(LAS VEGAS) — Manny Pacquiao isn’t ready to give up his night job just yet. Pacquiao, who said before his last fight in April that he would retire, now plans to return to the ring in November against an opponent who has yet to be selected. Promoter Bob Arum said Tuesday that Pacquiao got permission… via […]
Category Archives: Filipino fighting arts
In this instructional video my check hand (hand with no weapon) was check-happy but the strikes are still correct as to what they taught us at R.U.F.M.A. One way to be familiar with the strikes is to remember that even-numbered strikes are back-handed strikes. Practice the basics, over and over, even without a bag!
If this was truly Manny Pacquiao’s final fight, as he has said, he went out with a near-vintage performance. He knocked rival Timothy Bradley Jr. down twice, in the seventh and ninth rounds, and cruised to a unanimous decision in their welterweight fight Saturday night before 14,665 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. In the […]
Sikaran flow- an introduction Filipino Martial Arts is known to be a stick-fighting arts but what a lot of non-die hard martial artist don’t know is that the FMA is a complete system including all length of weapons including projectile weapons and open hands. Here we demonstrate the footwork and kicking arts of the […]
Originally published in The Manila Times. MACABEBES as WARRIORS and MERCENARIES July 5, 2014 8:56 pm by Perry Gil S. Mallari, Fight Times Editor While it is not highlighted in Philippine history, the first Filipino martyr for freedom was a Kapampangan, a Macabebe in particular. When Spanish forces under the leadership of Don Miguel Lopez […]
The precise origins of panantukan are currently unknown and the throughout the Philippine Islands there is tremendous diversity in technique and name. What is known is that the Filipino art of boxing as a self-defense system was turned into a sport in 1905, influenced by Western boxing that was brought to the islands by the […]