Brief history
Lameco Eskrima is a highly combative form of martial arts originating from the Philippines. The ancient warrior arts of the Philippines are generally known as Arnis, Kali or Eskrima. The founder of Lameco Eskrima, the late Punong Guro Edgar G. Sulite, learned these techniques from several prominent grandmasters in the Philippines. The quest for knowledge led him on an adventure that took him throughout the Philippine islands. The result of his journey resulted in Lameco Eskrima.
— Punong Guro Edgar G. Sulite
Felix Valencia
LAMECO is an acronym of three words: LARGO—long range, MEDIA—medium range, and CORTO—close range.

LAMECO Escrima was founded by Punong Guro Edgar Sulite. Guro Felix Valencia was the most senior student of Punong Guro Edgar Sulite. Unfortunately Great Grand Master E. Sulite died in a terrible accident in April of 1997. His tragic death was a devastating blow to all of his students and the Martial Arts community…

Guro Felix Valencia was born in the Philippines, and has been training in martial arts since the early age of four! He has studied different fighting arts for over forty years. Felix’s background also includes training in Pencak Silat, Lameco Escrima, Muay Thai, Shooto Wrestling/Boxing, Hawaiian Lua, Ju Jutsu, Arnis, and Filipino Escrima. He also trained for five years with the great Dan Inosanto, successor of Bruce Lee. Guro Valencia has trained in Thailand, the Philippines, and in the USA. For many years, under Punong Guro E. Sulite, Felix Valencia became world renown as “Edgar’s Brawler.” Guro Valencia was inducted into the Filipino Martial Arts Hall of Fame and Karate World Hall of Fame.

Guro Valencia has provided defensive training to numerous law enforcement agencies, SWAT teams, CIA, FBI, knife companies and firearem/weapons schools, as well as multiple international seminars in Europe, Asia, and South America.
Felix Valencia was undefeated in the famous “Dog Brothers Hard Contact Stick Fighting Matches” against the best in the world.

Utilizing a virtual arsenal of techniques and philosophies from different martial arts, combined with his fighting experience, Guro Valencia was able to develop a system that became known as “Valencia LAMECO Escrima.” This system is a true distillation of vast experience and decades of diligent study with a great master.

Guro Valencia has earned a reputation among the Martial Arts communities and Law Enforcement agencies around the world, as one of the most versatile martial artists alive.

Three Streams dojo has a good, long standing relationship with Guro Felix Valencia. His yearly seminars at Three Streams have become a great tradition, and attract the attention of local and regional schools from the surrounding states, including: Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New York.

Guro Felix Valencia is one of Soroka Sensei’s teachers and mentors.