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IS3 Kasama

On September 28, 2013 I invoked the IS3 Kasama Rank. Traditionally this rank has been reserved for individuals that have shown longtime sincere loyalty to Inayan Eskrima along with the ability to teach and share the basic principals within the system. These individuals have not reached the rank of Full Inayan Guro but have shown the abilities to teach different aspects. It is understood that the IS3 Kasama will continue to work towards achieving the rank of Full IS3 Guro. In the case of Kasama Gary Benson, he has been given the rights and responsibilities to teach and test material within the full curriculum up to Student Level 5. As his teaching skills and understanding of the requirements above that rank improve, he will be granted testing rights accordingly.

Kasama Benson’s history in Inayan Eskrima reaches back over 20 years to the days of The Inayan Training Organization (ITO) under the direction of Mangisursuro himself. He has been instrumental in the spreading of Inayan Eskrima in Southern Wisconsin, U.S.A. and made a commitment to IS3 to continue that work into the future as a partner and elder guide. As one of our elder practitioners, his life experience is a good resource for IS3 members and has always been given with a heart felt and honest delivery. I am looking forward to working with Kasama Benson to spread our art into the future.

Welcome IS3 Kasama Gary Benson.


Guro Promotions


It is with great pride that I announce to the world three promotions to the rank of IS3 Katalungan Guro.

This rank is often a long term goal for low level students and a transition for those that have walked a long road with many challenges. Although the time spent on the road to this junction can vary for different people, the commitment must be the same to move on from here. The ideas of the road ahead are thought about with dreamy eyes and a new lightness in the step.

The pride that comes with the rank of Inayan Guro has been made by the few that have come before with the blood, sweat, tears and the dedication to overcome the hurdles that are in the road on this special path. It is a very big responsibility to maintain this pride and walk with an honor that is no longer your own. Moving forward you are no longer judged only by your instructor and fellow students, but by everyone that knows the name and honor that is an Inayan Guro.

Within IS3 the transition to this rank is not done with a “Test” in the classic way. You are being testing every day and evaluated by your instructor for many years. You have arrived to a place that has only a few roads to it but only two roads moving forward; a Full Inayan Guro or not. THE CHOICE IS YOURS.

Katalungan Guro Dave Swoboda
Katalungan Guro Michael Kosobucki, aka “Ricky”
Katalungan Guro Jake Mandel

I am honored to promote you to this position and walk with you side by side on the path ahead. Your input into the direction that our small band takes is valued and given great consideration and respect.

Masirib Tom Skoglind and Masirib Keith Schuch have brought you to this place with a pride that is well deserved and with a confidence I trust. They too are honored in this transition and warrant congratulations on great work. Our “Band of Brothers” has been strengthened and the horizons have been broadened by your sacrifices.

There are the “Unseen” in this process that most often make the biggest sacrifice, the family and loved ones. They give up precious time with the ones they love to allow them to train and learn, most often away from home.
I say THANK YOU for sharing these wonderful people with our family.

Congratulations to you all on this monumental achievement!

I look forward to the years ahead and the road we will travel together.

My deepest heartfelt WELCOME TO THE CLUB.

With respect,

Suro Emanuel Hart


Eskrima International in Sweden



It was another great trip to IS3 Sweden for our regular training! This was the first EI Style Specific class that I taught there; Working with IS3 Serrada and IS3 Kadena De Mano. It is always nice to see new people getting involved with Inayan Eskrima and watching/participating in the growth of familiar practitioners.  For the most part, all practitioners there are willing to work through painful lessons and take steps to change consistent mistakes.We spent time working with advanced Serrada counters and dynamic entry work for KDM. The bruises will heal over time and the memories will last. Thank you all for participating in this great class. I am already looking forward to the IS3 Winter Camp there in November.
Until the next time,
Stay sharp to stay safe!
Suro Hart

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The “Master’s Class” is taught by Suro Hart. The classes are four (4) hours long with material arranged around the full IS3 curriculum as well as Style Specific Programs.

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