Discussion in 'Meet & Greet' started by chamber, Jun 27, 2007.
Great to be here, hope to learn a lot from this community!
Mabuhay ang FMA!:sword2:
Welcome! Please tell us more about yourself!
well, i'm pure pinoy, and was into other MA's before (Japanese and Korean), then when I got married, which was pretty recent, I started wondering why I didn't pursue a Filipino martial art, something indigenous to my country.
Thanks to my best friend, who got into FMA earlier, and with some diligent research, I found what I was looking for. Though as a family man, I don't really have much time for it, but I think I'm spending quality time with the art, and I find myself more patient now in the pursuit or study of FMA.
I study Modern Arnis, which has a Japanese influence, and I have heard this story so very often...the Japanese arts (and TKD) are very popular in the Phil., and fewer people seem to study the FMA! From here in the States, it seems so hard to understand. How nice it must be to be at the very source!
that's what also bugged me from the onset, how come arnis/kali/eskrima is more popular in the states or europe... why was there so much interest outside the country? but i feel now that i had experience other MA's, i got to appreciate FMA better and i'm truly proud that i'm training and learning it now, even if i'm not that young any more. but as they say - seize the day, go FMA!
hi there sir! greetings from a newbie :angel: from the highlands of antipolo rizal
its close in QC, one jeep a way :coolyello
welcome po & mabuhay.
same as you sir, i wonder, why other MA's are more popular here in Phil compared to other countries where they say FMA is gaining popularity. Its even hard to look for some one interested to train, bummer. anyway, am happy am hooked to our own art & enjoying, its just sometimes no time to train, or always on light training.
anyways, welcome po uli.
kumusta chamber. thats right, mabuhay fma!
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