Guro Grande Peter Freedman

Guro Peter Freedman has been a lifelong native of the city of Boston.  He grew up in the South End of Boston which was a melting pot of different types of people and ethnicity. His first exposure to Filipino martial arts was in the early 1970’s. While working out at a local park he noticed a small Filipino man practicing the art of Kali. One day Guro Freedman introduced himself to the man and asked him what type of martial art he was practicing and in which the man replied, Kali. He said it is a martial art that he learned while growing up in the southern part of the Philippines. It was an edge weapons based system that was influenced by Pencak (Pentjak) Silat – Kali Silat. Guro Freedman made friends with this gentleman and they often had long discussions about different types of martial arts.

In 1985 Guro Peter Freedman was introduced to Guro Grande George Brewster by Guro Freedman’s Ketsugo Jujutsu Sensei (teacher). His life long lessons had began in Brewster Arnis under the guidance of the late great Grand master George Brewster founder of the Boston Arnis Club. In the year of 2000 GM Brewster graduated Guro Freedman to Grand master level (Guro Grande) and for the next six years coached Guro Freedman in what direction he wanted his methods (Brewster Arnis) to go. In the year of 2006 GM George Brewster sadly passed away.

Eventually Guro Peter Freedman changed the name of the Boston Arnis Club to Brewster Arnis out of respect to honor his Grand master George Brewster. Today Guro Freedman lives in New Hampshire where he teaches Brewster Arnis privately to those who are serious about learning a complete Filipino martial art system and seek him out for instruction in Brewster Arnis. People travel from all parts of the United States to learn from Guro Freedman.

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