Preview of Kali Center Inner Triangle - Basic Yearly Membership (x) View as: List Grid Broken Footwork Lesson 1 It all begins here, with footwork. The Broken footwork is the foundation of all other footwork and maneuvering methods. In this lesson, I breakdown the first Broken footwork drills aka, th... Broken Footwork Lesson 2 Continuing the lessons on Broken Footwork or Footwork method 1. This is the largo, or long range variation of the Broken footwork method. This will allow fo the precise measuring and c... Bolo Striking Mechanics Lesson In this lesson I breakdown the striking mechanics for the bolo which transfer to all other weapon categories and subcategories. There are 10 principles we follow in the striking mechanic... Calibration Drill 1 - Broken Footwork Variation 1 Calibration training is where we coordinate and sync the footwork and the striking together. The functional applications of Kali is the ability for the body to work as a single complete unit.... Calibration Drill 2 - Broken Footwork Variation 2 In the second Calibration drill we are working the Long Range Broken Footwork. Notice the difference in timing relation between moving forward vs moving backward. When working the calibra... Multiple Attacks Form The primary principles of this form teach the rule of thirds.The main attribute focus are coordination and precision. Let's break it all down. The Form: • Jab • Takedown... 12 Attacks Form It's all about targeting. Developing target accuracy while enhancing weapon control. The skill developed in this form will transfer to great advancements within the flow training.... Slash Series - Drill 1 This series is the update to the Single stick combinations. The first series is the slashes. We'll be doing a lot of solo training in the beginning of the program to build coordination, agilit... Slash Series - Drill 2 The second combination of the slash series works in the horizontal strikes and mechanics. Pay close attention to details here. To advance the consistency of mechanic use drill 1 as a reset... Slash Combo - Drill 3 In this combo drill we're utilizing the vertical fluid. Notice the offset positioning of the hand. This offers more protection for the hand against the rising angles. Use the first three combi... Slash Combo - Drill 4 In Slash Combo Drill 4 we have 2 variation. On the second strike variation A. is the diagonal angle 4 while on variation B. the second strike is a horizontal angle 4. There are application purpo... Slash Combo - Drill 5 In the fifth Combo Slash Drill we have a 4 count combo working broken strikes and fluid strikes. The primary focus here is the broken strikes and how mechanically they are engaged. The foc... Slash Combo - Drill 6 The diagonal slashes are the core fundamental strikes and attacks that make up the foundation of the combat system of Kali and weaponry. Focus on the proper arches is paramount to create pre... Slash Combo - Drill 7 In combo 7 we're transitioning from horizontal to vertical and vertical to horizontal. There are 2 variations of the combo with multiple variables. The variables are the horizontal striking... Slash Combo - Drill 8 In Slash Combination Drill 8 we identify the slight variable between the corto (short range) and largo (long range) strikes on the diagonals of angles 1 and 2. (The principle applies also to ang... Slash Combo - Drill 9 In Slash combination drill 9 we're covering the 3 strike energies of broken, fluid and circular. In this 6 count exercise there are 2 variations. Both variations do have combat applications h... Slash Combo drill 10 Slash combination number 10 is a 6 count drill consisting of the 4 diagonal slashes working the broken and fluid strikes on top of the X and the fluid strikes on the bottom of the X. As we pro... Slash Combo Drill 11 In Slash combo drill 11 we are combining combos 4 and 5 to equal the 7 count. There are 2 basic variations of this combo drill. The primary purpose of this combo is to show an example of comb... Slash Combo Drill 12 Slash combination drill 12 is the last of the slashing series. In this drill we're introducing the striking manipulation on the slashes with the Whipping Slash or Whipping Panastas. The dri... Touch and Pull Drill - Fundamental Coordination The Touch and Pull Drill is the beginning of the fundamental fighting coordination development. It is here where