Master Lal Daswani

Chief Instructor / 7th Degree Black Belt

Before training in Filipino Martial Arts, Master Lal was exposed to various other arts.  As a child, he soon found that these arts did not offer the excitement that he was looking for.  It was at this time that he met a master in Filipino Martial Arts.  Master Lal formally began his training in Filipino Martial Arts in 1986 under the tutelage of Senior Master Vicente Ferrer.  In Filipino Martial Arts, he found a system that integrated all aspects of martial arts!


  • Began Martial Arts (1983), Filipino Martial Arts (1985), Blackbelt (1991)
  • Founded Action Martial Arts in Saskatoon (1996)
  • Awarded status of Guro (Instructor) (1998)
  • Founded Academy of Integrated Martial Arts in Toronto (2002)
  • Awarded status of Master (2015)
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt in Kali Disiplinados (2022), 7th Degree Black Belt in Tadyakamao (2022)
  • Competed for over 2 decades, in over 100 local, regional, national, and international competitions
  • Over 200 medals/trophies, and nearly 50 Grand Championships
  • Placed top 10 in each of 5 World Championships – highest finish of Bronze at 1995 World Championships


  • 7th Degree Black Belt in Tadyakamao (2022), 3rd Degree in Kali Disiplinados (2022)
  • B.Comm. (1995), MBA (1999)
  • Masters Certification in Business Analysis (2004), Comprehensive Project Management Certification (2005)
  • Yoga Instructor (2006) – Yoga Alliance
  • CPR  & First Aid


  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Travel
  • Spending time with family and friends

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