Choosing the Right Tools
It's simpler than one might think.
The Filipino fighter, compared to many other stylists out there, has overcomplicated the martial arts. He has become drill-happy, and is heavy on concepts and "options", but low on practical weapons. As a result, the FMA man is an expert at putting on demonstrations and telling people how dangerous he is--and at the same time, is low on showing people what he's made of. He thinks he needs all these weapons and tools because of the popular saying:
"Never take a knife to a gunfight."
People love cliches. But what if that knife was extremely razor sharp? Blade-sharpening should always take priority over weapons collecting or blade-collecting. Having an arsenal of 200 types of daggers and swords do a man no good if nothing in the collection is razor-sharp...
Do you agree?
You should. Knowing what tools to keep in your tool box and learning how to do the job with fewer tools will help you achieve true fighting mastery. Like the master mechanic who can fix almost anything with the same few tools, the martial arts warrior doesn't need all kinds of fancy tools and weapons. He can take the same weapon and employ it in a plethora of situations. In other words, learn to win a gunfight with a knife.
Get the right tools, and learn how to use them, and you will. Let us show you how...