2019 NAFMA Nationals

2019 NAFMA Nationals

NAFMA Nationals May 24 & 25, 2019Datu’s Tribe took a road trip to Atlantic City, NJ to compete in the NAFMA Nationals on May 24 & 25, 2019.  The competition was tough, but the team stepped up to the challenge of a Nationals tournament and many showed personal...
Defence Lab US Conference

Defence Lab US Conference

Last summer while teaching in Italy I got to meet a man named Andy Norman. He ran this organization called Defence Lab. I didn’t know much about him other than he had choreographed some of the fight scenes from Batman Begins.  After talking and working with him...
New Black Belts in the house!

New Black Belts in the house!

This past weekend (May 8th & 9th) I had six of my students test for their junior Black Belts. They have been with me for years. I’ve seen them all grow and mature. In addition to becoming good martial artists I’ve seen them even better people! I’m proud of them...
My 1st trip to the Philippines

My 1st trip to the Philippines

8 years ago today I traveled to the Philippines for the first time. This was to visit the birthplace of Modern Arnis and the Presas Family. During this visit, the late GGM Ernesto A Presas promoted me to a 9th degree Grand Master in the Presas Family system of Arnis....