OK, here I go again. I hear people talk a lot about this or that FMA being more "pure" or unadulterated than another, or that they have a "purer lineage" and so on. On the other hand, people tell me that the Philippine culture is incredibly diverse, with over 7,000 islands, fostering innumerable tribes, dialects, customs and, of course, fighting systems... all mixing and contesting. And then there were the influences from Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Spain, the US, Japan... and ultimately the FMA's spreading worldwide. So, all things considered, do you practice a "bastardized" FMA or a "pure" art. And either way, what the heck do you mean?