Eskrima – Kali - The traditional martial arts of the Philippines.
This weapon-based fighting system is one of our core practices at Ancient Fire. This is a system that encompasses some of the most effective combative concepts in the world. Emphasizing weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives, bladed weapons, various improvised weapons as well as "open hand" or techniques without weapons results in a martial art that is both deadly and beautiful to witness.
The twelve steps of Kali
- Solo baston (single stick)
- Doble baston (double stick)
- Daga (knife)
- Espada y daga (knife and stick)
- Mano a mano (empty hand)
- Sikaran (kicking)
- Sibat (staff)
- Dumog (grappling)
- Panyo (and other flexible weapons)
- Projectile weapons
- Hilot (healing)
Taught by Jesse Blue, Brent Matsuda and Dan Rizzuto