Chain of Command at the Virginia branch

 

Instructor Glen Spence is the Master and Owner of Applied Martial Arts Academy in Virginia Beach, Virginia and runs the only General Ablen branch in the Mainland. He is a RED Shirt Full Instructor.  He initially started training Derobio Escrima under the teaching of Grandmaster Tyrone Takahashi and the Batikan Eduardo Pedoy in 2004. In 2015 he and his academy joined the General Ablen’s School of Derobio  Escrima, lead by Senior Grand Master Gary Largo.  He is a 30 year Army Veteran and has earned the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Medals while serving in the Middle East and abroad during Operations Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom.  He also has a 4th Degree Black belt in Taekwondo and is an Instructor level Sifu in Applied Wing Chun Kung Fu.  He is the current Global Stick and Blade Alliance World Champion in Single Padded Stick and Caranza Divisions for his age group. He has five children and seven grandchildren.

 

Maestro Gilead Spence is a Blue Shirt Instructor.  He initially started training Derobio Escrima under the teaching of Grandmaster Tyrone Takahashi and the Batikan Eduardo Pedoy in 2004. In 2015 he journeyed to Oahu and began his training under the Gen Ablen School.  Gilead has competed in numerous tournaments and performed many public live blade demonstrations. He is proficient in the single and double bolo movements and the GGM’s 144 defense locks and counters. He holds a 2nd Degree Black belt in Taekwondo and his Purple Sash in Applied Wing Chun Kung Fu.

Quick Contact

Oahu School
Nuuanu 808-781-3302

Maui School
www.mauiderobioescrima.com

Virginia School
757-450-2312