Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 20: Guro Jay Jasper Pugao – The Movement

In our method of Kali as taught by Guro Inosanto, we learn that our term comes from the words “kamut” (hand) and “lihok” (motion, or movement) and so Guro explains that our art is one of hand movements; of body motion. Guro Ramon Rubia used to always say that “the truth is in the movement”, … More Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 20: Guro Jay Jasper Pugao – The Movement

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

Martial Mobility

Over the last few years, I have been very inspired by the many excellent martial artists that have been promoting our arts for health. Guro Inosanto of course has been propagating this idea for a long time, and it is well known how much value Sigung Bruce Lee placed in health, dieting and conditioning. The … More Martial Mobility

Land of the Blades

Originally published in The Manila Times. MACABEBES as WARRIORS and MERCENARIES July 5, 2014 8:56 pm by Perry Gil S. Mallari, Fight Times Editor While it is not highlighted in Philippine history, the first Filipino martyr for freedom was a Kapampangan, a Macabebe in particular. When Spanish forces under the leadership of Don Miguel Lopez … More Land of the Blades

Constant Growth

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

Filipino Martial Arts Royalty

Earlier this year, Kick Connection was proud to host Supreme Grandmaster Dionisio Canete, Grandmaster Andres “Kano” Canete, Grandmaster Felix Gutang & Master Jerald for a one day seminar.  Supreme Grandmaster (SGM) Diony is one of Master Carlos Patalinghug’s primary influences and instructors in the Doce Pares Multi-Style System and the individual mostly responsible for the … More Filipino Martial Arts Royalty

NY State of Mind

“Inhale deep like the words of my breath.  I never sleep, ’cause sleep is the cousin of death.  I lay puzzle as I backtrack to earlier times, nothing’s equivalent to the New York state of mind.” – Nas, “N.Y. State of Mind” This weekend I had the amazing opportunity to attend Progressive Martial Art’s seminar … More NY State of Mind