GM Narrie Babao~Guro Richard Lamoureaux~Tuhan Lindsey Largusa

 GM Narrie Babao~Guro Rich Lamoureaux~Tuhan Lindsey Largusa

Grand Master Narrie Babao was in Las Vegas 9/4/12 with his lovely wife Zena Sultana Babao celebrating 37 years of marriage. I was invited by Tuhan Lindsey Largusa to attend an informal get together of instructors and friends here in Las Vegas at a Starbucks coffee house.

Grand Master Babao Arnis system was named after the late Buenaventura “Turing” Babao, the late father and original Arnis teacher to (GM Narrie Babao). Master Turing learned the Batangas Baston system of Arnis from Ka Juan, who once rode with General Miguel Malvar, the last Filipino general to surrender to the Americans in 1912.

At present, under the Babao Arnis system, he teache’s three separate systems: the Batangas Baston, the Villabrille-Largusa Kali, and the Cacoy Doce Pares Eskrido and Pangamot. Additionally, he teaches kuntao (empty hands), sikaran (kicking arts) and  panuntukan (Filipino boxing).

I would like to personally thank Tuhan Largusa for the invitation to meet GM Babao and the Master himself for sharing his knowledge of the Filipino history, culture and technique of his art.


Dan Inosanto Backyard Gym 1973


Inosanto’s backyard gym in 1973, before the opening of the Filipino Kali Academy in Torrance California. Many of Dan’s early student’s trained here. Ted Lucay Lucay, Chris Kent, Tackett and Poteet to name a few. This gym was in Dan’s backyard behind his house. It just goes to show that the school can be anywhere. The people in the arts are more important then the building with four walls. I’m sure the old crew have some great stories to tell that took place in this gym.

Paul Vunak Seminar Las Vegas


Paul Vunak was in Las Vegas for the Martial Arts Super Show held at the Rio on 7/ 21~ 7/23 and had time to do a Seminar on his expolsive martial art of JKD/KALI. His seminar was hosted by Krav Maga instructor Donavin Britt and was held at his school on Sahara Ave.

Paul and I go way back to the mid 80’s. I was introduced to him through Dan Inosanto. I trained with Paul before and after his commission with Navy Seal Team Six. In the early 90’s I hosted seminars for Paul with Dion Ricardo in and around Chicago Il. Paul has always maintained a fighters apporach to combat and keeping it real is the heart of his PFS Philosophy. It was nice seeing him again, after so many years and I wish him, Tom Cruse and Harrinder the very best. For more information on future seminars and trainning camps go to