For Throwback Thursday this week, I have decided to share a larger excerpt of Laubach’s “The People of the Philippines.” Guro Inosanto used to read from this passage quite a bit, and at one time even had Guro Nino make copies of one of the pages to pass around. I find it particularly fascinating that … More The Beacon Light of Asia
Last night on CBS, millions of viewers around the world watched “Tuhon”, the latest episode in the incredibly successful NCIS: Los Angeles television series. The Sayoc community has been excited to see this episode since NCIS: LA writer and producer (and Sayoc brother) Dave Kalstein revealed it’s title several months ago. As a student under … More Mano, Po!
Here is your dose of Motivation Monday! Guro Dan training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 76.
Armed, Always Armed “Charmed by the money they received, they came in ever increasing numbers – ‘armed, always armed, stuck all over with daggers and krises.” – Frank Charles Laubach (citing Captain Bullard’s account of the Moros from Atlantic Monthly in March of 1905!) Guro Dan used to frequently quote a missionary named Frank Charles … More Armed, Always Armed
Guro Inosanto always speaks highly of former Navy SEAL Pat Tray, who owns and runs Trident Academy in Woodbridge, VA.
Tomorrow in Glendale, CA ten Filipino Martial Arts Grandmasters, Masters and Guros will be teaching an all day seminar to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines. This is a great opportunity to learn or simply see the various systems, styles and individuals propagating the Filipino Martial Arts in Southern California. … More A Fighting Chance
Today’s Throwback Thursday article is “The Vital Templates of Sayoc Kali.” While there are many individuals and/or systems that utilize the term “template”, few outside our system truly understand the purpose and concept of Vital Template mapping, target identification and physiological responses. Here is an introduction to Vital Templates as a component of the Sayoc … More The Vital Templates of Sayoc Kali
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17 There have been some excellent articles, blog posts and interviews recently on many of our very own brothers, seniors and instructors in the Filipino Martial Arts. It’s no surprise as the systems we train in and teach, develop not only martial skill but … More Iron Sharpens Iron
Guz demonstrates Inosanto Kali Doble Daga – Phase 1 counters (Slash and Thrust) for Inosanto Academy angles 1 to 5. The material covered today is Guro Dan’s double knife Abecedario progression, developing line familiarization, parrying and counter cutting (Defanging the Snake). We also worked the Sakay, Cover & Hit and Ordabis series in the Double … More Slash & Feed