What is FMA?
FMA are Filipino martial arts, which we know under different names - kali, arnis, eskrima, panantukan, sikaran, dumog... These are martial arts that teach mastery of sticks, knives and unarmed limbs. The techniques incredibly develop left-right coordination, reflexes and the ability to combine.
Our style is called the School of 11 Masters. Based on his frequent trips to the Philippines and training with the greatest living masters today, guro Peter Nemeth created this style to be able to pass on his skills in Europe to people who don't spend hours and hours in the field every day chopping with a machete, and who haven't learned the technique since they were 4 years old in their great-grandfather's backyard.
The name: 11 Mester has always been an homage to my masters.
I was lucky to have been able to learn from many remarkable masters.
I think it is a respectful name and it makes me remember to all those masters who had taught me with great respect.
I feel gratefulness to those people who taught me for years and I also feel grateful to some of the masters who I had met only once during a seminar.
I feel grateful to those masters who taught me a system, an aspect or method or a technique.
I feel grateful to those who taught me, inspired me and answered my questions or who broadened my barriers with new aspects and questions. I feel grateful for the infinite patience They gave me. They taught me, corrected me and helped me for one thousand and one times.
I learned and teach QUALITY besides all. Besides all the techniques, methods, systems, aspects and world views.
I view myself as a student because I am a student in view of all the masters who I had learned from and keep learning from. I accept the fact that there are people who study from me and they accept me as their master.
I attempt to fulfill both of these statuses.
The name: “11 Mester” means the following to me:
11 possibilities, 11 bows, 11 ways and 11 methods.
Any kind of martial art is a tool. It is such a tool that you can learn yourself by paying attention to yourself, by understanding yourself, by bettering yourself and by changing yourself. By the word: “yourself” I mean your own consciousness, your body and your emotions.
Martial art is the art of changing.
11Mester Eskrima Kali Arnis / Guro Németh Péter