SAMAHAN NG ARNIS and KAPATIRANS
KAPATIRAN of Kali-Eskrima-Arnis is a non-profit organization
out of Vallejo, Ca. that promotes awareness and appreciation
culture through the practice and teachings of Filipino
Arts, Dance and Drama.
organization, created in 1992 was a collaboration of two
art instructors - David A. Ducay of the DOCE PARES system of
and Eddie Lastra of the Lastra Brotherhood ARNIS .
created a Martial Arts Demonstration team to promote the
through the indigenous arts of KALI, ESKRIMA and ARNIS DE
the time the name given to the group was Samahan Ng Arnis.
two instructors then set forth in full strength achieving
in opening the publics eyes to Filipino Cultural Arts
doing so demonstrated their arts at the (Filipino
in Vallejo, Napa College Cultural Week, Diablo Valley
Concord, Chevron International day San Ramon).
the summer of 1993 a dramatic change to the demonstration
took place, the group added two new attractions to their
A Filipina dance instructor was brought in to instruct
group members in folklore dances called the Sin-Kil and the
that the Filipino Martial Arts of Kali-Eskrima-Arnis was to
hidden during the Spanish conquest, in the 14th Century.
the same time Guro David Ducay being involved in Dramatic
his background as
director and fight choreographer brought
from various stage and screen plays , inserts from
TNTs "Is America in the Heart", screen play "RAJAH" and Back
. All relating to the historical moments of Filipino
adding Dramatic Arts to the demonstrations the demo's would
Filipino Culture differently then any other organizations
added changes to the groups demonstration with the Martial
of Kali-Eskrima-Arnis was no longer alone to bring out the
of Filipino culture and incorporating these arts
demonstration group could present to the audience presences
Komedya (stage plays).
of the rising number of skirmishes of Filipinos who were
the Spanish rule back then, the practice of Kali was
Komedya's were socio-religious plays and besides dance these
also a way to practice their warrior arts under the disguise
incorporating the arts into demonstrations a repertoire, the
of the group had to be taken into consideration.
Tagalog name was brought forth and born was the
of Filipino culture & Martial Arts.
new name was originated to bring out the broad range of arts
a brake up of the former Samahan Ng Arnis demo group
Mr. Eddie Lastra has allocated most of his time to his Arnis
and nationwide seminars in the spreading of Lastra-Sayas
the new group who have participate in demonstrations
West Coast Bay Area (Solano County Fair - International
Festival - Filipino Month San Francisco, TNT Theater -
Francisco, Teachers / Professors and Educators - Mission
Kapatiran has 12 practicing members who are well on their
developing other future Escrimadors to perpetuate the