Filipino Martial Arts Instructors

This is a PARTIAL list of FMA instructors in the Philippines.

Dear instructors: To help interested students find you, I am making this directory. Please submit your information in the following page (click HERE). Thank you very much. Pugay!

National Capital Region (NCR)

CALOOCAN 

Grandmaster AYCHOCO, FRANCISCO

  • 0949 853 2632.   0998 366-8835.   0999 854 2309
  • faycocho@yahoo.com
  • Training Venue: Ama Center Gym, Palmera Homes, Nova East, Caloocan City

MAKATI

Grandmaster FAJARDO, GODOFREDO (Modern Arnis)

  • Filipino Fighting Arts International
  • 0999 367 8545
  • Training Venue: Black Unicorn Gym, 2nd Level, Makati Cinema Square, Chino Roces Ave., Makati City

Lakan Guro FRANCISCO, JAY (Pekiti Tirsia Kali)

  • ptkm.south@gmail.com
  • Training venues:
    • AIM Makati
    • Bonifacio Global City Taguig

Grandmaster JUMAWAN, “HAMSA” JAY SACEDA

  • 0909 304 7478
  • Training Venues:
    • Makati Park and Garden, J.P. Rizal, West Rembo
    • Mini Park, Bargy. Poblacion, J.P. Rizal

Guro VERDOT, CHRISTOPHE (Arnis, Sikaran, Dumog, Pekiti Tirsia Kali)

  • 0917 565 1012
  • Pekiti Tirsia Global City
  • Training venue: Trion Tower 1 and Track 30th, Bonifacio Global City

Maestro VILLANUEVA, ROMMEL (Warriors LSAI, Yawyan and Lightning Combat Survival Warfare)

  • Training venues: Global City Taguig and Pembo Makati

MANDALUYONG

Master PELINO, BERNARD

  • 0922 819 7971
  • Training Venue: Botanical Garden, Martinez Avenue, Mandaluyong City

Guro ZIALCITA, MARTIN (Lapunti Arnis de Abanico)

  • 0917-843-55-63 / 215-5462
  • lapunti_luzon@yahoo.com
  • Training Venue: Calderon St., Mandaluyong City

MANILA

Punong Tagapagturo BAXAFRA, RONALDO SERRANO (Modern Arnis, Kali Arnis, Galaw Tanggulan, MMA/FMA)

  • 0926 580 5033 / 02 576 0471
  • rbaxafra@gmail.com
  • http://www.baxafraarmor.webs.com
  • Training venues:
    • Paco Park, Manila
    • Philippine Normal University, Taft Avenue, Manila
    • Manila Polo Club, Forbes Park, Makati City
    • Personal training

Grandmaster DAGOOC, RODEL (Dagooc Arnis System)

  • Training venue: Chinese Garden, Luneta (Sundays 8-10 AM)

Grandmaster GLARAGA, INOCENCIO (a.k.a. Maestro Alibatar EMS, Master Sioux)

  • Will teach FMA Instructors’ Level only
  • Rizal Park (Luneta)
  • 0917 949 5209
  • 0939 458 7905

Guro LLADOC, EDDIE (Ilustrisimo)

  • Tutuban Mall Parking Lot, Divisoria, Manila

Grandmaster RAGANAS, MARTIN JR. (Ilustrisimo)

  • Rizal Park (facing the Luneta Carabao, to the left) – every Sunday morning
  • c/o JO1 Joemar Vacaro +63 925 554 5357

 MARIKINA

Maestro Lakan AMOSCO, MELCHOR W. (Arnis, Sikaran, Dumog)

  • +63 947 360 8969
  • armado1012@yahoo.com
  • Training Venue: 3rd floor, Marikina Sports Building, Marikina Sports Park, Sta. Elena, Marikina City 1800

Master ISIDRO, JOSE (Modern Arnis, FMA Self-Defense)

  • 0947 360 8969
  • Training Venue: 3rd Floor, Marikina Sports Complex

Grandmaster SANCHEZ, VICENTE R. (Kali, Arnis)

