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
“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
It has been a very fulfilling, but very busy summer this year! We started in June with Guro Daniel Lonero’s Filipino Kali and JKD seminar in here in Maryland, then began July with Kali Sayoc Sama Sama down in Florida. Last month in August I flew out to Inosanto Instructor Camp in California, and now … More Constant Growth
“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
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.