Alex began training in martial arts during his college years. At that time he practiced boxing and Judo. After the military he tried his skills at kung fu and taekwondo. That is when his friend brought him to a Kyokushin Karate dojo. Being a full contact style, Kyokushin attracted Alex with its realistic approach to fighting. Through gruelling training one could quickly learn about his or her own body’s abilities – how much heat one can take – and find out which techniques are really effective in combat and which ones are not. Since then Alex never stopped training Kyokushin Karate, achieving a third degree Black Belt.
In 2014 one of his karate friends introduced Alex to Guro Louie Lindo, the founder of Vancouver based Ikatan Kali private group. Guro Louie is a well known authority among FMA practitioners around the world. He’s been teaching various styles of Kali and Pencak Silat. Guro Louie helped Alex discover a new, exciting world of Filipino Martial Arts, which he is happy to share with you.