Tuhon Ray Dionaldo

Tuhon Ray June 1st 2018

Tuhon Ray Dionaldo

Tuhon Ray Dionaldo workshop

Date: Friday, June 1st 2018 at 3 PM – 6 PM

Who: Tuhon Ray Dionaldo

What: Filipino Combat Systems

Where: Atlanta Budokan
2508 Cobb Parkway Smyrna, GA, 30080

Registration / Price: $40 Cash

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Details:
For the first time, FCS Kali Atlanta will be hosting one of the greatest Filipino Martial Artist and Tuhon Ray Dionaldo on a 3 hours intensive training and seminar. It’s open for any martial arts practioners, including beginners and those with training experience. Mark your calendars and come join us on June 1st, 2018. Venue is just 5 minutes away from the world famous Blade Show weekend. So if you are in town for the Blade Show, come swing by and maximize your time visiting Atlanta and train with us. Pugay!!

Filipino Combat Systems

Founded by Tuhon Ray Dionaldo, Filipino Combat Systems is an organization dedicated the preservation and promotion of all Filipino Martial Arts.

Filipino Combat Systems(FCS) is an organization/system with members from around the world. We come from extremely diverse backgrounds and Martial Arts systems. We’ve all come together because of our love of the Filipino Martial Arts, and our unwillingness to become involved in the politics that has so often stifled our growth.

Atlanta Kali Group’s 7th Annual Krampus Stick Fights

Krampus

Atlanta Kali Group’s 7th Annual Krampus Stick Fights

Atlanta Kali Group’s Annual Krampus Stick Fighting 2017

The 7th Annual Krampus Stick Fights are December 30th from 1 PM – 3 PM Next Week at The Dojo American Karate Centers at Roswell-Crabapple!!!

This is a free event!!!

The Dojo American Karate Centers at Roswell-Crabapple
645 W Crossville Rd Ste 136, Roswell, Georgia 30075
(404) 339-5425

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What is Atlanta Kali Group’s Annual Krampus Stick Fighting? This is an open, non contest sparring. You choose the weapon and the armor. Single stick, double stick, padded sticks, tomahawk, shield and stick, plastic weapons, or flexible weapons. Any ranges, corto, largo, or knife(cqc). Come have fun and help spread the Filipino Martial Arts along with the Christmas cheer!!!!

Filipino martial arts are noted for their ability to fight with weapons or empty hands interchangeably and their ability turn ordinary items into weapons of personal protection. This art is historically and tactically significant with equal emphasis placed on combat utility, artistic expression, and day-to-day graciousness. – Guro Ben Salas

Additional information on Kali, Arnis, Eskrima, Escrima from Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eskrima

Eskrima, Escrima, Arnis, and Kali are umbrella terms for the traditional martial arts of the Philippines (“Filipino Martial Arts,” or FMA) that emphasize weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives and other bladed weapons, and various improvised weapons. It is also known as Estoque (Spanish for rapier), Estocada (Spanish for thrust or stab) and Garrote (Spanish for club). In Luzon they may go by the name of Arnis de Mano, Pananandata (use of weapons), Sinawali (Pampanga, “to weave”), Sitbatan (Pangasinan), Didya and Kabaroan (Ilocos region). In the Visayas and Mindanao, these martial arts have been referred to as eskrima, kali, kaliradman, pagaradman and kalirongan. kuntaw and silat are separate martial arts practiced in the islands.

It also includes hand-to-hand combat, joint locks, grappling and weapon disarming techniques. Although in general, emphasis is put on weapons for these arts, some systems put empty hands as the primary focus and some old school systems do not teach weapons at all.

WOTBAG First Annual Gathering Seminar

WOTBAG Masters

WOTBAG First Annual Gathering Seminar featuring Chief Master Zac Taco and Master Eugene Nepangue.

