Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 11: Ayla Roda – The Painted One

“People generally understand how muscle memory works – we use it to play instruments and write in our learned language. But deep within there is spiritual energy to that muscle memory that is embedded in our DNA and when we recreate those acts of physical artistic expression, we bring our ancestors back.” I stared at … More Lakas Filipino Martial Arts Podcast Episode 11: Ayla Roda – The Painted One

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

Mano, Po!

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!