Saturday, August 17, 2013

Our new site is

This will be our last post on this Blogspot page. Our new site is , and it is a Facebook page. If you want to "follow" us, then "like" our page on Facebook. Facebook will be easier for our club's administration to use than Blogspot.

Also a little while ago without any warning Google sold our URL to GoDaddy, who then held it for ransom with some outrageous fee of many times the price of what we originally paid for. We played it cool and acted like we didn't care, and then snatched it up for us when no one was looking for the original much-lower price. At any rate, we don't want to put our web site at the mercy of Google's anti-customer service, so hence this change.

 Our new site on Facebook already looks a lot better than this old site anyhow. Check it out at

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

After Videos

Here are Ben, Tim, and I doing our final After training video. We will comparing side by side to see if there was any changes in technique and overall performance. The badge system is not a ranking system but it does signify that the person has had the adequate training to use the weapon proficiently. We base most of the training techniques off of Cold Steel Warriors Edge videos as well as our previous and personal martial arts background and experience.
Tim's official "after" video:
Ben & Phil's official after video:

Sunday, May 19, 2013

meetings on May 27 and June 1, 2013

We have two upcoming meetings this month and next, to be held at Evergreen Park in Bremerton WA:

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(We usually meet in the North West corner of the park.)

The first is on Monday, May 27th, 2013 at 3PM. There will be a heavy focus on the knife badge at this meeting.

The second will be on July 1st, 2013 at 2PM. We should be finishing up a few knife badges at this meeting and should be an otherwise normal Tres Espadas meeting.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Meeting in Seattle on February 16th, 2013

We are meeting this Saturday at 12:30pm at this location (we suggest you approach Dearborn Park from the direction of MLK rather than from Beacon Ave. South, because it's easier to find that way):

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Seattle Modern Arnis

When we were dealing with the internet troll a while back (an argument that ended up getting resolved on Bullshido,) I suggested that he "go train with Seattle Modern Arnis" so he could "learn some real Filipino Martial Arts." Last week I discovered that the lead instructor of Seattle Modern Arnis trained directly under Dave Bird (someone who I and others involved in Tres Espadas trained under at Tae Sho in Bremerton in the late 80's.) I did not know about the overlapping backgrounds or I would have been transparent about that at the time.

If I was serious about getting into FMA the very first place I would go to would be Seattle Modern Arnis. The reason why is because they take their sparring seriously:

In case you don't already know, Dave Bird was an activist promoting full contact martial arts long before the UFC made it popular. Here's an example of Dave Bird's level of expertise in FMA:

And just to be clear though we love FMA at Tres Espadas, we are much more casual and broader in scope with what we do. Here's an example:

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Club for the New Year

Hey guys it's been a while since I last posted but I am pleased to announce that we are starting a new chapter in Tres Espadas. This one is going to be based in Seattle and we are meeting this Saturday at 8:00 am at this location: This is next to MLK and Othello area. So come on over check us out and bring a friend.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

9/1/12 7:30 AM, Forest Ridge Park

The next Tres Espadas meeting is at 07:30 AM on Saturday September 1st at Forest Ridge Park. We are meeting at the restrooms and will probably be practicing near there. What is it too early? Not enough notice? Is it your first day of work? Maybe your mom's funeral? No excuses, be there!