I acknowledge the information gathered here is only a small portion of the larger story, some of which I will not be able to attain in writing as many histories have been passed down orally. I acknowledge and thank all Filipino ancestors from the Philippines and around the world both past and present for our shared histories, knowledge, and art practices. I acknowledge our histories to be broad and diverse with many facets and not one all-encompassing truth. I acknowledge and thank all instructors and students of their respective styles, language, race and culture, our similarities and differences in practice, knowledge, and understanding.