I first met Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje at the Inosanto Academy in Marina del Rey almost 16 years ago. It was the Fall of 2003 and he came in to visit with Guro Dan. I was sitting close to the main entrance after Silat class, as back then you had to be promoted into the … More Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 21: Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje, Jr. – The Discipline
I knew it was a Filipino blade the first time I saw it. It was both ancient and modern. Just a few years before, Tuhon Raf had shown his Sayoc Winkler RnD Hawk one night as we sat around the table with Pamana Tuhon. Again, amongst brothers it’s accomplice appeared. The first version I saw … More Sayoc Winkler RnD Bontoc Blade
One of the signature elements of our Filipino Martial Arts, is the concept that our movements themselves are our weapons, our shields, our offensive tactics and our evasive strategies. Because of this, form is dictated by function and almost nothing else. Our art is not built around certain tools and specific weapons, our art is … More Sayoc Drop Point Live Blade
This past Sunday, Guro Leo Manalo led our Atienza Kali Training Group Session in Maryland. Hosted by Guro Dr. Bob Shin in Columbia, students and instructors in the Maharlika Martial Arts lineage included Lakas Filipino Martial Arts, Tacoma Park Sayoc, North Baltimore Sayoc and Impact Martial Arts Academy, and traveledas far away as Reston and … More Atienza Kali Training Group Session
Maharlika Martial Arts is excited to welcome Guro Leo Manalo back to Maryland for our Atienza Kali Training Group session. Guro Leo is a Full Instructor in Atienza Kali and we’ve had the privilege of his training and guidance for the last three years. Our school, Maharlika Martial Arts is both an official Sayoc Kali … More Atienza Kali Maryland Training Group Session
Great article by Guro Kevin Estela on one of Sayoc Kali’s most fundamental skills. Keep up with some of today’s foremost experts in combat, survival and all things critical on Joel Lambert’s website. The Quick Draw | Joel Lambert.
A few weeks ago at Maharlika Martial Arts we worked this exact scenario.
Mind blown. Primitive weapons, cutting edge technology. Bolo, knife. Sticks, Thai pads. Individual skill, group tactics. Close quarters, long range. Bahala Na, Maphilindo Silat. Atienza Eskrima, Sayoc Kali. One Tribe. This past weekend I had the great pleasure and honor of training with my brothers and sisters in the blade, the AK Tribe at Atienza … More Atienza Sama Sama 2014
This week’s Flashback Friday article (as I missed Throwback Thursday) is “Atienza Kali” by Tuhon Carl Atienza. Originally published in the Filipino Martial Arts Digest Special Edition, “Filipino Martial Arts at Ang Daga” from 2006 you can still find it online HERE. Atienza Kali by Carl Atienza The respected Grandmasters from the Philippines developed their … More Flashback Friday
Guro Inosanto always speaks highly of former Navy SEAL Pat Tray, who owns and runs Trident Academy in Woodbridge, VA.