the lessons of equal timing, centerline alignment and weapon alignment are introd... Pull Through Drill - Fundamental Coordination The next progression in drills is the Pull Through drill. It's identical to the Touch and Pull Drill except this time there is no stopping at the centerline. Still maintain close-quarter rang... Range Finding Drill - Fundamental Coordination Identifying and controlling range is a critical part of successful application of tactics and technique. At Kali Center there are 2 engagement ranges and 1 non-engagement range. We call t... Basic Circling Drill Circling is an essential method in Kali when it comes to the combat. Circling allows you to take more control over your environmental maneuvering as well as position over the opponents. When c... Basic Circling Drill 2 In the second circling drill we add in the angles 3 and 4. Everything else stays the same as far as footwork and measuring of range. By adding in the angles 3 and 4 you'll notice how much mo... 3 In 3 Out Drill The 3 in/3 out drill is our basic dynamic range finding drill. We're taking the training off the linear line and moving dynamically around the circle while expressing the largo and corto ranges.... Ranging Footwork The Ranging Angles footwork is the 6 angles for navigating off of the centerline. Starting in the middle of the star facing 0º gives you a clear line of sight to the 45º forward, 90º left an... Reverse Triangle Attacking footwork navigating off the centerline to the opponent's flank. 2 variations of Reverse Triangle footwork is the open triangle and closed triangle. The torso (plexus) faces the 4... Forward Triangle Forward Triangle is the superior angle in weaponry. From the flank position you attack back into the centerline on the dominant angle. 2 variations of Forward Triangle drilling are open and cl... Diamond Footwork The initial bridging tactical footwork transitioning from long range to close-quarters. Pay attention to the torso orientation as you're navigating through the Reverse and Forward Triangles.... Hourglass Footwork The Hourglass footwork. Another of the top foundational combat footwork methods. In this footwork we're working the pass through switching step to advance multiple times on a single ranging angle... Ranging Angles Calibration Drills Let's work on calibrating the basic strikes with the Ranging Angles footwork. In Drill 1: We're working striking angles 1 and 2. Pay close attention to the calibration between strike and ste... Rvs Tri Open Calibration Drills Calibration on the open Reverse Triangle. Rvs Tri Closed Calibration Drills Calibration on the closed Reverse Triangle Fwd Tri Open Calibration Drill Calibration on the open Forward Triangle Fwd Tri Closed Calibration Drills Calibration on the closed Forward Triangle Diamond Calibration Drills While working the Diamond calibration drills pay close attention to the foot placements and replacements on the base and apex of the diamond. HourGlass Calibration Drills With all calibration drills the goal is to not look at the feet. Work towards keeping your eyes up to see the opponent and to maintain environmental awareness. Carranza - Lesson 1 Carranza in simple terms is the solitary free flow. This is the first of the free flow training methods. In the first lesson I teach the focus here is on the weapon fluidity and perpetual mo... Carranza - Lesson 2 In Carranza lesson two we look to enhance the calibration between weapons and footwork by combining footwork drills and weapon combinations. Start with 2 or 3 different calibration drills and fo... Carranza - Lesson 3 I teach three methods of Carranza, Theatrical, Combative and Meditative. In this lesson we move between theatrical and combative Carranza methods. Theatrical Carranza is where your focu... Largo - Centerline Offensive Now that we have worked through the essentials of footwork, striking, measuring range and equaling timing it's that time we begin to enter the functional applications of Kali. Moving into the... Largo - Reverse Triangle Offense Progressing to the next drill on the circle at long range we're working neutralization of the opponent's weapon utilizing the reverse triangle angles. Working the tactic of Fluid Slashes...... Largo - Horizontal Offense Now that we've worked the basics on the Diagonal offensive largo attacks we could progress to another