what are the titles in this ranking system?

Discussion in 'Kombatan' started by pahhhoul, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. pahhhoul

    pahhhoul New Member

    I was wondering if anyone knows the title/ranking system of Kombatan?

    i.e

    black belt = ????
    2nd degree black belt = ?????
    founder of system = punong guro (at least that's what I was told from a friend of mine when I asked what it translate to in tagalog. She said like principal of the school. So punong guro is like the head of the school, the founder(ie: Punong Guro Edgar Sulite of Lameco Eskrima). But then again for each school/academy/dojo... punong guro could be the chief instructor I guess)

    mataas ng guro = wouldn't that mean like highest teacher.. aka grand master.

    just curious as as the names/ranking/titles in fma confuse me.

    thanks,
    paul
     
  2. StixMaster

    StixMaster -== Banned ==-

    one isa
    two dalawa
    three tatlo
    four apat - five lima -
    six anim - For 5th Dan--Lakan Lima--
    seven pito
    eight walo
    nine siyam
    ten sampu
     
  3. Twist

    Twist Junior Member

    The new IPMAF-Pass lists the titles.
    Level 1 - Beginner
    Level 2 - Beginner
    Level 3 - Intermediate
    Level 4 - Intermediate
    Level 5 - Intermediate
    Level 6 - Advanced
    Level 7 - Advanced
    Level 8 - Advanced
    Level 9 - Advanced
    Level 10 - Instructor

    Lakan Isa - 1. Dan - Guro / Assistant Instructor
    Lakan Dalawa - 2. Dan - Guro / Instructor
    Lakan Tatlo - 3. Dan - Guro / Senior Instructor
    Lakan Apat - 4. Dan - Guro / Chief Instructor
    Lakan Lima - 5. Dan - Master / Master Instructor
    Lakan Anim - 6. Dan - Master / Senior Master Instructor
    Lakan Pito - 7. Dan - Master / Senior Master Instructor
    Lakan Walo - 8. Dan - Master / Senior Master Instructor
    Lakan Siyam - 9. Dan - Grandmaster
    Lakan Sampu - 10. Dan - Grandmaster
     
  4. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member


    Who is at this rank?
     
  5. Twist

    Twist Junior Member

    I guess its only GM Ernesto.
     
  6. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    Ah, that's what I thought!
     
  7. Datu Dieter

    Datu Dieter Junior Member

    As far as I know holds Ernestos son Jan-Jan, I think 28 years old, also Lakan Sampu, 10th Dan.
     
  8. Twist

    Twist Junior Member

    My last info was that he's master.. but of course I cant be sure.. I had to ask, and I honestly dont want to.
     
  9. johnzag

    johnzag Junior Member

    Master Jan is a 7th Dan (Senior Master).
     
  10. Datu Dieter

    Datu Dieter Junior Member

    2005 or 2006 Jan-Jan was advertised here in Germany for a camp with 10th Dan
     
  11. johnzag

    johnzag Junior Member

    At the Filipino Martial Arts Hall of Fame in the philippines this year Master Jan was only listed as a 7th Dan (Senior Master). He was inducted this year and his poster which I guess Grand Master produced on his behalf only had him there as a 7th Dan.
    Not sure if he has been advertised with a greater ranking but he has atleast been a 7th Dan since about 2004 which was the first time that I asked what his official rank was.
     
  12. GM Juerg Ziegler

    GM Juerg Ziegler New Member

    Re Senior Master Jan Jan

    In December 2007 Jan Jan was promoted to Lakan Walo (8th Dan)
     
  13. GM Juerg Ziegler

    GM Juerg Ziegler New Member

    In December 2007 Senior Master Jan Jan was promoted to Lakan Walo (8th Dan).
     
  14. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    That's great! Congratulations to him.
     
  15. johnzag

    johnzag Junior Member

    Master Johan Skalberg from Sweden was also promoted to 8th Dan as well by Grand Master Presas.
    Johan has been with GM since the early 80's so its great to see that recognition go out to him.
    Well done to Master Jan Presas it was great news to hear that GM had promoted him, hopefully he will be attending the camp in Sweden this year (hosted by Master Skalberg) with GM and Master Michael.
    Great promotions for both each is a dedicated practitioner of Kombatan and a great servant of IPMAF.
     
  16. johnzag

    johnzag Junior Member

    Just a note on this 8th Dan is now considered to be the following in Kombatan - Junior Grand Master.

    This is different to what was originally posted.
     

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