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  1. Dan Anderson

    Video Review by Dan Anderson Locking Techniques Vol. 1&2 by Dieter Knuttel

    I recently got a chance to view these videos and I must say I am impressed. I have always felt that Dieter Knuttels joint locking skills were very underrated. His high speed stick actions gather the most attention but his empty hand skills bear observation as well. What makes these two videos...
  2. Dan Anderson

    Do you practice/teach the Modern Arnis anyos (forms)?

    "So this got me wondering how many instructors of Modern Arnis still teach the MA anyos taught by the Professor and what do you use them for?" Nope. I stopped teaching the empty hand anyos years ago. They were roughly 95% shotokan karate moves. replaced them with what I call Tactical Forms...
  3. Dan Anderson

    Modern Arnis Minute #17 - The "Drop Block"

    That's how I've been doing it since the 1990s.
  4. Dan Anderson

    Public Notice - Brian Zawilinski & Jaye Spiro

    Mephisto, Let's see I can make myself more clear. The Grand Master title is not a "rank" (i.e. numerical value within a system) promotion. It is also not a "promotion", i.e. upgrade from lower status to higher one. I am not assuming my higher status or their lower status. It is a peer...
  5. Dan Anderson

    Public Notice - Brian Zawilinski & Jaye Spiro

    You don't but I do. Reread the essay by Edgar Sulite. DA
  6. Dan Anderson

    Public Notice - Brian Zawilinski & Jaye Spiro

    Hi All, I got a couple of inquiries regarding my recent Facebook post having to do with the acknowledgement of Brian Zawilinski and Jaye Spiro Mejishi Martial Arts) as grand masters. There are a couple of points I didn't make perfectly clear in that announcement so here I go. Rich Parsons...
  7. Dan Anderson

    Public Notice - Brian Zawilinski & Jaye Spiro

    Hi All, Below my signature is something Punong Guro Edgar Sulite wrote entitled "What Makes A Grandmaster?" This is from his book "Masters of Arnis, Kali & Eskrima." Please read it. I was formally acknowledged as a Grand Master in 2007. There are two exceptional students of the martial arts...
  8. Dan Anderson

    Remembering Ted Buot

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  9. Dan Anderson

    Boks by SM Dan Anderson

    Here are two more reviews: DA great book, November 20, 2012 By phoenixfour - (five stars) This review is from: Modern Arnis For The New Millennium: The MA80 System Arnis/Eskrima (Volume 1) (Paperback) I was excited to recieve this book. Having the different techniques shown is wonderful...
  10. Dan Anderson

    Boks by SM Dan Anderson

    Hi Gitano, Here are two reviews that are on Amazon.com of Modern Arnis For The New Millennium: "Outstanding, September 1, 2012 (five stars) Brian Mangus I have several of Guro Anderson's books and this one is a syllabus on his take on modern arnis. Regardless of what style of FMA you study...
  11. Dan Anderson

    FMA Pulse Interview with Presas Arnis GM "Datu Tim" Hartman pt 1

    Probably that you've been back from the PI for 8 days, I suppose. I heard that the event up in Canada went well. Good cause to support. Dan
  12. Dan Anderson

    FMA Pulse Interview with Presas Arnis GM "Datu Tim" Hartman pt 1

    Bob, I have no doubt RP said that. No good fight there. He said all sorts of things which now can't be clarified. Case in point: maybe he would it would not have said that if he didn't figure that I had retired. I found out three years after he died that he thought that. All the other facts...
  13. Dan Anderson

    FMA Pulse Interview with Presas Arnis GM "Datu Tim" Hartman pt 1

    Tim, I’ve listened to both parts of the interview and for the most part, it was a good one. There are several points I do take issue with you about as I said I might in a private comm with you. Interview Part 1 ~ 12 seconds into the interview “My name is Tim Hartman, I am a senior...
  14. Dan Anderson

    FMA Talk Interviews

    Can somebody send me the url where I can download some of the FMA Talk interviews? I would love to hear some of the Modern Arnis players interviews like Kelly & Tim's. Email me at dannyleeanderson@hotmail.com. Thanks in advance. Dan Anderson
  15. Dan Anderson

    New Lakans to pass down the art

    Well done, Mark, and tell them congratulations from me. I'll be looking forward to working with them when I come down to Texas later this year. Yours, Dan Anderson
  16. Dan Anderson

