Giron® Arnis Escrima
Bahala Na® Martial Arts Association
Master Kirk McCune
Kirk McCune is the direct heir to the martial system founded in 1968 by Grand Master
Emeritus Leo M Giron called the Bahala Na ® Martial Arts Association / Giron ® Arnis
Escrima. He was promoted to Master in 2006 by Grand Master Antonio Somera, the only
person ever promoted to Master, and then to Grand Master by the founder Leo Giron.
Master Kirk is the President and Master of the Bahala Na ® Martial Arts Association / Giron
® Arnis Escrima and the owner and CEO of Bahala Na® Systems International. He is the
final authority for the character, techniques and practices of these arts.
Master Kirk is featured in the Escrima Legacy Series from Masters Magazine and received a
Masters Hall of Fame Silver Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. Like GME Leo Giron and
GM Somera, he is a member of the Legionarios Del Trabajo General Luna Lodge in
He is one of the curators of the ANTONIO SOMERA GALLERY at Little Manila Rising 2154
South San Joaquin Street Stockton, CA 95206 United States, and he is an administrator of
the Leo Giron / Tony Somera Scholarship which is awarded each year to deserving college
bound high school students and was established in 2009.
Master Joel Juanitas
A native son of Stockton California, Joel is a second generation Filipino American with deep
roots in the area. He has attended local schools and colleges with a degree in business
administration. In 2014, Joel was installed as a Little Manila board member. Currently, he is
employed by the City of Stockton within the Municipal Utilities Department. He is also the
Filipino Martial Arts instructor under the Bahala Na Association at the Little Manila Center.
Joel lives in Stockton with his lovely wife Jennifer their sons Craig, Leo, daughter Annabelle
and pet dog Chop.
Bio coming soon
Master Frank Buchner