Today's topic is a little different.
I've been thinking about how others perceive what I do, versus what I actually do. That is, what people think the Filipino Martial Arts - or kobudo - are, versus what the reality is.
For example, some people think that the FMA's are only about weapons and that the empty hand isn't important, which is totally not true (empty hand is the higher skill set, as trying to defend ones' self empty handed is way, way harder than doing so armed). I'd love to change that perception of the Filipino Martial Arts.
There's a popular "meme" out there called "What I do". Here's one I found over at the Blade Apprentice for the Filipino Martial Arts:
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE PERCEPTION OF YOUR MARTIAL ART STYLE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?