Grandmaster J.C. Cabiero

Mission Statement

To instruct any law abiding person that wishes to learn self-defense in the pure Filipino Martial Art of SerCuerdas ng Escrima, for self-protection, self-preservation of life and defending one’s loved ones and friends, defending one’s habitation, property against a person who manifestly intends or endeavors, by violence or surprise, to commit a felony, or against a person who manifestly intends and endeavors, in a violent, riotous or tumultuous manner, to enter the habitation of anotehr for the purpose of offering violence to any person therein (as per California Penal Code 197).


Master JC Cabiero was trained by the late Angel Cabales, who introduced Filipino Martial Arts in the United States in 1962, and is known as the “Father of Escrima”. GM Angel Cabales privately trained JC Cabiero for 14 years from 1972-1986, and both associated until GMs death in 1991. GM Angel Cabales honored JC Cabiero with the recognition and title of Master in 1979, supported by GM Angel Cabales signature on the 4th Master Diploma ever given outside the Cabales family.

  • Master Cabiero was featured in Inside Kung Fu, Black Belt, Fighting Stars, Martial Arts Masters, Karate Illustrated, and was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 1997.
  • Master Cabiero has written several books, one which is titled, “The Pure Art of Cabales Serrada Escrima” which is recognized internationally as the most precise and detailed book written on GM Cabales fighting art.
  • Master Cabiero has produced several training videos, dvds and written a movie script based on WWII.
  • Master Cabiero has an MBA in Management and is completing his PhD in Applied Management and Decision Science.

I want all my students to learn and become better than me!

I've always been the warrior type, I will train until I pass-out. I've always been that way!

I care about my students more than I do their money.

I expect all my students to be honest, helpful and respectful.

Who's Next?

I don't tap!

Conquer or die!

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Even if you fall on your face, you are still moving forward.

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