No Egos. One Big Family!

I would say it’s like Martial Arts Christmas in August during the Philippine Warrior Arts Society’s 5th Gathering. I always look forward to this time of the year. It’s like a big family reunion and I love my PWAS family! Every instructor give the gift of their knowledge to all who come and participate. We hope to see you there next year.

The Philippine Warrior Arts Society’s Facebook description is as follows, “The Philippine Warrior Arts Society is hereby brought forth into existence this 6th day of July, in the year 2012 at 2100 hrs, for the sole purpose of preserving and promoting authentic and original Filipino martial arts systems. We strive to seek the truth in combative efficiency and ensure that the Filipino martial arts actually follow the principles of combat applicability that they are known for.

We are dedicated to helping all Filipino-origin combatives styles, and are commited to ensuring high standards of quality and professional instruction among our membership.

Anyone wishing to join must be free of personal and martial baggage, and have an open mind and be willing to learn and improve their combative abilities.”

Please stay tuned for detailed feature post on each participating instructors.


Master Jason Macleod of Macleod Progressive Arnis


Master Dastin Alambra of Burokil Alambra Arnis De Mano/Sikaran


Master Fidel Bonifacio of Modern Arnis/Arnis Mano y Mano


Randy “The” King of KPC Self Defense


Grand Master Gilbert Lafantaisie of Rutano Estokada Kali


Master Oliver Salvador of Rutano Estokada Kali


Guro Phil Nadela of Kalis Ilustrisimo


Agalon Herald Casana of Pekiti Tirsia Kali


Black Dragon Master Gilbert


You really can’t go wrong when you have a mentor that has real experience. You learn to the point and you learn well. This man is Master Gilbert Lafantaisie of Black Dragon Fighting System in Red Deer, Alberta.


Master Gilbert is well known in the martial art community. His gym welcomes families and adults. They can choose various programs such as Karate, Kickboxing, MMA and Rutano Estokada Kali.


You will see a lot of kids train under Master Gilbert. He has an amazing way of teaching. His approach will make you appreciate how hard he has worked to sharpen his skills. Like I said earlier, real experience helps. I have a lot respect for Master Gilbert. I truly enjoy how well he teaches. It’s inspiring.

We had the pleasure of getting some lessons from Master Gilbert during Kali Academy’s summer camp. We had great time learning from Master Gilbert. I think the bruise on my forearm will be sore for a while. LOVE IT!!!