Headhunter Blades

  “The universal problem with today’s knives is that they are designed and built by people who don’t use knives for anything but to cut strings and open boxes. We need knives designed by guys who are experts in their use. No frills, no sheaths the size of boat paddles – just 100% effective form … More Headhunter Blades

Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 6: Guro Willie Laureano – The Unconquerable

Through decades of teaching, Guro Dan Inosanto has created an epic body of work and legacy of students and instructors around the world. But at his Academy in Los Angeles, if you ask the top guys about the top guys, you’ll hear his name. Guro Willie Laureano has trained, trained with and trained alongside some … More Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 6: Guro Willie Laureano – The Unconquerable

Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 5: Atman Smith – The Guru

I actually met Atman Smith sometime during high school, but didn’t really get to know him until we were both students at the University of Maryland, where for a short period of time he had the highest points per minute average in the NCAA after walking on the Maryland Terrapins Men’s Basketball Team. I would … More Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 5: Atman Smith – The Guru

A Memory

“YES!” His shout was genuine, followed by his infectious laughter. I hear his voice still. Slightly husky, raspy, warm. I had heard it sternly and calmly across wood tables, late into the night. I had heard it call out in hot summer fields and under humid tents and in hotel ballrooms. But that night, over … More A Memory

Guro Daniel Lonero – Maryland Seminar 2017

This past Labor Day Weekend, Lakas Filipino Martial Arts was privileged to host Guro Daniel Lonero for our third annual seminar. What started two years ago as a collaboration with Mark Eveleigh has now become an annual event. This year’s location was new, about half an hour North of Baltimore City into the county. Lakas … More Guro Daniel Lonero – Maryland Seminar 2017

Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 4: Guro Daniel Lonero & Simo Marie Sia – The Two Pillars

Guro Daniel Lonero & Simo Marie Sia are students of, and instructors under Guro Dan Inosanto at his world renown Academy in Los Angeles. They travel around the world sharing the martial arts they have learned, and pay tribute to their teachers and legacy through XTMA, Cross Training Martial Arts. They are tremendous reflections of … More Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 4: Guro Daniel Lonero & Simo Marie Sia – The Two Pillars

Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 3: The Rev. Dr. Frank M. Reid, III – The Bishop

Dr. Frank Reid, III is one of only 21 bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, and one of the top leaders in a congregation of 2 million that spans four continents. Elected to the position last year, Dr. Reid was the longest serving pastor at the  renown Bethel AME Church in Baltimore City … More Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 3: The Rev. Dr. Frank M. Reid, III – The Bishop