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KAMAO is an organization. KAMAO is a specific group of Arnis practitioners where the members help in many activities related in the promotion of Arnis. Formed out of voluntarism, these martial artists promote Arnis by investing their own time, talent, effort, and resources. The acronym K.A.M.A.O. is actually meant to spell out “kamao” or “fist” in the Filipino language. The hand is usually used as a symbol for implementation and action, as in this case. Balled into a fist, KAMAO not only symbolizes action but also martial arts. A closed fist denotes solidness or unity. Thus KAMAO is an organization of Arnis practitioners united in a single cause of action – to promote Arnis.


Ateneo de Manila University

Claret School of Quezon City

Miriam College

Philippine Science High School

St. Pedro Poveda College

Roces Science and Technology High School

St. Paul College of Pasig

University of the Philippines Diliman


Mr. Richardson C. Gialogo
President of KAMAO
8th degree black belt in Arnis
Lakan Walo

Mr. Richardson C. Gialogo is a PhD in Education Leadership and Management candidate, a Full-time Faculty member with Administrative position and Director of the Loyola Schools Physical Education Program of the Ateneo de Manila University. He is at the same time a Senior Lecturer and Faculty member of the College of Human Kinetics of the University of the Philippines, Diliman Campus. He started teaching informally in 1992 but started teaching officially in 1997 and has been officially coaching athletic teams since 1998.

Mr. Gialogo is a consultant of the Department of Education. He is a member of the Technical Working Group (TWG) and at the same time, Curriculum Writer for the Special Program in Sports (SPS) being implemented in the DepEd K-12 curricula. Richardson has trained thousands of Public School Teachers from all eighteen (18) regions under two distinct programs: 1) the Department of Education’s Arnis Development Program and 2) with the Ateneo Center for Educational Development (ACED), a program which focuses on outreach training and certification of Public School teachers.

Richard Gialogo authored the book: “Solo Baston for Beginners: An Introduction to Arnis, Kali, Eskrima” under the Ateneo de Manila University Press and co-authored two books: “Fit For Life: The K-12 Physical Education and Health Textbook” under Phoenix Publishing and the “Rulebook for Sports Arnis: The DepEd Rules” for the Department of Education.

He was a National Coach for 5 years under the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and he belonged to the first batch of the Elite Coaches Advancement Program of the Philippine Sports Institute wherein he graduated with distinction. As a coach, he has garnered more than eighty (80) Championship titles and has produced more than eight hundred (800) Gold Medalists.

As an athlete, he was a five-time Champion in five different Weight Divisions in Full-contact Arnis tournaments. Richard also became a World Champion in 2013 in the Indian Sword-fighting World Tournament held in South Korea. Aside from the Filipino Martial Arts of Arnis, Kali, and Eskrima, Richard is also a Blackbelt of Karate and remains a student of Jiujitsu, Muay Thai, Sambo, Iaido-Kenjutsu, Kendo and Mixed Martial Arts.

A newly promoted Grand Master in Arnis, he is currently the President of the Kali Arnis Martial Arts Foundation, Inc, the only SEC-registered foundation in the Philippines which is dedicated to the promotion, propagation and preservation of Filipino Martial Arts. He is also a Vice-President for the World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation (WEKAF)-Philippines and Director for NCR & Luzon. He used to be the External Vice-President of the soon-to-be replaced National Sports Association (NSA) for Arnis (Arnis Philippines). Currently, he is an Incorporator and Board Director of the new NSA for Arnis, the Philippine Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation (PEKAF) of which he is also Vice-President for NCR. Richardson Gialogo is also a Vice-President of the World Martial Arts Union (WoMAU), an international NGO based in South Korea with operational relations with UNESCO.

He is also the Secretary-General of the Sports Science & Physical Educators Association of the Philippines, a national organization for sports and fitness professionals and educators.

Richard Gialogo is a member of the Technical Working Group formed by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) for the drafting of the Implementing Rules and Regulations for R.A. 9850 declaring Arnis as the National Martial Art and Sport of the Philippines; and as an expert in the field, he was tasked by the Philippine Sports Commission to draft and to write the tournament rules for Sports Arnis, Kali and Eskrima. Senator Miguel Zubiri appointed him to be the Chairman for the Technical & Rules Committee of PEKAF thus Richard was instrumental in the consolidation of the now operational National Standards (Consolidated Sports Rules) for Arnis, Kali, Eskrima.

Mr. Ryan C. Gialogo
Co-Founder of KAMAO
7th degree black belt in Arnis
Lakan Pito

Mr. Ryan C Gialogo is a full–time faculty member of the Loyola Schools Physical Education Program of the Ateneo de Manila University. Also an MA candidate in Education Administration and a LET (Licensure Examination for Teachers) passer for Secondary Level Social Studies. He has also developed curriculums for Arnis and Power Boxing in the Loyola Schools and STI College.

He has also served as the Quezon City National Sports Association Commissioner for five years. Not only that but has officiated for local, regional, national, and international events, including the 2005 South East Asian Games.

Ryan Gialogo has been featured several times in television for his knowledge in Arnis as a sport and as a martial art, and for his skills in knife – fighting, being dubbed as the “master of the balisong”. He is also a boxing instructor. He is currently the secretary-general of the KAMAO.

He conducts seminars for Arnis sports rules, self-defense, and coaching clinics. He has under his cap several gold, silver, and bronze medals in local, regional, national, and international tournaments, including the World Rank No. 3 in the 2013 International Martial Arts Contest. He also competed in kickboxing and other formats of sword-fighting. He is the 2011 World Sword Cutting Competition Champion. As a retired athlete, he now hones his teaching skills by handling school-based clubs at all levels for elementary, secondary, tertiary, and graduate levels, for both male and female students. Currently he has produced and is still producing hundreds of champions.