Click on the links below to hear
audio segments from an November 2004 interview
by Nikki Santiago with Erwin Javellana, a martial arts teacher who is proud of his Filipino heritage.
Erwin talks about where his parents came from.
Speaking about his family history
Talking about how he remembers South
Erwin discusses family background.
What Erwin thought of the
as a child.
Visiting the homeland.
What he remembers from his trip “home”.
Erwin remembers how he felt as a Filipino
10. Love of Art
Erwin discusses how he relates to Filipino
culture and how he exposed himself to it.
Erwin tells about his identity.
Erwin reads up on his history.
What Erwin discovers in his research.
Erwin talks about culture.
Erwin talks about studying martial arts.
16. Art Dragon
Erwin talks about friends like Art Dragon.
Erwin discovers a spark in Filipino martial arts.
Erwin finds and adopts his own culture.
Erwin speaks about fighting and sparring.
Erwin discusses his Dad.
Erwin defends his culture.
Erwin speaks about stereotypes in the Asian community.
Erwin breaks the stereotypes.
Erwin discusses his love for stories.
Erwin and women.
26. Small World
Erwin and I talk about our common connections.
27. Future Goals
Erwin talks about his future.
28. His Message
What Erwin wants to tell his fellow Filipino Americans.
Much thanks to Liza Erpelo for her wide
photo collection. And to Victor Eco for all the
much needed assistance.
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last revised: 12-19-05
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