tactic when more range is measured and utilize the opportunity for another attack to neutrali... Distance Flow - Phase 1 Sparring Drill In our first phase of distance sparring we're putting together all the tactics we've worked, centerline attacks, quartering attacks and horizontal attacks. During Distance Flow/Sparring maint... Basic Contradas - Training the Line The Contradas, or true blade fighting method, is where the same side of centerline is shared by you and the opponent. Pay close attention to the details in this lesson. Understanding the preci... Basic Contradas - 90 Drill Once the line of the Basic Contradas is achieved footwork must be learned and applied. The basic footwork is the 90 degree ranging angle left. This takes you off line, out of center and to the ou... Basic Contradas - Range Drill In this lesson we take the Basic Contradas line and flow to the circle, or range, This is where we begin to work the visual acuity of the lines, range and timing. Basic Contradas - Transition Give The first transition from Contact to Basic Contradas. Here we execute the broken angle 1 and give the Contradas. Contradas means counter making this transition a true counter-offense. Basic Contradas - Transition Take The second transition from Contact to Basic Contradas is the Take off of the broken angle 4. To achieve this transition you must be driving the opponent out. Basic Contradas - Flow Once you have gained proficiency in the Basic Contradas lines, range, timing and transitions it is time to take it into the flow. Advanced Contradas - Learning the Line The Advanced Contradas line, the 2 to 3 lines. Precision must be absolute on this line for maximum proficiency and effectiveness. Watch and listen carefully to the details. Advanced Contradas - Drill with Footwork Once the line is achieved we must train in the footwork.Notice this drill begins on the Forward Triangle and NOT on the centerline. Advanced Contradas - 1st Transition Making the transition form Contact to Advanced Contradas from the Broken angle 2. Advanced Contradas - Working into the Flow Beginning to flow between distance of the Contact and transitioning to the Advanced Contradas line. Advanced Contradas - Working the Contradas Flow In this lesson we are isolating between the Advanced and Basic Contradas lines. Flow the Lines - Lines Play In this drill we are flowing between the 3 weapon flows... 1. Contact 2. Basic Contradas 3. Advanced Contradas This play is essential. All weapon to weapon interactions come out from the... Sak Sak Thrust Formc Pakal Thrust Formc Knife Basic Formsc Pangamut Striking Formc Footwork Method 1 - Position and Distribution In this lesson, Footwork Method 1, I cover the proper foot positions and weight distribution and transfer of. This presents for all the other footwork methods and principles. Footwork Method 2 - Broken Stepping Footwork Method 2 is the basic stepping and includes three pieces of footwork. The first piece is the Broken Step. The Broken Stepping moves on the linear and lateral lines with variations for... Footwork Method 2 - Pass Through Step Continuing with Footwork Method 2, moving forward with piece 2 the Pass Through Step. The Pass Through Step allows for larger distances to be covered allowing a more aggressive or assertive tr... Footwork Method 2 - Side Stepping Footwork Method 2 Piece 3 is the Side Step with its variations. The first variation of Side stepping is getting off line at 90 degrees left or right paying attention to the proper foot plac... Footwork Method 2 - Putting it together Once each piece of Footwork Method 2 is achieved the aim then is to combined the pieces of footwork to navigate with them fluidly. Train in multiple terrains to increase athleticism. Footwork Method 3 - Traverse The Traverse footwork is the skill to travel across terrain obliquely along the chords (or geometric lines). Traverse is how to create angular tactical advantage both on the offensive and count... First Degree FORM 1 At this level we enter the Kali Center and my personal method of teaching and training. The FORMS in Kali Center curriculum are to teach the progression of principles and the skill developm... First Degree Short Hand Terminologies Here are some short hand terms used in training at his point. By First Degree it is assumed students understand the basic foundation academics