Maestro Chris Dalida is a late bloomer in the field of Martial Arts but has a keen interest in his warrior heritage being a Reservist in the Philippine Army and a former UST Golden Corps Commander. He was introduced initially to grappling thru Maesto Bong Abenir's jujitsu classes and Muay Thai. He ventured to Filipino Martial Arts initially with the Biagtan Cinco Teros system of Maestro Ray Biagtan but eventually found his maturity and development in Abenir Kalis where he got his certification as Guro. He is also a certified Arnis instructor in the School of Arnis Professionals. He promotes FMA in the BPO community and conducts various seminars and activities for self defense, using martial arts for developing self-esteem and the promulgation of the Filipino Blade Art as a Cultural and Martial heritage of the Philippines. He now offers private training within the BGC Taguig area.
Bong Abenir is a Filipino Martial Arts Instructor. He started training in the martial arts at the age of 9 through his father in the art of kuntao and learned knife fighting concepts from a man simply called mang Inyong. This started his in-depth study in the field of martial arts through different Masters and instructors. He studied Yaw-Yan under Orlando Lapuz in 1989. Around late 1994 he trained although rather informally with Grand Maestro Antonio Ilustrisimo but was short-lived due to Tatang's death in August 1997. Bong continued training under Pedro Reyes until he was formally introduced to MasterTony Diego early 1998 . He also trained and was certified to teach Pencak Silat by Pendekar Mohamad Hadilmulyo and from O'ong Maryono, a three time world Pencak Silat champion in year 2000 after 5 years of private sessions with them. Abenir Kalis Filipino Blade Art is a blend of different fighting arts such as kalis Ilustrisimo, Silat and other fighting systems in the Philippines. You may send your queries regarding Abenir Kalis to firstname.lastname@example.org and you may also contact him at his Facebook account : Abenir Kalis