October 25, 2018 0 Comments

Our team aims to employ the mindset and methods of Karate, its discipline of movement, and its exacting standards as a vehicle for both physical and character development.

Karate Fitness Manila is prefected by the following individuals:


Ian Jereos
Chief Instructor
Technical Director
Karate Fitness Manila at the UFC Gym Philippines
Part time entrepreneur,  full time Karate Education professional. A technician through and through, Ian has accumulated a wealth of experience competing and winning globally - fronting the national colors. Now on a mission to propagate Karate, he brings with him more than three (3) decades worth of practical insight on the practice and teaching of this beautiful, practical, and lifesaving art.

IG @jkaphilippines


Mario Sebastian
External and Federation Affairs Director
Karate Fitness Manila at the UFC Gym Philippines
Tree farmer, entrepreneur with a passion for nature, woodworking and all things Karate. A karateka (practitioner of Karate) with more than three (3) decades experience, with years spent on national team duty. Mario is a student and teacher of the art, a craftsman, people person, and an avid martial artist. He sees to business, corporate and federation affairs.
IG @sempai_mario 


Jiggs Baarde
Website Editor and Social Media Pointman
Marketing Director
Ecom entrepreneur and survivalist. Former karateka. Loves mountaineering and anything out of the ordinary. Jiggs dedicates himself to ensuring that all our digital touchpoints feature content that is timely, relevant, and valuable - to you.
IG @jiggsbaarde


Bong Abella, MD
Consulting Physician
Medical Director
Cosmetic surgeon with more than a decade of practice. Personally invested in his own fitness and sports activities, Dr. Bong helps review all training programs to ensure the safety of the KFM community.
IG @docbongster



We look forward to seeing you in class. In the interim, we'll leave you with some food for thought about what's in store courtesy of  Mr. Gichin Funakoshi - Shotokan Karate's founder, to wit: "The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants."


Ian Jereos
Chief Instructor
Technical Director