Are you getting tired or stressed? Because whatever we do is nothing compared to what the manongs and manangs had to do and live through. This is the legacy we have to live up to. So let’s preserve this legacy for all generations to come.
— Grandmaster Tony Somera

Founded by the late Grand Master Leo Giron, Bahala Na Martial Arts is a Filipino martial art of self-defense. The Giron Arnis Escrima system is comprised of 20 styles which incorporate sword, stick, knife, and empty hand techniques. The different styles are essential to learning how to survive and protect the most valuable gifts ever given to us: our lives and the lives of our families. 

Grand Master Leo was a hero and veteran of WWII, where this effective system was used in combat and perfected. Now, under the guidance of the late Grand Master Tony Somera, Master Kirk McCune, and Master Joel Juanitas, we come together in downtown Stockton and all over the world to learn, preserve, and share the original teachings and traditions of Grand Master Leo, as well as the Filipino American history behind it. 

We welcome all to join us at the Little Manila Center (521 E. Main St., Stockton) on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am-12:00pm for free. 

Bahala Na Martial Arts Instructors

Master Joel Juanitas - Stockton, CA         

Master Kirk McCune - Irvine, CA           

Guro Chris Whitney - San Francsico, CA

Guro DJ Marcia - Orange County, CA    

Guro David Hines - Pacific Grove, CA  

Guro Rick Stalons - Spring, TX               

Guro Greg Allen - El Paso, TX                

Guro Enrique Lopez Lorenzo - Madrid, Spain

Guro Jose Enrique Hdez - Madrid, Spain

Guro Frank Buechner - Hamburg, Germany


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