Housekeeping of IKF and the Kuntaw Martial Arts for the next Generation of Kuntawistas loyal, obedient and true to the GGM Carlito A. Lanada, Sr. Heritage

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This announcement is for all kyuds and kyudais, and for all who, for whatever reasons, continue to follow the ups and downs of the Kuntaw Martial Arts, the Arts that GGM Carlito A. Lanada, Sr. had inherited from his ancestors, propagated with his sweat and blood alongside with Sultana Mely, founded amidst hardships, and victoriously made Kuntaw to become one of the well-known and well-respected martial arts styles in the world – the Kuntaw with the “W”, which nowadays becomes a precious “commodity” for others to adopt it, which for some have ironically make it as if it is of their own; others acted as if they wanted to protect the true Kuntaw that the GGM had founded; others have twisted it to make it as if it is a new style that they can claim for themselves.

For those who are and were, in any point of their martial arts training, became a member of the GGM lineage, or had come across or cross-trained with the GGM, the GGM and the Sultana would like to inform you that in their maturing age, they will institute Kuntaw housekeeping to clean the organization of the dust and the rust that continue to attack the very foundation of the Kuntaw Martial Arts and the IKF/KNP/NATO/MKA. Nobody will be spared this time both within and outside the Lanada family. The GGM will face his nemesis with truth, and to the best of his ability, with a certain degree of respect if it is warranted.

For those active kyuds and kyudais that allow themselves become followers of some who actively (covertly or overtly) out there to destroy the very foundation of the Kuntaw Martial Arts, the GGM and the Sultana are giving you the opportunity to turn around and submit yourselves to the legitimate IKF Country Directors, who are instructed to accept you with peace and discuss matters for the betterment of the IKF organization. The IKF organization has a mechanism in-place and it is working effectively.

  • The IKF President is the person who has overall operational authority and is in-charge with the IKF and the Kuntaw Martial Arts operations around the world. The IKF President has signed Letter of Commitment, Obedience and Loyalty with the GGM in this regard and is bound to uphold it at all times. If the IKF President cannot uphold it, it would be better for that person to resign.
  • The IKF Country Directors are the kyuds/kyudais who has overall operational authority and is in-charge with the IKF and the Kuntaw Martial Arts operations within his/her country jurisdiction. The IKF Country Directors report to the IKF President and have signed Letter of Commitment, Obedience and Loyalty with the GGM in this regard and they are bound to uphold it at all times. If they cannot uphold it, it would be better for them to resign.
  • The IKF Commissioners, chapter instructors and other officers report to the IKF Country Directors, neither to IKF President nor to the Chief Executive Director (CED). The IKF Commissioners have signed Letter of Commitment, Obedience and Loyalty with the GGM in this regard and they are bound to uphold it at all times. If they cannot uphold it, it would be better for them to resign.
  • The CED can go directly to the IKF Country Directors or the IKF Commissioners ONLY on matters of guidance and other non-technical and operational matters, and on matters where the integrity of the IKF and Kuntaw Martial Arts are at stake and disturbed, however without bypassing the IKF President’s authority and responsibility.

The GGM and the Sultana, as part of their housekeeping initiatives in order to protect the ancestral Kuntaw Martial Arts and the IKF, and to preserve them for the next generation of Kuntawistas, do not and will not withhold actions that may lead to striking-off any kyud or kyudai either a family member or not from the IKF Roster and the Kuntaw Martial Arts.

The GGM speaks boldly to those who are in the Philippines and working against the interest of IKF and the Kuntaw Martial Arts. Kuntaw is a Filipino Martial Arts founded by the GGM, a Filipino by birth, flesh and blood. You are a Filipino by birth, flesh and blood, and you live in the nation that rebelled and repelled the bond of slavery imposed upon by the conquistadores and imperialists. If you are a humble and a principled Filipino Kuntawista, why do you make yourself an instrument of a foreigner whose only aim is to destroy the very fiber of the Kuntaw Martial Arts that the GGM has founded first for the Filipinos, then next to the world? Nobody has the “blood” right to use “Maharlika” except those Filipinos who have blood lineage belonging to the royal ancestry in the South. The GGM and the members of the biological Lanada family have that “blood” in their veins. Nobody has the birthright to use “Maharlika” except those Filipinos whose blood that flows on every fiber of their veins is a blood of a Filipino. If you have this blood, why do you allow yourself to be led and be ruled by a non-Filipino whose only aim is to build a divide between Filipinos, and between Kuntawistas. Kung ang pagsama mo diyan ay dahil sa pride or pera, mahiya ka kyud/kyudai dahil para kang si Makapili (magbasa ka ng Philippine History para malaman mo ang ibig sabihin ng Makapili). Bumalik ka sa IKF at tumulong sa pagtaguyod ng Kuntaw. Mas kayang tanggapin ng GGM ang pagsama mo sa mga Pilipinong kyuds/kyudais na humiwalay sa IKF, at least Pilipino ang mga yun at may birthright kaysa diyan sa dayuhan na ginagamit ka lang upang ituro mo sa kanya ang iyong kaalaman. Mag-isip ka at maging matuwid bago dumating ang bagyo.

The GGM and the Sultana reiterate that as long as the GGM is alive, he is and will always be the Supreme Authority of Kuntaw Martial Arts and the IKF/KNP/NATO/MKA.

