Guro Inosanto has said it countless times, “in order to understand the art, you have to understand the culture, and in order to understand the culture, you must understand the history.” I had the great privilege of being a resident student at the Inosanto Academy for almost 10 years, and in addition to the world … More Filipino Culture Through Guro Dan Inosanto
http://weightfreewellnesspodcast.com/guru-rick-faye/ This is a great interview with Guro Rick Faye of the Minnesota Kali Group, one of the most senior instructors under Guro Dan Inosanto. Here, Guro Rick discusses martial arts attributes, training, cognitive and health benefits, longevity and more.
Originally published in The Manila Times. MACABEBES as WARRIORS and MERCENARIES July 5, 2014 8:56 pm by Perry Gil S. Mallari, Fight Times Editor While it is not highlighted in Philippine history, the first Filipino martyr for freedom was a Kapampangan, a Macabebe in particular. When Spanish forces under the leadership of Don Miguel Lopez … More Land of the Blades
“I’m destined to live the dream for all my peeps who never made it Cause yeah, we were beginners in the hood as five percenters But somethin must of got in us cause all of us turned to sinners Now some, restin in peace and some are sittin in San Quentin Others such as myself … More Transmitting Tradition
Congratulations to The Pressure Project on their 100th podcast! The Pressure Project Podcast is run and hosted by Master Chim (Guro Justin Garcia, Sayoc Kali) and White Boy Pat. Tuhon Tom Kier is a Master Level Instructor in Sayoc Kali, as well as the Director of Operations for Sayoc Tactical Group. Jack Donovan is the author … More The Pressure Project Podcast #100: Masculinity 2015 – A Talk with Tom Kier and Jack Donovan
Great article by Guro Kevin Estela on one of Sayoc Kali’s most fundamental skills. Keep up with some of today’s foremost experts in combat, survival and all things critical on Joel Lambert’s website. The Quick Draw | Joel Lambert.
The UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine recently posted this video of a presentation given by Dr. Robert Bilder, Dr. Janet O’Shea and Guro Paul McCarthy during their Exercise and the Brain Symposium. The demonstration, titled “Cognitive Benefits of Martial Arts” displayed not only some of our basic Kali drills from the Inosanto Academy of … More Cognitive Benefits of Martial Arts
When my lolo (grandfather in Tagalog/Filipino) was still alive he would tell me all kinds of things that I thought were completely embellished if not flat out incorrect. My brothers and I could tell you stories for days. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to often startling revelation that a lot of what he … More Weapon Based
Guro Mike Pana recently reshared this documentary on Facebook. It is an old French documentary supposedly filmed in 1962 although described as from the 1950’s. A few Filipino Martial Arts forums had mentioned the year 1962 but I was unable to find any source. In Guro Mike’s post he also said that the practitioners filmed … More Pampanga and the Macabebes
The phrase “Energy Based” is used frequently to describe the Filipino Martial Arts. It involves a reciprocal and mutual relationship between and amongst students, practitioners and instructors. It encompasses concepts like sensitivity and flow. It focuses on the unique characteristics of that time and place, with specific individuals. It isn’t cookie cutter, and it isn’t … More Energy Based