Founder of Inayan System III Eskrima Suro Emanuel Hart

Suro Emanuel Hart
Inayan System III Eskrima

In 1984 Mr. Hart started his training in Inayan Eskrima under the tutelage of Inayan Guro John Peterson in San Jose California. After meeting Mangisursuro Michael G. Inay in 1985 Mr. Hart became a member of the Inayan System of Eskrima School in Santa Cruz California. Training a minimum of three classes a week, he worked his way up the ranks and in 1991 was promoted to Inayan Guro and took on the responsibilities of that rank in GM Inay’s school.

Throughout the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, Mr. Hart worked intricately with Mangisursuro Inay on the Inayan Pressure Sensitive Nerve Areas (PSNA) and Inayan Reactive Knife Defense (RKD) in conjunction with the development of other Inayan training programs. Starting in 1992 Mr. Hart did three European tours assisting Mangisursuro Inay in bringing Inayan Eskrima to England, Germany, France, Norway and Sweden. While conducting these tours, Mr. Hart filmed five video productions with Mangisursuro. In 1997 Mr. Hart filmed the last Inayan Kadena de Mano video with the Inayan Eskrima founder.

In a recorded Will made on December 11, 1999, almost one year before his death on September 27, 2000, GM Mike Inay stated that at the time of his death Mr. Hart would assume the title and responsibilities of Inayan “Suro” (Heir/Master) as one of three heirs, and the only non-family member authorized by GM Mike Inay to use the “Suro” title.

Following the death of GM Mike Inay, and working with other Inayan Guros certified by Mangisursuro Inay, Mr. Hart moved to Paris France and Established the Academy of Inayan Arts (AIA)-Paris to continue the spread of Inayan Eskrima throughout Europe. The following year (2002) Mr. Hart was a guest instructor representing Inayan Eskrima in the first FMA festival in Europe. Suro Hart conducted the first annual European Inayan Eskrima Training Camp in 2004, starting a tradition that continues today.

In 2005 Mr. Hart outlined the requirements for Inayan System III Eskrima, started to use the “Suro” title, and established Eskrima International (EI) the branch of IS3 that interfaces with other Martial Art organizations to incorporate Inayan Eskrima into their training programs. In 2008 Suro Hart introduced Inayan Eskrima to South America by teaching seminars in Venezuela with participants from; Chile, Ecuador, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Panama, Guatemala, Colombia, Mexico, Honduras, Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

For most of his life Suro Hart has been dedicated to the preservation of the Inayan System of Eskrima as taught to him by Mangisursuro Michael G. Inay. Suro Hart spent over 16 years studying from the founder, and over seven (7) years living and training with the founder as a private student. Over those years Suro Hart earned the trust and confidence of the founder in his abilities to apply, teach, and continue the traditions of The Inayan System of Eskrima. Today, Suro Hart lives in the south of France and continues training and developing students throughout the world.