Doug Marcaida is an Edged Impact Weapons Specialist of Filipino Martial Arts practitioner. With over 25 years of experience, Doug Marcaida got into the weapons part of his training when was in the U.S. military. Initially martial arts was his focus, but not weapons. It was one thing he hated because of his fear of them.
While In the U.S. Air Force, Doug Marcia trained with men who actually used the very thing he feared… knives. He decided he had to face it head on and trained with them. During Doug Marcaida’s training, he was surprised to find it was actually his ancestral art.
Being a troubled child, Doug Marcaida had many fights and his father turned him onto martial arts so he could learn to defend himself, but this time… with style! Something happened though during that training, he learned discipline and how to control one’s self. That’s when he fully understood that he could enjoy it as an art form.
Martial Arts saved Doug Marcaida from himself. Now he gets to share what he loves. Teachers ridiculed him saying “Why are putting your stuff on video?” “Why are you sharing it all on YouTube and giving out all the secrets?” To them, Doug Marcaida replied, “There are no secrets. Everything with social media will be shown out there.”
Now Doug Marcaida gets to celebrate his passion, also to share it with you and have fun in the process! Enjoy your training!