Oahu

General Ablen’s School of Derobio Escrima

Oahu Classes

  • Children classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:00pm.
  • Adult classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.
  • Waivers need to be signed before training. (Kids need to be at least 6 years of age)
  • Students are asked to come at least ten minutes before class in a white t-shirt and black pants or black shorts.
  • Classes are held outside in the Moncado Church’s Courtyard at 1519 Kalaepaa Drive, Honolulu, 96817.  Free parking is available in the Church parking lot. If raining, look for the class within the church.
  • Enrollment is very limited and is based on availability; phone 808-781-3302.

Class Dues

  • Regular adult class dues are just $50 a month.
  • Kids under 16 years of age are just $30 a month.

Special Offers

  • Introduction to Derobio – First two class free (Sorry no watching, everyone participates)

Active Navy Seals

  • We have had the honored to have trained a few of you in Derobio and we are proud of your achievements to our country. We continue to offer two months of free lessons to all active Navy Seals fighters. We encourage you to come and learn combat Derobio knife, 1 bolo and 2 bolo fighting; straight from the jungles of Leyte, Philippines.

Visiting Escrima and other Martial Art Instructors are always welcomed!

 

Levels of Promotions

White Shirt – Student Level

Level One – Beginner (Minimum of 4 months)

  • Student wears a plain white t-shirt to class and must learn
  • Basic offensive strikes & defense movement of one stick-right & left hand
  • Empty hand against one stick – right and left hand
  • Basic three using Derobio movements – Wrist- Elbow- Wrist
  • Ablitiy to do  “Three” and “Three”
  • Medium Silawali
  • Basic Empty Hand Grabbing
  • Basic stick to stick grabs
  • Must pass the movement and verbal test to get to Student of Derobio level.

Level Two- Student of Derobio (Minimum of 4 months)

  • Student has earned their General School Of Derobio Escrima white shirt and needs to learn
  • Six and six, one stick,  Derobio offense and defense movements
  • The umbrella movement defense for two, six and eleven defense movements
  • Basics of one stick against small knife  (Right Hand and Left Hand)
  • Head, knee, head movements for right and left hand- one stick
  • Empty Hand against small knife (Stabbing and slicing styles)
  • Staff offensive and defense movements, including empty hand against staff
  • Empty hand against two sticks
  • Two sticks against 2 sticks – Derobio
  • Must pass the movement and verbal test to get to the Advanced Student level.

Level Three – Advanced Student (Minimum of 4 months)

  • Introduction of Sparring Techniques
  • Basics on one bolo
  • Offense and defense of small knife and staff. (1-12 Derobio)
  • Ala Contra defense for the 1-12 (Right& Left  Hand, one stick)
  • One bolo and knife against 1 bolo and knife , Derobio 1-12
  • One bolo against staff -Derobio. 1-12
  • Broken numbers , one bolo to one bolo
  • One bolo against hand , broken numbers
  • One bolo against a small knife, broken numbers
  • One bolo against a staff (broken numbers)
  • The” first and second” flower of a one bolo dance
  • Small knife against small knife offense and defense – stabbing and slicing
  • Must be able to do” ten and ten”, one stick,  Derobio offense and defense
  • Advance Derobio defense, straight to the hand for each defensive move
  • Broken numbers for the small knife against small knife
  • One stick and small knife against one stick and small knife , broken numbers
  • Broken numbers for staff against staff
  • Basic three- broken numbers, wrist – elbow- Waist and head- knee – head movements
  • Empty hand against one bolo knife, Derobio – right and left hand
  • Must pass the movement and verbal test to get to the Senior Student level

 

Level Four- Senior Student (Minimum of 4 months)

  • Two bolo movements
  • High siliwali
  • Kindergarten counters 1-25, GM Pedoy had a dream about
  • Advance stick locks
  • The” third and fourth” flower of a Derobio bolo dance
  • Low Siliawali
  • Must be able to do” 12 and 12″, Derobio offense and defense
  • Defend broken numbers with one and two bolos
  • Advanced sparring techniques
  • Advanced 2 bolo defense
  • One bolo against a knife, broken numbers Ala Contra, right hand and left hand
  • One bolo against a staff, broken numbers Ala Contra, right hand and left hand
  • One bolo and knife against 1 stick and knife, broken #s, right and left hand
  • Two bolos against staff
  • Two bolos against one stick and knife
  • Must pass all the one and two bolo tests to achieve Black Shirt level.

