Close Ties: Family, Honor, Tradition
Master Mosses has close ties with the influential trainers and practitioners in FMA today. This close knit group forms a small community, frequently training together to keep the tradition ALIVE, VIBRANT, and TRUE to its roots.
Master Mosses's cousin and friend, Guro Dino Flores, shares in this long history of training and sparring together.
They began their formal training in the 1980's with Grandmaster Henry Bio, of Sikaran Arnis. Both Master Mosses and Guro Flores also trained in the NINOY CINCO TEROS Arnis style with Grand Master Conrad A. Manaois.
Each also trained directly with Punong Guro Edgar G. Sulite. Guro Dino was accepted as an initial member of Sulite's newly formed BACKYARD GROUP, AKA The Sulite Oriehenal Group (S.O.G.) into which Master Mosses became an honorary member.
Master Mosses soon relocated to Washington State, where Punong Guro Sulite made Master Mosses his head representative for the state. Over the years, Punong Guro spent many weeks at Master Mosses's home where he PERSONALLY trained Master Mosses. He became Master Mosses's close friend and mentor. Today, Master Mosses continues to teach his beloved instructor's Lameco Eskrima in its pure form.
Guro Flores and Master Mosses also trained for many years under Grand Master Christopher N. "Topher" Ricketts until his passing in 2010.
Today, the family keeps CLOSE TIES by training and hosting seminars together!