and can physically perform the Minor foundati... Form 1 Exercise Series 1A Train variety in pacing of the Broken footwork maneuvering both forward and reverse in both rapid and slow advances. The rhythm should eventually become fast and broken never loosing precision.... Form 1 Exercise Series 1B Within all Form 1 exercises you can also reverse the tactics moving forward with the thrust manipulations and reverse with the cut manipulations. I advise to train the first variations cut to t... Form 1 Exercise Set 2 Form 1 Exercise Set 2 working the cuts and thrusts with the Pass Thru step. Form 1 - Exercise Set 3 In the 3rd Set of Form 1 exercises we build calibration on the Pass Thru steps. Form 1 - Exercise set 4 Exercise set 4 from Form 1 works the calibration development on the Side Stepping variations. First Degree - FORM 2 Form 2 focus is on striking target areas and elevations. The angles are particular to promote most efficiency to recovery in offense, counter and recounter. 12 Guards Form 12 Guards Form covers the 12 guard positions for increased hand protection. Train and understand these guard positions which you will see these positions in the 12 Solo Espada Forms. FORM 1 - Solo Espada Solo Espada Form 1 - Basic Manipulations covers the basic methods of cuts and thrusts techniques in this 12 count form. FORM 2 - Solo Espada Solo Espada FORM 2 - Elevations teaches the technical striking, attacking and countering elevations on both cuts and thrusts. FORM 3 - Solo Espada Form 3 of Solo Espada First Degree - Open and Closed striking on cuts and thrusts. FORM 4 - Solo Espada Form 4 of Solo Espada First Degree works the basic countering tactics and techniques. Counters are 4 Walls, Umbrellas, Parries and Slap. FORM 5 - Solo Espada Solo Espada First Degree Form 5 - Basic Rules of Engagement focuses on engaging slash vs thrust and thrust vs slash. FORM 6 - Solo Espada Solo Espada First Degree Form 6 - Single Opponent focuses on the tactics and rules for engaging singular opponents. 5 Elements of Kali Breaking down the 5 Elements of Kali set by Kali Center. Attribute Development The formula to attribute development. By understanding the order of attributes you can better plan your training for continued progress. Attributes are the qualities that allow you to perform t... Awareness Triangle One of the most fundamentally important lessons is the Awareness Triangle. Knowing what it is and how it operates allows for training and development of this. As Kali works in a system we trea... Strategy - Breakdown Strategy Defined: A plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim. Kali Strategy: 1. Protect yourself from all strikes and attacks 2. Neutralize the Weapon(s) 3. D... Fight Necessities No matter what style, system or martial arts studied there are three essentials that will always remain and each essential requires a necessary ability to accomplish a successful outcome. 1.... Combat Geometry - Foundation Layer There are multiple layers to the Combat Geometry. In this lesson I cover the Foundational Layer and how each piece works and why they are all important. Understand this information does not... Distance Flow - Solo Training Drill How to train range simulation and some depth perception with solo training methods and drills. Footwork Pulling Points You'll constantly here me talking about "Pulling" in the footwork. Here I breakdown exactly how or more specifically where to pull from. The reason for pulling is to be able to control the m... My 5 Minute Daily Warm Up This is the routine I do every morning and multiple times throughout the day. The routine targets the specific areas that are heavily used through the practice of Kali. The purpose... My Daily Warm Up Part 2 A I have multiple routines as my Part 2 Warm Ups. This is my basic single bolo/stick warm up routine. This is followed directly after my primary Daily Warm Up Routine. Routine Breakdow... Striking Rotation Taking a deeper look into the striking mechanics. The rotation of the torso should be isolated without horizontal rotation in the knees. The legs should be locked in at the 45º to the left p... Weapon Striking Mechanics - Stick/Sword In this lesson I cover the basic Stick & Sword Striking Mechanics. Footwork #1 - Broken Step Footwork is the most essential component to Filipino Martial Arts. Footwork #2 - Side Step The Side