Discussion in 'General' started by Danlinho, Nov 27, 2008.
Greetings to all.
Does anyone know of a FMA group in Balitmore, MD? Or, perhaps, a Silat group?
Welcome! I don't, but someone here will!
Try the following, both excellent schools. I've trained at both. Both are just a little south of Baltimore. You'll probably have to drive about a half hour to reach them, but I drive an hour north, so it's not out of the question.
Apolo's Karate - (410) 923-5222 (Pekiti Tirsia, under Tuhon Gaje)
Kick Connection - (410) 544-2828 (Doce Pares, under both Cacoy and Diony Canete)
Hope this helps.
I would highly recommend Guro Bob Shin at maharlika martial arts He teaches Sayoc as well as Atienza Kali.
Guro Bob is very skilled and an excellent instructor
+1 on Guro Bob Shin First Class!!!
Unfortunately, I don't think there are any FMA groups north of the city, so like Shonin said you will probably have to drive awhile to the south side of the city or down to the Laurel/Columbia area. To add to what others have mentioned:
You might check out Steve Braun, particularly if you are interested in Silat. His website is here.
There is also the Maryland chapter of SWACOM which draws off of Kali Ilustrisimo and Reality Based Self Defense. The website is here.
I've trained with several of these groups. Only briefly in some cases. A couple of visits to Guro John Jacobo's SWACOM group (both of which were a blast). A handful of classes with Guro Steve Braun. A long-time association with Guro Pat Finley, also from the Inosanto lineage. And I trained with the Patalinghug family at the Kick Connection for many years. I still train there periodically.
I'd recommend any or all of the above.
The only "stick related martial art" north of the city that I can find is a cane masters class. Its just not what I'm looking for. I cant make the drive to kick connection, but if I could that would be where I went. If you find something north / east of the city please post it.
This might be of interest:
World Nickelstick Balintawak
Towson - 21286
Thanks! I will call / stop by soon.
I am starting a goup in baltimore(north of tunnel) under the guidance of Mandala Doug Marcaida of the Rochesterkali Pitbull Brotherhood of the Blade. He will be here in M.D. next month on Jan 10 2009 for a seminar at the Towson YMCA. Anyone that can come is more than welcome. To see Kuya Doug in action check his vids on youtube under kalisong1. See why he's my chosen mentor for our local group! For info on seminar call me.
I happened across this thread a few weeks ago and, since I was also looking for Kali instruction in Maryland, followed up on Delta's recommendation for Guro Dr. Bob Shin at Maharlika Martial Arts.
I observed one class and have attended three, and I'm hooked! Dr. Bob is indeed an excellent instructor. I like the Sayoc system - very different than what little I knew of Kali before.
Even though it wasn't a direct response to me, I just wanted to say thank you, Delta, for that recommendation.
Glad to help. Please send Guro Dr. Bob my regards and I hope to see you at Sama Sama this year in Pennsylvania.
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