Martial Mobility

Over the last few years, I have been very inspired by the many excellent martial artists that have been promoting our arts for health. Guro Inosanto of course has been propagating this idea for a long time, and it is well known how much value Sigung Bruce Lee placed in health, dieting and conditioning. The … More Martial Mobility

Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 8: Guro Victor Gendrano – The Matrix

I first met Guro Victor Gendrano at the former Inosanto Academy location on Manchester Avenue, and have come to know and respect him not only as a senior but as a good friend. Whether it was seeing him in classes at the Academy, presenting with him at gatherings in Duarte or watching him record, document … More Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 8: Guro Victor Gendrano – The Matrix

Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 7: Dr. Mark Cheng – The DOC

“Slowness is the mother of all good movement. Slowness is the mother of speed because slow movement allows you to be mentally serene, dynamically smooth, intrinsically strong, & interactively safe. Even in an art like swordsmanship (where most fixate on speed), slow training allows you to observe strategy with suppleness & subtlety, giving you a … More Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 7: Dr. Mark Cheng – The DOC

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