Filipino Martial Arts Seminar – Romania 2012
Taking place on the 13th and 14th of April in Bucharest,
the event brought together a group of enthusiasts
coming from fighting systems like Krav Maga, Muay Thai,
Boxing, BJJ, Karate, Wrestling, Pekiti Tirsia Kali etc.
Being addressed mainly to non-practitioners of FMA,
the purpose of the seminar was not to literally start teaching
the progression of a particular system, but rather to offer
an overview by presenting main concepts
and working on different levels of application as examples.
The seminar was structured on four modules, pointing out
also the variety of Filipino Martial Arts:
1. DeCampo 1-2-3 Original – long range stickfighting,
from the lineage Mawe Caballero – Tony Yarwood
2. NUDDA Filipino Boxing – founded by Antonio Faedda
3. Igmat Baraw Knife Fighting System – founded by Cat Necula
4. Kalye Todo Arnis – short range stickfighting –
founded by Bobby Dela Rosa.
The first three modules were taught by Instr. Cat Necula (UK),
the fourth module by yours trully.
Both as practitioner and as instructor, the seminar was
a very educative and enjoyable experience
and I want to thank all the attendants for their high level
of interest and participation.
My gratitude to my respected instructor and friend Cat Necula
for giving me the opportunity to assist him
and to teach next to him.
Many thanks to our friends Catalin Vlad
and Serban Cantacuzino for putting so much effort
in organizing the seminar and making it happen.
Special thanks to the media personalities
Mircea Badea and Alexandru Ganci
for supporting and promoting the seminar on their websites
and TV shows and for attending and training with us.
Last but not least, I want to thank to my dedicated student
and training partner Petr Bartu for joining us from Austria
and for assisting me on the Kalye Todo module.
Thank you all and see you next time!
PS: Videos will be uploaded soon.
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