KAFS TRAINING CENTER LEVEL 1 Cagayan de Oro, Philippines Student’s Handout

Todo en Inglés 05 de marzo de 2019 Por Dojang Diario
This document, which is a great element of knowledge was granted by Marlon Agol from Compol Catarman Camiguin, province of the Philippines. His profession is Filipino marin, he has the rank of tsgt im 21years in the service of the Filipino marines.

A.        Terminal Learning Objectives:

To impart to the students the History of KAFS CTMW system


B.        Enabling Learning Objectives:

1. The students should know and understand the history, creed, mission, vision and philosophy of KAFS CTMWS.

                                   2. Recite the creed and philosophy.

                                   3. Etiquette and protocols

                                   4. Understand KAFS Logo and its description.  


I.              Introduction


Crime is inevitable. We are prone to dangers driven by unlawful elements in our society and this has wasted many innocent lives like professionals, students, media personnel and even law enforcers. Despite of all the training programs they go through, Security Officers still struggle in fighting these crimes that eventually risk their own lives.


            Part of our Mission is for our citizens to acquire defensive skills & knowledge; Risk assessment and awareness and to obtain readiness at all times.


            As background, Knowledge Achieved Fighting Strength (KAFS), Combat Tactical Mixed Weapon System is a Filipino Martial Arts skills doctrine created in the island of Camiguin, Cagayan De Oro. The fighting system was designed for people who needs self-protection as well as skill and physical development. It provides the practitioner complete strategies, tactics and skills on impact and edged weapons.


            The Instructors of this system has been teaching not only the Philippine Marine Corps’ personnel but also the US Marine Corps in RP-US Balikatan Exercises, the Joint Special Operation Group of General Headquarters (GHQ) which composed of elite forces of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), The Cadets of The Philippine National Police Academy as well as PNP personnel, Bureau of Fire Protection, security groups and other individuals to include foreign nationals who seeks self-protection skills.


            KAFS Combat Mixed Weapon System is now the official system practiced by Marine Battalion Landing Team-7(Marawi heroes), PNP’s Regional Public Safety Battalion Region 10 & 12 and lately, reservists from Cagayan De Oro.


II.         Creed


I swear to God and to the KAFS Combat Tactical Mixed Weapon system family,
that I will use my weapons or my skills, only to defend myself and others, never will I draw my blade in anger, vengeance or any despicable act. So help me God.


III.        Mission


KAFS Combat Tactical Mixed Weapon System aims to strengthen one’s physical condition through the study of martial arts for an effective self-protection, creating a core of excellence to an individual practitioner and to provide a wide range of training program in self-protection.


IV.       Vision


KAFS Combat Tactical Mixed Weapon System envisions itself to be recognized globally, in bringing enhanced and effective training program system to bring-out the best in an individual practitioner in bladed and impact weapons as well as empty hand techniques.


V.        Philosophy


“Fighting is the key to survival”




VI.       History


KAFS Combat Tactical Fighting System is a Filipino martial art created in the island of Camiguin by the founder and Chief Instructor Marlon “Ramal Eagle” C. Agol.

An overwhelming warrior blood that runs through his veins has made him studied different martial arts and fighting techniques.

At a young age of eight, Ramal has studied the Filipino Jeet Kune Do and has reached 8th level of his studies. Upon the death of his uncle and mentor, he never ceased in seeking for more trainings to enhance his skills.

On his second year in High School, he studied the Tiger Claw and finished his Black Belt. It was in 1993 when he was made the Assistant Director of Region X in Tiger Claw martial arts.

This hasn’t made him stopped in searching for improvement as it made him studied Karate Do while in College and acquired a 2nd Dan Black Belt rating.


In 1997, he entered the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC), known as the warrior unit of thePhilippine Navy and cutting edge of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).


As he has been continuously questing for more crucial ways of strengthening his skills, he took the PMC Martial Arts Program Cadre Course Class Nr 1 and since then, became one of the senior instructors in the Marine Corps Training Center.


As a dedicated and broad-minded martial artist, he always unlocks new doors in adapting different fighting methods. He studied the United States Martial Arts Program in 2006 and has been training the US Counterparts in Philippine Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (PMCMAP) in bilateral exercises since 2004.


In 2007, he completed and was certified as instructor as he studied Taekwondo and represented the Philippine Navy in Taekwondo competition in the AFP the same year.


As a Marine soldier, he had encountered and survived various conflicts in Mindanao as well as engagements with unlawful elements outside the Corps.


These struggles have inspired him to create a practical and unique fighting system that can be applied by people who needs self-protection and survival in our world of undetermined situation. His vision has gained support from various groups of law enforcers and supported the registration of the system.


VII.      Ranking System


            Level 1

            Level 2

            Level 3

            Level 4

            Level 5 Instructor

            Junior Instructor

            Senior Instructor

            Master Instructor

            Senior Master Instructor


VIII.     Salutations

            Long Form

            Short Form


IX.       General Martial Arts Etiquette and Protocols


            Etiquette: The code of polite behavior

            Protocol:  Correct conduct and procedures




Why is martial arts etiquette important?

Self-respect/ Respect for others


Avoid offending another martial artist or person

Negative and positive criticism

Bragging or being boastful

Insulting is harmful

Speak positively, not negatively

How to prevent a fight

Avoiding retaliation through self-control

Martial arts fighting restrictions

Why do we bow when entering a martial arts class?/Ego’s

Be responsible for your own equipment

No fooling around

Be punctual

Place mobile phone on silent mode

No profanity may be used while training

Skipping class

Warm-up exercises









Our objective in this class is to improve ourselves, and not to prove that we are better than others.


X.        KAFS Logo Description



























1.    KAFS

     Knowledge Achieve Fighting Strength

                                   2, FILIPINO SUN      

The 8-rays represent the eight provinces which revolt against aggressors using the Filipino fighting system.


3.    SHIELD

           Represents the system as a protection and safety-based self-defense/Life preservation


4.    EAGLE


The Eagle represents great power and balance, and brings strength, courage, wisdom, a creative spirit grace achieved through knowledge and hard work.

Flying eagle signifies the divine truth of the word and represents a state of elegance that is reached through inner work, understanding and passing the initiation tests that result from reclaiming our personal power. It is the spirit of determination. It is the gift of clear vision with which one can truly see the things one sees. It is the patience to wait for the appropriate moment.


5.    STICK

Represents the basic impact weapon of the Filipino system in martial arts

6.    Kris

Represents the edge weapon used by Ancient Filipinos


Other mixed weapons training in the system


The system is our very own


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