  • 0916 781 8331
  • Training venue: Marikina Sports Complex

PARANAQUE

Grandmaster LABANIEGO, ROBERTO “Bert” (Espada y Daga)

  • 0918-000-0534

Lakan BASE, RONNIE ROYCE D. (Panuntukan, Dumog, Sikaran, Arnis)

  • 0922 430 5588 / 0906 275 7757
  • Training Venue: Valley 2 Gym, San Bartolome St., San Antonio Valley 2, Paranaque

Grandmaster SANTOS, ROMEO (Warriors-Lightning Scientific Arnis In’tl)

  • 0999 356 2145
  • Traning venues: Lower Bicutan, Taguig and Don Bosco Makati

PASIG

Lakan Guro DACANAY, MANNY (Lapunti Arnis de Abanico)

  • +632 646 4175
  • 0920 6082170
  • mcd_lapuntiarnis@yahoo.com.ph
  • FMA Center, Comfey Lane dela Paz, Pasig City

QUEZON CITY

Mandala ACENAS, BUDDY (Pekiti Tirsia Kali)

  • 0939 910 6450
  • ptkmanila.com@gmail.com
  • website: ptkmanila.com
  • Training venues
  • Blue Ridge Quezon City
  • AIM, Makati
  • Naga City, Bicol

Grandmaster BUANJUG, ELDIE (Lapunti Arnis de Abanico)

  • 63 918 621 4647 / 239-0954
  • eldiebuanjug@yahoo.com
  • Training Venue: Quezon Memorial Circle and Mandaluyong City Hall

Grandmaster BUENA, FIL (LESKAS/ Lightning Scientific Arnis)

  • Training Venue: U.P Vanguard DILIMAN

Master GIALOGO, RYAN (KAMAO)

  • Crossfit Halcyon, 3rd Floor Fisher Mall, Quezon Ave.
  • (02)294-3591, 0906-391-6717
  • Sundays and Saturdays 10AM-12 Nn
  • Mondays and Wedensdays 7:30-9PM

Professor JOCANO, FELIPE JR. (Telu Bituin Bagani, LSAI/LESKAS, Silat, Kung fu)

  • 0908 864 1323
  • labsica64@gmail.com
  • Training Venue: 3rd Floor Vanguard Building, University of the Philippines-Diliman (Wednesdays, 6-8 PM)

Guro LIBRANDO, ALEXANDER (Suntumog Kali — Arnis, Eskrima, Suntukan, Dumog)

  • 0923-133-3444
  • 4th Floor, AJJ Gym, Saint Mary Street corner Aurora Boulevard, Cubao Quezon City

Guro  PANTALEON, JERIC (Balintawak Eskrima, Combat Kali Manila Team)

  • 0917 934 9268
  • combatkalimanila@gmail.com
  • Training venues:
  • The Roxy Events Place and Party Venue
    Ground Floor, Alfredo’s Bldg., 185
    Tomas Morato Ave., Quezon City
  • Stardanz Fitness Studio
    Ground Floor, Landsdale Tower, 86 Mother Ignacia St.
    Brgy. Paligsahan, Quezon City, Philippines
  • White Space Mind and Body Wellness Studio
    6/F Regis Center, Katipunan (in front of Ateneo) Quezon City, Philippines
  • Citibank Gym, Eastwood City, Libis
  • Capitol Commons Park Pasig City

Master PASINDO, CRISANTO  (Arnis, Eskrima, Pangamut)

  • 0928 361 0032
  • arnispasindo@yahoo.com
  • Training Venue:
  • Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City (Sundays, 7-9 AM)
  • Other days, personal training by appointment

Master SABALBERINO, PEPITO (Arnis, Kickboxing)

  • 0925 558 8772 / 0917 208 8774.
  • Training Venue: Quezon Memorial Circle

Master TERCERO, REYNADO P. (Lapunti Arnis de Abanico)

  • 0947 978 2304 / 0917 923 2085
  • Training Venue: Quezon Memorial Circle / Novaliches

Senior Master VEGA, ROGER D. (Arnis Cruzada, The Modern Style)

  • 0908 938 4193
  • Training Venue: Quezon Memorial Circle (Sat and Sun 7-9 AM)

Region II (Cagayan Valley)

ISABELA

Master BAQUIRAN JR., BENITO “JOJO” (Isabela Arnis System)

  • 0919 297 6464 / 0917 661 9181
  • Cauayan City, Isabela

Region IV-A (Calabarzon)

CAVITE

Grandmaster TONGSON, RENE R.

