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Inayan Serrada

Subjects pertaining to Inayan Serrada Style of Eskrima specifically

Observations of a Newbie part 2

We had another class today, and somehow I have found myself back in high school geometry. We spent a large part of the class on the footwork, and the male and female triangles that make up Eskrima. Currently, I suck at this. For some reason, my foot refuses to step backwards at a 45 degree angle, and I do not know how to fix it. I was wondering if anyone had any helpful tips, or if I just need to drill it into my brain. We also spent some time on basic Serrada, and a little bit of time on Kadena De Mano. The movements still feel ungainly, but I’m getting better at picking things up.

Los Gatos School of Eskrima

We had a blast in class!

Back Row: Katulungan Meyer, Loren, Chris, Jeff, David, Matt, Guro Levy, Alan

Front Row: Cody, Franco, Sursuro Defanti, Suro, Sursuro Peterson, Jr., Mark, Mike


Teaching my Family's system of Martial Art is both a joy and a passion. I started teaching in 1992, my first lesson was in 1979 (formal lesson). Someone asked me recently how long I had been teaching and how long I had been training... I don't normally do the math, so my first response was lower that the truth. I had to think, and then it hit me, how long I've been training in Inayan, and how long I have been teaching in Inayan. But recent events have put it into even further perspective.

Twists and Turns

 Yesterday was amazing, and all my troubles were far away ;-)
I had the opportunity to train with my Uncle Remi, a master level instructor from the old days, and perhaps one of the most senior people around from back when GGM Angle Cabales was still a young 50-60 years old. The quality and appearance of Serrada practitioners and lineages coming from this time period is distinguishable from the those who learned exclusively from Manong Angel when he was in his 70+ years.

Inayan Serrada Video posted on YouTube!

Hey check this out. Advanced Student David Ruiz posted an old vid of him and Inayan Guro Anthony Samosvatoff doing Inayan Serrada Flow Spar and Lock and Block. Sursuro John Peterson in the background.


Gabby and I had a great Serrada class today . Many Thanks to our fellow Eskrimadors and teachers.

About ITO

The Inayan Training Organization

The Inayan Training Organization (ITO) is an association of individuals and schools interested in broadening their martial arts and self-defense knowledge without infringing upon their chosen style of training.

What is your favorite Inayan System of Eskrima Style or Curriculum?

Inayan Serrada Style of Eskrima
10% (3 votes)
Inayan Larga Mano Style of Eskrima
0% (0 votes)
Inayan Kadena De Mano Style of Eskrima
27% (8 votes)
Inayan Siniwali Style of Eskrima
13% (4 votes)
Inayan Dequerdas Style of Eskrima
7% (2 votes)
Inayan Espada Y Daga Style of Eskrima
3% (1 vote)
Inayan Sibat/Bankow Style of Eskrima
0% (0 votes)
Inayan PSNA/Vital Striking
0% (0 votes)
Inayan Reactive Knife Defense
3% (1 vote)
Inayan Defensive Tactics/Counter Offensive
0% (0 votes)
Inayan Ground Fighting Course
3% (1 vote)
I like everything Inayan!
33% (10 votes)
Total votes: 30
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