Some questions from someone who's interested in FMA

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  1. pankaixilaren

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    Exactly!!! :)
     
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    Danny T Senior Master

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    Thank you! Thank you very much!!! :)
     
  5. pankaixilaren

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    Oh! Something else, guys! I'd like some help, a suggestion from you...
    Here's the situation:
    OK, even we are at the beginning of a "technology revolution" on communication, there are, still, some "cliché" things, that will never change. I want to believe, that, many-many years will pass, before a screen totally replace the paper (snail mail, newspapers, books).
    As a nostalgic, romantic and traditional person I am, I do love books - nothing beats the smell of paper! - and sure, I prefer them from e-books. So, a couple of months before, I started my research on FMA books. It didn't take me so much time, because, simply, there are no such books, not even one, in my country!
    Searching on net, I found two relating books, on PDF form, free to download, so, now, there are both on my hard disc: Danny Innosanto and Remy Presas books. Which one do you suggest me to print, bind and read? They look so different to me!

    NOTIFICATIONS
    1) I want just to read them, and not to learn from them! No book - not even video, nowadays - can replace or beat an Instructor! Period. (Yes... I learned that, after the first time I watched "Karate Kid"...!). I don't want, anything, to influence and affect me and my lessons, at the school. That's why I'm asking you to suggest me which one to print. I will never try to mimic, what I see on the pics, in front of a mirror! Of course not! Just... just knowledge, interesting, curiosity!
    2) No! Absolutely not! I don't support "piracy", and I'm 100% against this crime!...
    ...BUT! This is Greece, guys, and I'm Greek, too... ("xilaren" means "Greek", in Chinese mandarin). Unfortunately, and because of the "capital controls" are applied to my country, my debit card (Greek, too... from a native bank) is totally useless for purchases out of my country! (You may know that, already...) I can't purchase anything from abroad! Not only books, but, not even e-books! Neither I can send or transfer money to a foreign bank account. (Yep, that's right: I can't use nor "Paypal" services...). We used to have two big bookstores, that were accepting orders for foreign books from the customers, but, now, they're both shut - not for holidays... "padlock"!
    I have nothing more to say... Thank you for reading this, thank you for your understanding, and sorry if I was - kind of - "melodramatic"... :(
     
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    heck ya kali is the best filipino arts eva aka escrima
     

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