This post is a quick review of some classes I¡¦ve taken with Bram Frank.
I¡¦ve never studied FMA before, but like you-all, I am at least somewhat familiar with the Eastern MA, and the training methods ¡Vkata, etc. „² Huge generalization, obviously.
Bram¡¦s classes are INCREDIBLE. No BS. When you get there, it¡¦s time to go. Pick up a stick or knife, and start doing it. The theory is explained along the way. I think you can learn so much in an hour, that it is a little hard to believe, and for me, hard to go home. When you make mistakes, you are corrected, and shown WHY it is a mistake. You are tying your arms up, leaving an opening for your opponent for a strike or trap, or even putting yourself off balance. I cannot wait for the Gunting seminar this month. You should go if Bram is within reach to you. It may be the best money you¡¦ve spent recently, and you¡¦ll come away with useful info. So, Get off your*****and Get to a seminar! Or Move to Tampa Bay so you can take classes with Bram like I did (totally exaggerated coincidence)! Anyway, if you¡¦re wondering, it¡¦s totally worth it.
My thanks go out to Jim Clifton, for his initial encouragement, Bram Frank for being a great instructor, and My GF, Halimah, for not breaking my balls, and encouraging me to go.
Yours Truly, Joe
Modern Arnis student, Home team member of the Gunting cult.