GRANDMASTER BERNARDO F. SALINAS
Fabia Salinas has been in Martial Arts for 49 years. He was born
in a religious town of Manaog, Province of Pangasinan, and Philippines.
He was taught these traditional martial arts under the watchful
eye of his grandfather (Estoque Maestro) Mauricio Fabia and later
trained with his uncle (Arnis Master) Saturnino Quinto Fabia.
He survived through many traditional session of mental and physical
training. The style of training helped him to forge and mold
the system into his being, and create a fearless warrior, through
many bruises and tough times. Master Salinas survived and become
dedicated, he continue to show his admiration for his grandfather
and his uncle through passion for his hereditary family system
estrella de estoque.
So many years, the
family system was forgotten. Until in 1986 Maestro Salinas returned
to the Philippines to make a research in his family system, at
the same time founding the SFMA in honor of the creator, and
successor of the estrella system. In 1996 he was awarded the
master's degree in arnis from Grandmaster Saturnino Quinto Fabia.
Master Bernardo Fabia
Salinas now introduced the third generation of estrella system
of Sinkatan Arnis in North America. His goal is to improve the
system for teaching, by including the origins and philosophies
of his system within the training format for his students and
practitioners. Master Salinas remains as one of the most attentive
student of Sinkatan Arnis. Since emigrating from the Philippines
in 1974 Maestro Salinas has returned to the Philippines every
second year to train and to continue his research in Filipino
Martial Arts. Master Salinas is the Canadian representative of
the sfma sinkatan arnis estrella in Canada.
Maestro Salinas has
conducted training seminars for Sinkatan Arnis, knife training,
and self-defense in Northern British Columbia, Vancouver, and
suburb Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Edmonton, Alberta.
Maestro Salinas holds
a 5th Dan Blackbelt in Shotokan Karate, and has traveled to and
trained in Japan, Philippines, and Canada. He upgrades his Karate
and Aikido training under Shihan Flaviano F. Cabuang of the Martial
Arts Training Society in the Philippines. In 1999 he founded
the Northern Tiger Shotokan Karate Association. He has sixteen
years teaching experience in Karate and Filipino Martial Arts
in the Peace Valley area. In the past year he has trained the
RCMP and Auxiliary force on weapons and combat training. Master
Bernardo Fabia Salinas has been inducted into the:
. International Martial
Arts Hall of Fame (2001 Master Instructor of the Year
in Sinkatan-Arnis *Estrella (Filipino Martial Arts) by the World
Head of Family Sokeship Council.
. Hawaii Martial Arts
Society Hall Of Fame 2002 Hawaii, USA
. World Ildokwan Federation
Hall Of Fame 2002 New York, USA
. Members of International
Assembly of Sokeship Founders and Headmasters. (IASFH) New York,