"Taking up the Filipino martial arts can reinvigorate your training, whether you're a beginner or a master."
It's the reason they're so appealing to practitioners of other arts. Once you have a solid martial arts foundation, you can learn many of the moves using books and DVDs. But don't forgo master-to-student interaction altogether. The meaning, principles, importance and history behind the techniques and drills are, for the most part, hidden. You'll need a legitimate master to help you interpret them.