Tuhon Dionaldo Ray has more than 28 years of experience in martial arts.
He has won more than 100 local and international tournaments in martial
arts.With the 1983-1990 regular participant of full contact fights on
sticks and tournaments in a formal exercise with arms for national and
In 2000 he received the title of "Best
Instructor of the Year" by the head of the World Council of juice in the
international hall of fame martial arts masters.In 2001 was named
"Master of the Year by Kali" in the international hall of fame of
masters of jiu-jitsu.
A member of the Latin American Council of grandmaster and juice.
Ray Dionaldo is a member of the demonstration team battle system Saeki led grand tuhona Bo Saeki.
Olympic party demo of potash are running the wizard Budzhina Latif Matin.
Honorary member of the community's master kung tao in Florida.
Ray Dionaldo coauthor of "The Filipino combat systems" along with Mark
Cody.He has produced and participated in more than 15 films about the
Filipino martial arts, as well as published in several international
journals devoted to the martial arts.
Currently Dionaldo is a
master of combat system Saeki Saeki and official representative of Kali /
Silakov in the southern United States, appointed Christopher tuhonom
Sayoko. He is the founder and head of international organizations
Filipino Combat Systems, owner and chief instructor of the headquarters
of the organization in Tampa, Florida.The representative of the State of
Florida in a worldwide alliance of masters and grandmaster.
Dionaldo conducts lectures on motivation and personal development.
Author seminars Personal Development "way of thinking fighter." The
original participant in the project "Art of War" - exemplary command of
martial arts.President of the Producers Guild of fighting knives and
official manufacturer of knives for the Sayoc International Group. One
of the few trainers in knife fight, officially presented grandmaster
Ray Dionaldo conducts workshops on Filipino martial arts worldwide and specializes in teaching proficiency with knives.
Ranks and titles:
College juice and grandmaster
Doctorate in philosophy of martial arts.
Filipino Combat Systems
Punong Guro / Founder
Saeki Kali / combat system Saeki
Instructor: Christopher Tuhon Saeki
The combat system Saeki
Instrutor: Grand Tuhon Baltazar "Bo" Saeki
Rank: Lacan Isa
Instructor: Grandmaster Remy Presas
Rank: Lacan Isa
Modern Arnis / MARPIO
Instructor: Punong Guro, Dr. Remy Presas, Senior Master begat B.DAGOK
Rank: Lacan Antas Tuttle
Pekiti-Tirsia Kali / Olympic Committee in Cali
Instructor: Master Budzhin Latif Matin
Rank: Lacan Isa
Pambuan arnis tulisan
Instructor: Ama Guro Raffy Pambuan
Academy of Ancient Martial Arts
Instructor: Lacan Guro Eric Porsche
Rank: Lacan Guro
International Association of Karate Kobudo
Nominated by grandmaster Carlos Diaz
Grade: Black Belt 8th degree of
Instructor: Shihan Mark Coady
Rank: Yon-dan black belt 4th degree
Instructor: Sensei Larry Stone
Grade: Ni-dan, black belt second degree
Dillman Karate Institute
Instructor: Sensei Larry Stone
Grade: Ni-dan, black belt second degree
Wu Ming Tao Chuan fa
Instructor: Sifu Jim Bryan
Grade: Black Belt
Interview with Guro Ray Dionaldo
What systems have influenced you most? I
have never had the intention to create a system. Professor Remy Presas
and other masters have inspired me to develop the PBS as a system. They
saw that I wanted to develop and promote all the Filipino martial arts,
rather than creating their own style. I want to note that PBS is a
multifaceted form.This is not a system. This title brings together a
wide range of systems. I always try to mention and pay tribute to all
those who contributed to the development of PBS.
Ray Dionaldo: Saeki Kali, Pekiti Tirsia Kali and Modern Arnis.
How and why did you start to develop its own system?
RD:Classes PBS first began in my yard, when a group of Filipino martial
arts practitioners wanted to come and train in different styles,
without political differences and competition. For several years the
group became bigger and bigger.One of the fundamental principles of the
PBS - the principle of a large family (as opposed to the principle of
positioning political affiliation federations and organizations).
Prerogative of PBS is that you leave the policy issues behind the door.
The group's work is based on friendship and mutual respect.
What PBS is different from other systems?
RD:Unlike other systems that teach their own viewpoints and concepts of
PBS focuses on respect for the other systems, which are its parts.
Instructor PBS can teach one of the basic directions in pure form and at
the same time provide a variety of aspects of other systems.Clean the
basic systems of PBS is not lost, but my system has become something
more than just the sum of its parts.
What is the total of PBS with traditional styles? What is the traditional system, and what not?
RD:I'm still using equipment from all the traditional martial arts that
I studied like Pekiti Tirsia and Wado Ryu. Many concepts that can be
found in traditional systems are still valid and effective today. Just
need to modify them slightly and make it more applicable to the 21
century.In the traditional sense, we do not practice a combination of
styles. I tried to make PBS an eclectic system based on tradition. This
allows us to preserve the purity of technique and expand the boundaries
of any system.
Can you give an example of how traditional techniques can be modified?
RD:A good example is the disarmament of the enemy with a knife.