Step is the 2nd Footwork. Footwork is the most essential skill in Kali and self-defense. Footwork #3 - Reverse Triangle Triangle footwork is signature of Filipino Martial Arts. In this lesson I cover the Reverse Triangle. Footwork #4 - Forward Triangle Triangle footwork is signature of Filipino Martial Arts. In this lesson I cover the Forward Triangle. Footwork #5 - Take Off Triangle footwork is signature of Filipino Martial Arts. In this lesson I cover the Take Off. Footwork #6 - Wave In / Wave Out Triangle footwork is signature of Filipino Martial Arts. In this lesson I cover the Wave In & Wave Out technique. Footwork #7 - Ducking Triangle footwork is signature of Filipino Martial Arts. In this lesson I cover the Ducking technique. Footwork #8 - Ranging Angles Triangle footwork is signature of Filipino Martial Arts. In this lesson I cover the Ranging Angles. Single Stick Coordination - Diagonal Strikes The first step to any new skill is the development of Coordination. In this lesson we work on coordinating the diagonal strikes 1-4 on the single stick. In this video are drills both with a... Single Stick Coordination - Horizontal Drills Continuing with Coordination, in this lesson we're working on coordinating the primary Horizontal strikes and angles on the single stick. In this video are drills both with a partner and solo. Single Stick Coordination - Circular Strikes Continuing with Coordination, in this lesson we're working on coordinating the primary circular strikes and angles on the single stick. In this video are drills both with a partner and solo. Single Stick Fundamental Strikes Drills - Coordination Diagonal Strikes are the most fundamental in stick movements. Diagonal strikes are the primary strikes for protection at close-quarters as well as delivering speed and powerful offensive and count... Abecedario Sinko Tiros - 4 Wall Blocking Basics The Abecedario (or Abakada) drills are to develop the basic mechanics and principles of particular techniques. In this video I cover the basis to the 4 Wall counter-offense. Even though I us... Abecedario Sinko Tiros - Umbrella Basics The Abecedario (or Abakada) drills are to develop the basic mechanics and principles of particular techniques. In this video I cover the basis to the Umbrella counter-offense techniques. Abecedario Largo Mano Drill 3 Advancing the Largo Hand hit tactics with multiple follow ups. Abecedario Largo Mano Drill 2 Continuing the Abecedario Long range tactics, in this video we begin the follow up techniques. Abecedario Largo Mano Drill 1 In this lesson I break down the Long range tactic of striking the weapon hand in the Abecedario method working both Contact and Contradas or meeting and following the force. Abecedario Set 2 - Drill 1 Abecedario Set 2 drill 1 on single stick. Abecedario Set 2 - Drill 2 Abecedario Set 2 Drill 2 on single stick. Abecedario Set 2 - Drill 3 Abecedario Set 2 Drill 3 on single stick. RangeDrill1c Circling Drill 1 - Baston/Bolo First Circling Drill with angles 1 & 2 strikes. Circling Drill 2 - Baston/Bolo Second Circling Drill with angles 1 & 2 strikes. Circling Drill 3 - Baston/Bolo Third Circling Drill with angles 1 & 2 strikes. Single Stick: Contact Bridging - Angle 1 In this lesson I teach the tactical bridging on Contact (meeting the force) on Angle 1 using the Left Half-Diamond of the triangle footwork system. Along with the offensive bridging I also show t... Single Stick: Contact Bridging - Angle 2 In this lesson I teach the tactical bridging on Contact (meeting the force) on Angle 2 using the Right Half-Diamond of the triangle footwork system. Along with the offensive bridging I also show... Single Stick: Contact Bridging Flow Drill In this lesson we put the Contact Bridging tactics all together on the angles 1 and 2 with movement on range, circling and timing. Watch the flow over and over to see how we are working on ma... Elbow Strikes - Form & Drills Elbows are the High lines Power tools! Empty Hands - CQ Elbows In this lesson I cover the first essential Close-Quarter empty handed technique, the Elbow Strike with various drills to develop speed and power. In the absence of a training partner substitu... Empty Hands - CQ Knees In this lesson I cover the second essential Close-Quarter empty handed technique, the Knee Strike with various drills to develop power and endurance. In the