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

Mike Inay

Founder of the Inayan System of Eskrima and the Inayan Training Organization

Eskrima for Children

Eskrima Training for Children Of the many activities available for children Martial Arts can be one of the premium choices. As an extracurricular activity, some of it’s benefits is that Martial Arts and Self Defense training is not subject to seasonal scheduling and focuses on each individual child’s development. Martial Arts is also a very good example of goal oriented training, with a well established reward system. This is extremely important to children while they develop into well rounded and well adjusted people.

Catching Up to 2011

I didnt get a chance to write when I was in Germany, or Portugal. Then the holiday season hit me hard as soon as I hit the tarmac in San Francisco...

When I was your age....

Training in martial arts provides many rewards. Training for self defense, and street fighitng from the approach of traditional martial arts for a lifetime brings even greater rewards. When my daughter was born, my father said to me when I called him to tell him the news "Now you know son, now you know". He often would say the simplest of things in the most profound way. This week has brought to me the gift of another insight into my father.

It's Fundamental

Recently I have been turning a sharper focus back on my basics. The Inayan System of Eskrima is comprised of many elements, chief among those are a set of basic exercises for each of the styles or methods in the system. My father, Mangisursuro Mike Inay, once was quoted as saying "Basics are like brushing your teeth, you should do them at least twice a day."

2010 Memorial Workout

I find myself very fortunate to have had such a great teacher. My father, and teacher, had shared with me many insights as well as lessons for life. He used our family system, the Inayan System of Eskrima, as the vehicle for his lessons. 10 years after his passing, the Inayan Training Organization as a group continues this tradition. A tradition of self-development utilizing warrior ethics and training for adults and children.

Announcing the Mangisursuro Memorial Website

I would like to take a moment to proudly announce the opening of a memorial site dedicated to our teacher and founder of both the ITO and ISE. Please take a moment to check out the site and expect periodical updates regarding Mangisursuro on this site.

A Thinking Man’s Art

I once was marveling at the skill and prowess of one of my father’s senior students, I was just a boy at the time. I felt this Inayan Eskrimador’s power every time I worked with him, and I had seen him full contact spar many times. I’ve even gotten the bad end of that stick on occasion. As a boy I loved to watch the seniors fight, when we would do reflexive work I would step out of line so I could watch how the instructors would assault those that were senior and more skilled than I.

Want to be strong? Learn Eskrima! and become strong!

Today in Santa Clara, the afternoon class I teach worked on sparring and conditioning drills. I start off with an idea for training I got from an old Samurai saying, "A thousand sword strokes polishes the soul".

These guys were hitting fast and hard, learning how to go high and low, moving back and forth. Charging attacks and multi-strike combos were focused on for nearly 45 minutes. Then we focused on timing skills, so that we can take advantage of openings in our opponents attacks.

About ITO

The Inayan Training Organization

The Inayan Training Organization (ITO) is an association of individuals and schools interested in broadening their martial arts and self-defense knowledge without infringing upon their chosen style of training.

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