Filipino martial arts at the Smithsonian

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The month of October is known as Filipino American History Month. In celebration of the event, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program and the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) presented a screening of the documentary film, “The Great Pinoy Boxing Era”.
As part of the presentation, a panel of nationally known Filipino Martial Artists and scholars were invited to speak at the event. Among the martial artists were Guro Dan Inosanto and Gura Rosie Abriam. Presentations were also given by Professor Linda Espana-Maram and Gem Daus.
Guro Dan is a legend in the martial arts community. As a former training partner of Bruce Lee, Guro Dan is an authority on martial arts such as Kali, Escrima, Silat, and Jeet Kune Do. His impressive list of credentials includes styles such as Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and shootwrestling.



3 thoughts on “Filipino martial arts at the Smithsonian”

  1. I trained with escrima sticks when I studied martial arts in high school and college. The art has some very useful skills that transition over to the baton.

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