boxing, kickboxing, self defense, jeet kune do, jkd, fitness, women's self defense, martial arts, kung fu, karate
boxing, kickboxing, self defense, jeet kune do, jkd, fitness, women's self defense, martial arts, kung fu, karate
boxing, kickboxing, self defense, jeet kune do, jkd, fitness, women's self defense, martial arts, kung fu, karate
boxing, kickboxing, self defense, jeet kune do, jkd, fitness, women's self defense, martial arts, kung fu, karate

JEET KUNE DO - KALI ESCRIMA - WING CHUN  KUNG FU-  PENCAK SILAT - MUAY THAI KICKBOXING - SELF DEFENSE

Tandez Academy of Martial Arts

1931 Old Middlefield Way, Unit C

Mountain View, CA 94043
408 373 0204

KALI ESCRIMA

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Guro Dan Inosanto explains Kali Escrima

Kali Escrima training is based on

the 12 Areas of the LaCoste-Inosanto Kali system

  • jeet kune do jkd, kali escrima, muay thai kickboxing, pencak silat, self defense for women, wing chun kung fu, boxing, fitness, martial arts, mma, karate
    SINGLE STICK / SINGLE SWORD
  • jeet kune do jkd, kali escrima, muay thai kickboxing, pencak silat, self defense for women, wing chun kung fu, boxing, fitness, martial arts, mma, karate
    DOUBLE STICKS / DOUBLE SWORDS
  • jeet kune do jkd, kali escrima, muay thai kickboxing, pencak silat, self defense for women, wing chun kung fu, boxing, fitness, martial arts, mma, karate
    STICK AND KNIFE / SWORD AND KNIFE
  • jeet kune do jkd, kali escrima, muay thai kickboxing, pencak silat, self defense for women, wing chun kung fu, boxing, fitness, martial arts, mma, karate
    DOUBLE KNIVES
  • jeet kune do jkd, kali escrima, muay thai kickboxing, pencak silat, self defense for women, wing chun kung fu, boxing, fitness, martial arts, mma, karate
    SINGLE KNIFE
  • jeet kune do jkd, kali escrima, muay thai kickboxing, pencak silat, self defense for women, wing chun kung fu, boxing, fitness, martial arts, mma, karate
    PALM STICK
  • jeet kune do jkd, kali escrima, muay thai kickboxing, pencak silat, self defense for women, wing chun kung fu, boxing, fitness, martial arts, mma, karate
    EMPTY HANDS / PANANTUKAN
  • jeet kune do jkd, kali escrima, muay thai kickboxing, pencak silat, self defense for women, wing chun kung fu, boxing, fitness, martial arts, mma, karate
    LONG WEAPONS / STAFF
  • jeet kune do jkd, kali escrima, muay thai kickboxing, pencak silat, self defense for women, wing chun kung fu, boxing, fitness, martial arts, mma, karate
    FLEXIBLE WEAPONS / SARONG
  • jeet kune do jkd, kali escrima, muay thai kickboxing, pencak silat, self defense for women, wing chun kung fu, boxing, fitness, martial arts, mma, karate
    HAND-THROWN WEAPONS / THROWING KNIVES
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    FIREARMS / GUN DISARMS
  • jeet kune do jkd, kali escrima, muay thai kickboxing, pencak silat, self defense for women, wing chun kung fu, boxing, fitness, martial arts, mma, karate
    MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, AND SPIRITUAL
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SINGLE STICK / SINGLE SWORD

Kali Filipino Martial Arts, known as Kali, Eskrima, or Arnis, are martial arts from the Philippines. Filipino Kali is a military art and is based primarily on using weapons for self defense. It was developed in times of war and colonial invasion and was used by the Filipinos to fight the invading Spanish and Japanese. Filipino Kali is known for its reality-based approach and functional training. Kali practitioners are famous for being weapons experts.

What makes Filipino Kali different from other arts is that new students start by learning weapons first. Just like the military trains its new soldiers by giving them a rifle, a gun, and a knife during boot camp, it makes sense to start training with weapons first. If you really want protect yourself on the streets, doesn't it make sense to have a hand-held weapon with you? Statistics show that over 90% of all street crimes involve a hand-held weapon of some kind. This is where Filipino Kali becomes most valuable. Filipino Kali's number one specialty is to neutralize armed attackers with your own weapons or in worst case scenarios, with empty hands. The more prepared you are, the better your chances of survival.  Think about it - in order to defend against a weapon, don't you need to know what that weapon is capable of? If you're not familiar with weapons, how can you expect to defend against them?

Our Filipino Kali curriculum is based on the legendary Guro Dan Inosanto's FMA system. This system is a blend of all the training and knowledge that Guro Dan Inosanto received from his 34 Filipino martial arts instructors.

The 12 Areas of Kali Escrima

1st Area: Long Weapons

1. Single Stick

2. Single Sword

2nd Area: Double Long Weapons

1. Double Stick

2. Double Sword 

3rd Area: Long & Short Weapons

1. Stick and Dagger 

2. Sword and Dagger  

3. Long and Short Stick
4th Area: Double Short Weapons 

1. Double Dagger 

5th Area: Single Short Weapon

1. Single Dagger 

6th Area: Single Palm-Sized Weapon

1. Palm Stick 

2. Double End Dagger
7th Area: Empty Hands

1. Panantukan (Filipino Dirty Boxing) 

2. Pananjakman (Filipino Kicking)

3. Dumog (Filipino Wrestling) 

4. Kina Mutai (Biting, Pinching & Gouging) 

5. Pangamut (Empty Hands vs. Weapon)

6. Hubud-Lubud (Contact Reflex / Sensitivity Training)

8th Area: Extra Long & Two-Handed Weapons 

1. Staff (Sibat) 

2. Spear (Bangkaw) 

3. Two Handed Method (Heavy Stick) - Baseball Bat, Heavy Pipe, Claymore

4. Two Handed Method (Using Stick)
9th Area: Flexible Weapons 

1. Sarong 

2. Belt/Sash 

3. Whip 

4. Rope 

5. Chain 

6. Scarf/Headband 

7. Handkerchief 

8. Tabak Toyok (Nunchakus)

10th Area - Hand Thrown Weapons

1. Spear 

2. Dagger 

3. Coins/Washers 

4. Stones/Rocks 

5. Pepper/Powder
11th Area - Projectile Weapons 

1. Firearms - Guns & Rifles
12th Area: Mental, Emotional, & Spiritual

1. Mental, Emotional, Spiritual Training 

2. Healing Arts 

3. Healing Skills 

4. Rhythm/Dance 

5. History, Philosophy, Ethics

Guro Dan Inosanto

Kali Filipino Martial Arts Demo at the Smithsonian, 2010

Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is trained in Kali Filipino Martial Arts

See how Kali can turn a pen into a weapon