Some systems are still taught to disarmament, using parts of their
bodies, it is because the old techniques, which assume that you are
wearing armor and using a long sword.Today, practitioners of a knife
fight wear t-shirts or regular street clothes instead of armor. Most
likely, they will have to defend against short-blade, rather than
half-meter blade. That is why there is the danger of being cut, the
disarmament exercise using their own body parts without armor.
that self-defense and martial arts is a multifaceted phenomenon, it is
necessary to spend more time and what quality it is important to
develop? Where do you see the benefits of martial arts and self defense
RD: For me martial arts is not only self-defense
techniques.Martial arts is a way to live. This exercise discipline. All
this can be used in everyday life. All this not only for fighting. I do
not belong to his art as an art to fight. I look at the martial art as a
way to preserve the traditions of my homeland.In martial arts, I see a
way to meet interesting people to interact with diverse cultures. So I
appreciate the martial arts is not only about their own protection.
Martial arts are a guide of our lives. That is their real purpose.
What are the basic concepts underlying technique of PBS?
RD: I try to share traditional techniques and technology used in
today's world. Some concepts, such as saving energy and movement,
universal and permanent.
Considering the knife as your favorite weapon, why it is such an important part of PBS?
I see the knife as an extension of my hand. All that I can do with
empty hands, I can do with a knife, slightly modifying the technique.
There is no loss in speed or strength. Knife displays, the technique of
unarmed combat to the next level.My favorite knife kerambit because it
lets you do more than just chopping and cutting.
Can you name their favorite techniques?
RD: I love smooth technique, performed in a continuous stream. I like
it when one move into the other. I put faith in every one of them.One
particular technique is easily countered kontrtehniku. There is a lot of
counter moves that would resist any technique. I like the techniques
that make it easy to rearrange depending on the changing situation.
If you had not much time that would teach a man to survive in situations of life or death, what would you teach?
RD: I would teach his handling of a knife. I would teach him defensive
and attacking techniques, using a knife. A knife is a deadly tool and it
is closely connected with the question of life or death.
How do you see the future of PBS, what are your goals in developing the system?
RD: PBS is developing faster than I could ever imagine. I would like
the system to spread throughout the world. I would like to reach those
goals, which Professor Remy Presas reached in spreading modern arnis.
want to maintain relations of mutual friendship among the practitioners
of PBS throughout the world regardless of political disagreements and
What exercises and training forms are used in the FBS?
RD: We use a set of traditional exercises, such as for example hubad.We
have significantly modified and changed the traditional exercises. Used
many exercises transitions from Saeki potash in the modified and
original version. Modern Arnis has a strong influence on the work of a
stick in PBS.I borrowed the concept of Professor Presas on the use of a
stick in his left hand as well as when working with his right hand. I
use many of the principles Saeki Kali Pekiti Tirsia Kali. Change of one
hand on the other hand during the fight is pure principle of PBS used in
the techniques and concepts of style.
What is your basic philosophy in training and in life?
RD: I believe in hard training, but training must be realistic and
practical. I believe in hard training, but I do not intend to cause harm
to themselves during the execution of techniques. In life, we should be
able to adapt to circumstances.I think that martial arts should also
adapt to the strengths of the man and his limitations. Should not
attempt to execute a technique that does not suit you for some reason. I
believe in a "motion in the flow." I think my art embodies this
principle of the flow and adapt to different situations.
In life, I focus on friendship and family values, including those within the organization of PBS.
What does the emblem of the PBS?
RD: This symbol is a mixture of old and new. Chris is passing through a
prism that reflects this confusion. Chris is a symbol of the ancient
concepts, from which the system.Prism as the system is multifaceted.
Also as a prism refracts light, PBS converts all systems that I studied
in a unique art.
Will my FBS with other martial arts?
PBS is absolutely compatible with other systems.Filipino martial arts
were created under the influence of martial arts invaders. I researched
and tried to find the origins of these techniques. I found the Chinese
Wing Chung, the Indonesian system and even the Japanese martial concepts
that influenced the Filipino martial arts and of course on PBS.
Do you think that the experience in traditional martial arts such as karate helpful?
RD: Of course, having a good base in the traditional systems, helps in
that we do. Bases are universal. At the highest level, all systems are
starting to look very similar.At the elementary level, all systems start
with the same basic concepts.
Do you think that some of the system is too heavily accented on the teaching of the basic foundations?
RD: Yes, many of overestimating the basic foundation. I think we must
distinguish the terms "martial art" and "ancient art".Martial art is for
the masses. This is why you teach a large group of people or an army.
Usually there is no time to train an army to fight as a high-level and
professionally, they need just the basics. Amount exceeds the quality.
Victims of expected and acceptable.The ancient art of a large family is
focusing on individual learning of each of its representative combat
skills necessary for survival. It's a long, lifelong process, not like
the training of the masses. The study of ancient art is much deeper.
do you think about the problem that some styles of martial arts can not
adapt their teaching to the demands of a new culture?
RD: Many of
the martial arts, including Filipino, you can blame in this. Many clings
to its system as the Bible.I do not think that the founders of these
systems, counting on that attitude. Bruce Lee used to say: "soaked up
just the right". All good art in the context of their creation. People
often try to use martial arts in those situations for which these arts
are not intended.They do not realize that their martial art was created
for specific purposes and are trying to use it in other areas. I will
not use the technique of Taekwondo against a knife, as I will not use a
knife against sword - it would be suicide. Different situations require
different arts.In the melee would be advisable to use a knife, but it
loses its effectiveness in the open field against an enemy with a sword.
Do not idealize the technology. You must be able to adapt to the
Who is your role model and authority in the martial arts?
RD:I, like many others, was inspired by Bruce Lee, to improve his art.
In the Filipino Martial Arts Dan Inosanto for me is the absolute
authority. He inspired people and gave them the opportunity to learn
various combat systems. On a more personal level, Professor Remy
Presas.He took me under his wing and taught not only art, but also how
to be an instructor and leader. Bujia Matin gave me the basics and
Family Saeki took me on a high level of bladed weapons.