Tuhon Ray

ABOUT TUHON RAY DIONALDO

 

Founded by Guro Ray Dionaldo, Filipino Combat Systems is an organization dedicated the preservation and promotion of all Filipino Martial Arts.

Filipino Combat Systems(FCS) is an organization/system with members from around the world. We come from extremely diverse backgrounds and martial arts systems. We’ve all come together because of our love of the Filipino Martial Arts, and our unwillingness to become involved in the politics that has so often stifled our growth.

Tuhon Ray Dionaldo is the founder of Filipino Combat Systems (FCS Kali). He was born in Manila On August 30, 1967 Philippines.  At the age of 14 he began his Kali Training with Master Bugin Mateen.  Master Bugin’s training sessions were for the most part brutal, the intense training drove Ray towards excellence.

Ray Dionaldo represents the next generation of martial arts masters. He is an innovator of the ancient Filipino arts adapting them into our modern times. He has devoted most of his life time to mastering these arts through intense training with some of the revered masters such as Professor Remy Presas, Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje, Tatang Bo Sayoc, Tuhon Christopher Sayoc, Guro Dan Inosanto, Ama Guro Raffy Pambuan, Bugin Mateen.
Tuhon Ray possesses a modesty that is rare with his degree of skill. It was only by the direct request of the of late Professor Remy Presas and other master that he created FCS Kali as an independent system.

 

Ranks and Titles 

FILIPINO COMBAT SYSTEMS
Tuhon / Founder

SAYOC KALI / SAYOC FIGHTING SYSTEMS
Instructor: Tuhon Christopher Sayoc
Rank: Tuhon

COLLEGE OF SOKES AND GRANDMASTERS
Doctorate in Martial Arts Philosophy

MODERN ARNIS / MARPIO
Promoted by: Punong Guro Dr. Remy Presas
Senior Master Rodillo B. Dagooc
Rank: Lakan Antas Lima(5) / Master in Modern Arnis

MODERN ARNIS
Instructor: Professor Remy Presas
Rank: Lakan Isa

SAYOC FIGHTING SYSTEMS
Instructor: Grand Tuhon Baltazar “Bo” Sayoc
Rank: Lakan Isa

PEKITI-TIRSIA KALI / STRATEGIC KNIFE DEFENSE
Instructor: Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje / Bjin Lateef Mateen
Rank: Lakan Isa

PEKITI-TIRSIA KALI / KALI OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
Instructor: Master Bjin Lateef Mateen
Rank: Lakan Isa

PAMBUAN ARNIS TULISAN
Instructor: Ama Guro Raffy Pambuan
Rank: Guro

ANCIENT ARTS ACADEMY
Instructor: Lakan Guro Eric Porschen
Rank: Lakan Guro

International Association of Karate-Kobudo
Promoted by: Grand Master Carlos Diaz
Rank: 8th degree black belt

WADO-RYU KARATE
Promoted by: Shihan Mark Cody
Rank: Yon-Dan 4th Degree Black Belt

SHOTOKAN KARATE
Instructor: Sensei Larry Stone
Rank: Ni-Dan 2nd Degree Black Belt

DILLMAN KARATE INSTITUTE
Instructor: Sensei Larry Stone
Rank: Ni-Dan 2nd Degree Black Belt

WU MING TAO CHUAN FA
Instructor: Sifu Jim Bryan
Rank: Black Sash

TSUNG CHEN DO
Instructor: Grand Master Pasquale Giampietro
Rank: 1st Degree Black Belt

Experience and Accomplishments

Over 45 years experience. (Wow!! I didn’t realize that I was that old.)

Original Cast Member, “Art of War” Martial Arts Demo Team.

Featured in the book “Masters of The Blade” by Rey Galang

Produced and featured in over 15 Filipino Martial Arts videos.

Featured in several Martial Arts Magazines world wide.

Member, Latin America Grandmasters & Soke Council, Inc.

Member, Sayoc Fighting System Demo Team under Grand Tuhon Bo Sayoc.

Member, Kali Olympic Demo Team under Master Bjin Lateef Meteen.

Member, Kun Tao Family of Florida.

1983-1990, U.S.A. nationally ranked “Full-contact Stick Fighting” competitor.

1983-1990, U.S.A. nationally ranked “Weapons Forms” competitor

2000, World head of Family Sokeship Council International Hall of Fame “National Instructor of the Year”.

2001, International Jiu-Jitsu Hall of Fame “Kali Master of The Year”.

Over 100 wins in local and international Martial Arts competition.

Presently

Founder and head of FILIPINO COMBAT SYSTEMS Organization and Martial Arts System.

Owner & Head instructor, Filipino Combat Systems International Headquarters, Auburndale, FL.

Founding member:  Grandmasters  Union of International FMA Organizations

World Union of Sokes Masters Grandmasters Florida State Representative.

Co-Author along with Mark E. Cody of the “Filipino Combat Systems” book.

Certified hypnotherapist.

Motivational/Personal Development Speaker. Trained and worked in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Founder of “The Warrior Mindset”, personal development seminars.

President, Warrior Craft Blades.

Edged weapon instructor to be officially endorsed by Grand Master Remy Presas.

Teaching Flilpino Martial Arts seminars, world wide. Specializing in edged weapons.