From Dan Inosanto to Remmy Pressas and Brandon “The Truth” Vera, Philippines hasn’t ever run short of martial artists and Filipino Martial Arts Schools. The path taken by many Filipino Martial Artists who promoted their art to the world served as a catalyst for martial arts practice in the country. Square up because we’re counting […]
The rich and exotic culture and Lifestyle of the Filipinos
Ever wondered why any full-blooded Filipino that you meet and be lucky to be friends with is always eager to share their meal, whether in your lunch, room, or at a party?
It is because of certain traits that Filipinos are born with. For instance, Filipinos are quick to offer food, or drink to anyone, and cannot enjoy their food without sharing them with anyone.
Filipinos are known to be very humble. When people praise them for their accomplishments they always shyly shake their heads saying that you or someone else is better than them.
One of Philippine's popular creed is "Those who do not look back to where they came from will never reach their destination". This explains why Filipinos will always go back to their country even after living abroad.
Filipinos are also known to be honorable. They live by the principle of "Palabre de honor" or "word of honor" which enables them to keep promises and die bravely in battle.
Comprising 7,107 islands, and colonized by the Spaniards, Americans, and Japanese, the culture of the Philippines is as diverse as it is unique. It's the reason why Filipinos are the third largest English speakers in the world.
In this post, we will explore this rich and diverse culture which is distinct "Filipino". So keep reading...
Brief History of Arnis – Ancient Items Believed To Boost Strength
This brief history of arnis talks about the legend of the Anting-anting (talisman) and its significance in Filipino Martial Arts. In a town fiesta in Mabolo district Cebu, an eskrimador named Vicente “Inting” Carin saw his friend chased down by seven men. One of the men drew a knife and was about to stab his […]
List Of Filipino Martial Arts That Use Poisons
The fearsome arsenals used by ancient Filipino tribes for hunting and fighting are deceptively simple and ingeniously deadly. Weapons that pierce, poison and kill wild animals and humans in just a matter of minutes are also used in warfare and in the list of Filipino martial arts that are no longer practised today. In this […]
Distinctly Filipino Dishes
With over 7,000 islands and a vibrant history, the Philippine archipelago has several wonderful Filipino dishes of its own. Privileged with a richness of tropical fruits, seafood, and creative cooks, there is more to Filipino dishes than the overwhelming “balut” or duck embryo. You just need to know where they’re found as well as how […]