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"The [Inay(an)] System (of Eskrima) is Complete" ~ Mangisursuro Inay 1944-2000

what did you learn?

For myself, reflection is a process of fermentation or germination, which ever analogy you prefer.  When i was asked what had come up for me post-seminar or if i had any personal reflection i had no answer.  of course i regugitate the feedback i had given three days prior and immediately realize that i am in that moment feeling quite redundant.  anyways, i digress...

Hong Kong Airline Kung Fu

Apparently Hong Kong Airlines is requiring their flight attendants to learn Wing Chun!
 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/18/hong-kong-airlines-flight_n_850581.html
 
Pretty cool, just be sure to listen to the flight attendants when they tell you to turn off your mp3 player, or be seated.. otherwise its a straight blast a-la-Bruce Lee or Yip Man!
 

Inayan Pride

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Inayan Pride

Great times in Los Gatos

There are some great things in the San Francisco area. For tourists, there is the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Pier 39, and all the joys of the city. For UFC fans there are some great MMA camps in the Bay area including camps in Sacramento and San Jose. For the people that like to DO martial arts in addition to watching people fight, some of the best guys train in Los Gatos.

What is your favorite name for the new ITO Newsletter?

The Inayan
20% (9 votes)
The Inayan Edge
16% (7 votes)
Inayan Cutting Edge
9% (4 votes)
The Edge
5% (2 votes)
Inayan Eagle
0% (0 votes)
Warrior's Path
9% (4 votes)
A Slice of Inay(an)
27% (12 votes)
Perpetuation
0% (0 votes)
Adaptive Reasoning
0% (0 votes)
Pearls of Wisdom
0% (0 votes)
And now for something completely Inayan
7% (3 votes)
Mangisursuro's Voice
7% (3 votes)
Total votes: 44

Genealogy of Skill

Suro Jason Inay recently posed an interesting question, “is repetition truly the mother of skill, and if so, who is the father?” This brings up the larger question of what does it take to create skill? Or, to continue the metaphor, what is the genealogy of skill?

Wyld Stallion

Forgive me if this is long, however, over the past few weeks a few insights have come to me that may be of interest to you. It all came to me while I was driving one morning, thinking of different things, as you do, and experiencing the associated emotions with each thought. Sometimes I would think of people I love, people I don’t care for, things I really find important, and things I find more or less annoying. And, due to my training in the Inayan System of Eskrima, I suddenly took a conscious backseat to the thoughts that were racing through my mind.

Inayan System of Eskrima Intensive in Los Gatos Ca

On April 30th In Los Gatos California there will be an Intensive Seminar held covering the fundamentals of Inayan System of Eskrima and Accelerated Learning Techniqes. If you are an instructor or student of the Martial Arts, it is highly recommended that you come to this class. It will only be offered on a limited basis. If you want to teach more effectively or learn faster, this class is for you. If you want to get better at your martial art or more importantly the Inayan System of Eskrima or any art, come to this class.
 

Observations of a Newbie part 2

We had another class today, and somehow I have found myself back in high school geometry. We spent a large part of the class on the footwork, and the male and female triangles that make up Eskrima. Currently, I suck at this. For some reason, my foot refuses to step backwards at a 45 degree angle, and I do not know how to fix it. I was wondering if anyone had any helpful tips, or if I just need to drill it into my brain. We also spent some time on basic Serrada, and a little bit of time on Kadena De Mano. The movements still feel ungainly, but I’m getting better at picking things up.

Los Gatos School of Eskrima

We had a blast in class!

Back Row: Katulungan Meyer, Loren, Chris, Jeff, David, Matt, Guro Levy, Alan

Front Row: Cody, Franco, Sursuro Defanti, Suro, Sursuro Peterson, Jr., Mark, Mike

S A T I S F A C T I O N

Teaching my Family's system of Martial Art is both a joy and a passion. I started teaching in 1992, my first lesson was in 1979 (formal lesson). Someone asked me recently how long I had been teaching and how long I had been training... I don't normally do the math, so my first response was lower that the truth. I had to think, and then it hit me, how long I've been training in Inayan, and how long I have been teaching in Inayan. But recent events have put it into even further perspective.

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