Secrets of the Filipino Martial Arts

Jan 2, 2005
@ Sharp Phil and MM

You do have a very valid point, all successful martial practices in my experience rely on good footwork, so I guess one could say that is a "secret" of all martial arts. It doesn't matter how great you are at techniques or drills, without the foot work and being able to maintain it properly under duress, one won't be able to pull any of it off on a uncoorperative/resistant partner in realtime without preset cues.

And to a certain degree the principles of the footwork in my experience are universal. I started with very traditional wing chun and transitioned easily into FMA.