I have been a student of the Kali Escrima FMA for over 3 years now under Guro Arnold Filimino in Marietta Georgia, Progressive Source Martial Arts. He is a student under Guro Paul Vanuk, Ron Balicki and the great Guro Dan Inosanto. I really enjoy the challenges of learning the stick and dager as well as the rich history and culture behind FMA. It totally Rocks!
My Martial Arts Background: Eldrige Holloway has a Black Belt 4th Degree masters rank in Tae Kwon Do: Master Holloway began his martial arts training in Washington D.C. at the DAKA Dojo earning his 1st degree black belt in1976, at the age of 16, under Master William L. Phillips an 8th degree black belt student of Grand Master Francisco Conde and Grand Master Ki Won Kim. He trained in the Moo Du Kwan Tang Soo Do, Korean style of martial arts. After he graduated from high school in 1978 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Fore as a security policeman. He served for 17 years in the U.S. Air Force.
He was a member of the Ramstien AB Germany SP SWAT Team and an instructor of self-defense for that team. During the Bavarian Karate Championships in Bamburg, Germany in 1978 he won the Bronze Medal for Black Belt forms competing for the first time internationally against higher ranking martial artists. He is currently a 4th degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do under Master Jimmie L. Mickens and has been an assistant instructor for 5 years at the Iron Dragon Martial Arts School of Karate located at 3358 Canton Road in Marietta Georgia 30066 (www.irondragonmartialarts.com).