Welcome to the world of Latosa Escrima Concepts – The Fighting System of the Philippines.
Now modern technology allows us to bring this incredible art into your home.
Latosa Escrima Concepts is a very open, dynamic and logical fighting system. A fully transitional system which guides you to the weapon and the real relationship to empty hands and Filipino Boxing methods.
The basic principles of the system rest within the concepts of balance, speed (timing and distance), power, focus, and transition. A true application used in any martial arts system you practice.
Over 40 years of experience and development of application … no secrets, excessive techniques, fantasy warrior ego boosting movements, just hard work, logic, realistic and effectives basics.
Why do I stress basics? They are the core, the foundation, the base, the center of what you do and what you are. If you think you are beyond basics at any level, think again, because your ego/pride is playing a trick on your skills.
Grandmaster Rene Latosa
About Grandmaster Rene Latosa
Rene Latosa’s initial exposure to the Filipino martial arts came through his ethnic and cultural environment.
As a young child, Rene first witnessed martial arts during celebrations (after the crop season was over), cultural events, and hanging around the Filipino Community Center in Stockton, CA.
At this community center he would watch the “Old Timers” amuse themselves by hitting their walking sticks together as if they were sword fighters and applying locks to each other.
As a teenager, many of Rene’s friends were studying Judo. He asked his father if he could take Judo or Karate lessons. His father offered to teach his young son “jitsu.” René didn’t believe his father knew anything about martial arts, so he did not pursue that avenue.
His mother recommended taking self-defense classes taught by a long time family friend, Angel Cabales, at the Stockton Escrima Academy.
Today Grandmaster René Latosa is one of the most prominent figures in the Escrima scene.
He lives in the USA and travels worldwide for seminars and galas.