Monday, October 17, 2016

Guro Ferdinand Terado - PTK Peninsula Group - Bridging the divide among weapons arts practitioners

Coming up this week we are excited to have Guro Ferdinand Terado of the Pekiti Tirsia Peninsula Group.  We will be talking about bridging the division among weapons art practitioners, and how to have fun and make friends while doing so.  Ferdinand Terado, aka Ferd, is a certified Guro in the Pekiti-Tirsia Kali System and leads the PTK-SMF Peninsula affiliate group in the San Francisco Bay. He is an active member of the Certified Professional Instructor (CPI) Cadre and is listed on the PTK-SMF Instructors page and regularly participates in the instructor workshops conducted at the PTKGO Headquarters in Dallas, TX, as well as seminars held annually in the SF Bay Area, where he is directly trained and evaluated by Tuhon Tim Waid.

Ferd has taught the PTK-SMF edge-impact weaponry and basic defensive tactics (PTK-CQC) to Law Enforcement and Military. He is a founding member of the NorCal PTK-SMF Tribe and had spearheaded the establishment of the PTK-SMF Magkatipunan Tradition; a quarterly gathering of Filipino Martial Artists in the Bay Area to promote camaraderie, collaboration and unity though sparring and workshop training - an effort strongly supported by Tuhon Tim Waid and PTKGO. ​

OTHER MARTIAL ART BACKGROUND

Ferd began his martial arts education at 17 years old in Okinawan Goju-ryu karate. Afterwards, he dabbled in other martial art systems such as Hung Gar Gung-Fu, Muay Thai and Capoeira. His first exposure to Filipino martial arts was in the art of Kali-Ilustrisimo and a hybrid style called The Defensor Method,  which is comprised of Serrada Escrima, Silat and of course Pekiti-Tirsia among others. After moving to the San Francisco Bay, he trained briefly in Jeet Kune Do and Inosanto/Lacoste Kali before finally choosing to train exclusively in Pekiti-Tirsia Kali.

To learn more check out his website:  http://www.ptk-peninsula.com/

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Monday, June 20, 2016

The first FMA tournament (sorta) in Minnesota - eskrima escrima kali arnis

Fred, John and Mark talk about Minnesota's first FMA tournament and other cool stuff!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Guro Victor Gendrano Jr. - Founder and Chief Instructor of Filipino Martial Heritage. - kali eskrima escrima arnis

Coming up this week we are excited to have Guro Victor Gendrano Jr.   Guro Victor Gendrano Jr started training in 1980 at Guro Dan Inosanto's first school, Kali Academy. Guro Richard Bustillo was the instructor of the class & the curriculum covered FMA, JKD, boxing & kickboxing. At some point, Victor decided to concentrate on FMA & started training in Guro Dan's class. In 1994, he became an instructor under Guro Dan & started teaching at the Inosanto Academy. He still teaches & trains at the school to this day.

Victor is the founder & chief instructor of his organization, Filipino Martial Heritage. The purpose of this organization is to promote Filipino culture through the propagation of the Filipino Martial Arts. He holds an annual FMA training camp in Cebu which is taught by him & local grandmasters.
For the past few years, he has been co-organizing a stick & blade tournament in Los Angeles. He handles the blade section which uses padded swords & shields. Steve del Castillo handles the stick section which has featured live stick & padded sticks.

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

FMA history and perception - kali arnis escrima eskrima

Professor Felipe Jocano joins us and we chat about FMA history and some of the differences between how it's marketed and practiced in America vs the Philippines. 

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Leo Fong is on the show! - eskrima, kali, escrima, arnis, jkd

We are joined by the legendary Grand Master Leo Fong. We talk about his acting, writing and training martial arts with many other legends. We also learn about his friendship with Sifu Bruce Lee and GM Angel Cabales.

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Ancient secrets of the Philippines revealed?!?! - arnis eskrima eskrima kali

Mark and Federico talk FMA History and Books.  Round out your training with some knowledge of Filipino History!

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Talking fighting and training with the "Sled Dog" Tuhon Philip Gelinas - Kali, escrima, eskrima, arnis

Tuhon Gelinas began his training in a style of karate known as Chito Ryu at the age of 14.  Since then he has trained in many styles including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kali, Muay Thai, Judo, Kempo, Kajukenbo, Jun Fan-Jeet kune do, Silat, and Capoeira. He obtained black belts in Kempo (1973) and Kajukenbo (1975). In the 1980s he received a Muay Thai instructor credential under Tom Harink after meeting him in 1985.
Philip Gelinas began his training in the Filipino Martial Arts in 1981. He has been elevated to the rank of Mandala-Tuhon by Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje, is a Full Instructor under Guro Dan Inosanto, and holds the rank of first tier fighter and guro in Dog Brothers Martial Arts.  He won the Grand Championship at the International Kali Grand Championships in Nashville, Tn. in 1988 and is an original member of the Dog Brothers stick-fighting group appearing in their highly successful video tape series Real Contact Stick Fighting.
Tuhon Philip teaches from his own school GAMMA based in Montreal, Quebec.

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