Instructors

Comments are closed.

Eric Artzt

After all these years, why Latosa Escrima?

  1. The concepts-based teaching approach works well with my learning style, and is also the way that I prefer to teach.
  2. Latosa Escrima is easy on my body. I feel confident I will be able to practice well into my 70s.
  3. The art works, and it improves and extends what I had already.
  4. Stick, staff, longsword, asp, tonfa, sword and buckler, spear…
  5. Mr. Latosa is for us, a teacher, mentor and inspiration, both in terms of technique but also in terms of pedagogy (teaching approach).

(more…)

Andrew S.

I was exposed to some exceptional coaches very young and have been training seriously in various martial arts since age 18- the last 21 years. As a child, I wrestled (poorly) through junior high, did a little Aikido with a family friend who was a student of the founder, and did a little fencing with legendary coach Lajos Csiszar. The during my second year of college at age 18 I started training in Okinawan Kempo with Ralph Buschbacher. For the rest of college I trained at University of Virginia’s Okinawan Kempo club and with Joe Aldridge at Aldridge Karate Institute. During that time I was exposed to Wally Jay’s Small Circle Jiu Jitsu, tuite, and Remy Presas’s Modern Arnis. (more…)

Alex

I’ve been doing an assortment of martial arts for the last 30 years, including a large amount of time learning and teaching Latosa Escrima, as well as Wing Chun and Hsing-I Chuan. When I’m not training fists and feet, sticks, staffs, and machetes with Seattle Escrima, I while away the time teaching a Germanic sword & buckler system from the early 14th century on Sunday mornings through theĀ Lonin (mostly) sword fighting club.