KALI EVOLUTION Seminar Series
Tuhon Jared Wihongi | Tuhon Ray Dionaldo | Grandmaster Bobby Taboada
This video series will take you through the complete KALI EVOLUTION seminar weekend that took place in June, 2019.
During this historical event, Tuhon Jared Wihongi, Tuhon Ray Dionaldo and Grandmaster Bobby Taboada took turns in teaching various Filipino Martial Arts concepts and different weapon subsystems based on their respective FMA styles.
The organizations represented at the KALI EVOLUTION are the Pekiti Tirsia Tactical Association, Filipino Combat Systems and Taboada Balintawak.
Your Course Instructors
Jared Wihongi’s life and career is built on the warrior spirit of his Maori ancestors. His martial arts training began at the age of ten in his native New Zealand, starting with Shorinji Kempo. He later began training the Filipino Martial Arts while living in the Philippines 25 yrs ago, where he would eventually reach the rank of Tuhon in Pekiti Tirsia Kali. Jared Boxed throughout High School and University, and also took a deep dive into Muay Thai training for many years inspired by the simple efficacy of the art.
He supported himself through University for several years working as a Nightclub Bouncer in Honolulu, Hawaii, and it was there where he began pressure testing the combination of Kali, Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu he had been training for several years by that time. Soon after he would go into a Law Enforcement career spending 22 years as a street Cop, a SWAT Operator and a Police Trainer.
Jared is the Founder and President of the Pekiti Tirsia Tactical Association, an international martial arts organization dedicated to teaching and training the Filipino combat art of Pekiti Tirsia Kali, with an emphasis on tactical application. He spends much of his time traveling throughout the United States, Asia, Europe and South America teaching civilian martial arts seminars through this association.
Jared Wihongi is on top of that also internationally recognized as an authority in the area of Close-Quarters Combat Instructor. His specialization is the integration of firearms, impact weapons, edged weapons and empty-hand combat with a heavy emphasis on police, military and self-defense application. This led to his development of the TRICOM system.
Jared frequently teaches TRICOM to police and military Special Operations personnel and civilian martial artists across North & South America, Western & Eastern Europe, East & Southeast Asia, Australasia and the Middle East. He is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the modern tactical application of the art of Kali.
Tuhon Ray Dionaldo
Tuhon Ray Dionaldo is the founder of Filipino Combat Systems (FCS KALI). He was born in Manila On August 30, 1967 Philippines. At the age of 14 he began his Kali Training with Master Bugin Mateen. Master Bugin’s training sessions were for the most part brutal, the intense training drove Ray towards excellence.
Ray Dionaldo represents the next generation of martial arts masters. He is an innovator of the ancient Filipino arts adapting them into our modern times. He has devoted most of his life time to mastering these arts through intense training with some of the revered masters such as Professor Remy Presas, Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje, Tatang Bo Sayoc, Tuhon Christopher Sayoc, Guro Dan Inosanto, Ama Guro Raffy Pambuan, Bugin Mateen. Tuhon Ray possesses a modesty that is rare with his degree of skill. It was only by the direct request of the late Professor Remy Presas and other masters that he created FCS KALI as an independent system.
Filipino Combat Systems(FCS) is an organization/system with members from around the world. They come from extremely diverse backgrounds and martial arts systems. Members are joined together because of their love of the Filipino Martial Arts, and their unwillingness to become involved in the politics that has so often stifled growth.
Grand Master Bobby Taboada
Grandmaster Bobby Taboada was raised in Cebu City, Philippines, a thriving martial arts culture and the birthplace of Balintawak. After studying karate, boxing, and other fighting arts, GM Taboada was introduced to the Balintawak school founded by the Great Grand Master Venancio "Anciong" Bacon, headed at the time by Grand Masters Teofilo Velez and Jose Villasin. GM Taboada was trained in the "old school" ways of stick fighting, enduring physical abuse and constant live stick training with the masters. The combination of extremely rigorous physical training, expert instruction, and guidance from masters Bacon, Velez and Villasin helped shape and produce a dynamic and highly skilled martial arts master and teacher. In 1979, GM Taboada left the Philippines and brought his art to New Zealand and Australia before being persuaded to introduce Balintawak to a US audience.
In 1991, GM Taboada relocated to the United States and settled in Charlotte, North Carolina.
GM Taboada, or "Bobby", as most of his friends and students know him, still teaches at the headquarters for his Balintawak International organization, in Charlotte, NC. Since his arrival in the U.S., he's been a self-defense instructor for the North Carolina Justice Academy and he has assisted in crime prevention programs sponsored by the North Carolina Sheriff's Academy, and been featured in dozens of articles and magazines. GM Taboada has trained martial arts experts and practitioners all through the US and around the world, in countries such as England, Australia, Germany, and Canada. He has produced a dedicated handful of Qualified Instructors, authorized to teach his Balintawak curriculum that are scattered throughout the world as well (see map below). Always a welcome instructor at martial arts seminars, GM Taboada continues to amaze and teach students that are willing and have a desire to learn.
In the year 2000, he was inducted into the World Head Council of Family Sokeship's International Hall of Fame and was awarded the title of Millenium Grand Master. In 2002, that same organization honored him with the title of Distinguished Grand Master. He is well known throughout martial arts circles as a highly respected master, a great teacher, and a superb human being that has remained humble and welcoming to all he comes in contact with.
KALI EVOLUTION Seminar Series with Tuhon Jared Wihongi, Tuhon Ray Dionaldo & Grandmaster Bobby Taboada
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