Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 9: Tuhon Brian Calaustro – The Tactician

Tuhon Brian Calaustro is one of the select few to be awarded the rank of Tuhon in the Sayoc Kali system. He is the founder and head instructor of his Southern California school, Tribal Tactics and for the few years before leaving Los Angeles he was my primary Sayoc teacher. I say teacher, rather than … More Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 9: Tuhon Brian Calaustro – The Tactician

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

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

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

Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 2: Master Carlos Patalinghug, Jr. – The Visionary

He once jumped up and kicked the ceiling of the school. His sister told me that she watched him abaniko so fast he snapped the stick. He was a student of a teenage Master Chris Sayoc, and learned how to top rock from Felix Cortes. He home schooled all six of his kids, and literally … More Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 2: Master Carlos Patalinghug, Jr. – The Visionary

Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 1: Guro Pat Finley – The Academic

The mission of Lakas Filipino Martial Arts is to educate, preserve and honor the martial arts from the Philippines as well as those fighting systems born from the Filipino American experience. This vision of this podcast is to capture and share the stories of teachers, instructors and mentors that have not only contributed their life … More Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 1: Guro Pat Finley – The Academic