Fire and Lightning

“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

Cognitive Benefits of Martial Arts

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

Flashback Friday

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

A Fighting Chance

Tomorrow in Glendale, CA ten Filipino Martial Arts Grandmasters, Masters and Guros will be teaching an all day seminar to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines. This is a great opportunity to learn or simply see the various systems, styles and individuals propagating the Filipino Martial Arts in Southern California. … More A Fighting Chance

The Vital Templates of Sayoc Kali

Today’s Throwback Thursday article is “The Vital Templates of Sayoc Kali.”  While there are many individuals and/or systems that utilize the term “template”, few outside our system truly understand the purpose and concept of Vital Template mapping, target identification and physiological responses.  Here is an introduction to Vital Templates as a component of the Sayoc … More The Vital Templates of Sayoc Kali