One of the main purposes of Lakas Filipino Martial Arts is to promote the Filipino Martial Arts systems and organizations that we teach, and support our teachers, seniors and brothers & sisters in the arts. There are some truly amazing resources in the area, many of which I myself participate, train or teach with. I encourage anyone out there to train with as many instructors and systems that you can, find the teachers or styles that work best for you, and discover a path that you can stay with for a long time.
Guro Joe’s teachers in the area:
Sayoc Kali & Atienza Kali
Guro Bob Shin, Maharlika Martial Arts in Columbia
Inosanto Filipino Martial Arts
Guro Pat Finley, Plato’s Cave in Columbia
Doce Pares Eskrima
Mr. Carlos Patalinghug, Jr., Kick Connection in Glen Burnie
Sayoc Kali and Atienza Kali training groups in the area:
Atienza Kali Baltimore Training Group under Guro Eric Allen
North Baltimore Sayoc under Guro Joe Cypressi
Takoma Park Sayoc under Guro Lem Tasin
Impact Martial Arts Academy in Virginia Beach under Guros Ervin & Eloy Quintin
Hard Target / Bushido MMA training group under Guro Mike Duke in Portsmouth, VA
NOVA (Northern Virginia) Sayoc Training Group under Guro Miguel Acevedo
Other Inosanto Lineage Schools in Maryland & Virginia
Martial Arts Koncepts under Guro Mike Krivka
East Wind Academy under Guros Norris Domangue & John Hackman
Trident Academy of Martial Arts under Guro Pat Tray
Linxx Academy of Martial Arts under Guro Frank Cucci
There are also groups providing instruction in Pekiti Tersia Kali under Mandala Bobby Ladra, Marcaida Kali at Tryumph Academy, Bais Tres Manos under Master Jun Pagliangayan. There are many talented martial artists and instructors out there, and by no means is this list exhaustive.
Through the year I will also do my best to promote seminar and workshops in the area.