GM Shelley Millspaugh
Grandmaster Shelley Millspaugh has been a member of the International Philippine Martial Arts Federation, Modern Arnis Association of the Philippines International, and Kombatan Arnis - Presas Style since 1993.
GM Shelley Millspaugh has been a personal student of GM Ernesto A. Presas Sr. and GM Ernesto G. Presas Jr. since 1993 learning several different curriculums in Modern Arnis De Mano - Presas Style, Kombatan Arnis - Presas Style, and the 'old style' of the Presas family art.
In 1996, GM Shelley moved to Manila, Philippines to further his training for 6 months at the IPMAF Headquarters in Quiapo, Manila. He has attended 3 training camps in Hinigaran, Negros Occidental, Philippines, including the very first camp held in Hinigaran in 1993.
In 2007, GM Shelley created Kapatiran Mandirigma. An organization of mixed styles to promote sharing knowledge with each other and honoring our teachers.
GM Shelley was promoted in the art of Kombatan Arnis - Presas Style to the rank of Lakan Siyam (9th Dan) by GGM Ernesto Presas Sr. in 2010.
In 2013, GM Shelley renamed his art and curriculum to honor GGM Ernesto Presas and his teachings.
This organization and curriculum is called "Kombatan Arnis - GGM Ernesto A. Presas Legacy".
He has also trained in Aikido, Wing Chun, Muay Thai and many different styles of Arnis/Escrima/Kali and Pencak Silat/Kuntao.
His teaching credentials include Kombatan Arnis - Presas Style (Lakan Siyam), Master in Maju Bela Diri Pentjak Silat.
GM Shelley also practices Kalis Ilustrisimo (KIRO) under the late GM Tony Diego and Coach Arnold Narzo, and also Abaniko Tres Puntas under GM Rene Tongson.
GM Shelley's mentors in Modern Arnis / Kombatan are GGM Ernesto A. Presas (RIP), GM Ernesto G. Presas Jr., GM Alex France, GM Cristino Vasquez (RIP), GM Lito Concepcion (RIP), Master Alex Ercia, Senior Master Kurt Graham.
Some of GM Shelley's teachers through the years have been GM Ernesto Presas Sr., Ernesto Presas Jr., Master Alex Ercia, Ba Pak Willem deThouars, GM Steve Todd, GM Jeff Sprawls, GM Roberto Presas, GM Pepe Yap, GM Simba Maalat, Master Kurt Graham, Master Bambit Dulay, Master Michael Ermac, Master Allan Fami, Coach Arnold Narzo, Miss Peachie Baron Saguin, Sensei Michael Sheahon, Sifu's Ned and Ted Chan, GM Frederico Lazo, Guru Keith Moffit, Guru Chuck Stahman, Uncle Wayne Welsh and Guru Daniel Prasetya.