Cabales Serrada Escrima

Discussion in 'Serrada' started by Far Walkers Moon, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    Of course, my understanding is that " the death" meant that that was a possibility, but most fights just ended in a couple of bruises.
  2. oosh

    oosh Junior Member

    "to "try out" or "play" at that time really meant a fight to the death"

    I don't think so, 'playing' refers to exactly that - where players tested eachothers skills without the intention of killing eachother; It's when the word 'play' gets dropped that things get serious ;)
  3. nash

    nash New Member

    Very likely, but then again it has been a few years since I read the book. I may have misunderstood in my hurry to get the mostamount of information that I couldfor the report. I don't think that it mentioned any confirmed deaths while Sigung Cabales actually tried his skills, I do however remember them mentioning fighting to the death. So if anyone has the book and reads that passage, let me know what it says.
  4. 408kali

    408kali Member

    There is no system in the Philippines teaching Serrada Eskrima as taught by Felicisimo Dizon to my knowledge. I did hear of Boy Dizon the son of Felicisimo who was a training partner of GM Fred Lazo.

    Not much more to expand on but Angel Cabales learned all that Dizon had to offer that much I'm pretty sure about, also Dizon's style was called Serrada Eskrima.

    Again, to my understanding there exists no certified instructors of Serrada Eskrima in the Philippines. If there are they haven't come out of the woodworks yet.

    More later, ~John
  5. pahhhoul

    pahhhoul New Member

  6. darkpaperinik

    darkpaperinik Junior Member

    I can confirm that, refering to Grandmaster Vincent Cabales. A couple of years ago he told me, that there are no CABALES serrada players in the Philippines.
  7. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    None at all? That seems surprising!
  8. Matt Lim

    Matt Lim New Member

    Its not because he only started teaching when he was in the states. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
  9. tsefreeflow

    tsefreeflow New Member

    There is one in PI only teaching Pilipino's!
  10. ScorpioVI

    ScorpioVI New Member

    Last time I lived there there weren't exactly a lot of Uzbekistanis, Moroccans, Norwegians or Eskimos living there...
  11. tsefreeflow

    tsefreeflow New Member

    Point is, is that there are a lot of Americans, europeans etc.. that go there to study and he will not teach anyone but Pilipino's.
  12. StixMaster

    StixMaster -== Banned ==-

    There has to be someone in Arizona that teaches Serrada? Jimmy Tacosa teaches in Hawaii on the 'Big Island' its tropical and its USA where discrimanation is not tolerated, so you got a better chance to get taught by Filipino American eskrimadors !
  13. tsefreeflow

    tsefreeflow New Member

    I teach Serrada in Arizona, and Master Tacosa is not on the Big Island.
  14. StixMaster

    StixMaster -== Banned ==-

    If thats so, are there any Serrada teachers in Hawaii ? Just wondering ? Thanks
  15. tsefreeflow

    tsefreeflow New Member

    There is.
  16. greg808

    greg808 PSDE Main Branch

    Any Serrada instructors on Oahu. We would love some of the Serrada Fighters to come to our Pacific Island Showdown....
  17. robertlk808

    robertlk808 Member

    I don't know where Jimmy Tacosa is located but his school is on one of the islands. TSEFREEFLOW, are you going to come check it out? It would be great to see representatives from all the styles on the Islands to participate.

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  18. Dagadiablo

    Dagadiablo New Member

    From what I understand, Jimmie is in Hilo, on da Big Island. There is a Pake guy in Kaimuki (Oahu) who also does Wing Chun--supposedly pretty knowledgeble in Serrada. Guro Alan Gantala from Waipahu also plays Serrada (he learned in Stockton, CA from John Eliab Sr. AND Dentoy Revillar--some of da best) try check him out, too. Not sure if he teaches Serrada publicly, though.

    Guro Mike Yee plays in Kaneohe. Good stuff. He plays a combo of Largo, Serrada, Balintawak as well as Mande Muda/Sundanese Silat. Not sure if he's willing to teach publicly, though. Too many "Gung Ho" Rambo types starting to get interested in the Pinoy arts. Try search on for Malaya Eskrima, Guro Mike is playing in Red at the start of da clip.

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  19. robertlk808

    robertlk808 Member

    Thanks Dagadiablo, do you know how to get a hold of Mike Yee? I wouldnt mind checking out some Balintawak.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2007
  20. paulb3

    paulb3 New Member

    Yeah I tried contacting them but so far no luck. I talked to the 'Ola'a community center people and they said they used to have classes there about 2 years ago. Would be nice to get an update or something from the people when you contact them from their website.

    Anyway I'm still looking for FMA instructors on the Big Island.



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