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Hawaii World Champs

Hawaii World Champs

Wonder what it is like to compete in Hawaii? For 5 GDD warriors, they got a chance to find out at the 15th WEKAF (World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation) World Championships held in Maui in late July this year. Three men, one female and one child stood among 200+ other Eskrimadors representing 14 countries. Combined, GDD brought home 11 medals (5 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze). Three competitors became World Champs in their respective divisions. Eskrima is a Filipino martial art. Ms Maris is the Chief Instructor for Golden Dragon Defense and holds a 6th Dan under the late and greatest Supreme Grandmaster Ciriaco "Cacoy" Canete. Ms. Maria previously taught for over 25 years with her brother, Carlos Patalinghug, who also a martial artist. Together, they have trained numerous world champions in the state of Maryland. Come see what Eskrima is all about at Golden Dragon Defense. 



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