“Watch how he moves. Look at him.” I looked over my shoulder for a moment. “Did you see him?” I was partnered up with Guro Victor Gendrano for the evening Kali class at the Inosanto Academy. I was there for Instructor Camp, so the school was crowded with both students as well as visiting instructors … More Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 26: Professor Guy Chase – De Cadena
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
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
Lakas Filipino Martial Arts welcomes back Guro Daniel Lonero for his second annual Maryland seminar! Guro Daniel will be covering the Inosanto Method of Filipino Martial Arts and Jeet Kune Do Concepts. This two-day event will be on the weekend of August 20th & 21st at the New West Learning Center / Baltimore Fencing Center … More Guro Daniel Lonero Seminar
“Fire and lightning, it doesn’t get much more warrior than that.” – Guro Leo Manalo The warm, humid breeze moved amongst us that night. Shifting sillouettes and faces, of seniors, of teachers, friends and brothers revealed themselves with the licks of flame behind them. Light blue strobed the sky and the low rumble of thunder … More Fire and Lightning
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.
A few weeks ago at Maharlika Martial Arts we worked this exact scenario.
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 Ervin Quintin’s Kali Channel Guro Ervin Quintin of Impact Martial Arts in VA launched his Kali Channel on YouTube this week. Guro Ervin is a great instructor, and he along with his wife Simo Eloy and their kids have made Impact Martial Arts one of the premiere facilities in the Virginia Beach area. I … More Guro Ervin Quintin’s Kali Channel