Fire and Lightning

“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

Constant Growth

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

Quote of the Day

“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.

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

Motivation Monday

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

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

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!