U.S. Military Vets Honor the Legacy of Pamana Tuhon Chris Sayoc Sr.
“When you draw your blade, 10,000 hands draw their blades with you.“
— Pamana Tuhon Christopher Sayoc Sr.
The 10,000 Hands refers to the people who came before us – the people whose blood was shed so that we can learn from the lessons of the past and live to fight today.
Many of Sayoc Kali’s very best, and top-level military veterans, are now in the public. Their deeds and unparalleled sacrifice are without question.
Read their words about Sayoc and Pamana Tuhon Christopher Sayoc Sr.
SAYOC THE SOURCE
Kyle Defoor of Defoor Performance Shooting and former Naval Special Warfare veteran (SEAL), had some great things to say about Sayoc Kali.
Specifically about Pamana Tuhon Christopher Sayoc Sr.’s role in developing the thought behind much of what is considered modern combatives today.
Most don’t know this or choose to ignore it……… [Sayoc Tuhon] Tom Kier (one of Chris’s longest and most respected students) and I started doing integrated combatives pre IG and FB with only MIL clients and only later around 2009 did anyone pay attention to what we were doing. Even by 2012 when I started doing Sayoc oriented blade work in open enrollment shooting classes no one else was even close…..”Kyle Defoor
Bill Rapier (American Tactical Shooting Instruction) spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy SEAL teams with the last 14 as a member of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU). His assignments included assaulter, breacher, sniper, team leader, troop chief, and military working dog department senior advisor. A BJJ black belt under Gustavo Machado and a Sayoc Student since 2006.
I did not know Pamana Tuhon Chris Sayoc well, but some of the men he trained and the system that he created have had a huge impact on my life.”Bill Rapier
Jad Muntasser, who is doing amazing things with disaster-relief with Verizon Asymmetric Solutions, and former SEAL Team 8 and Plank Owner in SEAL Team 10. Worked PMC on the Bremer detail as well as monitored police commandos in Fallujah and Mosul. 6 years State Dept EOD & PSD instructor for ATA.
Sayoc Kali saved my life… Pamana Tuhon Chris Sayoc, who crossed over too soon, left a tribe of warriors who continue his legacy. This system and its teachings have guided not only my martial life, but have guided me through all decisions in my life. I will always be forever grateful for your guidance and mindset.”Jad Muntasser
Dan Luna, former SEAL Team One and Naval Special Warfare Development Group.
The Sayoc community has been life changing for me. The Sayoc philosophy, mindset, and physical martial technique, the people and relationships have been a true blessing for me and others.”Dan Luna
Dom Raso, Dynamis Alliance, also a member of U.S. Navy SEALs / Naval Spec Warfare.
I have always respected Tuhon [Chris Sayoc Sr.] which I have had the privilege of meeting and the world-class and priceless knowledge I received from Tom [Kier]. This small community has made leaps and bounds over the last several years and no doubt these guys set an amazing base to help us all.”Dom Raso
Sayoc Tactical Group trains national-level forces
A special commemorative plaque made by Dan Bledsoe, from a collective idea by those in the military that Pamana Tuhon Chris Sayoc Sr. influenced over the years.
Sayoc Tactical Group has been recognized as part of their training to go out and complete dangerous missions.