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

Sikaran: Master Dastin Alambra

Hi Friends, Last weekend my boy and I drove to Edmonton. It was a very busy weekend for me. I had the honor of hosting a charity concert with Filipino sensation, Raymond Laochengco.  The following morning I drove to Master Dastin’s school. The class was already in full swing when I got there. I really…

Kalis Ilustrisimo Guro Phil Mar Nadela

Hello friends, Tatang Ilustrisimo’s contribution to the martial arts world is alive and well here in Canada.  You can find Ilustrisimo schools from British Columbia to Ontario. Here in Alberta, you will find Ilustrisimo schools in the cities of Red Deer and Edmonton. Both schools can be traced from the teachings of Maestro Norman Suanico….

Rutano Estokada: Grand Master Gilbert Lafantaisie

  Hello Friends, I am happy to introduce to you Grand Master Gilbert Lafantaisie. GM Gilbert is an amazing instructor with real life experience. He was inducted in the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame on November 2013. I have a lot of respect for GM Gilbert as a martial artist and as a mentor…

Sikaran video coming up

Hello Friends, Sikaran is the kicking art of the Philippines and the art is extremely popular in Canada! I will be travelling to Edmonton and meet with Master Dastin Alambra. Master Dastin comes from a long line Filipino martial artist. He has also won multiple tournaments and the Alambra family are highly respected in the…