Maestro Japs Jayme
It was more than 11 years ago when Japs Jayme entered the world of fitness training. Amidst life’s challenges, he found focus, purpose and his calling helping himself and others become a better and stronger version of themselves.
Apart from working as a personal trainer in one of the premier gyms in the Philippines, he ventured into Boxing and Hybrid Yaw Yan as well. He’s trained countless clients and athletes with impressive results.
Being an avid learner and intent on tracing his family tree which hailed from Cebu, Japs came across Lapunti Arnis de Abanico. Lapunti’s primary teaching tool is the stick and is characterized by fast “fan” like moves or “abanico”. He became well versed in fighting with dagger, stick and dagger, and empty hand combat.
His profound thirst for knowledge did not stop there. He eventually reconnected with Maestro Bong Abenir who he met when he was 16 years old. Under Master Bong’s tutelage, a Hall of Famer in the Philippines Martial Arts scene, Japs learned Abenir Kalis Fighting Arts which is a blend of different fighting arts in the Philippines and Indonesian Pencak Silat. Before he migrated to the US, he was conferred upon the title of “Maestro” or teacher of the art.
Not only is he well versed in various martial arts techniques, he is also a photographer and budding cinematographer. He graduated with a double degree in Multimedia Arts and Photography.
He currently resides in Huntington Beach California.