It is not a surprise that the warrior mind set and the ability to protect one self, his family and his property is so engrained in the Filipinos. Hence the attraction to weapons, the pistol, blades and martial arts. Anybody in BOG train in Kali, Arnis, Escrima? If you do What is your favorite bladed weapon and what do you think is the unique to your training compared to other MA such as japanese etc. Kali/Arnis/Escrima aka Filipino martial arts is certainly unique to the south east asian reqion. It is its application uncluttered and direct, regionally diverse and very deadly should one want it to be.