'MK - K3' ARNIS - KALI - ESCRIMA

LESKAS/LSAI

What is MK- K3's Mission ?

Propagation of  the Filipino Martial Arts;  true to it's roots - COMBATIVE in every aspect- adapting to the ever changing challenges of being practical in today's modern world.


Vision ?  

To have a' MK-K3' group within reach to anyone, anywhere. 


What  is  K3 ?

'Kali Kilat Kombatives'

KALI- Adapting the accepted old name of FMA in General

KILAT'Kilat' is Lightning in Cebuano

KOMBATIVES- it says it all, all we do are Combat oriented 'approach to 'FMA'

 No Nonsense/ No politics -  personal defensive and -protection applications.


When was K3 established ?

K3 has been in exsistence since 2002.


Who is K3's Founder ?

  LEO


 Any Affiliations ?

 YES - MANDIRIGMANG KALIRADMAN


We honor our beginnings, those who have made K3  to exist because of their Instructions and encouragements- and those are the Instructors and Grandmasters .

The MK-K3  Practitioner should grow in their own way without pressure from organizational attachments that might hinder their personal growth ,  MK-K3  will be their gateway to self discovery, not shackles; a doorway - not a fence.

MK-K3  is an Official LESKAS (Lema Scientific Kali Arnis System)  Study group identified directly by the late great GM Ybanez.

MK-K3 leader is the 1st student (MK001) of MK Grand Master Nols of Mandirigmang Kaliradman.

So with this at its center MK-K3 is honored to be a STUDY  Group of MANDIRIGMANG KALIRADMAN (http://www.mkarnis.org/)


How Should FMA's be practiced ? 


FUNCTIONAL

 It should work from weapons to empty hands.

In both the combat , practice and other environments.


 UNDER ANY TERRAIN AND CIRCUMSTANCE

 should work in a room, plains, beach heads, rocky slopes and the dojo.


NO NONSENSE 

Sensible . Should not just work for athletes but as it was intentionally designed for the common citizen.

 

 

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                                                        MAESTRO ELMER YBANEZ

FOUNDER 'LEMA SCIENTIFIC KALI ARNIS SYSTEM' (LESKAS) / LSAI MASTER 

 

                   MK GM Master  'Nols' Carballo del Rosario

FOUNDER MANDIRIGMANG KALIRADMAN / MASTER LSAI / INSTRUCTOR LESKAS

K3 FOUNDER

'LUCKY' CARBALLO QUILATON (MK 001)

LESKAS  STUDY GROUP LEADER - DIRECTLY FROM MAESTRO ELMER YBANEZ

MK STUDY GROUP LEADER UNDER MK GM ' NOLS ' CARBALLO DEL ROSARIO 

                                                            REAL ESKRIMADORES

Dedicated to:

Tatay Domingo

Tatay Padilla

Tatay Gonzalo 

When I met real life Guerilla's who employed Kali as their means to retaliate against the Japanese during WW2 in the Jungles of Samar, my appreciation for the FMA's was heightened. I met 2 men who were real fighters and their stories......one of them was

 A Warrior I fondly called;

Tatay Domingo .

Tatay as I fondly called him lived in my grandfather's property in Cawa Maitum Saranggani Province in the Island of Mindanao , for so many years as I can remember - a stone throw away from my ancestral home in the said locality. He has seen me grow up and brag about my Karate - until that day when I showed off my  FMA ..

skills and I saw Tatay Domingo Smiling and told me -

'Mao nang Tinuod nga Pangamut '
(that's what I call real hand to hand fighting)'
 
So I asked him if he knows Escrima and he just grabbed a stick and showed me his
'Metodos' ,
then grabbed one of my daggers and showed me
'Espada y Daga Metodos'- to my amazement !!
 
I was almost in tears seeing the flawless movements and the intent in his eyes when he beat on that Mango tree at the back of our property.
Then he told me to wait for him since he will call one of his colleagues (another farmer)- i waited anxiously and herecomes another old man that we fondly called Tatay Padilla. When they arrived both of them took their shirts off brandishing their latin Tatoos and told me:
 
'Ikaw lang gyud ang nakapagawas aning among tinago sa kadugay nga panahon -
hala obserbahi ni aron malingaw ka.
( Your the only person who made us expose our hidden skill,
now observe so you will be happy )'
 
Then both men started with some drills- full power strikes- you would hear the cracking of the rattan (unlike the sinawalis) more of the BigayTama lines of LSAI-LESKAS. Then they took their bolos and did crazy carenzas , espada y daga Carenzas- all with power- not the WEAK dancing that we in the west are so accustomed to .
 
 
Then Tatay Domingo asked me to attack him with the Machete that my Grandfather handed to me ( we were both watching these men), so i attacked him slowly- he said  'That's too slow-attack me like you mean it', so i did as he asked and so on the samples of these amazing gentlemen - Real Kalistas were displayed in front of me.                                
 
Then my Grandfather stood up and told me to attack him- I said, including you? They were all laughing. Now Imagine yourself in my situation- how stupid i felt- showing my karate when my cousins were around- bringing the belts I got while these gentlemen were there not saying anything.
 
 Finally I asked them. WHY? WHY now after all these years- and they all laughed and said 'You never asked", damnit I said to myself- they also told me that they found nobody worthy of the skills they have - so the stories about their skirmishes went on and on- you can see in their eyes like these skirmishes happened just yesterday- though it was 50 years ago ( these was in 1996).  
 
Sadly all these men had gone to be with their Lord.
(They were all Christians- they were all active with our local church-and they
all professed their faith in The Lord Jesus Christ as do I) 

But their stories were as real to me as to them. I have witnessed real guerilla fighters- who are not self proclaimed Grandmasters - real warriors - who used their skills and in real life against all odds.

I spent all the time I could get getting training from these men-until they could not teach  me anymore.  

 This to me is a legacy handed down to me by these great men- heroes to me  .

 Not merely stories , but I witnessed their prowess  inspite of their old age- a testament that REAL -

again REAL Filipino Martial Arts are for the regular citizens- these will be a lasting memory- even if no one remembers them I do and will always be thankful to these great warriors.

KALI !

by:  Leo

 

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