Training Martial Arts on the Road: Tips for Frequent Travelers

TRAINING MARTIAL ARTS ON THE ROAD

I love traveling solo. And one of my biggest dilemmas when I travel for more than a week, is having no one to train with. I need and want to train at least once a week. It drives me nuts sometimes when I don’t.

In Filipino martial arts, it’s important to have a training partner so you can practice drills and techniques more effectively. Usually, one acts as a feeder (teacher role) and the other, a receiver (student role). That’s why I find it difficult when I have to be away from my teacher and teammates for a long time.

So what does Eskrimadora the explorer (Hint hint: me!) do when she’s got no one to train with? Suck it up and practice solo! It’s surely not as fun as training with a partner. Often, it’s boring AF. But these blah things like solo training are essential to progress further—whether or not you’re a frequent traveler.

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What To Do In The Philippines

Aaah, where do I begin? The number of things to do in the Philippines is probably as plenty as its 7,107 islands. I don’t have the luxury of eternity to list everything. But here are top 7 things you can do when you visit the Philippines:

What to do in the Philippines if you need some vitamin sea?

1. Swim, skim, dive, surf, beach bum

El Nido

Image credit: Mitch Yu

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