Before I was a martial artist and a PT I was a musician. Music has always been a major part of my life; from hours and hours locked away in my room playing guitar, to building my own guitars, earning a degree in Music Technology and working in recording studios as an engineer. My focus shifted to fitness when I moved to Australia, but music is, and always will be there.
I've always seen music and martial arts as being analogous to one another and I approach them both in the
After some searching when I moved to Sydney, Australia I was lucky to cross paths with 2 instructors who would become big parts of my life. John Russell is one of the most knowledgeable and skilled practioners of Arnis I have ever met. He has actually published a book about Balintawak and it's full of photo breakdowns of the techniques in great detail. Shihan Scott Brailey, who is featured in the video I made below, learned Balintawak from John but has also trained in many ot