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:
///// Jiggs Baarde
Web Infrastructure and Social Media Pointman
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.
///// Bong Abella, MD
Practicing surgeon, personally invested in his own fitness and sports activities, Dr. Bong helps review all training programs to ensure the safety of the KFM community.
///// Mario Sebastian
External and Federation Affairs Director
Sustainable tree farmer, entrepreneur, author. Has 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.
///// Rhea Madrid
Instruction and Education Department
University of Santo Tomas-educated engineer. Dedicated, personable, professional. Rhea has spent a good part of her early years in high-level competition, eventually earning national titles. A karateka (practitioner of Karate) with more than two (2) decades of competitive and training experience. Rhea is a vital member of the technical and instruction team.
[ see RHEA'S PROFILE HERE ]
///// Ian Jereos
Resident Chief Instructor
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.
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."
Jiggs BaardeMarketing Director