Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 19: Tuhon Apolo Ladra – The Indigenous

Indigenous. Native. Natural. Inherent to. Originating from. Characteristic of a particular country, region or people. Tuhon Apolo Ladra is all of these things. He is a bridge. A torch. He is a bridge from our ancient, indigenous Filipino culture to our modern American life. He is a torch passed from Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje … More Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 19: Tuhon Apolo Ladra – The Indigenous

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

Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 7: Dr. Mark Cheng – The DOC

“Slowness is the mother of all good movement. Slowness is the mother of speed because slow movement allows you to be mentally serene, dynamically smooth, intrinsically strong, & interactively safe. Even in an art like swordsmanship (where most fixate on speed), slow training allows you to observe strategy with suppleness & subtlety, giving you a … More Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 7: Dr. Mark Cheng – The DOC

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