Dan Inosanto Backyard Gym 1973


Inosanto’s backyard gym in 1973, before the opening of the Filipino Kali Academy in Torrance California. Many of Dan’s early student’s trained here. Ted Lucay Lucay, Chris Kent, Tackett and Poteet to name a few. This gym was in Dan’s backyard behind his house. It just goes to show that the school can be anywhere. The people in the arts are more important then the building with four walls. I’m sure the old crew have some great stories to tell that took place in this gym.

Paul Vunak Seminar Las Vegas


Paul Vunak was in Las Vegas for the Martial Arts Super Show held at the Rio on 7/ 21~ 7/23 and had time to do a Seminar on his expolsive martial art of JKD/KALI. His seminar was hosted by Krav Maga instructor Donavin Britt and was held at his school on Sahara Ave. www.LasVegasKravMaga.com

Paul and I go way back to the mid 80’s. I was introduced to him through Dan Inosanto. I trained with Paul before and after his commission with Navy Seal Team Six. In the early 90’s I hosted seminars for Paul with Dion Ricardo in and around Chicago Il. Paul has always maintained a fighters apporach to combat and keeping it real is the heart of his PFS Philosophy. It was nice seeing him again, after so many years and I wish him, Tom Cruse and Harrinder the very best. For more information on future seminars and trainning camps go to www.fighting.net

Kali Crossing Into The WWE Through Dave Batista

The Filipino Martial Arts have crossed many lines, movies, football,  special law enforcement groups and the military. So by no surprise, why not the WWE. The individual bringing it to center ring, is none other than big Dave Batista. Batista is a body builder, actor, but best known for his time in the WWE. Dave is also a Filipino who has found an interest in Filipino Martial Arts and is working on fighting in the UFC. He currenty trains with Marrese Crump who is also a martial artist and actor. Dave is training different styles of  martial arts for the octagon but seems to have a passion for FMA. All I can say is good luck to him in his UFC interested and it is great that he is training and promoting the Kali.


Mareese Crump and Dave Batista