“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
“The interesting thing is, most people who would give death threat[s] for hunting, are harmless soft humans and unlikely to be able to carry out any effective violence.” Tuhon Tom Kier, in response to a post describing an 11-year old receiving death threats for hunting.
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
In a relatively short amount of time, Atienza Kali has risen to become one of the world’s most sought out systems for blade work, particularly long blade. And in an even shorter time, Tuhon Carl Atienza has become one of the foremost craftsmen in producing live blades of world class caliber. In the past few … More Atienza Apocalypse Live Blade
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
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
This past weekend I had the great pleasure to see and train with one of my teachers, Guro Dan Inosanto. Hosted by Guro Nick Sacoulas and Progressive Martial Arts in Queens, NY these March seminars at Progressive have become a much anticipated tradition for his students around the country. It has been a little over … More Guro Inosanto in New York
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
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!