Date: Saturday, November 11th, 2017.
1 PM – 6 PM

Who: Chief Master Zac Taco and Master Eugene Nepangue

What: WORLD ORIGINAL TEOVEL’S BALINTAWAK ARNIS GROUP™

Where:
Richmond Balintawak

Registration / Price: $100

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Details:
Balintawak seminar fund raiser with Chief Master Zac Taco and Master Eugene Nepangue.

Richmond Balintawak and WOTBAG will hold a seminar with Chief Master Zac Taco and Master Eugene Nepangue on Saturday November 11th, 2017 from 1 pm – 6 pm. All proceeds will be for the benefit of the medical fund for Grandmaster Monie Velez – for his ongoing monthly medical maintenance expenses.

Cost: $100

If you can’t make this event feel free to still support GM Monie Velez by sending your donation to this link:
https://www.gofundme.com/tdjwbk4c

For more information contact Jemar Carcellar at 804-714-5746 or email atlanta.balintawak@yahoo.com

More about WOTBAG
Teovel’s Balintawak Arnis was renowned by our late Great Grandmaster “Teofilo Velez”. He was the one who started propagating art of balintawak arnis, GM Teofilo Velez & Late GM Atty. Villasen they are the one who initiate to modify on how to teach Balintawak arnis in easiest way for students.The Velez Brothers (Chito, Eddie, Monnie) are known to be his successors and the first ever instructors of GM Teofilo Velez are his sons: Pacito “Chito” Velez, Ramon Franco “Monnie” Velez, and Eduardo “Eddie” Velez Sr.

When Late GM Teofilo Velez passed away because of cancer, Mr. Chito Velez was chosen by the members to be the New Grand Master of Teovel’s Balintawak Arnis. Few years after, the Velez Brothers continued teaching the Balintawak style of arnis. GrandMaster Monnie Velez teaches arnis at his home in Englis,Guadalupe Cebu and later at Ayala Park while GrandMaster Eddie Velez teaches arnis at one of our Headquarters in Guadalupe, Cebu. By the year 2007, the Velez Brothers regrouped. GrandMaster Monnie Velez and his students came up with the name of WOTBAG which stands for “World Original Teovel’s Balintawak Arnis Group”. With the help of Master Oliver Mag-uyon, they were able to register the group to the Secretary of Exchange Commission in order for it to be legalized and they were also able to elect new sets of officers.

Now the The Three Pillar’s( Velez Brothers ) introduced a new method of teaching, focusing on the students’ performance on flexibility, timing, speed, hitting points, defense and offense,knife fighting. They were also able to share their tactical skills by using all the knowledge they have learned during their training with their late father, Great Grandmaster Teofilo Velez which he also learned from his late mentor, Great Grandmaster Anciong Bacon, who introduced the Balintawak Style.Now we have our WOTBAG and IPMAF Balintawak Eskrima Poland Association by cooperation of Agreement by their Chairman GM Dr. Andreas Boruta as official representative of WOTBAG in Europe will help on developing and propagating WOTBAG.

From the WOTBAG website http://wotbag.weebly.com/

FCS Kali – Guro Nate Hill

FCS Kali Guro Nate Hill

FCS Kali Guro Nate Hill

When: Saturday July 3rd, 2017 at 3:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: Atlanta Budokan
2508 Cobb Parkway Smyrna, GA, 30080

Registration / Price: $30

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Special Guest – James Urban

Details:
Founded by Tuhon Ray Dionaldo, Filipino Combat Systems is an organization dedicated the preservation and promotion of all Filipino Martial Arts.

Filipino Combat Systems(FCS) is an organization/system with members from around the world. We come from extremely diverse backgrounds and Martial Arts systems. We’ve all come together because of our love of the Filipino Martial Arts, and our unwillingness to become involved in the politics that has so often stifled our growth.

