Archive for July, 2015

LSAIsrael is the bastion of Lightning Scientific Arnis and the Legacy of Grandmaster Benjamin Luna Lema in the Holy Land.  Now into its 7th year and still growing strong, I am very grateful to my students and the opportunity to pass on to them this cultural inheritance.

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Watching you guys learn in class is a joy to me.  Seeing you guys grow into the knowledge and passion of the Filipino Martial Arts., seeing you participate in our different activities and seminars, your interaction with and understanding of the different styles, facets and aspects of FMA, make me happy to see you guys open your eyes and minds to its different forms and possibilities.
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I look forward to seeing you guys grow deeper into the art and see what fruits you will bear as its future.
Keep working hard as there is still so much for everyone to discover. See you in class!

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Another HOT Day in Tel Aviv!!!

24|07|15 – Park HaYarkon, Tel-Aviv – A collaboration of the top representatives of Filipino Martial Arts in Israel.  This was the second in a series of these collaborations to present, promote and propagate FMA in the country.
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ICS, Cabales Serrada Escrima, LSAIsrael, FCS Kali

Four sessions, 2 demonstrations:

We begin with Abi Moriya representing the close-range stickwork of Caballes Serrada Escrima followed by Jon Escudero of Lightning Scientific Arnis Israel demonstrating follow-up attack options after a successful block. Guy Rafaeli of Israeli Combat Systems presents close range knife work and the context in which is is devastating.  Yaron Brill of FCS Kali works our participants on some of the softer skill in FMA that translate from stick to knife-work and hand to hand.
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Kalis Illustrisimo

We introduce Brenton Welford who just moved to Israel, representing the Classical blade work of  Kalis Illustrisimo.  Brenton trained under Master Arnold Narzo under the supervision of the late GM Tony Diego in the Philippines.
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Tabimina Balintawak System

We also introduce Eran Fuchs of the Tabimina Balintawak System demonstrating the close range aggressive methodology.  Eran trains directly under GM Bobby Tabimina in the Philippines.  They also conduct seminars when GM Bobby is in the country.
We thank all instructors for their expertise and generosity for sharing their knowledge in their sessions and demonstrations.  Our appreciation also goes to all out participants, regular and first time participants who braved the heat and humidity of “pre-summer” Israel.
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goodies by Tomer TACTICOOL

Our appreciation also goes to Tomer of TACTICOOL and their amazing array of “tools of the trade”, also for fun and recreation 😛  My wife, Neta Sermister deserves all my gratitude and appreciation for all her support in all these activities as well as her patience with me for all these things that keep me busy 😛

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beating the HEAT and slashing the HUMIDITY at Park Ha Yarkon!!!

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brave souls

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So I hope to see you all again at the future collaborations of FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS SEMINARS – ISRAEL, where we bring you only the best in Filipino Martial Arts in Israel.

photo credits go to Ariel Ra, you can see the full album on his page on Facebook