The Grand Opening Celebration of the Youth Program is set September 8, 2018 at the Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center on Junipero Serra Blvd. Daly City, California, : A new Filipino cultural program for the youth is coming to Daly City in September. Designed by a 3rd generation Filipino-American, the program was created to teach the children and teenagers of Daly City more about Filipino culture, tradition, history, language and writing through Filipino Martial Arts.

The program is made possible by a collaboration between the Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center in Daly City and Eskabo Daan Filipino Martial Arts in San Francisco. The two organizations are partnering together to provide a program where the youth of Daly City can learn:

Self-defense, Discipline, Self-esteem, Confidence and Respect
Anti-Bully Strategies and Tactics
Filipino and Filipino-American History, Culture and Traditions
Basic Tagalog

Many Filipino-Americans that grow up in America struggle with a sense of Filipino identity, and the Filipino Martial Arts program by Eskabo Daan Filipino Martial Arts School seeks to reconnect them to the culture of their parents or grandparents. For children who are not of Filipino descent, the program will strive to familiarize them with another culture and impart empathy and open-mindedness. “We wanted to create a fun and educational fitness class for kids that would also teach them to appreciate Filipino culture,” said martial arts school owner Joseph Bautista. “It’s so important nowadays for a child’s self-esteem to know and feel proud of their own cultural identity. We believe martial arts can be a great way for kids to have a memorable and immersive cultural experience.”

“A very significant project of the PBRC for youth and adults in the field of Filipino Martial Arts for the development of mind and body for self defense and determination.” Ray Satorre,PBRC President.

The grand opening celebration to launch the Filipino Martial Arts program for kids will be held at the Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center at 2121 Junipero Serra Blvd, Daly City, CA 94014