Kalis Ilustrisimo Seminar – Guro Baste Carlos

Kalis Ilustrisimo Guro Baste Carlos

Kalis Ilustrisimo Guro Baste Carlos

When: Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Where: Atlanta Budokan
2508 Cobb Parkway Smyrna, GA, 30080

Registration / Price: $60

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Details:
Guro Baste Carlos will be visiting Atlanta to promote and teach Kalis Ilustrisimo! He will be sharing this unique and powerful bladed system as taught to him by various Grandmasters over the years. You do not need previous experience in bladed systems to come out and enjoy this session. You will learn the efficiency and effectiveness of this bladed weapons art and it’s practicality in combat. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from one of the few remaining people to have learned directly from ‘Tatang’ Ilustrisimo, Tony Diego and Arnold Narzo in the United States.

Guro Baste Carlos comes to us with 25+ years of experience in Kalis Ilustrisimo, also including other styles of FMA. Having trained with some of the Masters and Grand-masters directly, Guro Baste brings a unique perspective on combative application. Training under an apprenticeship with Pekiti Tirsia’s Leo T. Gaje, as well as Jun Pueblos of LAMECO. Guro Baste weathered the hardships in the old way of training in Eskrima. This continued with ‘Tatang’ Ilustrisimo and Tony Diego in Kalis Ilustrisimo. Where training meant taking any pain the old men could dish out, until techniques were perfected. The Carlos Hermanos FMA group is the original pioneer of full contact sparring clubs in the Philippines. Everything taught will be from a no-nonsense methodology, having practiced and validated these methods in sparring. However this will not exclude real world application. We would be honored to have all that can make it come out and enjoy broadening your skillsets with one of the most time honored systems in Filipino Martial Arts.

More about Kalis Ilustrisimo

The Ilustrisimo clan from Bantayan Island in the Northern part of the Cebu region was known for their Eskrima and has practiced its own traditional stick and sword fighting style for over five generations. Its first known practitioner was Pablo Ilustrisimo who passed it on to Juan de Dios Ilustrisimo, who then passed it to the brothers Isidro, Melecio and Regino (the better known of Tatang’s uncles). Tatang was mentored by his father Isidro as well as by his uncles. Another illustrious ancestor was Agapito Ilustrismo, a rebel against the Spaniards who escaped to Mount Banahaw and established a religious cult.

Tatang retained his family style while he lived a long, storied, and tumultuous life and refined his fighting style from the influences of at least Pedro Cortez, a Zamboangueño bounty hunter, and a Tausug family who adopted him from age 10 to 17. He had his experiences as an eskrimador in various matches, as a seaman going around South-East Asia and as a security-enforcer for business establishments in various areas of the Philippines, including the Tondo-Binondo areas of Manila. He faced numerous duels, challenges as well as “death matches” with live blades. Family members that Tatang taught were his cousin Floro Villabrille (1912-1992) and his grandnephew Samuel Ilustrisimo.

Throughout most of his latter life, Tatang was secretive about his methods of fighting for they had kept him alive and undefeated for decades. It was only in 1976 that Tatang started openly teaching his refinement of the family style to “outsiders”, with Antonio “Tony” Diego (1946-2014) and Epifanio “Yuli” Romo as his first students in Manila where he had migrated. Other notable students were Christopher “Topher” Ricketts (1955–2010), Romeo “Romy” Macapagal, Pedro Reyes, Edgar Sulite (1957-1997), Rey Galang, Norman Suanico, Inocencio Glaraga, Roberto Morales (deceased 2010), Mark V. Wiley and Ernesto Talag. Prior to World War II, Tatang had also privately taught a contemporary, Timoteo Maranga (later on Major Maranga of the Cebu police force).

Even at his advanced age, Tatang retained the respect accorded him as a fighter in the tough streets of Tondo where he resided. As a testament to his reputation, archive footage of Ilustrisimo taken well into his 80s show his speed, control, timing and accuracy with sticks, blades as well as empty hand disarms against live blades in spite of his failing eyesight.

