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Over the weekend, I headed down to Los Angeles (LA) to visit some family and friends. While the family headed out to go sight seeing and doing the touristy stuff, I went ahead and hang out with a friend and fellow practitioner who studies with Los Angeles Doce Pares. I haven't really worked out with him and LADP camp since 2014, and even at that time it was brief. Unfortunately, this time due to injury, I could only observe the class.  The first time my friend took me to practice, and I saw where it was, it reminded me of those FMA...

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This show is called the "Last Woman Standing", a competition series TV show on BBC Three. It's about five female athletes from the UK traveling across the globe, living with tribes and remote people, and take on the local women in some extremely difficult and indigenous sports, all wanting to be the Last Woman Standing.  This episode: Kali -- Luzon, PhilippinesKali is a martial art with blades, sticks and hand-to-hand fighting which was traditionally performed by Filipino women as a form of defence whilst their men were away hunting. Kali is all about resilience and technique, and the athletes will...

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This is a promo video showcasing some of our new releases. Stay tuned for the release dates on upcoming products.  We are excited to announce our Fall/Winter Collection this year. We are going to be releasing some great products with our ITAK Streetwear Collection and our EDW (Every Day Wear) Collection.  We have been listening to our fans and this year, we are bringing a zip hoodie. This is a medium weight sweater with a 80/20 blend. This is a great material for our practitioners who are continuously training, even in the winter weather. It's enough to keep you warm,...

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Cold Steel Challenge is held annually by Cold Steel. If you're not familiar with Cold Steel, they are a seller of knives, swords, and other edged weapons and tools. More information is on www.coldsteel.com (Make sure to check out their folders and swords) This is our first time attending the Cold Steel Challenge. It's a long day event, and they have different divisions. They have the weapon throwing events towards the back. Knives, spears, axes, and other edged weapons are thrown to targets.  In the main parking lot, they have two rings active. They have different events that fighters can...

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MACE: Martial Arts Cultural Exchange, that name itself holds a great deal of meaning and it relates so much with what ITAK is about. Martial artists exchanging their cultural values with fellow practitioners who are open minded and willing to learn. They are all Inspired To Attain Knowledge.  I was able to capture some of the instructors and participants at this event. Some instructors that are familiar to me that's on the footage are GM Art Gonzales and Prof. Murro from Tenio Decuerdas. GM Robert Castro and Master Jay Dizon from Eskabo Daan based in San Francisco, CA. And also Guro...

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