WAY OF THE ESKRIMADOR
IS THE WAY OF WARRIOR
Reality of Training
Martial arts is a many sided thing. Seen from one side it has a certain appearance; seen from another side, it has another. Different individuals with different views. This is because each of us naturally has confidence in our own opinions. The truth for each of us coincides with our particular understanding and point of view. Consequently "The Truth" is different for everyone. They all penetrate questions to varying depths, through varying methods, and with varying degrees of intelligence.
A person does not recognize anything as true that lies beyond his own intelligence, knowledge, understanding and perception. Each person's conception of the truth may change and evolve with the day to day increase in his intelligence, knowledge and understanding until such time as he arrives at his ultimate truth; and each of us has ways of experiencing, examining and testing before concluding a greater truth.
Bruce Lee quote. "If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them".
WHAT IS "LEARNING"?
"In its broadest sense, learning can be defined as a process of progressive change from ignorance to knowledge, from inability to competence, and from indifference to understanding...In much the same manner, instruction or education can be defined as the means by which we systematize the situations, conditions, tasks, materials, and opportunities by which learners acquire new or different ways of thinking, feeling, and doing".
Quotes of the Eskrimadors
"I bow before no king I owe allegiance only to my people" Lapu Lapu
“He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his destination” Jose Rizal
“One only dies once, and if one does not die well, a good opportunity is lost and will not present itself again” Jose Rizal
“Justice is the foremost virtue of the civilizing races. It subdues the barbarous nations, while injustice arouses the weakest” Jose Rizal
"No matter how deadly you art is, it must be done within the sphere of good motive, behind a background of peaceful intentions." GGM Ramiro Estalilla Sr.
"I fear not the man who has practiced 10 000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10 000 times" Bruce Lee
"Defeat is a state of mind; No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality" Bruce Lee
"Knowing is not enough; We must apply. Willing is not enough; We must do" Bruce Lee
"Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light" Bruce Lee
"Never have I challenged anyone, I am a man of God. But never have I turned down a challenge from anyone, I am a man of war." Ciriaco Cacoy Canete
"If you want to become effective in any style of fighting, than you must spar, everything else is only to show you are an artist." Ciriaco Cacoy Canete
“It is necessary for me as a teacher of my arts, to teach it within the contects of Philippine history and culture, to humanize the art, civilize the artist, and to refine the system” Ramiro Estalilla Jr.
“If you get hit in the head with a small stick, you will see small stars. If you get hit with a big stick you will see big stars” Ramiro Estalilla Jr.
“When using a weapon, always ask yourself; am I protecting my weapon, or is my weapon protecting me. And than, hopefully you will make the right choice” Ramiro Estalilla Jr.
"If you are faced with the decision to take a life to save yours or a loved one, and you must do it. Then don't hesitate. For it is better to be judged by twelve, than be carried by six" Ramiro Estalilla Jr.
"Generally I find most people have expectations of others for their information, safety, security..........The Government, Police, Firefighters, Doctors, Mom, the Dog, hairdresser, and the man that sells the shit happens bumper stickers. When in reality the person that is responsible for everything of them is the person they look at every time they look in the mirror, no one else." Zoravor Sarkissian
"Whence you connect to your inner self, everything else becomes, temporary, primitive, and superficial in comparison." Zoravor Sarkissian
"In perception, life is not about piece and love, neither about war and conflict. It is about learning how to overcome the problems, and evolve." Zoravor Sarkissian
"Never do I believe in what is said, only in the actions will determine if what is said is true or false in anything from anyone." Zoravor Sarkissian
30 Reasons for....
OVER 30 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD TRAIN IN MARTIAL ARTS
1. Self Defense
2. Physical and Mental Activity
3. Health and Fitness
8. Power and Strength
10. Art of War
14. Focus and Attention
15. Technical Achievement
17. Self or Mental Control
18. Group Activity
20. Internal Energy
23. Physical and Mental Balance
24. Career Opportunities
25. Lineage into Ancient Arts
26. Adventure & Excitement
28. Psychology & Philosophy
29. Ethics & Moral Principles
30. Spirituality For those who are adamant in the training of Martial Arts, a common realization is formed; “martial arts is not only for the knowledge of how to punch and kick”.