Philippine Warrior Arts Society 4th Annual Gathering - August 8, 2015
Written by Oliver Salvador
On Saturday, August 8th, 2015, the Philippine Warrior Arts Society held its 4th annual Gathering. But what is the Gathering, one may ask? The answer is simple - The Gathering is when the instructors of the various Filipino martial arts in the region come together to bond as brothers and sisters, as well as present the beauty and uniqueness of their arts to the members of the…Continue
Wow, another Gathering has come and gone, and what an awesome Gathering it was! Guro Phil started the day off with an awesome session of Arnis De Mano. He is a great instructor and his session included some well-appreciated points on body positioning and disarms.
Kapatid Herald Casana did a great presentation of Pekiti Tirsia perspectives on bladed combat. He was high-energy and very well received.
Guro Randy King gave a way awesome presentation with an…
Guro Carson McDonald opened his school, St. Albert Kali, with an inaugural class this afternoon. I had the pleasure of attending to watch him teach (I could not participate as my neck was still sore from Guro Noah Walt stepping on my head and neck at GM Dan Rutano's seminar in Red Deer yesterday), and I must say that Guro Carson is a great instructor. I especially noted the way he handled the opponent modelling drills where one person would role play as a "bad guy" and feed his partner…Continue
GM Dan Rutano's seminar in Red Deer this afternoon was awesome! Tito (Uncle) Dan was awesome as usual, as was GM Gil Lafantaisie. Kuya (Big Brother) Gil and Tito Dan ran us through so many different techniques and concept applications that people's heads were spinning. I was especially pleased to have had the opportunity to present Tito Dan with a certificate from the Philippine Warrior Arts Society recognizing him as a pioneer of Filipino Martial Arts in Canada...he really deserves…Continue