absence of a training partner subs... Empty Hands - CQ Head butts In this lesson I cover the third essential Close-Quarter empty handed technique, the Headbutt Strike with various drills to develop targeting and power. In the absence of a training partner s... Empty Hands - CQ Elbows, Knees, Headbutts In this lesson we combined the 3 essential close quarter high leverage tools into combination drills. These drills are great for downloading these 3 essential empty hand tools and to create versat... Empty Hands - Destructions: Elbow In this lesson I cover the Elbow Destruction tactic and essential techniques against the primary straight punch attacks. Please use caution when training these destructions as they are meant... Empty Hands - Destructions: Knee In this lesson I cover the Knee Destruction tactic and essential techniques against the primary inside and outside low kick attacks. Please use caution when training these destructions as th... Empty Hands - Destructions: Combining High & Low In this video lesson we're advancing the essential Destructions by combining the High Line and Low Line attacks. During these rounds work on controlling the range in order to achieve good vis... Sagang Labo: Angle 1 In this lesson I cover the Angle 1 in the Sagang Labo drill method. Sometimes this drills is regarded as Hubud, Hubud Lubud or Higot Hubud Lubud among other names. Key details to pay close a... Sagang Labo: Angle 2 In this lesson I cover the Angle 2 in the Sagang Labo drill method. Sometimes this drills is regarded as Hubud, Hubud Lubud or Higot Hubud Lubud among other names. Key details to pay close... Sagang Labo: Angle 3 In this lesson I cover the Angle 3 in the Sagang Labo drill method. Sometimes this drills is regarded as Hubud, Hubud Lubud or Higot Hubud Lubud among other names. Key details to pay close a... Sagang Labo: Essential Flow In this lesson we're going to take a look at combining the Sagang Labo angles 1, 2 & 3 into one flow drill working in extreme close-quarters. Pay close attention to the rhythm, breaking o... Empty Hands - Guntings (Destructions) Guntings are the second set of Destructions taught at the Kali Center right after the Elbow Destructions. Gunting translates to Scissors as you are making a scissor type cutting action wheth... Empty Hands - Jab Slap Drill 1 Jab Slap Drill 1 focuses on the 90 degree side step to move off the centerline exposing the ear target and delivering your strike with speed and power. Be sure to alternate leads and sides. Empty Hands - Jab Slap Drill 2 Jab Slap Drill 2 focuses on the 45 degree side step to move off the centerline exposing the ear target and delivering your strike with speed and power. Be sure to alternate leads and sides. Empty Hands - Jab Slap Drill 3 In this lesson we are doing mixed rounds of the Jab and Slap pad drills working in both leads and both sides while executing the 90 degree side step and 45 degree triangular stepping. Single Stick - Contradas Drill 1 In this lesson I cover the coordination development of the basic Contradas flow, 2 takes the 1. It's important to work the coordinated strikes and timing at both close and long ranges. Single Stick - Contradas Drill 2 In this lesson I teach the foundation Contradas drill with 90 degree ranging stepping. Start out working this drill in 2 to 3 minute bursts gradually extending the time. Single Stick - Contradas Drill 3 In this lesson we are working the Contradas drill with circling and basic charging attacks to build the visual sensitivity as well as response timing to execute the counter-offense attack 2 taking... Empty Hands: Jab the Guard - Offensive Bridging In this lesson I teach the Jab Slap first offensive bridging drill. In this drill you can and should be training the tactic and techniques from both leads (right foot forward & left foot for... Empty Hands - Slap The Guard (Bridging) In this lesson I cover the Slapping of the Guard tactic for bridging on the empty hands. There are many variations of this tactic but for now to build the basic coordination we're working with so... Empty Hands - Bridging Combo Drill In this lesson we are combining the empty hand bridging from Jabbing the Guard and Slapping the Guard. Be sure to work this drill in both leads and with both hands from the lead position and... Knife Essentials Overview Taking what we learned from the single