Filipino Martial Arts


The Harris International Filipino Martial Arts Instructors’ Training Association is made up of instructors who, at the very least, have taken the Harris International Level One Filipino Martial Arts Instructor Course. Many instructors have taken the higher level courses. Below are the focuses in training of the various levels of instructorship within this association:

Level One – Single Stick Training

Level Two – Double Stick Training

Level Three – Single and Double Blade Training

Level Four – Sword and Dagger Training

Level Five – Empty Hand Striking

Level Six – Empty Hand Striking, Sweeping and Locking

Level Seven – Empty Hand Striking, Sweeping, Locking and Disarming

Level Eight – Empty Hand Striking, Sweeping, Locking, Disarming and Rope Work

Each instructor course costs $400.

Each course is four (4) days long. Training begins at 9:00am each morning and finishes around 5:00pm.

You must be present and actively training to receive instructor certification!

Maintaining Certification

To maintain their certification, local instructors must taken one private or semi-private lesson each year (at a cost of $60). Instructors who lives far away from our headquarters in San Diego are only required to take one private or semi-private lesson every two years.

These private lessons accomplish the following:

1. The instructor’s current teaching and sparring skill sets are evaluated.

2. The instructor is given homework for continued progress (as a student and as an instructor).

3. The instructor keeps in contact with his instructor (important for building trust and camaraderie)

Instructors who do not maintain these requirements are removed from our instructor list.

If you would like to become a part of our team or have additional questions, please email us.

Thank you for your time,

Harris International

Phone: 1.844.9HARRIS (1. 844. 942. 7747)