The Ola’a-Nalo Eskrima Newsletter
Newsletter Issue Number 4, January 2013
Happy New Year and the Best of Wishes for 2013
Back to the Roots of Eskrima Perpetuating the past while Evolving to the future. It is recognized that a small group of men were the long time students of GGM Braulio Pedoy and Batikan Eduardo Pedoy. Each of these instructors came away from that training experience with similar but yet different concepts of how the Derobio system works. The people that trained under these 2 Eskrima Great Grand Masters are all qualified to teach the art of Derobio Escrima. Please respect them for their contribution to this art.
Lessons From Great Grand Master Pedoy
GGM Pedoy commented that when fighting with Bolos the long range fighting style of Derobio was preferred. An element of Derobio combat was the "Tiny Cut" methodology of taking the opponent down one cut at a time to the hands. Once enough damage was done to the hands an inside finishing movement could be employed if so required.
Ola'A-Nalo Eskrima School Notes
· Congratulations to everyone that was promoted in 2012. We look forward to more promotions in 2013. If you are one of these people, keep studying!
· Ola'a-nalo Eskrima is an authorized distributor of Bunal Brand FMA Equipment. We look forward to servicing the Eskrima market with these products.
· Chief Randy and some of the Maui students will be traveling to the Philippines on Jan 21. We wish them a safe and pleasant journey.
· Congratulations to Intermediate Student Gerry Cabrera Jr. of the Honolulu branch on being the 2012 SPKF Grand Champion. Way to go, excellent matches this past year.
The Jungle Vine
What’s Coming Up This Year
A trip to the Hilo volcano
Please join us on our journey to one of the most captivating spots on this earth and share in the history of Madam Pele and Derobio Escrima. Travel dates will be announced later this year.
Scheduling for the Ola'a-nalo Eskrima 2013 summer seminars are in the planning stages. These seminars are created to reach out to people to further the teachings of GGM Pedoy and Derobio Escrima. Seminar dates and locations will be announced in the next few months. We hope to see you at one of our seminars.
We plan to expand our SPKF program to the mainland this year as well as holding more matches in Hawaii. If you have not tried this fast paced competition, you are missing out on a great training experience.
The 7th Annual Maui Open
will be held in early November of 2013. The Westin Maui Resort and Spa venue is now being negotiated. As plans firm up, more information will be released on this very successful Hawaii multi-martial arts event.
If you stay involved in a martial art long enough you will learn about its past, be involved in its present and hopefully be around long enough to help shape its future. Thank you for your contributions to the Filipino Martial Arts.
Train Hard--Train Safe
mahalo and aloha
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