Most, if not all, of the aspects found in Lakas Katorse are unique. The classification of thousands of techniques into 14 weapons and 14 systems are like none that have ever been seen today. Even the techniques in armed and unarmed combat are unique from those taught in any other martial art. The innovated style of Lakas Katorse Martial Arts is based on the reality of street combat, with or without weapons. The main method of learning within the Lakas Katorse system is memorization of techniques, which is followed by continuous routine repetition. We believe that memorization of the techniques works the mind, while the repetitious movements of the body help make the application of the techniques second nature to the student. This continuous repeating coordination between the mind and body allows the subconscious mind to retain the motion and application of the techniques, which then leads to a student being capable of executing any practiced move with spontaneity. We believe that due to our unique system of teaching which emphasizes the proper execution of techniques, combined with the repetition of practice, our students can achieve this martially controlled state of spontaneous reaction in any combat situation. Due to the precision and repetition in technique execution demanded from any student during practice, the effectiveness of the Lakas Katorse Martial Arts system is highly advanced, as seen in some of our techniques which can reach up to three strikes in a single moment. Thus, we highly recommend Lakas Katorse as one of today’s most effective modern combat arts, as we are sure to be able to offer much of the techniques on demand in the new generation of martial arts.
In terms of training, Lakas Katorse lays claim as having one of the most unique systems in training. Our techniques are divided into sequences, which in turn are divided into “Groups and Stars”. These groups and stars are then divided into the four belt colors of Lakas Katorse. The belt system is as follows:
White Belt : Initiate of Lakas Katorse
Star Requirements (The Road to the Red Belt):
Greater Master of Lakas Katorse
The back bone of Lakas Katorse training lies in partner training. We believe that through partner training, the Lakas Katorse student gains a realistic first hand experience in the feel of the movements, while at the same time gaining experience in fighting against varied kinds of partners with differing physiques, movements, and levels of fighting depending on who their partner is, be he/she a student, an instructor, a master, or the grandmaster. Although it is highly recommended that a student trains with a partner, it is not required until the higher levels of Lakas Katorse. With our unique system comes a solo training format, designed to give single students a method of practicing the thousands of techniques of Lakas Katorse without the aid of a partner. Regardless of whether a student has a partner or not, he/she can still begin his training in Lakas Katorse to build a foundation for the higher levels of the system. Although the Lakas Katorse Martial Arts is fully based on street combat, it is also designed to be easily translated into a sport. This makes the Lakas Katorse System fully rounded and efficient in Martial Arts, Sports, and overall Physical Fitness.