“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
“I’m destined to live the dream for all my peeps who never made it Cause yeah, we were beginners in the hood as five percenters But somethin must of got in us cause all of us turned to sinners Now some, restin in peace and some are sittin in San Quentin Others such as myself … More Transmitting Tradition
To be somebody or to do something. In life there is often a roll call. That’s when you will have to make a decision. To be or to do? Which way will you go? … More To Be or To Do: The Price of Virtue
It’s a new year, and with every new day you have another chance to evolve a new you. Lakas Filipino Martial Arts welcomes back family, friends and students and challenges all those out there to join us in growing as individuals and strengthening our tribe. We are mothers and fathers, artists and professionals, healers and … More New Year’s Evolutions
Required viewing/listening for all Lakas Filipino Martial Arts students, anyone interested in evolving themselves and those interested in Sayoc Kali: The Art of the Blade. Click HERE to download the mp3, or open in iTunes HERE. Click HERE to read the transcript. My brother in training, Guro Dave Kalstein recently spoke at the Bulletproof Conference … More Sayoc Kali on Bulletproof Radio
In a relatively short amount of time, Atienza Kali has risen to become one of the world’s most sought out systems for blade work, particularly long blade. And in an even shorter time, Tuhon Carl Atienza has become one of the foremost craftsmen in producing live blades of world class caliber. In the past few … More Atienza Apocalypse Live Blade
The UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine recently posted this video of a presentation given by Dr. Robert Bilder, Dr. Janet O’Shea and Guro Paul McCarthy during their Exercise and the Brain Symposium. The demonstration, titled “Cognitive Benefits of Martial Arts” displayed not only some of our basic Kali drills from the Inosanto Academy of … More Cognitive Benefits of Martial Arts
This summer Maharlika Martial Arts hosted Guro Leo, Full Instructor in Atienza Kali for our yearly Training Group session. We covered the bolo, knife, stick and archery in the usual comprehensive format that Atienza Kali excels in. For more information on Atienza Kali, please visit the Atienza Kali Facebook page HERE or at http://www.atienzakali.com.
There has been a surge of footage of Filipino Martial Arts masters on blogs and social media recently. Brian Vancise’s blog on The Instinctive Edge is one of the few that frequently posts articles and shares footage. His most recent post shared some old footage of the late Tatang Antonio Illustrisimo, assisted by the recently … More Digital Engrams
Today’s post is authored by guest writer Justin Dohrmann of Impact Martial Arts in Virginia Beach. His instructor, Guro Ervin Quintin is a good friend and brother, and his influence is evident in Justin’s words. “What kind of black belt do you want to be?” This is something that Guro Ervin asks us often, both … More What Kind of Black Belt Do You Want to Be?