12 episodes

Finally a monthly podcast for people who love the filipino martial arts! Hear the raw and uncut stories of masters of kali, escrima, arnis, as well as other combat arts. These masters are here to share and inspire you with their stories. You will laugh, you will be entertained, but most of all you will hear from master's who not many have heard of but have been guardians of their arts for decades. Sit back, pod up and get ready to listen to a show that is a cut above the rest.

The Sticks and Blades Podcast Doug

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

Finally a monthly podcast for people who love the filipino martial arts! Hear the raw and uncut stories of masters of kali, escrima, arnis, as well as other combat arts. These masters are here to share and inspire you with their stories. You will laugh, you will be entertained, but most of all you will hear from master's who not many have heard of but have been guardians of their arts for decades. Sit back, pod up and get ready to listen to a show that is a cut above the rest.

    Guro Dean Franco

    Guro Dean Franco

    We kick off 2021 with Guro Dean Franco. Guro Dean is the host of the popular Youtube show FMA Discussion and is an accomplished Filipino martial arts stylist with a background in AMOK, Abenier Kalis, Kali Illustrisimo  and Burton Richardson's Battlefield Kali. 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Datu Tim Hartman

    Datu Tim Hartman

    Datu Tim Hartman is a student of the late Professor Remy Presas and Grandmaster Ernesto Presas. Tim talks to Doug about his time with professor Remy, Tim's groundbreaking web forum FMA Talk, and the state of affairs in the Filipino martial arts. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Grandmaster Darrell Sarjeant & Tuhon Brandon Jordan

    Grandmaster Darrell Sarjeant & Tuhon Brandon Jordan

    This episode is special as Grandmaster Darrell, Tuhon Brandon, and myself celebrate the life of the legendary Maha Guru Cliff Stewart of LA Kilat Pukulan Pencak Silat. Darrell discusses his background in the martial arts and both men tell amazing stories on how they began their training with Maha Guru Cliff in Pencak Silat. 

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Punong Guro Tom Bolden

    Punong Guro Tom Bolden

    Punong Guro Tom Bolen is a legend in the FMA and a true pioneer and is currently the founder of The American Modern Arnis Associates. Guro Bolden is a member of several martial arts hall of fames,and began his training in Escrima in 1964 while stationed in Hawaii under Master Pancipanci. Guro Bolden is also  known by many to be one of Remy Presas top students in Modern Arnis. 

    • 38 min
    Tuhon Leslie Buck Jr.

    Tuhon Leslie Buck Jr.

    Tuhon Leslie is one of the foremost authorities and experts in the Pekiti Tirsia Kali System and happens to be Doug's teacher and friend. Listen as they take a trip down memory lane and discuss the system and his time learning directly under the legendary Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje Jr. 

    • 54 min
    Bonus Episode: Dr. Alberto Almeida

    Bonus Episode: Dr. Alberto Almeida

    Dr. Alberto Almeida is a Board Certified Physician in Family Medicine and also a Filipino martial arts and Jeet Kun Do instructor under the legendary Guro Dan Inosanto. Dr. Almeida joins Doug and discusses the treatments he is using on his patients with Covid-19 and different things we can do to strengthen our immune systems to stand up to Covid-19. 

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Herauk Ullrsson ,

A surprising find

I have recently begun training again, and this podcast is a surprisingly accurate simulation of when 2 instructors meet up before or after a training session in a garage or basement and just share experiences as two equals. Great stuff!

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