    Historical question and/or Statement

    Hi Jerome, Now that you are stating opinion as opposed to stating "that the facts of the matter are...", I don't have and never will have any problem with differences of opinion. Opinion and viewpoints are what they are - those and $3.00 will get you a good cup of coffee. I am including my own...
  17. Dan Anderson

    Historical question and/or Statement

    Hi Tom, You raise some good questions here. Better yet, when you do raise them they aren't of the attack nature, etc. I don't mind a good natured discourse. I even have fun with them. It's just too bad that it degenerates into "make myself right by making others wrong." I don't mind the...
  18. Dan Anderson

    Historical question and/or Statement

    My, it certainly got quiet... DA
  19. Dan Anderson

    Historical question and/or Statement

    Hi Jerome, You told Brian VanCise to do his research. I decided to do some of my own. Your research is flawed. You quote only one book, Cebuano Eskrima Beyond the Myth – Ned Nepangue & Celestino Macachor. That is minimal research. Cebuano Eskrima Beyond the Myth – Ned...
  20. Dan Anderson

    Historical question and/or Statement

    Hi Jerome, I am answering a couple of posts of yours in separate posts. The subject of this post is You can’t have it both ways.” Example: 8/1/2013 “I'm sorry Dan, but your discourse on mechanics simply doesn't fly with me.” On the same day you say to Tim...
  21. Dan Anderson

    Historical question and/or Statement

    To one and all. My next series of posts have nothing to do with the legitimacy of GM Atillo. He IS MY senior in the FMA and I respect and acknowledge him as such. My next two posts have to do with communication to Jerome. They are on their way. Yours, Dan Anderson
  22. Dan Anderson

    Books on the FMA?

    My most recent FMA book is Filipino Martial Arts - The Core Basics, Structure & Essentials. This is a 300+ page manual and it comes with a two-DVD set as well. You can read more about it on my website. Yours, Dan Anderson
  23. Dan Anderson

    Historical question and/or Statement

    See above.
  24. Dan Anderson

    Historical question and/or Statement

    If that is the only issue, then it is a no-brainer. Ising Atillo represented the balintawak club in his match with Cacoy Canete back in the PI. DA, the historical miracle
  25. Dan Anderson

    Historical question and/or Statement

    Jerome, It appears that I am punctuation challenged LOL. I'll need to relook at GM Atillo and how he works his body structuring with his strikes. I don't recall his body action being the same as Manong Ted's and Ted was VERY strict on the particulars of body usage. I don't believe I can get...
  26. Dan Anderson

    Historical question and/or Statement

    Hi Jerome,: I'm not Tim (Thank goodness for the both of us!) but a couple of the major differences between Manong Ted's balintawak and Ising Attillo's balintawak: 1. From what I see of Ising's striking there is a lot of whip/wrist action while in Manong Ted's, there is very little if any...
  27. Dan Anderson

    My 25th Anniversary as a Modern Arnis Black Belt!

    It was a freak of nature. Don't tempt your luck by trying it a second time. The forces of the universe will collapse and result in black hole of such consequences that Master Ken might endorse Balintawak Eskrima and really mean it. Your hero, Me
  28. Dan Anderson

    My 25th Anniversary as a Modern Arnis Black Belt!

    I never post text messages I get but this one I had to. It's a hilarious exchange between Tim and me while he was waiting for a flight back home. Tim - Did you see my latest posts? on MT? Me - If you mean the resurrection of the Hartman-Barber-Parsons food fights, yes. I haven't been so...
  29. Dan Anderson

    My 25th Anniversary as a Modern Arnis Black Belt!

    I know how you feel. Your date got me to thinking and calculating. 1st degree black belt - January 15, 1970 - 43 years. Lakan Isa - September 15, 1892 - just shy of 31 years 6th degree Modern Arnis - June 28, 1992 - 21 years Old people rule! Dan Anderson
  30. Dan Anderson

    More clarification required

    Since my illustrious name was brought up I will add my wisdom to this thread. 1. Tim has never not recognized either my rank or my being a Modern Arnis player. This is before my very brief stint with WMAA and fully after. 2. IMAF has never not recognized either my rank or my being a Modern...
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