Stickfigher Magazine

Discussion in 'FMA in the News' started by Pat OMalley, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Pat OMalley

    Pat OMalley Brit with a stick

    Finally Stickfighter Magazine is back in circulation as a FREE Online bi-monthly Magazine.

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    Welcome to 'Stickfighter' the International Eskrima Kali Arnis Magazine!
    Bringing the Filipino martial arts community closer together with regular news, reviews, updates, profiles, reports, training tips, travel information and feature articles, contributed by many of the top Filipino martial artists from around the world for the Filipino martial arts practitioner and enthusiast.

    Vol.1 Issue.1 February 2009

    Filipino Legend: GM Roland Dantes

    Interview: GM Kano Canete

    Book Review: Cebuano Eskrima 'Beyond the Myth'

    Training Tip: Footwork

    Plus news reports and more......

    Special Features

    In Memory of Master Arif A. Shaikh
    By Tuhon Pat O'Malley

    Filipino Martial Arts in the US Shadowed
    by Al Capone & The Roaring 20's
    By Grand Master Rene Latosa

    Stickfighting
    By Maestro Greg Henderson

    GM Bram Frank - CSSDSC

    To View this magazine you will need to have the latest DNL Reader (if you dont already have one) which you can download from here. DNL Reader.exe

    Here is the link too Download the 1st Issue of Stickfighter Magazine Stickfighter Magazine Vol 1 Issue 1.dnl

    The 1st issue has been placed on a free shareware site to make it easily accessable to as many people as possible, Please note that all future issues (as they are released every 2 months) will only be available via subscription, you can do this by logging onto Stickfighter Magazine and clicking on the subscribe button.

    We welcome all feedback on any part of the magazine as we are always striving to improve this publication for better enjoyment of the readers and please feel free to pass on the download links to your freinds and family.

    Best regards

    Pat O'Malley
    Technical Editor.
     
  2. Pat OMalley

    Pat OMalley Brit with a stick

    For those of you using Apple, the DNL format is not compatable, we will be sorting out an exe format for you guys, unfortunetly some of the flash features in this format do not work as they do in DNL format.

    Also dont forget to download the latest version of the DNL Reader that enables you to read it.
     
  3. Carol

    Carol <font color = blue><b>Technical Administrator</b><

    Very cool! Best of luck with the endeavor!!
     
  4. Pat OMalley

    Pat OMalley Brit with a stick

    Just an up-date, there is now .exe version on line of the magazine for Apple Users but some of the flash applications have had to be disabled for this format.

    And a .PDF version on line which is just a flat document so you dont get those nice page turns and interactions with the magazine.

    The .dnl version is far the better version with so much more interaction within the pages of the Magazine.

    Best regards

    Pat
     
  5. Datu Tim Hartman

    Datu Tim Hartman FMA Talk Founder Supporting Member

    I don't know if it's me or my system, but I can't get it to work. Where is the pdf version?
     
  6. Pat OMalley

    Pat OMalley Brit with a stick

    Have you installed the latest dnl_reader (there is a link on the Stickfighter Magazine site). You have to install this reader first, you may have one of the older readers that you use for FMA Digest but you will need the newest version for Stickfighter Magazine.

    If you are still having trouble then there are .exe and .pdf links on the web site Stickfighter Magazine.

    If your running a PC you should be able to read it but you have to also make sure you are logged in as the administrator or main user/owner of the PC as if you are not downloads may be restricted.

    Here is the latest up-date from Stickfighter Magazine.

     
  7. Pat OMalley

    Pat OMalley Brit with a stick

    For any of you guys and gals that use Apple Mac's or prefer pdf can you give us any tips on how we can best improve you veiwing of the magazine and get it doing much the same as the dnl version which is very interactive.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Pat
     
  8. Pat OMalley

    Pat OMalley Brit with a stick

    Further Up-dates:

    If you go to the Stickfighter Magazine web site there are now download buttons for .exe and .pdf versions of the magazine. Unfortunatly the .pdf version is not as interactive as the .dnl and .exe versions of the mag, eg. page turning, video clips, picture enlargements and hidden text/pop ups, but we are working on that side of things as we dont want anyone to miss out on the expeariance of the interactive part of the magazine.

    At the moment we are putting some of the content that you cant see on the .pdf up on the website, hopefully within the next week will have much of it live on the web site too.

    But we are looking for tips from you guys on how to make the pdf version more interactive as it is not a format we use that often as the dnl version is geared more towards online magazines and books.

    Also you can print off the dnl version of the magazine too, on the navigation buttons at the bottom of the book.

    We also understand that sitting in front of a computer reading can be tiresome, which is why we have opted for the magazine theme. We want to keep articles to a reasonable length and with 2 months between issues you can read one article every couple of days in a few minutes and come back another day by use of the contents page you can easily navigate back to where you left off. Also the links, video footage and other interactive sections take away the feeling of just sitting and reading at your PC.

    We also recommend FMA Digest (Who have been around for 5 years now)for your in depth previews of all the different styles and event reports. FMA Digest will in future issues have their own section in Stickfighter Magazine outlining their previous issues and letting you know what is to come in the future issues.

    Our intention is to point everyone in the right direction and share as much of our knowledge and get as much information out there for the FMA expert, enthusiast and for anyone wishing to take up FMA.

    Best regards

    Pat
     
  9. Pat OMalley

    Pat OMalley Brit with a stick

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