The GGM always says “Walang sumisira sa bakal kundi ang sarili nitong kalawang.”

To all kyuds and kyudais, please be guided accordingly.

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Mr. William J. Spence, Struck-Off from the Roster of the IKF and the Kuntaw Martial Arts

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Posted by the instruction of GGM Carlito A. Lanada, Sr. and Sultana Melinda Guerrero Lanada regarding their son-in-law, Mr. William J. Spence.

BE IT KNOWN by all especially by the kyuds and kyudais of IKF/KNP/NATO/MKA and the Kuntaw World that Mr. William J. Spence is struck-off in its entirety from the Roster of IKF and the Kuntaw Martial Arts effective immediately. He is no longer a “kyud”.

There are deeper issues that are involved in this matter. The GGM and the Sultana have decided to keep these issues within the confines of the family. However, the GGM and the Sultana would like to make this final declaration – a declaration that requires no explanation, and yet it speaks for the truth – free from any duress and undue force.

BE IT KNOWN that the GGM did not promote Mr. William J. Spence. The announced promotion and display of certificate are a fraud.

The GGM and the Sultana have unilaterally declared that as long as the GGM is alive, he is and will always be the Supreme Authority of Kuntaw Martial Arts and there is only one Kuntaw family – the International Kuntaw Federation (IKF) with its sister organizations, the KNP/NATO/MKA and all legitimate IKF Country Chapters in the world.

 

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Important Announcement Regarding the Rank of IKF GRANDMASTER – By the GGM as Affirmed by the Sultana of IKF

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Posted by the instruction of GGM Carlito A. Lanada, Sr. as affirmed by Sultana Mely – August 5, 2015; (1) revision#1 – August 24, 2015; (2) revision#2 – Sept. 18, 2015.

  • GGM Carlito A. Lanada, Sr., established the rank IKF Grandmaster with the following strict criteria: (1) it is a privilege with attached responsibility and obligations; NOT an entitlement that demands power, (2) it is limited to representing and propagating Kuntaw Martial Arts of GGM’s lineage under the International Kuntaw Federation, (3) as an Ambassador of IKF and the GGM in the martial arts communities in the world, (4) as a model of an effective and humble IKF leader for his or her kyuds and kyudais, (5) protector of the interests of the GGM and guardian of the International Kuntaw Federation.

If the IKF GM cannot uphold these criteria, he or she could either

(1) resign voluntarily, which in this case, he or she surrenders his or her privileges including the use of the GM title and rank; this is a principled move which retains his or her reputation and dignity and can command respect for his or her favour. The rank of this person reverts back to his or her previous rank.

(2) be disavowed by the GGM. The subject GM may maintain the title GM, but can neither carry the name IKF nor the rank, nor any privileges, nor representing IKF in any shape or form in this person’s activities. This person’s actions are of his or her own; this person is outside of the IKF organization.

(3) be stripped-off of the GM title and rank and all the privileges attached to it; this is an extreme but rightful action on the part of the GGM. This person is either reverted back to his or her previous rank (remains in the roster), or totally expelled or struck-off from the IKF organization (deleted from the roster).

  • GGM Carlito A. Lanada, Sr., as long as he is alive, reserves the right to promote a kyud or kyudai to the rank of Grandmaster, 9th Degree, Red Belt. This right belongs only to GGM and is not included in his retirement. Only by the GGM’s direct authority that a legitimate IKF GM may act on the GGM’S behalf and promote a kyud or kyudai to the rank of GM.
  • GGM Carlito A. Lanada, Sr., has learned that a certain IKF GM has promoted a senior kyud to the rank of GM, or might have used the GGM’s name to promote this senior kyud to the rank of IKF GM. This alleged promotion is a fraud, and therefore does not exist.
  • The GGM only recognizes and acknowledges the following IKF Grandmasters listed in the order of appointment.
  1. GM Kyud Bud Cothern (deceased) (#a)
  2. GM Kyud Bill Roy (#b)
  3. GM Kyud Marc De Leon
  4. GM Kyud Cyrus Lagumen, Sr.
  5. GM Kyud Florentino Regondola
  6. GM Kyud Carlito G. Lanada, Jr.
  7. GM Kyud Jaime Lanada

(#a) disavowed by the GGM, but reinstated when he reconciled with the GGM; disbanded the group he started, the Kuntaw Legacy; gave his commitment to the GGM to re-strengthen the IKF. (Attestation by GM Marc De Leon)

(#b) inactive in the training, but always loyal to and respectful of the GGM, and a protector of the IKF.

The GGM is still alive and shall not remain silent if the Kuntaw Martial Arts and the IKF/KNP/NATO/MKA that he founded may be compromised by the actions of individual(s) either from within or outside the IKF.

Kyuds and Kyudais please be guided accordingly.

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(1) Revision#1 – August 24, 2015 – Mr. William J. Spence was struck-off from the Roster of IKF and the Kuntaw Martial Arts. See the post dated August 24, 2015 for full details.

(1) Revision#2 – September 18, 2015 – Ms. Alicia L. Kossmann alongside Mr. William “Bill: Kossmann were struck-off from the Roster of IKF and the Kuntaw Martial Arts. See the post dated September 18, 2015 for full details.

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