Great Grandmaster (GGM) Lanada is a 9th Degree Red Belt. The highest attainable rank in the ancient art of Kuntaw. In 1960, he founded and is now the Chief Executive Director of the International Kuntaw Federation, which currently maintains registered training facilities in over fifteen countries world wide, including Great Britain, Canada, Australia, Philippines, and many parts of the United States. Mr. Lanada is the former Chairman of the World Unified Council of Martial Arts which regulates and sets the standards for international martial arts competition.
From 1970 to the mid 80’s, Mr. Lanada was the Defensive Tactics Instructor for the US Navy Seals, at the Subic Naval Base, and for the US Air Force at Basa Air Base in the Philippines. GGM Lanada also taught martial arts at Naga University, PI.
In 1993, President Clinton awarded Mr. Lanada with the Presidential Sports Award in Washington, DC.
In 1996, he was inducted into the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame at San Diego State University.
In 2002, Filipino Martial Arts Magazine honored GGM Lanada as Man of the Year/ Instructor of the Year.
Great Grandmaster Lanada is a living legend known and respected world-wide throughout the martial arts community (IKF).
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