Coming in September- Tuhon Philip Gelinas Seminar

The Kajukenbo Seminar will take place at Maelstrom on September 9th, 2016, from 6:30 to 9:30. It is open to Maelstrom students, as well as Urban Survival Systems students. We are asking for a 30-50$ donation, sliding scale, to cover costs.
Tuhon Philip is very highly ranked in multiple systems including Emperado system of Kajukenbo (professor, 9th degree) – it is a unique fighting system that is highly regarded. Hard style, no nonsense, street oriented.

Philip Gelinas (born in 1952) is a martial arts practitioner who lives in Montreal, Quebec. He owns and runs the Gelinas Academy of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA). He is one of the founding Dog Brothers as well as one of the founders of the Brazilian Top Team Canada network of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academies in Canada.


Gelinas began his training in a style of karate known as Chito Ryu at the age of 14. Since then he has trained in many styles including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kali, Muay Thai, Judo, Kempo, Kajukenbo, Jun Fan-Jeet kune do, Silat, and Capoeira. He obtained black belts in Kempo (1973) and Kajukenbo (1975). In the 1980s he received a Muay Thai instructor credential under Tom Harink after meeting him in 1985.

Philip Gelinas began his training in the Filipino Martial Arts in 1981. He has been elevated to the rank of Mandala-Tuhon by Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje, is a Full Instructor under Guro Dan Inosanto, and holds the rank of first tier fighter and guro in Dog Brothers Martial Arts. He won the Grand Championship at the International Kali Grand Championships in Nashville, Tn. in 1988 and is an original member of the Dog Brothers stick-fighting group appearing in their highly successful video tape series Real Contact Stick Fighting.

Tuhon Philip teaches from his own school GAMMA based in Montreal, Quebec.

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