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

Intent

A discussion came up the other night at Guro Dr. Bob’s class regarding angles of attack and targeting specific points.  While utilizing angles of attack is definitely a valid means to introduce students to striking, in the Sayoc and Atienza Kali systems we install vital targets first.  Using Vital Templates and Targeting Chains, these methods … More Intent

Ip Man Extra Features

This video was included in the extra features of Ip Man’s release overseas. I have absolutely no idea why both music and movies sometimes differ from Europe and the US, but apparently this was exclusive to the European release. We recently talked about some of the same positions that Guro discusses as he’s demonstrating trapping … More Ip Man Extra Features

Guro Dan Inosanto Demonstration at the Smithsonian

This is a demonstration and lecture that Guro Dan gave for the Smithsonian Institution in 2010. One of the things that I absolutely loved and truly miss about training with Guro on a weekly basis is hearing his thoughts, memories and historical information about the Philippines and Filipino Americans in California. Much of this history … More Guro Dan Inosanto Demonstration at the Smithsonian