As a Gibbous Moon Ranked Kali Method Instructor, Nim teaches and trains martial arts as a lifestyle.
Iris was born in Manila, Philippines and later moved with her family to “the
States.” Iris obtained her undergraduate degree and Multiple Subject teaching credential at Cal Poly Pomona and has taught in the elementary and high school level. She has a decade of classroom teaching experience in private and public school settings. She has recently resigned from her full-time teaching position and now home-schools her children. Iris enjoys a good challenge and is especially motivated by the love of family and friends. This mother of three enjoys spending time with her husband and children. They especially love going to the beaches of Hawai’i and the Philippines. Iris also dances hula and instructs at Halau Na Pua Lehua I Ka Ua Noe in Chino Hills. Iris began training with Guro JC in 2011 and is now ranked the prestigious Quarter Moon. She trains in Kali to honor and preserve an art that was born in her motherland; as well as to live a healthy lifestyle. Iris believes that anyone can learn Kali as long as he/she is humble and puts her/his heart into challenging her/himself physically and mentally. She strives to create a positive and productive learning atmosphere where students feel respected, challenged, and valued for who they are.