Filipino Martial Arts – Kali Weaponry
UNDER THE DAN INOSANTO FILIPINO MARTIAL ART
Kali (aka Arnis and Eskimo), Filipino based Martial Arts System that teaches how to utilize bladed weapons and sticks. This class is a solely weapon related class that focuses on stick and knife attacks as well as how utilize single and double weapons. Our weaponry system is based on FMA from Guro Dan Inosanto…
The highly sophisticated and comprehensive martial art from the Philippines is weapon based, but ultimately an empty hand system. The Filipino Martial Arts are drawn from 26 primary sources, the instructors who Magulang Na Guro Dan Inosanto has spent his life training under. With influences such as the late Grandmaster John La Coste, Magulang Na Guro Dan Inosanto developed a program that introduces students to 12 main areas, including, but not limited to single stick, double stick, stick & dagger, double dagger, Panatukan (Filipino boxing), Sikiran (Filipino kicking methods), Kuntao & Silat.
The Filipino Martial Arts have existed in the United States since the 1500’s, and offer something to benefit everyone. Developed for “mass attack” as well as single opponent confrontations, the training heightens student’s awareness of their surroundings and teaches them to use their environment as tools of combat. Everyday objects, such as umbrellas, books, bandannas, etc. become effective means of self-defense in the hands of properly trained individuals. Use of left and right hand techniques develop coordination. Drills and techniques taught in a fluid, non-restrictive manner allow students to enhance their natural attributes and improve their sense of timing, speed, awareness, balance, agility and confidence.
Filipino (Kali) Martial Arts History