Hey all you FMA practitioners, why is this sub-forum so dead? As I skip around on MartialTalk, I see that there are a lot of folks out there who are deeply involved in Eskrima, Arnis, Kali and so on, but almost nobody ever posts anything here unless it's to mourn the passing of another FMA master. That's a pretty sad state of affairs. Some of you guys post daily in other departments, but not much if ever here in the "General FMA" department. C'mon, we can do better than that! Let's start with introductions. Arnisador, Blindside, Brian V., KPM, and all the rest, let's start with some fresh introductions and describe what "flavor" of FMA you do. I'm Steve, AKA Geezer. Like so many others, I first got interested in FMA way back in the late 70's watching Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto in the movies, and then by reading Dan's book The Filipino Martial Arts. I studied some questionable "kung-fu" in the 70's, then switched to Wing Chun in '79 and began my FMA training with GM Rene Latosa in the early 80's. Later in the mid 90's I left the martial arts for a long time but jumped back in to both FMA and WC in 2007 and have stuck with both ever since. I basically still focus on Latosa Escrima Concepts and a related system, "DTE" or Direct Torres Eskrima. I also run my own program called "PCE" or Practical Combat Escrima through the NVTO (National Ving Tsun Organization). Regardless of my own approach, I enjoy all FMA, and have taken seminars and learned what I can from a lot of different folks, sometimes just enough to better appreciate what they can do. There are a lot of awesome teachers out there, some of whom are virtually unknown. Let's do what we can to fix that, guys. So, what do you do???