I have seen good things said on this forum about fillipino martial arts but whenever i see the demo videos they always seem a bit soft and choreographed, and there are drills that look like chi sao. To my untrained eye it looks like wing chun which is despised around here. So what is so different about FMA, or is it only good because there just aren't that many other weapon based martial arts out there?
PS. I know this is a very very noobish question and i fully expect to be flamed for it, so flame away if you feel it has no merit.