A few weeks ago at Maharlika Martial Arts we worked this exact scenario.
I had the privilege this weekend to be able to attend Guro Dan Inosanto’s seminar down in Newport News, VA at East Wind Academy of Martial Arts. Guro Norris Domangue and his crew hosted Guro Dan, his assistant Guro Joel and the rest of us attendees at his facility and it was a great time. … More Motivation Monday
The phrase “Energy Based” is used frequently to describe the Filipino Martial Arts. It involves a reciprocal and mutual relationship between and amongst students, practitioners and instructors. It encompasses concepts like sensitivity and flow. It focuses on the unique characteristics of that time and place, with specific individuals. It isn’t cookie cutter, and it isn’t … More Energy Based
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
Last night on CBS, millions of viewers around the world watched “Tuhon”, the latest episode in the incredibly successful NCIS: Los Angeles television series. The Sayoc community has been excited to see this episode since NCIS: LA writer and producer (and Sayoc brother) Dave Kalstein revealed it’s title several months ago. As a student under … More Mano, Po!
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
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17 There have been some excellent articles, blog posts and interviews recently on many of our very own brothers, seniors and instructors in the Filipino Martial Arts. It’s no surprise as the systems we train in and teach, develop not only martial skill but … More Iron Sharpens Iron
This post kicks off Lakas FMA’s version of “Throwback Thursdays”, bringing back older pictures, articles or video clips. This is one of my favorite articles, and one that really hooked me from the beginning because of how logical and thought out the Sayoc system presented itself. Articles like this, along with many more can be found … More Sayoc Philosophy of Learning
This past week’s episode of NCIS: Los Angeles featured a blade sequence designed by Tuhon Rafael Kayanan of Sayoc Kali. Current students, what did you see that Nell employed during this encounter?