Doug Marcaida is an edged weapon combat specialist who also designs some of the world’s deadliest blades. Doug is a highly skilled martial artist who has also studied fighting styles and techniques around the world.
From hand-to-hand combat to battlefield strategy, Doug is a walking encyclopedia in the evolution of weapons of war.
Doug will definitely give a peerless perspective on the fighting style of the weapons as well as their design and take the lead when it comes to testing the weapons made in the competition.
FMA stands for Filipino Martial Arts and refers to an ever evolving fighting system orignated in the Philippines, the most popular of which are known as Arnis Eskrima and Kali. Unlike other ﬁghting arts, the FMA practitioner ﬁrst learns how to defend against and use impact and edged weapons as a beginner and then later uses those angles of the blade for their empty-hand techniques. The practice of using weapons such as the baston (stick) as a tool to learn body mechanics in empty hand applications helps the practitioner to develop a more combative mind set in their martial training.
Marcaida Kali is the art we practice. The founder is Kuya Doug Marcaida. Marcaida Kali is heavily based on South East Asian styles. With much of the focus being on the evolution and innovation of the various systems that Kuya Doug Marcaida has studied. It is his personal interpretation that is replicable for his students and the system that we call Marcaida Kali.