The Mandirigma Research Organization ( is a project of Kapisanang Mandirigma. It was founded in 1998 by Guros Joel Adriatico, Wayne Ylanan, Hospecio “Bud” Balani Jr., Mar Elepaño, Choy Flores, Dino Flores, Ariel Flores Mosses, Arnold Noche, Gary Quan (RIP), Hans Anton Tan, Bong Hebia and Pantaleon “Mang Leo” Revilles, Jr. (RIP) from Lameco SOG (Sulite Orihinal Group). The organization soon grew and continues to grow to include like minded friends from all manner of backgrounds.

A major influence in launching this project is the teachings of their instructor, Punong Guro Edgar Sulite. The founder of Lameco Eskrima. Other important influences are their other instructors from Bakbakan Philippines such as Grandmaster Christopher Ricketts, Grandmaster Alex Co, Grandmaster Yuli Romo, Grandmaster Rey Galang and Grandmaster Tony Diego.


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Members of Kapisanang Mandirigma being interviewed in 2003 by the Philippine

International TV Station, ABS-BCN. Interview conducted at the Directors Guild

of America in Hollywood, California due to members having projects screened at

an international film festival.

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