Survival Arts x Bayani Art
Princess Urduha, Warrior Queen of Pangasinan
Bayani Art, one of the premier lifestyle brands of Filipino culture in the United States and throughout the diaspora, has partnered with Survival Arts to honor Warrior Queen Urduha.
Survival Arts Academy continues the legacy of Queen Urduha by leading the first all-womxn’s Kali training group internationally. By training womxn and girls to protect their bodies from violence and sexual assault, Survival Arts works to carry on the Pinay warrior bloodline.
Spectrum News Channel 1 — Survival Arts Academy Brings Local Women Together Through Self-Defense Classes
A warrior queen of a matriarchal dynasty, Urduha (widely known as Princess Urduja) was a 14th century ruler of Tawalisi, in what is now known as Pangasinan. Known far and wide, she was famous for leading a retinue of women warriors who were skilled fighters, equestrians, and experts in weaponry.
“If you happen to be at the local park near Flora y Tierra in Long Beach on Saturdays, you might come across a strange scene. Once a month, 20 or so women wielding sticks can be seen on the grass.”
Woman teaches Filipino martial arts to women for self-defense
She is great niece of one of the martial art's few living masters
Style emphasizes the use of blades and body movements
In this local news feature, Spectrum News Channel 1 journalist Kristen Lago takes a Survival Arts training, and interviews our director.