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Tae Kwon Do Basics

April 14, 2019

The Kombative Academy of Traditional Martial Arts (a.k.a KATMA or KATMA Defense) is focused on teaching self-defense skills. We train our students to use traditional martial art techniques and concepts with practical applications.


We are motivated by this principle of self-preservation in the form of combative training. Training that prepares you physically and mentally to fight off and violent attack. Learning to control and refocus your aggression. We employ, a combination of reality-base techniques and practical concepts in self-defense. KATMA uses different types of martial arts along with mental and physical conditioning to develop the whole person. We train the physical, mental and spiritual (or positive living).


This is a House…..

 of learning and discipline. We believe that all who enter this House has the right to defend themselves. Our personal mission is to teach others how to defend themselves and those they  care about.


KATMA offers training programs for children 5-12 years old, teens, adults, male and female.

We strive to provide a sense:

·         Sense of Community

·         Empowerment

·         Discipline

·         Respect

·         Confidence

·         Mental and physical conditioning

Kali/Eskrima (Filipino Martial Arts)

April 14, 2019



(Filipino Martial Arts)


One of the characteristics of Filipino martial arts is the use of weapons from the very beginning of training. The common weapon is a rattan stick, also called a cane or baton. These sticks vary in length from about 26 inches to as much as 38 inches in length or more. The weapons can vary in weight and thickness depending on the preference of the practitioner. However the Single Sword is the soul of this Warrior Art. Even when using a Rattan stick, members of Punong Guro Sulites Backyard Group were always told to treat the stick as a sword.

Lameco uses Double and single Stick, Double and single Dagger, Sword and Dagger, Sword, Staff, Handkerchief, and Empty Hands. Lameco Eskrima is a synthesis of five major and six minor systems of Eskrima.

Lameco employs training drills called Laban Laro (Play Fighting). Laban Laro allows the escrimador to come as close to real combat as possible without injury. It is also designed to get an uncountable number of repetitions in a short period of time.

Basic History of Lameco


The founder of our system, Edgar Sulite, at a young age was exposed by his  father to the Filipino Martial Arts His had been a boxer and Arnisador. Growing up in the Barrios of the Philippines, Edgar witnessed many skirmishes settled blade against blade.

Five Major Influences on the Lameco Eskrima System:

1. De Campo 1-2-3 Orehenal (GM Jose D. Caballero)

2. Kalis Ilustrisimo (GM Antonio “Tatang” Ilustrisimo)

3. Pekiti-Tirsia Kali (Tuhon Leo Tortal Gaje Jr.)

4. Modernos Largos (GM Jesus Abella & GM Pablicito “Pabling” Cabahug)

5. Sulite-Rapelon (GM Helacrio L. Sulite Sr.).

Six Minor Influences on the Lameco Eskrima System:

1. Doce Pares (GM Diony Cañete)

2. Balintawak (GM Johnny Chiuten)

3. Lapunti Arnis De Abanico (GM Felimon E. Caburnay)

4. Siete Teros Serado – Serado no Puede Entrar (GM Marcilino Ancheta)

5. Abanico De Sungkiti (GM Billy Baaclo)

6. Tres Personas Eskrima De Combate (GM Maj. Timoteo E. Maranga).


The Lameco Symbol

The Arrows represents The Flow of Nature.  The weapons are symbols of regions in the Phillippines The Balisong or Butterfly Knife Luzon – Northern Philippines. The escrima Stick denotes Visayas – Central Philippines. And the kris sword Mindanao – Southern Philippines.  The trange is the Integration of Mind, Body and Spirit.

Rape Aggressor Defense Program

June 08, 2018

Rape Aggressor Defense Program for Women

R.A.D. Program is the largest network of its kind with over 11,000 Instructors receiving training in our systems to date. These Instructors teach at various colleges, universities, and municipal law enforcement agencies as well as various other community organizations internationally. R.A.D. has trained more than 900,000 women since the program began in 1989.


Participants will have the opportunity to: raise their awareness of aggressive behavior, recognize how aggressive behavior impacts their lives, learn steps to avoid aggressive behavior, consider how they can be part of reducing aggression and violence, and practice hands-on self-defense skills to resist and escape aggressive behavior directed toward them. This program is designed to empower participants to make safer choices when confronted with aggressive behavior.

Our RAD Program

Being able to protect yourself is your right. In today’s world it seems you have to be even more careful. No one has all the answer on the best way to protect your self. At KATMA we offer a solution with RAD for women. We are able to provide instruction for 10-15 ladies at a time.  Over 40 hours of RAD instruction ( Basic Physical Defense and the Advance Self-Defense ) is available.  Each program can be taught as a separate course or together. Training can be conducted at our location or off-site. 

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