OUR INSTRUCTORS

MASTER DELORES JOHNSON
4TH DEGREE TAEKWONDO BLACK BELT, MASTER INSTRUCTOR &
LAKAN - PEKITI TIRSIA KALI, ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR

1995/1993/1991

US OLYMPIC FESTIVAL

SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALIST

 

1994

BRONZE MEDALIST

1993/1991

US SENIOR TEAM TRIALS 

GOLD AND SILVER MEDALIST

 

1993/1991

SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM MEMBER

1993/1991

SENIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

GOLD AND BRONZE MEDALIST

1991/1990

JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM MEMBER 

GOLD AND SILVER MEDALIST

1990

JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

GOLD MEDALIST

ARLENE STEVENS
AGALON - PEKITI TIRSIA KALI, HEAD INSTRUCTOR

  • Certified Pekiti Tirsia Kali Instructor by the Supreme Grandmaster Leopoldo Gaje, Jr. 

  • Founder of Kaluyugan de Palares, a Pekiti Tirsia Kali training group serving the DC/MD/VA areas

  • Her teaching method includes scientific analysis of movement, psychology of man, and the philosophical aspects of the art.  She also breaks down complex techniques to achieve exactness or accuracy.

  • Born and raised in the Philippines, the movements and principles involved in Kali has been a part of her day-to-day life.  Being a Kali practitioner has allowed her to gain a deeper insight not only of the martial       arts techniques of Kali but also of its ideology and cultural origin.

MALCOLM STEVENS
AGALON - PEKITI TIRSIA KALI, HEAD INSTRUCTOR

  • Certified Pekiti Tirsia Kali Instructor by the Supreme Grandmaster Leopoldo Gaje, Jr. 

  • Founder of Kaluyugan de Palares, a Pekiti Tirsia Kali training group serving the DC/MD/VA areas

  • He has been practicing Tae Kwon Do for more than 25 years and currently holds a Black Belt in Olympic Tae Kwon Do. 

  • Former U.S. Marine; Expert Marksman; first class training in Law Enforcement and Corrections Tactics

  • His teaching method emphasizes the mastery of offensive techniques, proper attitude in training, and body conditioning.

SENSEI JEROME GUMBS
3rd DAN, KAIFUKU KERAI SHIN RYU

 

  • He received his black belt in 1989 and taught his first class on Yokota Air Base Japan for 3 years to include teaching off base at Sensei Nakia’s dojo.  He was recognized for his fighting and instructing b Master Josei Yamada, head of the Kanto Plains area. 

  • Certified physical fitness trainer and conducted training as U.S. Air Force at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland.

  • Trained under Master Robinson a 5th degree black belt in Kyokushinkai.  

  • Joined Kaifuku Kerai Shin under Dr. Idris Clymer.  It is  a style based on the teaching of Mas Oyama. 

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