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1  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Charles Kangas: Sayoc Kali 7/30-31 in Signal Hill on: July 12, 2005, 05:28:13 AM
Hey all,

Definitely make it out to Guro Charles's event!

Great guy as well as talented Sayoc Instructor.

Guro Steve L.
2  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Krishna Godhania DVDs/Videos on: October 11, 2004, 05:46:44 AM

I haven't seen Guro Krishna's video material yet, but I have met, sparred and trained with him and find him to be very, very skilled and youwill learn alot from him. Currently, he is alos the only certified Sayoc Kali Instructor in the UK, as well!

Guro Steve L.
3  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Ottoman Turkish-Filipino Moro Connection? on: July 27, 2004, 02:14:56 PM
Hello Dave

Do a search on "Ibn Battuta" he was an early Islamic traveler and map maker in the 14th century. There were others but I can't find my references to them.

Guro Steve L.
4  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Sayoc Kali seminar - Warsaw, Poland on: March 31, 2004, 05:50:14 AM
Hello Tomek,

Looking forward to more long days and nights of training with you and your students!!!

Guro Steve L.
5  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Kalis Illustrisimo in Dog Bros. Matches on: March 15, 2004, 06:12:58 AM
Hello All,

Marc S., good luck with your upcoming Floro seminar this coming weekend!  

Guro Marc., are you planning to release any other complilation videos of the last few Gatherings?

Guro Steve L.
6  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Kalis Ilustrisimo Seminar in NH on: February 24, 2004, 06:04:45 AM
Thanks Argyll!

Guro Steve L.
7  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Kalis Ilustrisimo Seminar in NH on: February 23, 2004, 06:36:24 AM
Hello Logan,

The cost may seem expensive, but you will definitely come away with practical fighting skills immediately. Ray is a fantastic teacher, very approachable, and knowledgable in several arts. For more information on Raymond Floro:

Train Hard it is the Way!
Guro Steve L.
8  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Kalis Ilustrisimo Seminar in NH on: February 20, 2004, 05:54:58 AM
Hello Everyone,

Here are the details on our upcoming seminar with Ray Floro. All participants need to pre-register ASAP!! I look forward to seeing some of you there!

Guro Steve L.

Kalis Ilustrisimo Seminar

Featured Instructor: Raymond Floro

Raymond Floro will be teaching the principles and fighting tactics of Kalis Ilustrisimo, FFS at the Bujinkan Dojo, Manchester NH. on March 13th and 14th, 2004.
Location: Bujinkan Dojo   
   250 Commercial st, Suite 2008
   Manchester, NH, 03101
Time/Date: March 13th and 14th , from 12:00 ? 4:00pm (there will be a short lunch break)

Cost: $80.0/day or $150 for both days prepaid on or before March 8th.
 $90.0/day at the door (cash only)

For more information please contact Steven Lefebvre at
9  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / 1st European Sayoc Kali seminar in Warsaw, Poland - review on: December 05, 2003, 07:45:38 AM
Hello Bobi,

Europe will be seeing alot more of Sayoc Kali in 2004! I am heading out to teach a 2 day seminar in Stockholm Sweden January 31st, and February 1st. Tomek Foik, and I are already planning another vist in April or May. As well I have been contacted by practitioners in Germany and Italy who are also planning to have events. So stay tuned, and hopefully we can meet and train in the near future!

Guro Steve L
10  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / amok knife fighing????? on: November 16, 2003, 04:59:28 PM
Hello There,

I trained with Professor Sotis for ~4 years, and I think you will enjoy your training in AMOK!. It is a very practical, blade oriented system, and has a lot to offer you.

