Our Kali Silat program is a mixture of several Southeast Asian Disciplines:
Kali - Eskrima
Pencak Silat (Pen- Jock See- Lot)
1) What is Kali?
Kali, also referred to as Arnis and Eskrima, is the umbrella term referring to the traditional combative arts that are indigenous to the Philippines. There are hundreds of different systems and methods found throughout the islands. The most common misconception is that Kali is simply a "stick fighting art". However, a closer examination reveals that it is a complete fighting system which includes empty hand techniques as well. In general, most martial arts teach empty hand techniques before any type of weapons training. But the use of a bladed or impact weapon is generally taught first in the Filipino arts. Often, rattan sticks are used as a safe training tool in place of extremely hard materials that would inflict serious injuries to its practitioners. Once a certain level of mastery is achieved with an impact weapon, bladed and empty hand techniques are then introduced.
The logic behind weapons based training is that villagers could be armed and trained with efficient, effective and proven skill sets in a limited amount of time in order to protect themselves against warring neighbors or foreign invaders. It also allows for a single combatant to be able to fight against multiple opponents.
Many Kali practitioners employ the use of techniques that apply to stick, blade, improvised weaponry, and empty hands. This concept is generally referred to as "motion grouping."
What will you learn?
• How to effectively employ the use of impact and edged weapons for self-defense.
• How to apply chokes, take downs, joint locks and power assisted striking.
• Disarms that apply to impact and edged weapons fighting.
• Empty hand striking templates, chokes, throws, locks, trapping and more!
2) What is Silat?
Silat, also referred to as Pencak Silat (pen-jock see-lot), is a collective word for the traditional fighting arts that are indigenous to Malaysia, Indonesia and the Southern Philippines, and there are thousands of different systems and styles practiced throughout the Malaysian Archipelago. Silat can be traced as far back as the 8th century A.D. and the art was at the height of its efficiency during the 14th century. It was heavily used in military campaigns by two of Indonesia's vast, ancient powersâ€”the Srivijaya and the Majapahit Empires.
This ancient combat system is very fluid and dynamic. It focuses on strategies, tactics and techniques that were originally created for battlefield warfare but have been modified and adapted for modern self-defensive purposes. And while Silat is primarily a bladed art, there is an abundance of unarmed applications that are so effective that they are highly sought after by special law enforcement agencies and the military elite.
Some of the characteristics of Silat include but are not limited to striking, locking, trapping, throwing and a plethora of breaking. One of the many specialties of these arts is the ability to maneuver around opponents and counter attack from behind. WARNING!! THESE TWO ARTS ARE NOT A SPORT
3) What is Muay Thai?
The third component of our Kali Silat program originates from Thailand. Known for it's brutally punishing striking power which includes judiciously using elbows, knees, stand up grappling, punchingâ€”and of course the undeniably most powerful kicking techniques in the world! Muay Thai is so effective both in the ring as well as the street that professional mixed martial arts/UFC Fighters all over the world are scrambling to find qualified instructors.
Simple and easy to learnâ€” in a very short time you will:
1) Â Develop Devastating Elbows and Piercing, gut busting kness.
2) Â Clinch work that will humble the fastest and flashiest puncher.
3) Â Be amazed at the crushing power you develop with correct form
4) Â Learn how to use your elbows like "cutting" tools and sledgehammers!
5) Â You will understand how to use your entire body as a weapon!