Saturday, July 26, 2008


Enter a young farm girl from southern Michigan. Expose her to Filipino Martial arts, then stand back and watch as she runs with them. This path she has taken ( in a different direction than when she started out) has found her in the seat of the Filipino arts. She is now "IN" the Philippines and has placed well against FMA artists from around the world and from many different instructors.
I am glad that she made the first step to train with Bong Jornales, an old tournament buddy of mine. And being exposed to many different FMA and IMA instructors has given her a number of venues to follow. I am glad that she didn't take the easy path and decided to just follow Karate. She has excelled in FMA- I am proud. Mariah Moore- you have just started, don't be afraid to follow your heart and defend what you belive in. Don't doubt that you are capable of accomplishing anything you set your mind to. This is a good lesson for those of you who just sit back and take it easy. Chances are- if you don't know where you are going- you will NEVER get there.

Paths not taken can leave a big hole in your life and a lot of- " I should have....." when you are wiser.

Well done Mariah