Crafty suggested I post this information here as some of you will likely want to order.
Grandmaster Tony Somera of the Bahala Na organization recently notified me regarding the upcoming release of two books that you might find interesting.? (Details are below.)? Each book will be approximately $30 depending on the? shipping costs.? I will be placing an order this Friday, Nov 10, for me and some of my students and friends in the Southern California area.? If you are interested in joining our purchase, please email me at Kickme@ix.netcom.com
? ?If you are interested but are outside So Cal, contact me and we'll see what we can figure out.
John SpezzanoPENTJAK SILAT ? Through My Eyes
>By Pendekar Herman Suwanda
>This is a complete presentation of the principles and applications of one
>of the most effective martial arts styles, written by one of the most
>sought-after Silat masters of all time, the late Herman Suwanda. The book
>explores the art and science of this Indonesian combat method. There is a
>detailed breakdown of the offensive and defensive skills used in Pentjak
>Silat, and the tactical elements of timing, distance, rhythm, cadence, and
>tempo. The unique principles and techniques of Silat as taught by the late
>Herman Suwanda are fully described in this authoritative book. It is a true
>gem by one of the legendaries masters of Pentjak Silat.
>GIRON ESCRIMA ? MEMORIES OF A BLADED WARRIOR
>By Grandmaster Leo M. Giron
>Due largely to its effectiveness, Escrima is one of the world's most
>popular martial arts systems. Grandmaster Leo M. Giron designed this method to
>overcome a larger and stronger opponent in life-or-death encounters.
>Giron?s Escrima contains many ingenious exercises and strategies while remaining
>the essence of simplicity.? Giron?s Escrima knowledge has been in great demand
>by thousands of Escrima, Arnis, and Kali students from all over the
brought to the public with the most comprehensive information ever
>published in an Escrima book.? Packed with photos taken with painstaking care to
>assure correct positioning and execution, this volume covers all of the
>fundamental and advanced principles as taught by the late Grandmaster Leo