stick in this cycle we now apply the exact same methods and drills to the single knife. Start with online coordination on angles 1 & 2 Move on t... Distance Flow Introduction Distance Flow is a training method not utilized by many Filipino Martial Arts styles and systems but, is one of the most essential training methods there is. Distance Flow teaches us the developm... Sayaw Introduction Sayawor also known as Carrenza (Carenza) is shadow boxing with a weapon and is used to develop solo flow for precision or weapon control. In this lesson I want to give you an introduction to g... Panantukan - Stances & Guards In this lesson of Level 1 Cycle 2 I cover the different stance positions and how to switch leads in the panantukan area of Kali. Also, I cover the different hand / guard positions. Panantukan - Footwork 1 In this lesson I cover the first footwork method in the empty hands (panantukan) system. Still working with the Broken footwork moving in the 4 primary directions. Be sure to train your footwo... Panantukan - Footwork 2 In this lesson I teach the second footwork method the "Kick Through" or Shuffle step moving in the 4 primary directions. Be sure to train your footwork in both lead positions. Panantukan - Footwork 3 In this lesson I cover the third basic footwork, the "Pivot" step from the lead foot and rear foot. Pay close attention to the details! Train this footwork from both lead positions! Panantukan - Footwork Flow Drill In this video I demonstrate drilling the basic 3 footwork methods into combinations and flow. Move freely. Start slow, focus on balance and coordination and gradually build your agility and speed. Footwork Partner Drill 1 The first footwork partner drill or "Mirror Drill" working the first footwork method for Panantukan. Find the measure of Jab to Jab and do your best to maintain that range throughout the rounds.... Footwork Partner Drill 2 In this video lesson we're advancing the partner footwork drill by adding the switching of lead positions, working in unmatched leads and removing the box pattern. Begin this drill slowly and g... Focus Mitts - Introductory Series Drill 1 Let's kick off the Focus Mitt training with the first introductory drill. Once again and as always be sure to train in both leads. Striking pattern is: Jab, Jab-Jab, Jab-Jab-Cross Mitt Hol... Focus Mitts - Introductory Series Drill 2 Moving forward with the Focus Mitts, we're working the second drill of the introduction series. We want to start pushing a bit more speed between the punches and combinations while working on a... Double Stick - Single On Fluid In this lesson I cover the basics of the the Double Stick tactic "Single On Fluid" working the basic coordination drill variations on point, changing leads and 90 degree footwork. Jab Defense - Slips In this lesson we begin the empty hands defensive counters starting with the Slip. The slip is using just footwork and head movement to evade the on coming punch, in this case focusing on Slippin... Jab Defense - Parries: Form In Kali we have 3 parries. In this lesson I cover the Parry Form for solo training and coordination development. Jab Defense - Parries: Partner Attack Drill In this lesson we're working the 3 parries against the Jab. Pay close attention to the details in the footwork and hand movements. Still it's best to incorporate a slight head slip with your parr... Focus Mitts - 3 Punch Combo Series: #1 In this lesson I cover the first drill of the 3 Punch Combo series on the Focus Mitts. In Kali we want the skill to apply equally each drill, tactic and technique from both leads and structu... Focus Mitts - 3 Punch Combo Series: #2 In this lesson I cover the second drill of the 3 Punch Combo series on the Focus Mitts. In Kali we want the skill to apply equally each drill, tactic and technique from both leads and struct... Focus Mitts - 3 Punch Combo Series: #3 In this lesson I cover the third drill of the 3 Punch Combo series on the Focus Mitts. In Kali we want the skill to apply equally each drill, tactic and technique from both leads and structu... Focus Mitts - 3 Punch Combo Series: Mix Drill In this lesson we're bringing all the 3 punch combos into 1 drill. This training is great for agility, endurance and memory. In Kali we want the skill to apply equally each drill, tactic and... Double Sticks: Top (Heaven) Six: Sinawali In this video