Chain Of Command

Chain Of Command

Grand Master Gary Largo leads the General Ablen’s School of Derobio Escrima. Gary Largo was the “Head Instructor” when the Pedoy School of Escrima opened in 1961. Grand Master Gary and The Batikan Eduardo Pedoy were best friends in school and were instrumental in convincing the Great Grand Master to open an Escrima School. Grand Master Gary is a lefty and thus is proficient with handling a bolo with either hand or with both hands.

 

Chief Master Leslie Largo is second in command at the General Ablen’s School of Derobio Escrima. Chief Master Leslie is the younger brother of Grand Master Gary. Chief Master Leslie is Vietnam veteran and also a black belt in Kempo. Both of the Largo parents were members and believers of Master Moncado and Grand Master Gary and Chief Master Leslie continue to support the church today.

 

Senior Master Carlton Kramer has trained directly under the Great Grand Master Brauilo Pedoy and The Bakitan. Carlton has traveled extensively with the Great Grand Master to all the outer islands in Hawaii, the mainland and to the Philippines. Master Carlton has the honor of being the first non Filipino Master of Derobio and was honored to learn the healing massage from the GGM. Master Carlton is also the Vice Chairmen Trustee of the Moncado Federation of America and has been a Trustee of the Moncado Church for the past ten years.

 

Master Knut Peacock has been training in Derobio since 1972. Knut studied directly under the GGM and The Bakitan. Master Knut is proficient in bolo fighting and has demonstrated throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Master Knut has the Chief Instructors and Instructors reporting to him.

 

Master  Peter Schmall has also been training in Derobio since 1972 and has traveled extensively with the Great Grand Master throughout Hawaii, the mainland and the Philippines. Because of his tall stature, Chief Instructor Peter has mastered the Big Man Style of Derobio, is excellent in sparing, counters and the healing massage. Chief Peter also trained directly under the Great Grand Master Pedoy and under The Batikan. A Moncado follower, Chief Instructor Peter is now focusing on training his five daughters in Derobio.

 

Chief Instructor Nai Hasegawa runs our Derobio school on Maui. Nai has an extensive background in martial arts that include: Shotokan, Shou Shu, Bok fu,  Kali, JKD Concepts,  Fire Horse Martial Arts and Shaolin Kenpo.  Nai has two daughters, Instructor Tiara & Instructor Latasha, they both red shirt full instructors and are very proficient in one & two bolo movements of Derobio. Nai’s son, Na’i is a Maestro blue shirt level instructor and has won many Escrima tournaments for the school.

 

 

Mark

Instructor Miroslav (Mark) Liebich is a full red shirt instructor at the Maui Branch of the General Ablen’s School of Derobio Escrima. Mark has been training for over five years at the Maui Branch of the General Ablen’s School for Derobio Escrima and is a direct report to Chief Instructor Nai Hasegawa. Mark is proficient in one and two bolo movements and has excelled in all aspects of Derobio, including the 144 counters.

 

 

Maestro Jerry Largo is the son of Master Leslie Largo and his uncle is Master Gary Largo. Jerry has been training in Derobio since 2008 and is proficient  in 1 and two bolo fighting. Jerry is also excellent in counters and has learned up to the six series in locks and their getaways.

 

 

 

Instuctor Latasha Hasegawa is a full red shirt instructor at the Maui Branch of the General Ablen’s School of Derobio Escrima. Latasha has been in martial arts all her life and is proficient in one and two bolo movements and has excelled in all aspects of  Derobio.

 

Instructor Tiara Hasegawa is a full red shirt instructor at the Maui Branch of the General Ablen’s School of Derobio Escrima. Tiara has been in martial arts all her life and is proficient in one and two bolo movements and has excelled in all aspects of Derobio.

 

Instructor Amberlee Schmall is a full red shirt instructor at the General Ablen School of Derobio Escrima and is devoted to Derobio and has great attendance in class. She is knowledgeable in all aspects for Derobio and has a great future at the General Ablen’s School of Derobio Escrima.

 

Instructor  Chole Schmall is a full red shirt instructor at the General Ablen’s School of Derobio Eascrima. Chloe Schmall is devoted to Derobio and is knowledgeable in all aspects for of our style, and has excelled in the Derobio counters locks and getaways.

 

Instructor Heidi Schmall is also a full red shirt instructor at the General Ablen’s School of Derobio Eascrima. Heidi devoted to Derobio and is knowledgeable in all aspects for Derobio, and has excelled in teaching other young students our style of Derobio.

 

 

 

Advanced Escrimador Tyler Baguio started in Derobio at an early age of just 6 years old and trained 5 years at the General Ablen School of Derobio Escrima. Tyler is proficient in one and two bolo fighting and is excellent in the Derobio Locks. Tyler has recently moved to Korea and we wish him and his parents good fortune and we look forward to the day he returns to our school.

 

Advanced Escrimador, Major Benjamin Frankenfield has been transfered outside of Hawaii by the military and will be missed by the instructors and students of our Derobio School. Ben was a very dedicated escrimador and has shown deep respect and loyalty to the art. Ben is a lefty and is proficient in one and two bolo fighting and knows both inside and outside styles of bolo defense.

Quick Contact

Oahu Branch
Moncado Church
1519 Kalaepaa Drive
Honolulu, 96817
Phone #: (808) 781-3302

Maui Branch
Phone #: (808) 276-7660