Founding Member, World Martial Arts Academy USA
Nidan (2rd Degree Black Belt)
Instructor Mareus began his study of the martial arts in his hometown of Dumaguete in the Philippines. He, along with his brother, studied a combat-style of Filipino Martial Arts derived from Mas Oyama’s Kyokushin Karate and the hand-to-hand techniques of Escrima. Instructor Mareus received his 1st Degree Black Belt over nearly 20 years ago after successfully passing his promotion test in which he had to demonstrate unarmed defenses against attackers with real knives and swords.