  • arnis_tongson@yahoo.com

LAGUNA

Guro TANDANG, ARNEL G.

  • 0943 702 9032
  • Training venue: Los Banos, Laguna

Master QUIZANA, JAIME

  • 0927-789-4657
  • Training Venue : Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) – every Friday and Saturday

Region V (BICOL Region)

Mataas na Guro ALBANO, MICHAEL S. (Pekiti Tirsia Kali / Pekiti Tirsia Kali Bicol)

Region VII (Eastern Visayas)

LEYTE

Master LIM, VINCENT (Arnis)

  • 0917 517 2455
  • Lib-og, Maasin City, Southern Leyte
  • Maasin Arnis Martial Arts Club

Note:  All information were provided to The Deadly Dance by the instructors themselves but I cannot guarantee that they’re 100% accurate or up to date. 

Waiver: I do not personally know most of these instructors. My role ends with just making this list available. It’s up for the potential student to assess and make arrangements with any of the above instructors. Always exercise prudence and respect.  

28 thoughts on “Filipino Martial Arts Instructors

  1. maestro melchor william amosco May 23, 2013 / 5:28 PM

    thank you for posting,pugay!!

  2. Anonymous May 23, 2013 / 9:05 PM

    Tnx bay maestro, pugay

  3. Ram Sambamurthy September 5, 2014 / 12:19 PM

    Master Rodel’s class is from 8-10 a.m. This has been ever since I joined this year around May 2014

    • thedeadlydance September 5, 2014 / 10:21 PM

      I already made the necessary correction. Thanks to you, Ram🙂

  4. Lester Usapdin September 19, 2014 / 5:12 AM

    You can add GM Henry Espera of Rapido Realismo Kali in the Cavite section. I’m training with him now every week. Contact No.: 0918-580-3961

    • Jethro January 27, 2016 / 6:27 PM

      where exactly in cavite?

  5. Andrew October 9, 2015 / 10:39 AM

    Is there any instructors near cabuyao or muntinlupa?

    • Joy October 9, 2015 / 12:33 PM

      Hi Andrew, so far I know no one, neither do my groupmates. I’m sure there are instructors there. I’ll let you know if something comes up.

  6. Rem October 17, 2015 / 11:34 PM

    Just want ask if there are still classes at the fisher mall? How much is the tuition fee?
    Thanks!

    • Joy October 19, 2015 / 10:47 PM

      Hi rem. I think so. Please call the number listed above (master Ryan Gialogo) for inquiries.

  7. Jane January 29, 2016 / 9:33 AM

    Are there any lady instructors?

    • Joy January 29, 2016 / 11:15 AM

      Hi Jane. I’m sure there are but they’ve not submitted their info here yet. Are you interested in taking lessons from them? If yes, what particular FMA style do you want and where do you want to train, if ever? I can ask my FMA FB friends for referrals.

  8. vinch March 21, 2016 / 6:44 PM

    Senior Master VEGA, ROGER D. (Arnis Cruzada, The Modern Style)

    0908 938 4193
    Training Venue: Quezon Memorial Circle (Sat and Sun 7-9 AM)
    ” i Inquire to this person about requirements and fees by texting him… and he replied “MAG BATI KA NA LANG”… eto ba ang magandang ehemplo na matuturo sa tin ng self-depense? o dapat unahin munang mag-aral ng GMRC? senior master po ang level nyo sir pero sa sagot nyo, kayo na sumagot kung anong level ka…

    • Joy March 21, 2016 / 6:49 PM

      I’m sad that happened, Vinch. I don’t know why he would say that or if he was really the one who replied. Anyway, I hope you’ll be able to find someone good eventually.

