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.

 

Grand Master Leslie Largo is second in command at the General Ablen’s School of DerobioEscrima. Grand 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.

 

Grand Master Carlton Kramer has trained under the Great Grand Master BrauiloPedoy and The Bakitan for over 30 years and is third in command at the General Ablen’s School of DerobioEscrima. Carlton has traveled extensively with the Great Grand Master Braulio Pedoyto all the outer islands in Hawaii, the mainland and to the Philippines. Grand Master Carlton has the honor of being the first non-Filipino Master of Derobio.

 

Master Knut Peacock has been training in Derobio since 1972. Knut studied directly under the Great Grand Master Braulio Pedoy and The Bakitan Eddie Pedoy. Master Knut is proficient in bolo fighting and has demonstrated throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Master Knut has the other Derobio Masters and Chief Instructors reporting to him and is fourth in command of the General Ablen’s School of DerobioEscrima.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

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