Advanced Escrimador or Escrimadora Black Shirt Levels

Level One(Minimum of 6 months)

  • Learn the “1 and 2 Counters Series ” of the 144                           
  • Learn the Kindergarten Counters- How to get out of a stick grab 1-12                        
  • Know” 5th and 6th” flower of a one bolo dance                                      
  • Stick vice movements 1-12
  • Must be able to do “Three and Three”, one bolo, Derobio Offense and Defense
  • The “first” flower in a two bolo dance                                                                
  • Must be able to teach the basics to a new student                                                             
  • Empty hand advanced movements against one bolo and two bolo                                     
  • One bolo against medal staff
  • Advanced rabbing against one bolo and the counters to the counters                                  
  • Must pass the movement and verbal test to get to the second level in the black shirt

 

 

 

Level Two –  (Minimum of 6 months)

  • Know the “3 and 4 Counters Series ” of the 144
  • Know the” 7th and 8th flower” of a one bolo dance
  • Do “Six and Six”, one bolo & two bolos
  • Needs to know the advance staff techniques
  • The” second ” flower of a 2 bolo dance
  • Two Bolos against medal staff (1-12)
  • Introduction of live stick sparring
  • Must develop skills to demonstrate in public for one bolo against one bolo
  • Must pass the movement and verbal test to get to the level three in black shirt training.

Level Three –  (Minimum of 6 months)

  • The ” 5 Counters Series ” of the 144
  • The “9th and 10th” flower of a one bolo dance
  • Do “Nine and Nine”, one bolo, Derobio Offense and Defense
  • The “third flower ” in a two bolo dance
  • Must develop skills to demonstrate in public for two bolo against two bolo
  • Must be able to do” 12 and 12″, one bolo, Derobio Offense and Defense
  • Needs to be able to do  high Silawali with 2 bolos
  • Must pass the movement and verbal test to get to the next level.

Level Three-Black Shirt Level

 

Level Four – Minimum of 6 months

  • The “6 s” of the 144 counters
  • The “11th and 12th”  flower of a one bolo dance (Completed)
  • Must be able to do” 12 and 12″, two bolo, Derobio Offense and Defense
  • The ” fourth” flower in a two bolo dance.
  • Able to do high and low Silawali with 2 bolos
  • Must know 1-5- 8 two bolo demonstration, between left hander and right hander
  • Must pass the movement and verbal test to get to the Blue Shirt Masestro level.

Blue Shirt – Maestro Level

Level One – (Minimum one year)

  • Be able to teach all the white and black shirt requirements
  • Know the “7 and 8 Counters” of the 144
  • Able to do” 6 and 6 “, Silawali, 2 Bolo against 2 bolo
  • Must be proficient in one bolo , opposite of power hand
  • The ” fifth and six flowers ” in a 2 bolo dance
  • Must be able to perform a bolo dance in public demonstrations
  • Must pass the movement and verbal test to get to the second level blue shirt.

Level Two – (Minimum one year)

  • Know the “9 and 10 Counters” of the 144
  • Be able to “9 and 9”, Derobio, 2 Bolos against 2 bolos (1-12)
  • Be able to do” 9 and 9″ , Silawail, 2 bolo against 2 bolo
  • Must learn the ” Seventh and Eighth” flowers in a 2 bolo dance
  • Must be able to teach level one Blue shirt
  • Must be able to perform in public the 2 bolo demonstrations of the 1-5-8 series
  • Must pass the movement and verbal test to get to the third level of blue shirts.

Level Three – Advanced – (Minimum one year)

  • Know the “11 and 12 Counters” of the 144
  • Advanced  “12 and 12”, Derobio, 2 Bolos against 2 bolos
  • Know the basic techniques of Pedoy’s healing massage
  • Must be able to do “12 and 12” Siliwali, 2 bolos
  • Able to teaching a whole class
  • The “ninth and tenth” flowers in a two bolo dance
  • Must be able to teach level one and two- blue shirt
  • Must pass the movement and verbal test to get to the next senior level

Level Four- Senior (Minimum one year)

  • Need to know the ” 1,728 Counters Series “
  • Able to teach the 12 and 12, Derobio,1 and then 2 Bolos against 2 bolos advanced                                                         techniques
  • Must be able to teach first 3 levels of  blue shirt requirements
  • Learn the “eleventh and twelfth ” flowers in a 2 bolo dance . (Completed)
  • Be able to perform a one and a two bolo dance in public
  • Know the advanced techniques of Pedoy’s healing massage
  • Must pass the movement and verbal test to get to the full instructor red shirt level.

Full Instructor –  Red Shirt Level

Quick Contact

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

Maui Branch
Phone #: (808) 276-7660