After Tatang Ilustrisimo’s death in 1997, Tony Diego was elected the head of Kalis Ilustrisimo. Tony Diego later added a descriptive to the system which became known as Kalis Ilustrisimo Orihinal Repeticion. This was on the suggestion of the late Pedro Reyes—that the senior students of Tatang should set up their own schools. Thus, there were Bakbakan Kali Ilustrisimo by Rey Galang, “Kali Ilustrisimo” by Topher Ricketts, Tagpas Kalis Ilustrisimo by Romy Macapagal, Luneta Kali Ilustrisimo by Pedro Reyes and Samuel Ilustrisimo and Olistrisimo Eskrima by Roberto Morales. Romy Macapagal, as archivist of the Kalis Ilustrisimo system and not founding a school, dropped “Tagpas” and retained Kalis Ilustrismo.

Diego had named Tom Dy Tang as successor of Kalis Ilustrismo twelve years prior to his death (2002). Diego died on August 25, 2014. . Peachie Baron teaches GM Diego’s “Punta y Daga” style. Arnold Narzo was appointed as Kalis Ilustrisimo Chief Instructor by GM Diego two years (2012) before his death (2014).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalis_Ilustrisimo

Atlanta Kali Group’s Annual Krampus Stick Fighting 2016

Krampus 2016

Krampus 2016

Atlanta Kali Group’s Annual Krampus Stick Fighting 2016

The 6th Annual Krampus Stick Fights are December 11th from 10 AM – 12 PM at The Dojo American Karate Centers at Roswell-Crabapple!!!

This is a free event!!!

The Dojo American Karate Centers at Roswell-Crabapple
645 W Crossville Rd Ste 136, Roswell, Georgia 30075
(404) 339-5425

Facebook Invite

What is Atlanta Kali Group’s Annual Krampus Stick Fighting? This is an open, non contest sparring. You choose the weapon and the armor. Single stick, double stick, padded sticks, tomahawk, shield and stick, plastic weapons, or flexible weapons. Any ranges, corto, largo, or knife(cqc). Come have fun and help spread the Filipino Martial Arts along with the Christmas cheer!!!!

Filipino martial arts are noted for their ability to fight with weapons or empty hands interchangeably and their ability turn ordinary items into weapons of personal protection. This art is historically and tactically significant with equal emphasis placed on combat utility, artistic expression, and day-to-day graciousness. – Guro Ben Salas

Additional information on Kali, Arnis, Eskrima, Escrima from Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eskrima

Eskrima, Escrima, Arnis, and Kali are umbrella terms for the traditional martial arts of the Philippines (“Filipino Martial Arts,” or FMA) that emphasize weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives and other bladed weapons, and various improvised weapons. It is also known as Estoque (Spanish for rapier), Estocada (Spanish for thrust or stab) and Garrote (Spanish for club). In Luzon they may go by the name of Arnis de Mano, Pananandata (use of weapons), Sinawali (Pampanga, “to weave”), Sitbatan (Pangasinan), Didya and Kabaroan (Ilocos region). In the Visayas and Mindanao, these martial arts have been referred to as eskrima, kali, kaliradman, pagaradman and kalirongan. kuntaw and silat are separate martial arts practiced in the islands.

It also includes hand-to-hand combat, joint locks, grappling and weapon disarming techniques. Although in general, emphasis is put on weapons for these arts, some systems put empty hands as the primary focus and some old school systems do not teach weapons at all.

Tuhon Ray Dionaldo workshop

Tuhon Ray Dionaldo workshop

Tuhon Ray Dionaldo workshop

Tuhon Ray Dionaldo workshop

Date: Sunday, July 31st 2016 at 3 PM – 6 PM

Who: Tuhon Ray Dionaldo

What: Filipino Combat Systems

Where: Michael Reid’s Premier Martial Arts Marietta
2727 Canton Rd, Ste 500, Marietta, Georgia 30066

Registration / Price: $30 Cash

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Details:
Tuhon Ray is the founder of Filipino Combat Systems, a training brother of Guru Bahati Mershant and a member of our Kuntao/Silat family. He is considered one of the worlds foremost experts in Filipino Martial Arts. Join us and train with one of the worlds Elite combat specialist. Cost is $30 and we ask that you please bring cash!

