This week we will have GM Vicente Sanchez founder of Kali Arnis International Federation on the show. Visit his website: http://gmvicsanchez.multiply.comOur hosts will be Datu Tim Hartman, Guro Federico Malibago, Guro John Bednarski, Guro Mark Basel and anyone else we can convince to join in on the madness.To listen in on the live call and join the Q&A please call:(530) 881-1300Access Code: 926667#Joining the call - At the scheduled date and time of the online meeting, dial into the conference line and when prompted enter the access code followed by the pound key.All listeners will be automatically muted to ensure we have a clear recording. We will record all shows and post them to this website and as a podcast for those who can not be on the call.To be added to the Q & A queue please press *6 when we start the Q&A session and you will be added to the queue.
We talk about the new Stick Fighting World championships with it's commissioner Datu Tim Hartman. Guro John gives us an overview of the deadly Piper Knife method from South Africa. Our hosts will be Guro Federico Malibago, Guro John Bednarski, Guro Mark Basel and anyone else we can convince to join in on the madness. Listen to this show live and streaming at: http://mixlr.com/fmatalkliveListen on iTunes and give us a good rating and leave a comment!This show is sponsored by http://philippinecombatarts.com http://bahadzubu.org/
Coming up this week we are excited to have Maha Guro Brian "Buzz" Smith - founder of American Maharlika Kuntaw Association one of the first organized Filipino Martial Arts associations in the US. Buzz began his Martial Arts training in 1968 when he stumbled onto a Green Beret, home on leave from the Viet Nam conflict, training on a beach near his home. Buzz became an active training partner, playing the aggressor and learning defensive tactics while being thrown to the sandy beach. In 1969 Buzz enlisted in the Navy and was stationed at the Great Lakes naval Training Center near Chicago. On base, he discovered, was a Tae Kwon Do class. All of his free time was spent there learning TKD. By the time he finished his Naval Training School, Buzz had attained the rank of Green Belt. His next duty station was a ship bound for the South China Sea (Viet Nam). His overseas homeport was Subic Bay, Philippines, where he continued his studies by joining the base Kyokushin Kai Karate Club and the Combat Judo Club. Within a year he had attained the rank of Green Belt in Karate and a Brown Belt in Judo. During one of his liberty jaunts to the city of Olongapo, visiting one of the many dives that attract sailors, Buzz was exposed to one of the Filipino Martial Arts in action. A waiter was being threatened by a large sailor for stealing money from a table. Buzz heard the sailor's friend tell the waiter to take the money as payment for their order of beer. But before Buzz could come to the waiter's aid the small Filipino boy had the sailor on the floor with very little effort. Without a fight the sailor had been beaten. When quizzed on what style of Art had been used, the waiter said it was "Filipino", and that he was just a beginning student in the Art. Buzz asked where to find the school and was told that it was for Filipino's only. Intrigued, and not to lose this chance, Buzz continued to pester the Filipino to teach him or to take him to the school. Realizing that Buzz was not the typical arrogant American and was truly interested, the Filipino agreed. Buzz was taken to the Kuntaw Gym and introduced to the instructor, Carlito A. Lanada. After many questions, Buzz was allowed to train at this school, the training hall or Bothoan at 109 Fendler Street in Olongapo.For the next three years Mr. Smith would make this his home whenever he was not out on the line replenishing US ships in his capacity as a Navy sailor. He was one of three Non-Filipino's allowed to do so. Within three years Buzz had earned the rank of Black Belt, one of the first non-Muslim, non-Filipinos to be awarded a Black Belt in the Art. Buzz left the Philippines with a charge from his Guro (Instructor) to propagate the Art and further his studies of the Filipino culture and systems. In 1974 Mr. Smith returned home and determined not to lose what he had gained in the Philippines, began to train in his own back yard. Neighborhood kids would come and watch these workouts; soon he was teaching the art to several teens from his block. He expanded his teaching to the community center to allow for training during foul weather and to reach more youths. Soon the art was being offered as a community service class at the local high school. In 1974 Mr. Smith united his growing student following under the American Maharlika Kuntaw Association.In 1979 Buzz was appointed the U.S. Director of the International Kuntaw Federation by Master Lanada, a position he held for three years. In 1982 he established the first Filipino Martial Arts course ever offered for college credit in the U.S.A., at Northwestern Michigan College, in Traverse City. He currently holds the rank of 7th Degree Black Belt in Kuntaw NG Filipinas, he has been recognized as one of the top 10 competitors in the MICHIGAN KARATE CIRCUIT and the CAN-AM KARATE CIRCUIT since he started competing in 1975. An all-round competitor, Buzz competed in every division available; weapons, self-defense, board breaking, team demo, forms, and fighting and has proven his abilities. Buzz has been called the "Most prolific winner on the Can-Am Circuit" by its Director Rudy Timmerman. Mr. Smith has been the most competitive representative of Kuntaw in the United States. He has, in the past, trained in Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. He has trained with Dan Inosanto the late Bruce Lee's top student and head of The Jeet Kune Do organization. He has held seminars in the Filipino arts in Florida, West Virginia, Ohio, and Canada. He was one of four Americans to be invited to the 25
Live (on tape) from the Philippines. We have the privilege to spend the afternoon with Grandmaster Rene Tongson of ABANIKO TRES PUNTAS and Modern Arnis. Also GM Tongson takes us over to GM Rodel Dagooc's o(Modern Arnis) home and factory where we get an impromptu tour. GM Rene Tongson: philippineclassicalarnis.comGM Rodel's Website: http://www.arnismartialarts.com/
Live (on tape) in the Philippines - Professor Felipe Jocano of the University of the Philippines and Lightning Scientific Arnis International. We had a chance to visit the Professor at U. P. and have a tasty lunch and some good conversation. Link to a bibliography for further research into Filipino history and culture:http://home.earthlink.net/~federicomalibago/bibliography.htmlOur hosts will be Datu Tim Hartman, Guro Federico Malibago, Guro John Bednarski, Guro Mark Basel and anyone else we can convince to join in on the madnessThis show is sponsored by http://philippinecombatarts.com
This week we interview the Carin Brothers outside the doors of their training facility in Cebu, Philippines. The brothers are senior masters of the style of their father Vicente "Inting" Carin Sr.,Ingko Primo Maestro Alfredo Carin Sr. Eldest son of Inting. A GrandMaster in the Doce Pares system. Founder, Executive Director and Chairman of Eskrima Carin. Ingko Maestro Vicente Carin Jr.Namesake of Inting. Holds a Master rank in the Doce Pares system. Founder, Director and Chief Instructor of Eskrima Carin. http://www.eskrimacarin.org/Our hosts will be Guro Federico Malibago, Guro John Bednarski, Guro Mark Basel and anyone else we can convince to join in on the madness.Listen to this show live and streaming at: http://mixlr.com/fmatalkliveThis show is sponsored by http://philippinecombatarts.com http://bahadzubu.org/