For those persons without access to a Giron® Arnis Escrima / Bahala Na ®  

Martial Arts Association club or certified Guro, training in Giron® Arnis Escrima may be received through our Giron® Arnis Escrima / Bahala Na ® Systems International Affiliate Training Program. This program consists of instructional uploads, periodic private and group training and supervision by Master Kirk McCune, or a certified appointed instructor of Giron® Arnis Escrima. 


Instruction will guide the students through the fundamental principles and training methodology of the combat proven bladed art created by GME Leo Giron and GM Tony Somera. The goal is to develop strong fighters in bladed self-defense as well as to produce high-level instructors of the art.


Material includes high-level, fast-paced attribute development for mastery in long blade, double weapon, knife, stick and blunt weapons and also empty hand techniques.


Training will consist of 12 levels. After completion of level one the student may apply for sponsorship for membership to the Bahala Na ® Martial Arts Association and become a full voting member.


Affiliate training is best maintained by a group leader, or team of leaders, and a number of student participants under the sponsorship of that leader. The group leader is authorized to teach one level below his current level rank in the program. 


The group leader must host one Giron® Arnis Escrima / Bahala Na ®Systems International seminar and attend one Affiliate Training camp per year. * (Training camps are held twice a year on the first weekends in April and October in Stockton California.)


The cost for the Affiliate Program includes a One Thousand dollar ($1000.00 U.S.) registration and materials fee (first level instructional upload included). After the first year, each Affiliate is required to pay an annual membership of Five Hundred Dollars US ($500.00) to maintain his/her active status in the Affiliate program. Membership fees are for a calendar year only and are due at the beginning of the new calendar year.


Instructional uploads for levels two through twelve of the Affiliate Program will need to be purchased from Master Kirk McCune for Five Hundred Dollars US ($500.00) per level. An affiliate must complete each level before advancing to the next level. Master Kirk McCune conducts testing for each level. Arrangements for testing will be coordinated with Master McCune directly. A testing fee of Two Hundred Fifty Dollars US ($250.00) per level is required. Training equipment, books and reading material are purchased separately. Fees and pricing are subject to change without notice. 


All applications for the Affiliate Program must be approved by Master Kirk McCune. An interview with Master Kirk either in person or over the phone is mandatory. Master Kirk reserves the right to refuse training, or to terminate any Affiliate training if the Affiliate’s behavior is found unacceptable to the constitution and by-laws of the Bahala Na Martial Arts Association, or for any reason deemed reasonable by Master Kirk McCune. 


After being accepted into the Affiliate Program, each Affiliate will be specified in public club material as an Official Giron® Arnis Escrima / Bahala Na ® Systems International Affiliate.


For more details regarding the Giron® Arnis Escrima / Bahala Na ® Systems International Affiliate Program, or to request an application for the Affiliate Program,
please contact: Master Kirk McCune <>


 * fee for affiliate Camp is currently $75 per day. 


Kirk McCune


Bahala Na ® Martial Arts Association / Giron ® Arnis Escrima


Bahala Na® Systems International, LLC