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EBC Philippines or Escola Brasileira Capoeira Philippines is the country’s top school to learn Capoeira from. Aside from that, they will also teach you about its history, and its philosophy, and most importantly, about the Brazilian culture that it was cultivated from. They are the first official school in the Philippines with instructors that come from their main school in Brasilia Brazil.

Capoeira is a beautiful Brazilian martial art that incorporates the elements of dance, music, and acrobatics. While it is very much like a choreographed presentation to the untrained eye, it is filled with movements that can be used in real-world self defense. With its variety of kicks and spins coupled with sweeps, low attacks and high attacks, it is a martial art that is just as effective as it is beautiful especially when the cartwheels and other acrobatic moves meant to evade an attack is demonstrated by the masters. It is truly an art that is complex but is, and can be very enjoyable to learn and practice.

This October 05, 2013 at 10am we will be holding a free Capoeira seminar to be led by none other than EBC Philippines’ Mestre Fantasma and Instrutora Adorinha, here at the B.A.M.F. Center. This is to introduce to everyone who are interested the wonders of Capoeira and to get them to start on their journey in this beautiful martial art as starting October we are going to begin to offer classes to those who want to learn Capoeira from the best people who can teach it in this country every 10am on Saturdays.

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Join us this Saturday at the B.A.M.F. MMA Center and learn more about Capoeira and Brazilian Culture. Special discounts and gift cards will be given to those people who will be attending this very exciting and momentous event!

See you at 10am on October 5, 2013 at the B.A.M.F.MMA Center!


The Six Month Programs offered at B.A.M.F. Mixed Martial Arts Center are personally formulated and designed by our instructors and spearheaded by Prof. Alvin Aguilar. The syllabus prepared for each month you train, are all based on experience that  has been tried and tested throughout the 16 years of DEFTAC’s existence. When you enroll at B.A.M.F. you are guaranteed no Bull Shit. You enroll alongside your goals; you enroll with a purpose – and that is to achieve. With that being said, we are very proud to announce that last April 4, 2012 our first batch of students ever to enroll in the 6 month program have graduated.

Although, the number small, and the ceremony a humble one, it is a remarkable event that is truly one for the books. We say this because it has never been done before; not in DEFTAC and not ever in the Philiippines. It is the first of its kind. Even our old school students like Raffy Garcia see how much the team has grown in organization, finally and officially laying down the proper foundations without sacrificing the essence of family and real training. Gelo Reyes even went up to Prof. Alvin aside complaining, why Prof. hadn’t done this before – Why he had never received a certificate OR medal OR graduation from Alvin (and the students now get it ALL.:)) —- A testament to how effective our 6 month program has been is taken from a post on Facebook by our student/coach, Purple Belt Andrew Laxa:

 “You guys are incredibly lucky you have this. When I began training, the only means I had to evaluate myself was through competition. You guys have the opportunity to gauge what things you need to improve, without having to put it all on the line in a tournament. You are very lucky and i hope that you guys strive to do well, and appreciate this aspect of our training because it is all for you guys. See you guys tomorrow on the mats.” – (LAXA, 2012)

Now we rightfully Congratulate, Miguel Consing, Mark Cupino, Martin Toledo and Arthur Mori for accomplishing and graduating from the said Program! We’d also like to furthermore congratulate Martin and Mori for graduating with a Silver Medal of Excellence, top 2 of the batch! Congrats guys! For the students who participated in the program but didn’t graduate, your participation is very much appreciated, and we hope that you can continue with the journey you began with us. Once again, CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

PS. Please Check out —- and get a students perspective of the Graduation Ceremoney from our very own BJJ student, Mark Cupino who wrote an entry about the said graduation which includes pictures. MUST READ!


B.A.M.F. Mixed Martial Arts Center today is a far cry from what it was when it first started. For those who were already around during its foundation, you know our story and you’ve seen the great changes and countless efforts we’ve undergone to ensure that everything is better and a little more perfect each time. Its been a little more than 3 years and with each passing month B.A.M.F. MMA has grown into the World Class MMA facility it was built and envisioned to be. Every year we get and meet more and more students, we build more and more solid relationships, we create champions, we’ve seen our team and family grow alongside our achievements; with each year we are stronger.

In a dedication Professor Alvin Aguilar wrote prior to the gym’s Grand Opening he said:

“I have now decided to take DEFTACs legacy to new heights as we now will have our own main gym. B.A.M.F. MMA centerIt is here where we can train all day long on a huge mat area without worrying about idiots complaining about us training overtime, or worrying about others shutting the lights off while training (i’m sure lots of you remember this). This will be OUR gym! The main gym. I have also been making the rounds to ensure that we have the best instructors here readily available  to take you guys to the next level. I really can’t wait to mold the next champions as there are lots now that are showing tremendous potential. Make sure that wemention your name and you surpass the names we earlier mentioned as your achievements grow!”

 — Professor Alvin’s words have proven true as we are and always have been living the DEFTAC Legacy.

When you start training at B.A.M.F. Mixed Martial Arts Center alongside our dedicated instructors and proven methods – you will learn to defend yourself and your loved ones and you will get fit and healthy while learning a martial art. More importantly, here at BAMF, you will find your 2nd home; you will meet interesting people, meet new friends and make new connections… AND… You make a lifelong commitment to the betterment of yourself as a whole and to our Team and Family.

PS. We hope you enjoyed the short teaser video c/o Prof. Alvin 🙂 You can expect really awesome features in the coming days so keep yourself posted and make sure you follow our blog!