Kali / Eskrima


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
  • Meditation
  • Hilot (healing)

Taught by Jesse Blue and Brent Matsuda.

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