Atienza Kali Maryland Training Group Session

Maharlika Martial Arts is excited to welcome Guro Leo Manalo back to Maryland for our Atienza Kali Training Group session.  Guro Leo is a Full Instructor in Atienza Kali and we’ve had the privilege of his training and guidance for the last three years.  Our school, Maharlika Martial Arts is both an official Sayoc Kali … More Atienza Kali Maryland Training Group Session

Atienza Sama Sama 2014

Mind blown.  Primitive weapons, cutting edge technology.  Bolo, knife.  Sticks, Thai pads.  Individual skill, group tactics.  Close quarters, long range.  Bahala Na, Maphilindo Silat.  Atienza Eskrima, Sayoc Kali.  One Tribe. This past weekend I had the great pleasure and honor of training with my brothers and sisters in the blade, the AK Tribe at Atienza … More Atienza Sama Sama 2014

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

Iron Sharpens Iron

“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

Atienza Streetsweeper

The longstanding issue for Filipino Martial Arts practitioners in America has been that while we train in weaponry, namely knife and sword it isn’t always very easy to find well made knives and swords that fit our specifications.  As Tuhon Carl Atienza has pointed out, most of the mass produced short and long blades out … More Atienza Streetsweeper

Guest Instructor Guro Victor Gendrano, Jr.

Guro Victor Gendrano Jr. of Filipino Martial Heritage will be our guest instructor next Saturday, March 31st, teaching sword and shield. This is material that Guro Victor has been developing, refining and working on the last several years and I’m excited to have him present it to us. Based on “long and short” (sometimes described … More Guest Instructor Guro Victor Gendrano, Jr.