Francis Thomas B. Serrano
Owner – Head of School
I (Guro Francis) have always loved martial arts, ever since I saw my first martial arts movie (sorry can’t remember which one but I loved them all) I fell in love with it. But my father was a pacifist, coupled with growing up I was in and out of the hospital several times a year. But as I got older and stronger my father still wouldn’t allow me to train. Unfortunately my father died when I was 16, and although I was always planning on looking for a martial art school, I was still going to wait till I was 18 out of respect for his wishes. So I started doing research on what type of martial arts should I study. With my body type, I knew I wasn’t going to be a kicker nor was I going to do some ground stuff. Then I discovered Filipino Martial Arts. Admittedly I was ashamed that I never knew that my people had their own style of fighting. So I started doing as much research as I can find, but this was during the days before google so finding a school was difficult. Until two of my friends were over my house and saw my sticks in the closet and started showing me what they knew. And that was it, I was hooked. I begged them to introduce me to their teacher, and they did. I met Guro Henry Cabillon from (at the time Bandalan Doce Pares) and then eventually Chief Joe Napial. And the rest was history… I fell in love with it and it was perfect for me. Now I am one of the founding members of Visayan Legacy Association and have been classified as a Junior Instructor.
I don’t care about speed; I don’t care about power; all I care about is accuracy, for you might be fast or strong, but if you can’t hit your target no one really cares.
FMASchool while studying his final year at UC Riverside in 2010. Although he has no martial arts background, Raymond is someone that is willing to try any style no matter how far he is wiling to travel from San Diego. Raymond has become a consistent practitioner of FMA, from curriculum to competition, who is willing to pass on the knowledge he’s given to his teammates and new students. With complete trust and mentorship from Guro Francis Serrano, Raymond is proud to become a co-owner of FMASchool.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor
I started training in 2010 under Chuck Anzalone of Buffalo BJJ. After seeing the power of BJJ in recent day martial arts, I decided to enter my first class. That class proved to be further inspirational as my future friend/training partner who was at the time a 125lb female blue belt continuously submitted me while I was rendered completely powerless. Amazed by the effectiveness of the art I was instantly hooked and never looked back. Since then I trained under Josh Ketry and Larry Backlas, Chuck Anzalone black belts from my original academy, and saw my competitive game blossom. My professors gave me the opportunity to teach the afternoon classes M-F in 2016, and since then my drive to teach and spread the art of BJJ has grown exponentially. With the vision of becoming the best possible teacher and competitor I could be I moved to Southern California to train under legendary Master Julio Cesar Pereira. To continue my journey passing on the art of jiu-jitsu I have recently joined with Filipino Martial Arts School to offer BJJ classes.
The Indigenous Martial Arts of the Philippines, Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) is the highly regarded as a battle tested, street applicable style of martial arts.
24210 Dressin Drive
Moreno Valley, CA
Monday 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Must make an Appointment