Saturday, April 11, 2015

About Roland Ferrer

Roland Ferrer began his formal training in the martial arts in 1973 and is an internationally recognized 7th degree Black Belt. He began the formal study of the Filipino Martial Arts at the original Kali Academy of Dan Inosanto & Richard Bustillo in 1977. He was honored to be a resident athlete at the United States Olympic Training Center in 1988 going on to win the U.S. National Taekwondo Championships in the Middle Weight Division.
1988 U.S. Olympic Training Center Team

In the Art of Taekwondo:
​-1986-1988 California State Middle Weight Champion

-1988 U.S. Middle Weight National Champion

-1990 Instructor and Coach to 4 U.S. National Jr. Team Members

​-1993 U.S. Olympic Festival Team Captain and Silver Medalist
1993 U.S. Olympic Festival 

-1998-99 State Commissioned Athletic Judge for ESPN Pro-Taekwondo

-1998-99 California State Taekwondo Association Secretary General

-2000 West-coast's U.S. Olympic Training Center Headquarters for Elite U.S. TKD training

-2000 Coach for  for ESPN Pro-Taekwondo

-2000 Invited delegate of the USTU to the 2000 Olympic Games

-2000 Coach for the United States Taekwondo National Team, representing the United States in Korea and China.

In the Filipino Martial Arts:

-Punong Guro Roland Ferrer is a Filipino-American and is the founder of PaaMano Eskrima, established in 1992.

-PG Ferrer began his formal training in the martial arts in 1973

Began the formal study of the Filipino Martial Arts at the original
Kali Academy of Dan Inosanto & Richard Bustillo in 1977.

Master Ferrer is a Certified Instructor of the LAMECO Eskrima System, certified personally by Founder Edgar remembrance, honor and gratitude to the founder Edgar Sulite.

These are some of the other Filipino Martial Arts Masters that Master Ferrer was honored to trained with and have influenced his PaaMano Eskrima System: Ernesto Presas, Dionsio Canete, Bobby Taboada, Leo Giron, Felix Roiles.

Bas Rutten, Darryl Levine, Amir Perets
Salim Assili Savate Master
Master Ferrer is an eternal student and has trained with some of the top masters in their martial arts fields in: Muay Thai, Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiujitsu, Judo, Karate, Wrestling, Western Boxing, Savate, Capoeira, Kendo, Kobudo, Aikido for over 43 years.  He continues to enjoy learning new styles, meeting new masters and growing as a martial artist.

Master Toddy Thohsaphol Sitiwatjana           

Hyon Lee, Anthony Davis, Dae Sung Lee, Felix Roiles, Aurora Ferrer                                      

Master Roland Ferrer's Organizations & Affiliations

Kadan Martial Arts 
PaaMano Eskrima & Performing Arts
Roland's Martial Flow

Thank you for visiting.

KickDr Advanced Kicking Applications Workshops

By Aurora Ferrer

Master Roland Ferrer's Kick Dr. Series
With 43 years of experience in competitive Taekwondo, both Open Style Tournaments and World Taekwondo Federation Tournaments, 24 years of experience in Kickboxing and Muay Thai and 27 years of coaching/training state, national, international and olympic athletes, Roland has the experience few teachers have. In his Kick Dr. Series, Roland shares his 43 plus years of martial arts experience in multiple styles and systems with the focus on kicking. His mastery is in being able to develop and teach the offensive, defensive and strategic application of any kicking technique.

He is an effective and encouraging instructor, asking the most from his students at the same time making sure he gives them the skills to succeed.

About Roland's Kick Dr. Series in his own words: Why my Kick Dr. Series?
"The Kick Dr, Series is about developing your kicks to their full potential and making your newly acquired repertoire of kicks an integral part of your fighting vocabulary. As they say 'knowledge is power'. The more knowledge you acquire in any subject the more power and confidence you'll have in it. The tools, techniques and application from my 43 plus years of experience will give you an edge whether it be for training fighters, prize fighting, street self-defense or for serious martial arts enthusiasts." The Art of Kicking" in under utilized in the MMA world but is now starting to emerge.  Having spent  my entire martial arts career kicking, my understanding of this range is second nature and my ability to apply the most sophisticated kicks in the MMA arena is my niche.

Private Coaching for Athlete Development
These are one on one training sessions for athletes training for martial arts competitions. Privates focus on creating winning fighting strategies through developing an effective offensive and defensive repertoire tailored for the individual's strengths and abilities. We can also create specific strategies for individual opponents and/or competitions. Master Ferrer also works with coaches and trainers to help them develop their athletes to their full potential.

