahanes), a local leader who fought for freedom for his people on the Island of Leyte. In Hawaii GGM Pedoy was known as a warrior and healer.
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      Latest: good book/DVD on escrima ade1971ade, Apr 30, 2015
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    14. Presas Family Arnis Systems

      The Martial Arts systems of the Presas Family
      Grandmaster Remy A. PresasGrandmaster Ernesto Presas

      Modern Arnis
      Created by the late Grandmaster Remy A. Presas, Modern Arnis utilizes sticks (canes), bladed weapons and empty hand techniques in its defensive tactics. We welcome all Modern Arnis practitioners from around the world to join us in exploring the art.

      Kombatan
      Kombatan was developed by Grandmaster Ernesto Amador Presas, Sr. of the Island of Negros Occidental and a province near the fishing village Hinigaran in the Visayas. Kombatan is a composite of various classical and modern fighting systems used in the Philippines. An emphasis is placed on drills to train the student to react instinctively.

      Hinigaran Arnis DeMano
      Grandmaster Roberto Presas's system.

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    15. Pekiti-Tirsia Kali

      Pekiti-Tirsia Kali System Global OrganizationPekiti-Tirsia InternationalPekiti-Tirsia roughly translates as "to cut into small pieces, up close." That describes the system’s strategy and tactics, which is to close in and cut the enemy down. Pekiti-Tirsia was officially founded in 1897 by Conrado Tortal. Pekiti-Tirsia was previously taught only within the Tortal family to defend themselves and their land.
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    16. Sikaran

      This art, known for its kicks, originated in Baras, Rizal in the Philippines. Its signature move is a reverse spinning roundhouse kick called "biakid" wherein the attacker's heel connects to the back of the opponent's head or neck. The hands are used to block and parry. Special techniques include pangahilos (paralysing blocks, strikes, and kicks) followed by pamatory (potentially fatal blows).
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    17. Serrada

      Serrada EskrimaA forum for arts related to Angel Cabales' Serrada Eskrima.
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    1. General

      For the discussion of life in the Philippines.
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    2. Philippine News

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    1. General Martial Arts Discussion

      A forum for the discussion of non-Filipino martial arts.
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    2. Tactical

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    3. Gear Talk!

      Where its all about the gear! Questions, discussions, reviews about martial arts gear, books, DVDs, etc.
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    4. FMA Academy

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    1. Seminars & Camps

      SeminarsSeminar & Camp notices.
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    2. Tournaments

      TournamentsTournament Announcements
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    3. FMA in the News

      FMA NewsA forum for posting links to news stories about the FMA.
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    4. E-Zine Articles

      FMATalk EzineA Collection of Articles, Interviews, and Other Resources submitted by our members.
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    1. The Den

      Make yourself at home! This is the place for general discussion and chit-chat--sports, movies, humor, politics, or nothing at all.
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    2. Movies

      Just what it says!
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    3. Humor

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    1. Product News & Announcements

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    1. Admin Announcements

      Admin AnnouncementsForum for important board announcements by Admins.
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    2. Meet & Greet

      Meet & GreetNew Here? Stop in here and introduce yourself. Long time member? Stop in and say hello and meet the new members.
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    3. FAQ

      Frequently Asked QuestionsFrequently Asked Questions
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      Board Support IssuesHaving a technical problem with the board? Need to know how to use a feature? Here's the place.
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    5. FMATalk Live

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    6. FMA Videos

      FMA Related Video Clips
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