Monday, January 2, 2012

Knife Training with Australian Team

The best job that everyone can get is the job that he enjoys doing.

I am one of those blessed with a good job that I enjoy much. As you would agree, the job would be easier and efficiently delivered when your job is related to your craft. So when I decided to teach Martial Arts,everything followed. I did not seek or need any job than Martial Arts ,and it paid off.

When opportunities come, I welcome it and take the challenge. Last year, I was requested to give Knife training to some Australian guys who came here in the Philippines for vacation and FMA training. They would be joining a Training camp in Boracay,before going there ,they booked a schedule with me.

The knife training went well, the good guys maximized the training hours I gave them. I learned later that the head of the team who contacted me was also an expert in different martial arts ,and is already a master and has his own Martial Arts School in Australia. True enough, a real Martial Artist is a low profile.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Master Allan Fami choreographs fight scenes of ABS CBN's "Buhawi Jack"

Here are some pics taken from the location shoot of Buhawi Jack from January 2010 to March 2010. Prior to this,Gerald Anderson (RJ to his close friends) was my student in Arnis. He has trained with me in short sessions (about 5) in his home in Q.C., I taught him basic Arnis and Mano -mano which had been helpful in his filming of Isla, a monthly series of "Your Song" in ABS-CBN.

Gerald is a promising Action actor, he learns quickly and very determined in all endeavors he undertake.

Buhawi Jack, Imparted me a lot of learnings. There, I mingled with different level of personalities,fom the extras,cast,PAs,staff, actors/actresses and directors. And I could say that its no joke shooting , being sleepless for 24 and even 48 hours.

Gerald's one -on-one Arnis Training with me.

Here, I teach little Gerald proper Arnis forms.

With Director Donald Santos

Ralph Fernandez and Gerald after our training

Philip Salvador after the training.

Kim was not one of the cast of Buhawi Jack, she just came over to visit Gerald.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Trainings and Seminars


Allan Fami Combative Martial Arts Center is holding classes every Saturday and Sunday at the 3rd Level of Cedric Sports Center in  Deparo,Caloocan City.

Courses Offered are: Arnis, Mano-mano and Philippine Weaponry

  • Membership: Php 600

  • Per session: Php 200 non -member

  • 150 for members

2009 National Arnis Encounter Training

On Sunday, September 27, All participants to the 2009 National Arnis Encounter  are expected to attend the Orientation,Briefing and Tune up  to be held at Cedric Sports Center 10 am, onwards.

All players from Kombatan Pampanga will join and train with CEDRIC SPORTS CENTER Arnis Players.
Be ready with your ethinic costume ideas for the Anyo individual and synchronize .

What we offer


I. One –on-one Personal Instruction

Maximum of 3 hours one-on- one personal training with a lakan. Tailor fitted program for the need of the prospective student.


  • Systems and Techniques
  • Full Contact Sparring
  • Anyo
  • Tournament Rules


  • Empty hand to ground fighting covering all conflicts: Kicking, Punching and Grappling


  • Knife- to- Knife Fighting:balisong, Yspada Y daga, Dulo-dulo,bankaw

II. Group Training

Minimum of 3 students gathered to train under one Instructor. Choice of :


  • Systems and Techniques
  • Full Contact Sparring,
  • Anyo
  • Tournament Rules


Empty hand to ground fighting covering all conflicts:Kicking,Punching and Grappling


Knife- to- Knife Fighting: balisong, Yspada Y daga, Dulo-dulo,bankaw

III. Team Training for Competition

Let us help you shine on that tournament/ competition and reap those medals by polishing your anyo and sparring skills. We train players for Palarong Pambansa and other local competition.

IV. Street Survival and Self Defense for Law Enforcers

Basically for Barangay Tanods and Peace keeping officers . We train basic to advance defensive techniques against knife,guns and other deadly weapons.

V. Ladderized Kombatan Degree Programs(with grading/promotions)

Covering all Kombatan Systems leading to black belt belt degree.

We also Organize/Host:

  • Tournaments/FMA Encounters
  • Arnis Training Camps
  • Filipino Martial Arts Seminars

The Kombatan Presas Style

The Kombatan Presas Style, is a composite of various classical and modern fighting systems used in the Philippines. The student of our art is introduced to the various systems in the full range of fighting. It is a systematic approach to the application of Arnis style into a complete hand-to-hand combat style called Mano-Mano. An emphasis is placed on drills to train the student to react instinctively. Kombatan does not merely combine techniques, it encourages the individual student to adapt arnis principles to his own feel for each technique. The method should suit the person and not the other way around. This is known simply as using the “flow”. The flow is Presas’ universal term for defining the comfortable place where the movements of arnis and the individual human body meet for maximum effectiveness; body and weapon blend to achieve the most natural fighting style based on an individual’s needs and attitudes.

