ALEX FERRER - HEAD INSTRUCTOR
"TRAIN LIKE YOU FIGHT. FIGHT LIKE YOU TRAIN."
WHO ARE WE?
PANGLABAN - /pung-la-bun/
Literally means “for fighting” in Filipino. This style of MMA was founded by Alexander Ferrer in 1994.
What is Panglaban? It is our style of MMA. A modern, progressive, combat discipline that teaches the four fighting ranges: kicking, punching, clinching, and grappling.
It's a challenging yet exhilarating martial art that also implements Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) with Kali.
DRAGON’S DEN PANGLABAN MARTIAL ARTS is a club ahead of its time. We are a true Mixed Martial Arts facility. We have been in practice before MMA became extremely popular.
We are one of the original clubs that started MMA in Winnipeg, ahead of other clubs who are now only jumping on the MMA bandwagon.
The style of Panglaban, which is a combination of boxing, kickboxing, wrestling and grappling, is what is taught. Also incorporated is mixed martial arts (MMA) conditioning and strength training. The circuit training style conditioning is designed to elevate the member’s fitness level keeping the cardio up while strengthening certain muscle groups. Over time, this will increase and improve a person’s endurance.
Your experience at Dragon’s Den Panglaban will have you finish your class with the basic foundation of PANGLABAN. How much more you want to learn, is up to you.
"I have surpassed all the general fitness goals I had originally set, I wanted to get into shape and have the energy to enjoy daily life and activities. For now, I want to further improve my overall fitness to an "athlete" level which includes weight loss. and as well to improve my grappling skills further. Perhaps one day participate in a grappling tournament"
March 15, 2015
"Sparring is my favourite drill. Whether it's Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, or MMA, I love being able to learn how to apply the skills I've learned. I find that I am very self motivated, I enjoy working hard because I know I'm always improving. My biggest goal left is to get into professional competition in MMA."
March 8, 2015
"Both of my kids started going to Dragon’s Den this summer and they love it. Alex is a really patient and knowledgeable instructor and has taught them a lot over these past 6 months. I have noticed that they both seem more confident and the smile that comes to their faces when the techniques they have been drilling start working consistently makes me proud of what they have accomplished in such a short period of time."
December 14, 2018
"The Den is addicting! It’s a great kind of addiction!! I love learning new techniques, sparring, self defense and pushing yourself past your limit."
May 30, 2018