whether you are competing on an Olympic level, trying to reach your personal goals at home, or simply trying to maintain the strength to sit down and stand up off of the toilet, these motions are essential. … More Physical Conditioning: The Squat & Hip Mobility
It’s a new year, and with every new day you have another chance to evolve a new you. Lakas Filipino Martial Arts welcomes back family, friends and students and challenges all those out there to join us in growing as individuals and strengthening our tribe. We are mothers and fathers, artists and professionals, healers and … More New Year’s Evolutions
In a relatively short amount of time, Atienza Kali has risen to become one of the world’s most sought out systems for blade work, particularly long blade. And in an even shorter time, Tuhon Carl Atienza has become one of the foremost craftsmen in producing live blades of world class caliber. In the past few … More Atienza Apocalypse Live Blade
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.
Today’s post is authored by guest writer Justin Dohrmann of Impact Martial Arts in Virginia Beach. His instructor, Guro Ervin Quintin is a good friend and brother, and his influence is evident in Justin’s words. “What kind of black belt do you want to be?” This is something that Guro Ervin asks us often, both … More What Kind of Black Belt Do You Want to Be?
A few weeks ago at Maharlika Martial Arts we worked this exact scenario.
Mind blown. Primitive weapons, cutting edge technology. Bolo, knife. Sticks, Thai pads. Individual skill, group tactics. Close quarters, long range. Bahala Na, Maphilindo Silat. Atienza Eskrima, Sayoc Kali. One Tribe. This past weekend I had the great pleasure and honor of training with my brothers and sisters in the blade, the AK Tribe at Atienza … More Atienza Sama Sama 2014
This past weekend I had the great pleasure to see and train with one of my teachers, Guro Dan Inosanto. Hosted by Guro Nick Sacoulas and Progressive Martial Arts in Queens, NY these March seminars at Progressive have become a much anticipated tradition for his students around the country. It has been a little over … More Guro Inosanto in New York
Guro Inosanto always speaks highly of former Navy SEAL Pat Tray, who owns and runs Trident Academy in Woodbridge, VA.
Tomorrow in Glendale, CA ten Filipino Martial Arts Grandmasters, Masters and Guros will be teaching an all day seminar to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines. This is a great opportunity to learn or simply see the various systems, styles and individuals propagating the Filipino Martial Arts in Southern California. … More A Fighting Chance