One of the signature elements of our Filipino Martial Arts, is the concept that our movements themselves are our weapons, our shields, our offensive tactics and our evasive strategies. Because of this, form is dictated by function and almost nothing else. Our art is not built around certain tools and specific weapons, our art is … More Sayoc Drop Point Live Blade
This past Sunday, Guro Leo Manalo led our Atienza Kali Training Group Session in Maryland. Hosted by Guro Dr. Bob Shin in Columbia, students and instructors in the Maharlika Martial Arts lineage included Lakas Filipino Martial Arts, Tacoma Park Sayoc, North Baltimore Sayoc and Impact Martial Arts Academy, and traveledas far away as Reston and … More Atienza Kali Training Group Session
It has been a very fulfilling, but very busy summer this year! We started in June with Guro Daniel Lonero’s Filipino Kali and JKD seminar in here in Maryland, then began July with Kali Sayoc Sama Sama down in Florida. Last month in August I flew out to Inosanto Instructor Camp in California, and now … More Constant Growth
“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
To be somebody or to do something. In life there is often a roll call. That’s when you will have to make a decision. To be or to do? Which way will you go? … More To Be or To Do: The Price of Virtue
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.
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