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Rapido Realismo

Want an FMA style that is Fast and Street Effective? Rapido Realismo Kali specializes in aggressive encounters where conventional self defense systems may not work.  Urban predators “hunt” in packs, and RRK practitioners are trained with this in mind.  You must dispose of the opponent in front of you as fast as you can using the deadliest techniques

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Lameco Escrima

    Is there a FMA system that covers Long, Medium & Close range fighting? Lameco Escrima Lameco Escrima is the system of Filipino martial arts founded by Edgar Sulite (1957-1997) based on his training and experience with various Philippine Martial Arts masters, with heavy influence from Jose Caballero and Antonio Ilustrisimo. The word Lameco

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Filipino Kung fu?

Kuntaw, Ancient Filipino Martial Art Kuntaw is said to be one of the oldest self-defense arts devised by Filipino Muslim royalty prior to the Spanish regime. Long before the coming of the Spaniards to the Philippines, systems of unarmed (Kuntawan) and armed (Kali/Escrima) fighting were being taught and developed. Kuntaw is a Filipinized term for

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Cabales Serrada Escrima

  Bigger isn’t always better: Serrada Escrima Cabales Serrada Escrima The system of Philippine martial arts known as Cabales Serrada Escrima was founded by Grandmaster Angel Cabales (1917-1991) and first taught publicly in the year 1966 in Stockton, California. Originally GM Cabales’ system consisted mainly of Espada y Daga (Stick and Dagger) techniques, but after

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Pekiti Tirsia Kali

Pekiti Tirsia Kali Pekiti Tirsia Kali History The Pekiti-Tirsia system of Kali originates from the province of Negros Occidental in the Philippines and was formulated by the Tortal family of Negros and Panay islands in the late 1800’s. The family patriarch, Conrado B. Tortal, passed this system and its attributes onto his only grandson, the sole heir and its present guardian, Grand

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HeyRosa DeCuerdas Escrima

Ever Hear of HeyRosa DeCuerdas Escrima? Heyrosa De Cuerdas Eskrima The Liborio G. Heyrosa De Cuerdas Eskrima system is an extremely unorthodox Filipino fighting system that utilizes stick, knife and hand-to-hand fighting methods coming out of Cebu.  It is characterized by its close-quarter combat techniques where students must be able to fight in tight spaces with little to no lighting,

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Balintawak

Balintawak Escrima Venancio “Anciong” Bacon (1912-1981) stood at 5 feet, 2 inches tall, and was no more than 120 pounds, but was known as a fierce fighter.  He started his training in the 1920’s at the Labangon Fencing Club, learning the Corto Linear style from Lorenzo “Ensong” Saavedra, his only FMA teacher. During his time

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Saavedra Escrima

Saavedra Escrima The island of Cebu in the Central Visayan Islands of the Philippines is considered the home and motherland of the Filipino Martial Art of Escrima.  The most prominent and influential Escrimador in the history of Cebuano Escrima was the great, Lorenzo “Tatay Ensong” Saavedra (1852 – 1944). The Saavedras are arguably are among

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