20 August 2017

Guro Fred Evrard of Kali Majapahit (Audio)

Photo by Lester Ledesma

This month we will be featuring Guro Fred Evrard of Kali Majapahit who had the honor to be the first Caucasian to open a Filipino Martial Art school in the Philippines.

Guro Fred was born in France (Paris) October 13, 1972. He started training in Martial Arts (Judo) at the age of 7. In year 2003, following a lifetime dedicated to the Martial Arts, Guro Fred and his wife Katulong Guro Lila, left their home in Tahiti for a “Martial Arts & traditional medicines” trip around the world.

4 years without going home, sleeping in dojos, in temples, or directly at their instructors' place; training all over the world with Masters of several Martial Arts, monks and healers.

They have visited and trained in China, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Tibet, Philippines, Lebanon, USA, Hawaii, Tahiti, France, Germany, Canada, Norway, etc.; searching for knowledge and sharing it, teaching seminars all over the world.

Guro Fred with Punong Guro Jeff Espinous
Fred Evrard has been studying Martial Arts for more than 30 years and teaching them for about 18 years.

He is the founder of the Kali Majapahit system of Filipino Martial Arts, and the owner of several Martial Arts schools, which teach different styles of Filipino Martial Arts, Silat, energy work (Qi Gong), Philosophy and Asian Health systems.

Fred Evrard also had the privilege to study several schools of philosophy from the eastern tradition like Chinese Buddhism (Chan), Taoism, Zen, Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana) and Tantra Yoga.

Fred Evrard has been studying traditional Filipino, Chinese and Thai massage with some of the most famous masters in Asia. After studying Tuina in China and Thai massage at the Loi Krok centre in Thailand, Fred started his researches in the Filipino healing system (Hilot). He also learn the ancient art of Dong Fa (Chinese ancestor of osteopathic), and modern osteopathy in Paris. Fred Evrard has been studying and practicing natural healing systems for more than 10 years.


Guro Fred giving a seminar to the "Fulcon" Council of Masters in Baguio, Philippines