Kapisanang Mandirigma – Founding Member List


Guro Joel Adriatico
Guro Hospecio “Bud” Balani Jr.
Guro Mar Elepaño
Guro Choy Flores
Guro Dino Flores
Guro Ariel Flores Mosses
Guro Arnold Noche
Guro Gary Quan
Guro Pantaleon “Mang Leo” Revilles, Jr. (R.I.P).
Guro Hans Anton Tan




Guro Joel Adriatico:

Currently only teaching family members.


Guro Hospecio “Bud” Balani Jr.

Currently teaching select individuals in  the Los Angeles Area.

There is an equal emphasis of Silat as well as Eskrima taught.

Classes are traditional and in the Backyard Tradition.

For more information:


Email mandirigma.org@gmail.com for more information.


Guro Mar Elepaño:

Guro Mar is currently teaching by invitation only.

About Guro Mar:

Born in the Philippines, Mar Elepaño received his MFA in Animation at the University of Southern California in 1978 and has been teaching at the MFA Animation program of the Division of Animation & Digital Arts of the School of Cinema-Television of USC since 1993 and also serves as the Production Supervisor of the division.  In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he has been involved with Pacific Asian artists for more than 15 years, involved in a partnership project with the Los Angeles Unified School District to bring animation and video workshops to public schools and was a California Arts Council artist-in-residence in several other Los Angeles schools creating media pieces with young people.  The 2003 recipient of the Tatsukawa Memorial Fund Award for his commitment to community service and the advancement of the Asian Pacific American media arts, Mar has been involved with Visual Communications Inc., a Los Angeles based Asian American community media arts group, since 1986 doing media workshops and also spent part of 2001 and 2002 in Malaysia on a Fulbright Grant to teach animation arts prior to taking on his role as the “ring leader” of the notorious VC Digital Posse, aka Digital Pusit, which also involves his colleagues from Lameco SOG, Arturo “Dino” Flores and Arnold A. Noche.


Guro Choy Flores

Guro Choy is currently teaching by invitation only.


Guro Dino Flores:

Guro Dino is available only for private lessons, semi-private, workshops and seminars. There are only a few slots left for private instruction so please email for availability.

For more information contact: Guro Dino Flores – mandirigma.org@gmail.com or go to  http://mandirigma.org/?page_id=67.


Guro Ariel Flores Mosses:

About Guro Ariel:

Guro Ariel F. Mosses has over 30 years of Filipino Martial Arts experience. He has trained under Filipino Hall of Fame Grand Master Conrad A. Manaois, the late Punong Guro Edgar G. Sulite, and Grand Master Christopher Ricketts of Kali Ilustrisimo. Guro Mosses is the Vice President and Chief Instructor for Manaois Systems International. He holds a 7th degree in Kali Jukune Do. He has experience as a professional bodyguard and is a former police officer.

To contact Guro Ariel go to:


Arnold Noche:

Guro Arnold is currently teaching by invitation only.

For more information:



Gary Quan:

Guro Quan is currently teaching by invitation only.


Pantaleon “Mang Leo” Revilles, Jr. (R.I.P).

Mang Leo was oldest member of the group and also the youngest at heart. Pantaleon Revilles, Jr. has earned the nickname “Mang Leo” by his fellow peers. Mang Leo also trained under Momoy Canete in Cebu, Philippines and was training partners with Guro Arnulfo “Dong” Cuesta of Doce Pares in the early days. He is missed by his brothers in Eskrima.


Hans Anton Tan:

Guro Hans is currently teaching by invitation only in the Philippines.



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