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October 11, 2018

Jon Broster has been training in Filipino martial arts for over 25 years. He holds the rank of advanced instructor in Cabales Serrada Escrima under Mark Wiley and is a 6th degree black belt in Rapid Arnis. Jon is a 4 time British Open Eskrima champion and a Brown Belt...

October 11, 2018

Putting aside the "Why learn?" for now, as this is a separate topic. I thought it best to first re-cap on the different learning strategies we all have.
 

There are different learning strategies in processing what is new and important enough for us to learn, and the fol...

February 11, 2018

It's always nice to have guests in attendance from outside the Rapid Arnis group - especially when they take the time to do a write up about some of the things they found interesting or inspiring :)

A big thanks to Gupy for coming down and checking us out! Read about...

January 22, 2018

The Annual Grading Camp

After just one weekend of RA training I attended my first Camp along with my good friend Lennart Wallgren (AKA Lionheart). Previously, I was used to JKD camps where we really just learn new skills and drills but this was very different: Since we...

January 15, 2018

When Tom met Pat…

Back in 2012 I went to a Tuhon Pat O’Malley knife defence seminar in Leicester, being drawn to it because my JKD training was largely devoid of weapons skills.  The seminar really made an impression on me: I was wow’d by Pat’s charisma and talent but a...

December 30, 2017

On January 27th-28th, Rapid Arnis will be having its first Winter Camp, hosted by veteran Rapid Arnis instructor Jon Broster in Nottingham. The two-day camp will be themed around moving beyond the drills in the syllabus, adding new variables to drills, applications, an...

October 30, 2017

Tuhon Pat O'Malley gives a radio interview, talking about his journey, the origins of Rapid Arnis, and the Filipino Martial Arts.

 

October 8, 2017

It is commonly said that FMA is born out of conflict with Spanish invaders - who the Filipinos repelled on a regular basis in their struggle to force their invaders out of their homeland.

Wrong.

Firstly it’s not an art that was born on the battlefield fighting the Spania...

October 2, 2017

If you are not a practitioner of Filipino Martial Arts, when you first hear of it or see it you could not be blamed for thinking that FMA exclusively dedicates itself to weapons-only training, and for the most part - especially in the more commercial schools - you woul...

July 21, 2017

The Rapid Arnis Blackbelt grading is 3-days of continuous assessment, where candidates demonstrate their technical knowledge, spar in a wide range of armed and unarmed formats, deal with random surprise attacks, and deliver a tutorial to their peers (on a subject chose...

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