Filipino Combat Systems

Founded by Tuhon Ray Dionaldo, Filipino Combat Systems is an organization dedicated the preservation and promotion of all Filipino Martial Arts.

Filipino Combat Systems(FCS) is an organization/system with members from around the world. We come from extremely diverse backgrounds and Martial Arts systems. We’ve all come together because of our love of the Filipino Martial Arts, and our unwillingness to become involved in the politics that has so often stifled our growth.

Guro Alexander Pisarkin FCS Kali Seminar

Guro Alexander Pisarkin FCS Kali Seminar

Guro Alexander Pisarkin FCS Kali Seminar

Guro Alexander Pisarkin FCS Kali Seminar

Date: August 20 – August 21, 2016

Who: Guro Alexander Pisarkin

What: Silat & Panantukan

Where: Atlanta Budokan
2508 Cobb Pkwy Smyrna, GA 30080

Registration / Price: Register here – $60 | $40 1 day

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Details:
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to train Silat & Panantukan with Guro Alexander Pisarkin coming this August 20 & 21 right here in Georgia. This will be 2 days of excellent hands on training you don’t want to miss. Contact me early for a registration discount.

Filipino Combat Systems

Founded by Tuhon Ray Dionaldo, Filipino Combat Systems is an organization dedicated the preservation and promotion of all Filipino Martial Arts.

Filipino Combat Systems(FCS) is an organization/system with members from around the world. We come from extremely diverse backgrounds and Martial Arts systems. We’ve all come together because of our love of the Filipino Martial Arts, and our unwillingness to become involved in the politics that has so often stifled our growth.

Guro Ernie Lake FCS Kali Atlanta Seminar

Guro Ernie Lake FCS Kali Atlanta Seminar

Guro Ernie Lake FCS Kali Atlanta Seminar

Atlanta Kali Group proudly hosting:

Guro Ernie Lake of FCS Kali Kentucky

Atlanta Kali Group is hosting Guro Ernie Lake of FCS Kali Kentucky for a one day workshop during the weekend of the Blade Show in Atlanta.

Date: June 7th, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Cost:
$35 for non-Atlanta Kali Group members
$25 for Atlanta Kali Group loyalist

Location:
Knuckle Up Fitness Sandy Springs
The Exchange At Hammond,
5956 Roswell Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30328

Topics: FCS Kali

FCS Guro Ernie Lake Seminar Invite

About Guro Ernie Lake:

Guro Ernie Lake has been involved with the martial arts for over 20 years. He has studied a wide variety of arts and has incorporated Muay Thai, BJJ, Shooto, Combat Submission Wrestling, Wing Chun Gung Fu, Jun Fan Gung Fu / Jeet Kune Do Concepts, as well as the Filipino martial arts into his training.

Since 1996 he has been coaching / instructing in the Filipino Martial Arts, Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do Concepts, and Jun Fan Gung Fu.

Guro Lake began training with Tuhon Ray Dionaldo in the summer of 2002. Since then he has been honored to become the first Certified Instructor of FCS Kali in Kentucky as well as being named the Northeastern Regional Director for FCS Kali in North America.

Ernie has gone on to accomplish the following:

· Guro in Filipino Combat Systems (FCS) under Tuhon Ray Dionaldo.
· Appointed Northeastern United States Regional Director for FCS Kali.
· Instructor in Inosanto/Lacoste Kali under Guro Dan Inosanto.
· Instructor in Jeet Kune Do Concepts & Jun Fan Gung Fu under Sifu Dan Inosanto.
· Instructor in Maphilindo Silat under Guru Dan Inosanto.
· Head Muay Thai Instructor & Assistant MMA Coach for 4 Seasons Fight Team in Lexington KY.