Welcome to THE BALISONG JOURNAL
An online journal of Southeast Asian Martial Arts, Culture and Spirituality from Guro Jeff Davidson and Detroit Kali-Silat. We will focus on Filipino Kali, Batangas Knife, and Silat Melayu (especially Silat Kuntau Tekpi) - along with Yoruba (West African) fighting and healing arts- and other interesting diversions along the way.
Friday, June 28, 2013
From the Archives
Leyte Island, P.I.
Capt. Nieves Fernandez, only known Filipino female
guerilla leader and formerly a school teacher, shows Pvt. Andrew Lupiba how she
used her long knife to silently kill Japanese soldiers during long years of
Filipino domination by the Japanese.
Lupiba was a bellhop at Los Angeles Ambassador Hotel before entering service.
Photo by Stanley Troutman, Acue news picture
photographer for War Picture Pool. 11-7-44