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

UFC in Baltimore

It has been a few weeks since my last post, and quite a bit has happened in that time!  Last weekend the Ultimate Fighting Championship took place here in Baltimore, featuring Jon Jones vs. Glover Texiera in the main event.  Stickgrappler posted a nice recap along with some GIFs.  You can see the whole post … More UFC in Baltimore

The Vital Templates of Sayoc Kali

Today’s Throwback Thursday article is “The Vital Templates of Sayoc Kali.”  While there are many individuals and/or systems that utilize the term “template”, few outside our system truly understand the purpose and concept of Vital Template mapping, target identification and physiological responses.  Here is an introduction to Vital Templates as a component of the Sayoc … More The Vital Templates of Sayoc Kali

Slash & Feed

Guz demonstrates Inosanto Kali Doble Daga – Phase 1 counters (Slash and Thrust) for Inosanto Academy angles 1 to 5. The material covered today is Guro Dan’s double knife Abecedario progression, developing line familiarization, parrying and counter cutting (Defanging the Snake). We also worked the Sakay, Cover & Hit and Ordabis series in the Double … More Slash & Feed

Training in the Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia Areas

One of the main purposes of Lakas Filipino Martial Arts is to promote the Filipino Martial Arts systems and organizations that we teach, and support our teachers, seniors and brothers & sisters in the arts.  There are some truly amazing resources in the area, many of which I myself participate, train or teach with.  I … More Training in the Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia Areas

Staying the Course

As we near the end of January of 2014, many of us have had moderate or even great success in implementing our New Year’s resolutions.  The gyms are busy, co-workers and friends are watching their diets and martial arts classes are full.  For others, this is also a time when these goals and newly established … More Staying the Course

Upcoming Classes

Don’t forget! Inosanto Kali Class this Sunday afternoon (tomorrow), 7/28 at 2pm Sayoc Atienza Kali Class this upcoming Monday evening, 7/29 at 7pm Both class days/times have currently stabilized a little bit.  NO SUNDAY CLASSES on 8/4, 8/25 & 9/15.