Bayani Warrior Martial Arts

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About Us

Mission Statement

Our mission at Bayani Warrior Martial Arts is to help change people?s lives through high-quality martial arts training.

Our goal is to use practical, effective methods of self-defense as a platform to improve physical fitness, proper decision making skills, all while instilling a sense of self-discipline, resilience, courage, and respect for others.

We aim to provide a positive, family-oriented environment that challenges its students to become the absolute best they can be in all aspects of life, both on and off the mat.

(Family Man: Guro Mike with his wife Kristine and son Ethan)

About Guro Mike Pana

Guro (Filipino word meaning "teacher") Mike Pana has been training in the martial arts for over 20 years. Starting his martial arts journey at the age of 9, he has been fortunate to train with some of the greatest teachers in the world. He has trained in the Filipino martial arts both in the Philippines, as well as in the United States with some of the greatest masters the martial arts community has to offer. He has also trained in Western Wrestling, Western Boxing, Submission Grappling, Shukokai Karate, Bruce Lee's art of Jeet Kune Do, and the kickboxing art of Muay Thai. He currently teaches the martial arts to people of all ages, and works with the Kickstart Kids foundation--a non-profit that teaches martial arts to middle school students in the state of Texas as part of their Physical Education program.

Titles and Ranks

Founder of Pana Kali.  

Level 1 Instructor in Jeet Kune Do / Filipino Kali under Guro John Ferguson

Associate 5 Instructor in Atienza Kali under Tuhon Carl Atienza

Ambassador for Sayoc Kali under Pamana Tuhon Chris Sayoc

Kickstart Kids Instructor for Austin Middle School in Irving, Texas 

East Coast Representative for Modern Arnis Mano Mano under Punong Lakan Garitony Nicolas