  9. Don Reyes July 3, 2016 / 9:01 AM

    Good morning. I am reading the list of the instructors. Do anybody here knows Grand Master Robas. He lives in Quezon City and a good teacher and willing to answer questions kindly and training is also done well with explanation. One to one training at your place. I can post his contact number if I will be allowed by Mam Joy.

    • Joy July 4, 2016 / 7:10 AM

      Thank you Don. Yes, I know gm robas. He is always one of our honored guests during our group’s arnis tournaments. Yes we can post his number but please get a go signal from him first. Thanks

  10. Don Reyes July 3, 2016 / 9:38 AM

    Mam can I post the contact number of one of the instructors of Arnis in Quezon City?

  11. Simon Lim August 16, 2016 / 11:00 PM

    Any recoendations for authentic and dedicated teachers of the art who runs schools that offer training daily for foreigners?..i am from singapore

    • archermeister August 20, 2016 / 8:20 AM

      Hi Mam;

      Do you have a listing of training centres in Cebu city, that offered daily training ( 2hrs, twice a day or more) with accomodations close by training area?

      • Joy August 20, 2016 / 8:32 AM

        Thank you for your interest but I’m sorry that as of now, I have none. I’ll see if I can ask around. I’ll get back to you.

    • Joy August 20, 2016 / 8:39 AM

      Hi Simon. There are many authentic and dedicated teachers. Most of them however, do not have schools. Usually, they teach in public parks or in their homes. What type of Filipino martial arts are you interested in? And where in the Philippines do you want to have it?

      Joy (I’m a Lim also🙂

  12. archermeister August 20, 2016 / 8:36 AM

    Thank you Mam, much appreciated for your prompt reply and assistance.

  13. archermeister August 20, 2016 / 9:28 AM

    Hi Joy;
    it does not matter that they do not have schools, home is fine; as long as they are dedicated teachers, i am interested in Escrima/Kali, Cebu or close to it is my preference, however, will consider other location, (i am more attuned to country settings no diversion)
    I am a Singaporean, and plan on coming for an immersion training ( for let say 2 to 3 months, it make sense that i can at least train daily and not on sunday only or every other day. A place to stay would help.

    • Joy August 20, 2016 / 4:18 PM

      Well, if you can stay in Quezon city, I can proudly endorse to you my instructor, master Crisanto (Cris) Pasindo. He knows traditional and modern. You can search for him in fb and YouTube. And I’ll look for the fma informative article about his fma lineage.
      There are nice affordable places to stay in QC also. My friend Steven Dowd, Chief editor of FM’s informative stays for months in Stonehouse bed and breakfast in E. Rodriguez Quezon City.
      I

      • archermeister August 25, 2016 / 9:02 PM

        Hi Joy, thank you for yr info and endorsement of ur master, Gm c.pasindo, i m a believer of; if one set ones mind to learn something of intense intererest even though unfamiliar,there is a needed fit for a dedicated teacher to fill the void, it seems from yr endorsement that that u had full confidence of yr gm, would appreciate how i can come to an arrangement i can train under him in QC,as regards to training schedules (daily? Hours/ day) and fees, had checked out stonehouse “ganges” it seem they are quite fully booked most time.btw what is the acceptable age for students./trainees?

        Kind regards
        Simon Lim

  14. archermeister August 21, 2016 / 9:07 PM

    Hi Joy, thank you for yr info and endorsement of ur master, Gm c.pasindo, i m a believer of; if one set ones mind to learn something of intenst intererest even though unfamiliar,there is a needed fit that for a dedicated teacher to fill the void, it seems from yr endorsement that that u had full confidence of yr gm, would appreciate how i can come to an arrangement i can train under him in QC,as regards to training schedules (daily? Hours/ day) and feesi had checked out stonehouse “ganges” it seem they r quite fully booked most time.btw what is the acceptable age for students./trainees?

    Kind regards
    Simon Lim

  15. archermeister August 21, 2016 / 9:18 PM

    Hi Joy.
    Do you know or heard of a gm Ramon Rosadas, from cebu?

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