One eskrimador I interviewed in Cebu told me that to be a master of eskrima, one should be good in skipping and avoiding hits and strikes. He told me that to test that, I had to throw a handful of beans at him. This really made me laugh. I asked him how far he would be from me if I threw the beans since he was a master. He told me ten meters. hahahaha... I don't think tiny mongo beans would reach that far. This man had lots of stories. I hope he was not one of the eskrimadors who was the source of FMA info circulating on the net and in written materials. That just shows how these manongs are prone to imaginative exaggeration.