Iron Sharpens Iron

“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17 There have been some excellent articles, blog posts and interviews recently on many of our very own brothers, seniors and instructors in the Filipino Martial Arts.  It’s no surprise as the systems we train in and teach, develop not only martial skill but … More Iron Sharpens Iron

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

Filipino Martial Arts in Film and Media 2014

Filipino Martial Arts have gotten off to a spectacular start in the movies and on television in 2014!  While martial arts in the movies in the 90’s was dominated by acrobatic wire work (The Matrix, Crouching Tiger) and high flying choreography (Jackie Chan, Jet Li), the past few years have welcomed more Southeast Asian influences … More Filipino Martial Arts in Film and Media 2014

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

Guro Mike Writes About the Best Sports to Crosstrain In

Guro Mike Writes About the Best Sports to Crosstrain In Guro Mike Pana of Bayani Warrior (also an instructor in Atienza Kali and Ambassador for Sayoc Kali) writes about the five best sports for Filipino Martial Arts practitioners to crosstrain in.  Guro Mike is a good friend and brother in the Filipino Martial Arts, and … More Guro Mike Writes About the Best Sports to Crosstrain In

Plan and Practice

USA Today CNN Washington Post The tragic events of the day remind us that violence in any form may rear it’s head no matter where and when we find ourselves.  Lakas Filipino Martial Arts sends it’s deepest and most sincere condolences to the families of those that died today. I’m sure many of you have … More Plan and Practice

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

Sayoc Winkler Hawk

Art, as defined by St. Thomas Aquinas – “the right making of a thing to be made.” Several years ago at Pamana Tuhon Sayoc‘s house, I had the privilege to see Tuhon Rafael Kayanan‘s tomahawk that he had designed, and that was going to be produced by Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler.  Knifemaker RJ Martin once … More Sayoc Winkler Hawk

Training vs. Exercise

“If I had to choose between technique and conditioning, I’d probably choose conditioning.” – Guro Dan Inosanto As we get into 2014, the gyms are full, people are watching their diets and students are back into training.  I started martial arts before I ever really got serious about exercise, and even when I did exercise … More Training vs. Exercise

Guro Dan Inosanto Upcoming Seminars

For those in the area, Guro Dan will be giving a seminar this weekend October 12 & 13 at Tri-State Martial Arts Academy in Levittown, PA.  I highly recommend attending.   http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2139012925   For anyone in the Los Angeles area, or with the means to travel there, the Fall Inosanto International Martial Arts Instructors Conference … More Guro Dan Inosanto Upcoming Seminars