Seminars / Workshops /Privates / Strategy Consultant

-OTC (Olympic Training Center) Footwork
           Level 1:  Fast Feet (Warm-up)
           Level 2:  Lightening Feet (Intricate footwork)
      *Each level is 1 hour long
-Kicking Foundation (Levels 1 - 4)
           Level 1:  Front kick
           Level 2:  Round kick
           Level 3:  Side kick
           Level 4:  Back kick
      *Each level is 2 hours long / Technique & Application

-Advanced Kicking (Levels 1 - 3)
           Level 1:  Hook kick / Spin heel hook
           Level 2:  Axe kick / Cresent kick (inside & outside)
           Level 3:  Tornado 360
      *Each level is 2 hours long / Technique & Application

-Aerial Kicking (Levels 1 - 5)
           Level 1:  Jump front / Jump axe / Jump switch / Jump cresents
           Level 2:  Flying side / Double flying side / Sling shot
           Level 3:  Double & Triple round / Machine gun / Capoiera round

           Level 4:  Nadabon hook / Cut backs & hooks / Fast cut backs & hooks
           Level 5:  Cartwheel  / Side aerial / 540
      *Each level is 2 hours long / Technique & Application

-Kickboxing/MMA - Levels 1-3
           Level 1:  Punch / Elbow / Knee / Kick
           Level 2:  Kick set-ups for Punch / Elbow / Knee / Kick
           Level 3:  Baiting & Trapping for kick finish
       *Each level is 2 hours long / Technique & Application

-Street Defense Kicking (Kicks to incapacitate)
       *2 hour session

-Kick Takedowns & Sweeps
       *2 hour session

For more information about his programs or to schedule workshops and private lessons please email

Master Roland Ferrer's Organizations

PaaMano Eskrima & Performing Arts
PaaMano Youtube Channel 
PaaMano Eskrima Facebook
Roland's Martial Flow
Kadan Martial Arts 

Thank you for visiting.

About PaaMano Eskrima Workshops

By Aurora Ferrer

Punong Guro Roland Ferrer created and founded this style in 1992.  PaaMano Eskrima literally translated means "Hand Foot Skirmish".  The system is an interpretation of many Martial Arts Systems, Concepts and Techniques. Its foundation was created to support a learning progression from novice to expert.  The implements used are: single stick (solo baston), double stick (doble baston), stick/sword and knife (espada y daga), daga (knife), empty hand (hands, feet, elbows, knees, head), sayaw (dance &: forms).  Our system was created to honor the Warrior and Artist Ancestors of the Philippines. PaaMano Eskrima is as practical as it is beautiful. Master Ferrer has worked with Law Enforcement on hand to hand combat as well as advanced baton training. He also teaches workshops and seminars to Master Instructors and Filipino Martial Arts enthusiasts from all over the World.

PaaMano Eskrima practical application demonstration at
2012 FPAC Festival, San Pedro, CA
Roland Ferrer offers one, two and three day workshops in PaaMano Eskrima. He offers a variety of workshops from beginning to master instructor levels. PaaMano Eskrima Instructorships are offered to dedicated filipino martial arts practitioners who have complete the process or in-process. He also offers instructor training and chapter school certifications with classes held onsite or via Skype.

About PaaMano Eskrima Clip

PaaMano Eskrima Group at the filming of our DVD, 13 Angles of Attack ~ Honoring the Warrior Ancestors. This soon to be released DVD shares The 13 Basic Angles of Attacks, Block, Checks and Counters of our system. We have included extra footage to share some of the beauty, culture and Heroes of the Philippines.

In this clip, Punong Guro Ferrer and Mr. Jeff Nelson share some of the practical applications of his PaaMano Eskrima System at the Filipino Arts & Culture (FPAC) Festival in San Pedro, CA. Roland says, "It's always an honor to share the Filipino Martial Arts and culture. I hope in a small way we (PaaMano Eskrima and Performing Arts) can inspire future generations to learn more about the Filipino culture and martial arts." 

Seminars / Workshops 

General Information: All workshops are available to be taught onsite at your school or martial arts club.   All workshops will be blocked for a minimum 2 hours of training per discipline.

Single Stick - Solo Baston (Levels 1 - 6)

Double Stick - Doble Baston (Levels 1 - 6)

Bladed - Labaha (Level  1 - 6) 

Empty Hand - PaaMano (Levels 1 - 6)

Dances/Forms - Sayaw (Levels 1 -6)

For any questions or to reserve a workshop date, please contact PG Ferrer at

Punong Guro Roland Ferrer's Organizations

PaaMano Eskrima & Performing Arts
PaaMano Youtube Channel 
PaaMano Eskrima Facebook
Roland's Martial Flow
Kadan Martial Arts 

Salamat po for visiting.