Filipino Martial Arts is known to be a stick-fighting arts but what a lot of non-die hard martial artist don’t know is that the FMA is a complete system including all length of weapons including projectile weapons and open hands. Here we demonstrate the footwork and kicking arts of the FMA called ‘Sikaran’. A kicking arts developed in Baras, Philippines by the local farmers. Guro Jay showcases the Sikaran based out of the Corto Kadena Largo Mano Eskrima system (aka Visayan Style) of the late Maestro Sonny Umpad. If you want more information you can visit http://www.pendulumarts.wordpress.com or come to a class at the Eskabo Daan school in San Francisco where we teach the Visayan Style Corto Kadena Larga Mano (VSCK or VSCKLM) system on Thursdays at 5:30pm
A Filipino Martial Arts seminar facilitated by two martial arts schools!
Eskabo Daan presents “Ebb and Flow”.
Pendulum Arts and the school of Visayan Style Corto Kadena Larga Mano Eskrima share Flow concepts and technical applications of the Pendulum. In honor of Maestro Sonny Umpad.
Grandmaster Robert Castro of Eskabo Daan will open the seminar showcasing foundations, techniques, and concepts of the Eskabo system. Then VSCK Guro’s Greg and Jay will teach how to flow using the Pendulum. First flowing with open-hand, then mounting weapons to show the progression. This will be a low impact, non-aggressive space. Beginning and experienced movers are all welcome!
We invite you to join us at the Epicenter of Filipino Martial Arts, 1475 Polk street and California in San Francisco!
Grand Master Robert Castro- Eskabo Daan: 10-11:30am
Guro Jay and Guro Gregory – VSCK: 11:30-3pm
$30 online registration.
$50 at the door.
The Sangot/ Sickle
Today it was an honor that I was invited and got to witness UFMAC recognizing Grand Master Carlito Bonjoc, long time friend of Maestro Sonny Umpad ! Congrats GM Carlito!
Grand Master Robert Castro also introduced me to all the Grand Masters as one of the lineage holders of Maestro Sonny’s curriculum and promoter of the FMA. I was grateful to be in the room with all the greats of the FMA and honor them as my elders and for paving the path for martial artists like myself to thrive in and share the arts to the world.
Today Master Carlito Bonjoc of Mata Sa Bagyo martial arts school is recognized by 6 different Grand Masters and Masters including Eskabo Daan Grand Master Robert Castro, Grand Master Michael Giron of Original Bahala Na, Grand Master Max Pallens of Senkoteros, Grand Master Dexter Labonog of Bahala Na Multi-Style, Master Emil Bautista of Kajukenbo Self Defense Institute and Grand Master Alfredo Bandalan of Bandalan Doce Pares of the Unified Filipino Martial Arts Council (UFMAC). Congratulations to warrior and leader, Master Bonjoc for all his contributions to the Martial Arts and Filipino Culture!
UFMAC, is an organization formed by a panel of current Grand Masters from different martial arts systems and their mission is to provide an open forum for the preservation, promotion and unification of the Filipino Martial Arts community. I will share more about this experience and some of my personal take aways soon. I definately wanted to get these images out to show that our culture and our arts are thriving but stay tuned for the specifics of the story. Congratulations again to UFMAC for being organized to promote the culture and our teachers as well as to GM Carlito for all his contributions and hard work!
Read about one of the legends of Filipino Martial Arts, Maestro Sonny Umpad. Special thanks to Jay Jasper Pugao and Gregory Manalo of Official Visayan Style Corto Kadena Larga Mano Eskrima. Article produced by Eskabo Daan.
Here’s another snippet from our flow. We were just warming up for one of our performances for our beloved brother Eric “E” Fructuoso RIP. As always, random flow and highly improvisational. And a touch of goofing around to keep it lighthearted. Enjoy!
Hey folks! If you’re in the Bay Area November please check out this show. I’ll be performing as a healer incorporating VSCK Eskrima movement. Support the arts!