Our Objective :

To propagate and develop our own Filipino Martial Arts

The beauty of our own art is still unknown to many Filipinos. Unlike other Oriental Martial Arts which are constantly gaining attention and popularity,we could not deny the fact that the Filipino Martial Arts are more recognized ,accepted and highly admired by other nationalities than we Filipinos do.

It is in this pursuit that we at IPMAF-Kombatan take our responsibility to propagate this art. We offer affordable training lessons from the most basic to advance degrees to all interested martial arts enthusiasts and students to appreciate the value of our art, our heritage from our great grand ancestors.

Modules and Systems

Solo Baston / Single cane

Students learn the 12 basic strikes of Kombatan. Each sub-system has also an additional, unique strike pattern.

Basic Techniques

  • Strike patterns
  • Cane twirling
  • Foot work
  • Block / checking techniques
  • Striking systems and counter striking
  • Disarms and counters to disarms
  • Locks and lock flow drills
  • Releases
  • Takedowns and throws
  • Locks and lock / disarm combination
  • Empty hands vs. weapon attacks
  • Controlled sparring
  • Full contact free sparring

Doble Baston / Double cane

Doble Baston is an advance training system of Kombatan. This system is particularly good at developing the student’s ambidexterity. Many of the Solo Baston techniques can be applied within Doble Baston.

Doble Baston block-strike set

The first four block-strike techniques are as follows:

  • Blocking from the same hand side
  • Blocking from the cross hand side
  • Checking of block
  • Evasive movement
  • Block and strike simultaneously
  • Correct foot work

Once these four techniques have been learned, the practitioner can use a variety of sinawali follow-up strikes or any combination of classical strikes such as, sungkiti or abaniko strikes.

Espada y Daga / Sword and knife

There are numerous Espada y Daga systems. Examples include Palis-Palis-Tusok, Cinco Tiros and Crossada style. Training striking patterns is a great way to build coordination and timing.

System 3: Knife Fighting

A. Espada y daga includes

  • 12 basic strikes
  • Basic blocks
  • 15 strike sets
  • Strike set combinations
  • Movement sets

B. Daga Sa Daga / Knife vs. knife

Daga Sa Daga (Filipino knife fighting) prepares the martial artist for close quarter self-defense against the small bladed weapon. Training in Daga Sa Daga develops fast reflexes and teaches the student the dynamics of knife movement, which are essential for effective self-defense against the knife.

Mano-Mano / Empty hands

The fighting arts have been a prominent part of Philippine history. From the beginning, Filipinos have defended their homes and villages with the fighting skills passed from generation to generation. In some ways, elements of these arts and skills still survive in many parts of the nation.Influenced by the movies and TV, most people have looked to other Asian martial systems for self-defense training. Until recently, few people, inside and outside of the Philippines, realized that the indigenous fighting arts of the Philippines represent some of the most effective hand-to-hand and bladed fighting methods in the world today.

Mano-Mano students learn very quickly how to defend themselves from all the attack ranges and angles. Mano-Mano consists of 20 basic strikes (hand, elbow, kick and knee techniques), 40 throwing sets and 20 self-defence release sets. Follow-up techniques include groundwork striking and submission holds.

Close Range Techniques

Dos Puntas

Dos Puntas (two techniques) is a system used in close range. The cane is held in the middle and both ends of the cane are utilised. The cane can be used in the same way as a knife, Dulo Dulo, punjo and a reinforced fist. Depending on the angle of the hand and the defence / offence line, the cane can be used to slash, stab, butt, block or disarm. An effective defence technique is a counter attack where, as the defender blocks with the hand, a strike directly to a muscle or nerve point is delivered. This temporarily paralyzes the opponent. Use of this system is trained with Palit Palit partner drills.

Tres Puntas

Tres Puntas (three techniques) is a system used in close range. Tres Puntas is nearly the same as Dos Puntas, the only difference being that there is knife on one hand and a cane on the other (held similarly as in Dos Puntas). Same principles as for Dos Puntas, Espada y Daga and Daga sa Daga apply. Use of this system is trained with Palit Palit partner drills