This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Felipe "Bot" Jocano Jr. has spent 27 years of his life learning and teaching arnis. Here, he shares his thoughts on why he has such a passion for the art, and what arnis can teach us about what it means to be Filipino.
Bot Jocano is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of the Philippines Diliman. Outside the academe, he provides consulting services to private groups on issues of culture and management, and on the use the Filipino culture in the workplace.
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