Guro Steve Lefebvre - Kayan Dalawa Guro Sayoc Kali
11  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Eskrimadors in Jean LaFitte's pirate force? on: November 12, 2003, 07:52:01 AM
Hello David,

Sorry for the delay, I have been swamped with work! I hope you are doing well?? I can't seem to locate that article I had, but here is a few tidbits regarding information on Filipino immigration to the United States:

Approximately 1587 A Spanish galleon, the Nuestra Senora de Buena Esperanza, sent a shore party to explore what is now Morro Bay, California. This occurred on Sunday, Oct 18th 1587. Luzones Indios(Filipinos) were among the crew who landed. On Oct 20 there was a skirmish with local Indians and 1 Filipino was killed, they departed the coast on Oct 22nd.(This information is from Spanish Voyages to the Northwest Coast of America in the 16th century,pub.1929)

 Around 1595 The San Augustin, was shipwrecked near Point Reyes, San Francisco harbor. Filipino seamen were part of the crew.

1763 - The ?Manilla Men? established the village named St. Malo in the bayous outside of New Orleans.(Reported by Lafcadio Hearn, in Harper?s weekly March 31st, 1883.)

1789- 1865 ? Many Filipino crew members worked on Spanish exploration vessels, as well as Spanish Galeons. These vessels toured the west coast of the United States . In 1865 records from the New Bedford Whaling Museum identify whaling crewmembers in Alaska as ?Manilla Men?.

I hope this will offer some help in your search.

Steve L.
12  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Eskrimadors in Jean LaFitte's pirate force? on: November 06, 2003, 09:55:40 AM
Hello TFS,

I wrote an article on this, sometime ago. I will try and find it and post the information, but here is something you may want to read.

The Filipino Americans (1763-Present): Their History, Culture, and Traditions by Veltisezar Bautista. Bookhaus Publishers. Hardcover, 8 1/2 x 11

"About 235 years ago, a settlement was established by Filipino deserters from Spanish ships at Saint Malo in the bayous of Louisiana, near the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. The people who settled there were called Manilamen, who jumped ship during the galleon trade era off New Orleans, Louisiana, and Acapulco, Mexico, to escape Spanish brutalities. Known as Tagalas,* they spoke Spanish and a Malay dialect.** They lived together?governing themselves and living in peace and harmony?without the world knowing about their swamp existence.
Thus, they became the roots of Filipinos in America.
It was only after a journalist by the name of Lafcadio Hearn published an article in 1883 when their marshland existence was exposed to the American people. It was the first known written article about the Filipinos in the U.S.A."

Hearns article describes the village as well as the people in great detail.
The book is a good read and covers alot more early information on Filipinos in America.

Guro Steve L.
13  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / 1st European Sayoc Kali seminar in Warsaw, Poland - review on: October 24, 2003, 05:07:01 AM
Hello Everyone!

   It was a great seminar in Poland, and Tomek Foik, and Marek Schmidt were great hosts. Both definitely were eager to learn Sayoc Kali, and did a great job in processing all the information we worked on! Sparring with either stick or blade, was as always great fun! There were students who had years of experience and some who had never picked up a stick or blade, but each of them stepped up and sparred, and did a fantastic job. After close to 30 hrs of hands on training, and four days of fun, I returned to the USA.  Well, I am already planning to return to Poland! Also, there is tentative Sayoc Kali seminar in Sweeden for January. So..... stay tuned for more announcements.

I am looking forward to more fun and training in Europe soon.

Steve Lefebvre ? Kayan Dalawa Guro Sayoc Kali

PS: Tomek Foik is now leading the first European Sayoc Kali training group! Get in contact with him regarding upcoming events and training at
14  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Quality talibong replicas--where? on: June 11, 2003, 09:58:47 AM
Hello David,
Your Welcome! I have spoken with the owner of Valiant, and he does offer some great weapons!! Way too many choices for my small wallet!!

All the best
Guro Steve L.
15  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Quality talibong replicas--where? on: June 08, 2003, 04:00:46 PM

Go to, I believe you may find what you are looking for there.

Guro Steve L.
16  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Tuhon Tom Kier in CT June 7th on: May 21, 2003, 01:14:11 PM
Hello Russ,

I can't make the seminar, but I will help advertise it around for you this week!!

Guro Steve L.
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