Let’s talk sticks!

Hello Stickfighters and Blade Masters, Sticks are an integral part of Filipino martial arts. We use sticks as a safer alternative to training with live blades. However in it’s own right, the stick is a weapon of its own. We commonly use rattan sticks. Rattan is a climbing palm and can be found in tropical…

Rutano Estokada Kali

What an amazing weekend! First of all I want to thank all of you for taking the time to watch our videos and read our articles.┬áIt gives us great joy to see our blog and YouTube channel grow. My boy and I packed our bags and headed north to Red Deer, Alberta. We had the…

Guro Dax Williams, Kali Ilustrisimo

Hello Stickfighters and Blademasters! Last weekend was one busy weekend. We survived over 100 km/hr (60 mph) wind gust with blowing snow while we traveled to Edmonton. See, driving carefully does keep you on the road. On Sunday, my family and I drove down to Red Deer, Alberta. Yes folks, there is such as place…

“Secrets of Kalis Ilustrisimo” Are the secrets any good?

Hello Stickfighters, Happy Family Day! For those who are not familiar with this holiday, Google it! Maestro Norman Suanico, one of the twelve apostles of Tatang Ilustrisimo introduced me to a book entitled “Secrets of Kalis Ilustrisimo. The Filipino Fighting Art Explained.” As some of you might not know, Maestro Norman lives in Alberta, Canada….

3 Years and Counting

Hello Stickfighters! A few years ago Agalon Herald and I started a new adventure. We opened a new training group in Southern Alberta. The adventure was not easy to start and at times, even harder to continue. The group started with one student and we eventually grew. Some have left the training group with their…

Salvador Arnis Martial Arts (SAMA)

Hello Stickfighters! One of the most respected martial artist and security trainer, Master Oliver Salvador drove to Calgary and taught some good folks about Salvador Arnis Martial Arts (SAMA.) It was good day for a drive and I drove up from Lethbridge to meet with Master Oliver and the gang. Single and double stick. Knives…

Grand Tuhon On Love

Hi Stick Fighters! I hope you had a good start in the new year. It took me a while to get back to normal after suffering a concussion. If you were concerned, thank you for your concern. If you weren’t well that’s ok, too. Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje is a tough man. He has trained…

Final Video of 2017

Hi everyone! The year 2017 is coming to a close. This will be my last video post until 2018. Thank you all for your support. This was a neat experience. Master Oliver Salvador or Salvador Arnis Martial Arts (SAMA) and I were asked to teach FMA to class of young Filipino-Canadians at a local school…

Thank you everyone!

Hi Friends, I want to share with you an experience that inspired me to keep doing what I’m doing. Thank you, Peter