10/26/2005 9:17am, #11
I am not sure what you are asking...
I am sure there are many MA instructors of native MA in every country, they just don't advertise for many reasons.
Commercially, I doubt they would do that good if they did, they would have to make a huge statement, ala the Garcies, to bring attention to their MA and very few MA instructors are up for a challenge like that.
10/26/2005 9:29am, #12Originally Posted by RoninOriginally Posted by HedgehogeyOriginally Posted by Kidspatula
10/26/2005 10:02am, #13
Originally Posted by Rubberduck
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10/26/2005 10:07am, #14Originally Posted by Angry_SpasticKuha'o - Kela - Koa
10/26/2005 10:26am, #15
But exposure is a double edged escrima stick, poidog. On one hand, more people will know about Filipino MA. On the other, people will McDojofy it.What am I?:
I am ignorant, thieving, lying, hypocrital, violent and thoroughly self obssessed. I steal from others to make myself look better, only to make the item or information worse.
I go on and on and ON about how brave and strong and brilliant and wealthy I am, but in the end I'm all mouth and no trousers.
That's right children, I'm your average AMERICUNT! and I exemplify AMERICA!:911flag:
JohnnyCache's "retort" proving how much he knows about medicine and geography and First World countries:
Yes, through persistent lack of work and the cultivation of ignorance, he is a true American.
10/26/2005 10:36am, #16
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fma is for filippinos only! no wait. ****
10/26/2005 10:50am, #17Originally Posted by Angry_Spastic
Aloha, PoiKuha'o - Kela - Koa
10/26/2005 1:12pm, #18
Re. Maori MA - they are still widely taught in New Zealand and different tribes teach different styles, but they are usually considered to be tapu taonga (sacred cultural treasures) and are not often taught openly or to people outside particular families/tribes. There is at least one organisation that is trying to modernize the Maori systems and which will teach anyone who is serious about learning.
Re. historical European MA - there are now hundreds of schools around the world teaching systems of sword fighting, stick fighting, unarmed combat, dagger combat, etc. directly derived from fighting treatises produced between the 1300s-1900s. Try a Google search for "historical fencing", "historical European martial arts", etc. There is a huge amount of online information about these systems.
Re. "living lineage" European arts - again, many styles are still practiced. Boxing and savate are the best known examples, but you also have stick fighting systems such as Juego del Palo (Canary Islands), Jogo do Pau (Portugal), Paranza (Italy), la Canne de Combat (France), etc. as well as numerous wrestling systems - Icelandic Glima, Scottish back-hold, la lucha Canaria, Swedish Svingen, etc.
10/26/2005 1:44pm, #19
The only way I can see Non Asian MAs getting more popular, is if their practitioners start doing well in competitions, maybe movies or Saturday morning cartoons.
10/26/2005 2:38pm, #20
I almost think there is a backlash against western martial arts where I live - the only people that bring them up around me are 1) SCA spaz-dorks 2) Ren-'faire' spaz-dorks 3)AngrySpastic.
The spastisism seems to be a common thread.