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

Land of the Blades

Originally published in The Manila Times. MACABEBES as WARRIORS and MERCENARIES July 5, 2014 8:56 pm by Perry Gil S. Mallari, Fight Times Editor While it is not highlighted in Philippine history, the first Filipino martyr for freedom was a Kapampangan, a Macabebe in particular. When Spanish forces under the leadership of Don Miguel Lopez … More Land of the Blades

Filipino Martial Arts Royalty

Earlier this year, Kick Connection was proud to host Supreme Grandmaster Dionisio Canete, Grandmaster Andres “Kano” Canete, Grandmaster Felix Gutang & Master Jerald for a one day seminar.  Supreme Grandmaster (SGM) Diony is one of Master Carlos Patalinghug’s primary influences and instructors in the Doce Pares Multi-Style System and the individual mostly responsible for the … More Filipino Martial Arts Royalty

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

Armed, Always Armed

Armed, Always Armed “Charmed by the money they received, they came in ever increasing numbers – ‘armed, always armed, stuck all over with daggers and krises.” – Frank Charles Laubach (citing Captain Bullard’s account of the Moros from Atlantic Monthly in March of 1905!) Guro Dan used to frequently quote a missionary named Frank Charles … More Armed, Always Armed

March Schedule

Sayoc Kali now on Tuesday nights through the City of Claremont. Registration closes Tuesday, March 2. This will be a closed class after the enrollment deadline. SKSTA members only will be allowed to participate in Sayoc Kali curriculum. All other students will receive instruction in Inosanto based Filipino Martial Arts. Upcoming Classes Tuesday March 2 … More March Schedule

Filipino Martial Arts Through the City of Claremont

Register Today! Filipino Martial Arts offered through the City of Claremont! This is an introduction to Filipino Martial Arts class, where we will cover the fundamentals of footwork, punching, kicking, use of sticks and knives. Spring 2010 Brochure: Online Registration: Link to Filipino Martial Arts: Free demo day is tomorrow, Wednesday February … More Filipino Martial Arts Through the City of Claremont