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
This summer Maharlika Martial Arts hosted Guro Leo, Full Instructor in Atienza Kali for our yearly Training Group session. We covered the bolo, knife, stick and archery in the usual comprehensive format that Atienza Kali excels in. For more information on Atienza Kali, please visit the Atienza Kali Facebook page HERE or at http://www.atienzakali.com.
There has been a surge of footage of Filipino Martial Arts masters on blogs and social media recently. Brian Vancise’s blog on The Instinctive Edge is one of the few that frequently posts articles and shares footage. His most recent post shared some old footage of the late Tatang Antonio Illustrisimo, assisted by the recently … More Digital Engrams
A few weeks ago at Maharlika Martial Arts we worked this exact scenario.
In the past year or so I’ve found myself listening to some pretty great podcasts. While I still do listen to my usual rotation of 90’s Hip Hop, it must be a mix of me getting older, not keeping up with all the new urban pop music, and finding a patience and focus while running, … More Podcasts
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
This Throwback Thursday is dedicated to my Lolo (grandfather) and inspiration for our group’s name, Colonel Laureano Marana. A Philippine Constabulary Provincial Commander of Cavite, Col. Marana is most known for forming and leading the counterinsurgency group Force X (lakas is the Tagalog word for force), as well as hunting and ultimately being assassinated by … More Colonel Marana
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!
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