This blog is for my family and for my martial arts friends. This is also for families who loves bonding and having a good time with their children while doing something fun and sometimes crazy stuffs.

WARNING about our videos (located on your right): We train in the traditional way and our practice vids may be a bit hard or rough to many. If you are following the "modern way or art", we are just following our tradition and have no quarrel with yours... Many thanks and ENJOY!!!

Friday, February 6, 2015

No more MA practice together...

I'm sad to say that probably my post from now on will becoming very rare since me and my son haven't practiced together for a long time. I'll try to post again if something comes up. The last time that we were able to practice was last May 2014, the day before my birthday when my son and his friends asked me to go with them near the river to hang out. We played with bikes and then my son gave me a very nice birthday gift by sparring together. Skills were low since we haven't practiced for months but it was nice to see that my son hasn't lost his touch. He was able to throw, slam me to the ground and twist my wrist until I give up, lol! He even gave me a good head lock that I nearly passed out, HAHA!

After cranking our neck, we moved on to kicking and punching each other then his friends joined in. Then we moved to sticks and all of us had a good time.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sharing my son's experience catching a bad guy.

Hi guys! I have been out for a few months but here again to say hi and to share my son's experience last January 11, 2014. I just copied and pasted this from my Facebook and here it goes...

We just arrived home from the police station to claim our son. Our son helped catch and apprehend a suspect by controlling him from escaping by using CQC (Close Quarters Combat) controlling techniques which left the suspect immobile. 

I have learned from the police that he didn't use any aggressive techniques and only used very peaceful yet effective CQC controlling techniques without using excessive force and not giving harm nor damage to the suspect. 

As a father and as his CQC-FMA teacher, I am very proud to see him grow-up with responsibility and love for the country. May he always walk tall and proud... OSSU!!!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Knife fighting skills for unarmed combat.

As we all know that knife fighting is different from unarmed combat but can we use the skills that we learn from knife fighting to enhance our unarmed fighting skills? The benefit is not much and may not be obvious to many but studying it can benefit one's unarmed skills by enhancing his reflexes.

To make it easy and simple to understand, I will share an experience that I had when I was sharing knife fighting to my MA friends. The group was composed of high ranking martial artists/instructors from unarmed martial arts but also had been training knife fighting and stick fighting. One of the member had trained Modern FMA and he has passed the skills that he learned to their group. They are not beginners obviously but I was called in to share my BS. Basically they don't need me because they know the moves and the drills but what they were looking for was something coming from CQC-FMA.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bye dad :)

First my apologies for being off the radar lately to share stuffs to my real life MA and military friends who are far away from me (you know who you are..), and my apologies for the visitors especially MA dads who reads my boring stories. You are all awesome! Times have been really tough especially for biz and this is why I've stayed silent these past few months... Anyway, time to start shaking off my belly fat and start moving again :)

Recent news is that my son got 1st in a Karate Full Contact Compe last month (many thanks for you guys who greeted us, that was very nice). The compe was no belt colors as always and I was not there to watch... He got a busted knee but I think he enjoyed it. I'm happy to say that after a few months since my son joined Karate, he has been promoted twice and hopefully he will reach brown soon (fingers crossed).

Monday, November 26, 2012

Bonding with our little sister :)

Shooting Time :) TANK you!!!

 20+ years of not touching any firearm and my bad eyesight got me wondering if I can still shoot straight. Guns are good but I still prefer the good ol CQC-Arnis, lol!

For my friends and future friends in Japan:
If you want to experience shooting firearms like what we did  in the video, just contact me at romatak@yahoo.com and I'll guide you to the Philippines. I can also bring you to private shooting ranges and kill-rooms of you want :) If you want to experience some military like training, that too can be arranged :)

My visit to the Philippines Nov. 2012.

It has been nearly 2 decades since I last visited the Philippines. Seeing my brothers and sister and their families was my main objective next to finding new business ideas. At first I got culture shocked with the surroundings. Many things have changed and I can barely identify where north was. My body compass went haywire, lol! Lots of new buildings, new houses, new stores, new cars and new fashion. Everybody has a cell phone but during my time we only have the black analog house telephone :) Another thing that surprised me was the prices got a lot higher. It was around 1.50 Pesos for a jeep ride but not it's 8.0 Pesos. One thing good that I notice that the transportation system is a lot better, thanks to the new trains, newer busses and taxi cabs. The streets are cleaner and a lot safer compared to my younger years.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Are all martial arts teachers good?

We've seen lots of high ranking martial artist with lots of red stripes on their black belts and normally people will think that the more numbers of red stripes their black belt has, the more competent or bad-ass they are. I've seen and met lots of very high ranking "martial arts masters"from all over, some are my friends, some I had dinner with, some I have sparred with, and some nearly pissed me off because of their arrogance or their lack of abilities to teach or to fight.