Tuhon Felix Cortes started training in the Filipino Martial Arts with the Sayoc family in 1977. In 1991 after many years of training, dedication, and loyalty he was promoted to the rank of Tuhon (Master Instructor).
He was the first to receive this high honor in the Sayoc Fighting system. During that time he also trained in Pekiti Tirsia Kali, and Tae Kwon Do. Today Tuhon Felix continues to develop his skills, and personal growth by keeping an open mind and a positive attitude in his training.
For over 30 years Tuhon Felix Cortes taught, promoted, and dedicated himself to carry on the high moral code and values he learned growing up in the Martial Arts. Tuhon Felix was a member of The Force One National Karate Team competing in Musical Forms, Weapons, and Fighting in the North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA), and The National Black Belt League (NBL).
Tuhon Felix Cortes received a World Championship Ring in 1994 for winning the WKA World Championships in Trinidad & Tobago, He also received a Bronze Medal at the 1994 NBL World Championships in Burbank, California. In 1995 he was Grand Champion in the Weapons division at The Jhoon Rhee Nationals in Washington DC, performing a live blade FMA form that he created.
Tuhon Felix Cortes was inducted into the Action Magazine Hall of Fame in April 2007 receiving The Man of the Year Award. He was also featured in Britain’s #1 Martial Arts Illustrated Magazine
In 2009 Tuhon Felix Cortes introduced the world to “FC” Filipino Combatives (AKA) The Felix Cortes Method A system that he developed based on his training, and experiences through out the years. Focusing on a comprehensive curriculum based on practical application. The training is designed so students can experience his, or her individual progress at their own pace.