Posted On:6/08/2004 11:17am
Style: Machimura SuiDi
I lived in the PI for 7 years. My mom is from the province of Bicol. Most of my mom's side of the family still lives in the RP (Republic of the Philippines). My cousin No-Noy Distor is an actor and JKD practitioner and instructor. He started his MAs interest when my brother and I were young Shorin Ryu cats, kicking Kyokushinkai, Shotokan and Goju Ryu a$$ at any tournament we could enter :)! He's typical amongst the Pilipinos in that he likes the raw and the real, or the pomp and circumstance. Although, the FMAs like Arnis and Escrima are popular there, the other MAs, like MMAS, Thai Boxing, Filipino Kickboxing, Boxing, TKD, Judo, Aikido Okinawan/Japanese karate and an often overlooked FMA, Silat (sometimes called Kuntaw Silat), are much more popular.
The popularity of Escrima/Kali/Arnis is unique to the States. I guess the Escrimadors couldn't get no ducats in the PI so they came here. I saw them at a lot of open tournaments, dispaying tapi-tapi, 2-man drills and whatnot, but for the most part the Filipinos like regular fighting arts or flashy fake ones. Ones that translate to streetfighting or ring/competition fighting. Not one kid at my high school did the so-called Spanish-influenced Filipino MAs. No Dog Brothers or Cat Sisters using their awesome Doce Pares techniques to win a fight with five local cats trying to mug you as you walk down Field's Avenue to your favorit bar/club. Then again TKD'ers use to get waxed regularly (in REAL fights), along with many a wrestler! Futility comes in many guises.
I'd better shut up. You guys at Bullshido! know what it's all about. You know, that the real fighting MAs, ones you've probably never seen anyone use in a real street fight, are BJJ, wrestling, Boxing/Kickboxing, Judo and Arnis/Kali/Escrima.
Oh yeah, Yaw-Yan is a real kickboxing style. It is supposedly based on Burmese fighting, but from what I saw of it looked a lot like Muay Thai. Well Burmese kickboxing and Thai Boxing are very similar. It supposedly was handed down by the 10 Datus, who were exiled from Burma and populated parts of the Southern Philippines. Allegedly. I don't know if it is also based on the fighting techs of a mongoose like weasel that inhabits parts of the PI. I know there is a fighting style there that is.
Traveling and seeing other ways of doing it (life)... That's a real edumucation without speculation.
Last edited by Shorinji Ki; 6/08/2004 11:25am at .
Posted On:6/15/2004 9:16am
Originally posted by GRaMLyTZ
I dont know how to upload clips in here but if anyone can show me how to , I can upload clips of No hold barred stick fighting , u can clearly see heads busted dislocated shoulders , etc aka the UFC or something but with kamagong's(stick)
I would be interested.
Posted On:6/15/2004 2:43pm
Style: Be Happy
Somebody help this boy to upload down all his fighting files. (I know crap about computers.)
Ghost of Charles Dickens
Posted On:8/05/2004 4:48pm
Posted On:8/05/2004 7:35pm
Style: YawYan , Arnis de Mano
If I get the chance I will , one problem is the video cam used was an 8mm and not the digital ones where u can hook up the USB cable and bluetooth .
Posted On:8/06/2004 12:50pm
No problem. Just keep us updated please.
Posted On:8/20/2004 1:15am
Style: Muay Thai/Machado BJJ
Pinoy Power indeed. Yaw Yan seems to be just another variation of Muay Thai, i.e. Kyokushin and Sanda with some added goodies.
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