lesson I cover the coordination basics of the Heaven 6 Sinawali drill. Sinawlai means to "weave" as we are essentially weaving the sticks. Outside Entry - Panantukan In this lesson I cover the Outside Entry. Though we are building coordination between hands and feet and the visual calculations of timing we're even more so looking at achieving strong position,... Split Entry - Panantukan In this lesson I cover the Split Entry. Though we are building coordination between hands and feet and the visual calculations of timing we're even more so looking at achieving strong position, qu... Inside Entry - Panantukan In this lesson I cover the Inside Entry. Though we are building coordination between hands and feet and the visual calculations of timing we're even more so looking at achieving strong position, q... Entries Combined Drill - Panantukan In this video we're working the agility between the 3 basic entries, Outside, Split & Inside. You want to mix it up in this drill and your partner should be trying to be spontaneous with his/... 4 Punch Combo #1 - Focus Mitts Kali Center's basic 4 punch combinations work to enhance your empty hands mechanics, flow and rhythm by implementing 2 styles of pad methods. It's always a great workout hitting the pads and pad h... 4 Punch Combo #2 - Focus Mitts Kali Center's basic 4 punch combinations work to enhance your empty hands mechanics, flow and rhythm by implementing 2 styles of pad methods. It's always a great workout hitting the pads and pad h... 4 Punch Combo #3 - Focus Mitts Kali Center's basic 4 punch combinations work to enhance your empty hands mechanics, flow and rhythm by implementing 2 styles of pad methods. It's always a great workout hitting the pads and pad h... 4 Punch Combo #4 - Focus Mitts Kali Center's basic 4 punch combinations work to enhance your empty hands mechanics, flow and rhythm by implementing 2 styles of pad methods. It's always a great workout hitting the pads and pad h... Jab 3 Drill - Empty Hands The Jab 3 Drill is a great drill for learning timing, flow and rhythm. Work this drill through 2-5 minute rounds on both leads and changing the tempo throughout the rounds. Offensive Jab Drills Set 1 - Empty Hands In this set we begin working attacks and counters into our focus mitt drills progressively building the flow. These drills focus on attribute development such as coordination, agility, flexibility... Offensive Jab Drill Series 1 Part 2 - Empty Hands In this set we begin working attacks and counters into our focus mitt drills progressively building the flow. These drills focus on attribute development such as coordination, agility, flexibility... Defensive Jab Drills Series 1 - Empty Hands In this set we begin working counters and attacks into our focus mitt drills progressively building the flow. These drills focus on attribute development such as coordination, agility, flexibility... Slip & Parry - Jab/Cross series In this lesson we begin working counters and evasive techniques off of combination attacks. Starting out simple is the slip and parry techniques. One of the primary focuses of this series of dr... Sikaran (Kicking) - Front Kick #1 Sikaran is the Kicking of Filipino Martial Arts. We have many great kicks. In this lesson I teach the first technique of our Front Kick. Sikaran (Kicking) - Front Kick #2 Sikaran is the Kicking of Filipino Martial Arts. We have many great kicks. In this lesson I teach the second technique of our Front Kick. Sikaran (Kicking) - Front Kick #3 Sikaran is the Kicking of Filipino Martial Arts. We have many great kicks. In this lesson I teach the third technique of our Front Kick. Sikaran (Kicking) - Round Kick In this lesson we are working Round Kicks. There are three main round kicks in Kali. Downward angle, horizontal and upward angle (aka Cut Kick) Sikaran (Kicking) - Side Kick The Side Kick in Kali is a devastating technique that can end a fight very quickly. Pay attention to the details and be cautious when training this kick with a partner. Have fun! Sikaran (Kicking) - Oblique Kick In this lesson I cover the Oblique Kick. This is one of the highest percentage kicks used in Filipino Martial Arts with great results! Destructions - Working Off Jab Cross Combo We're stepping it up a notch working destructions off of the first basic punching combination, Jab-Cross. We need to start working off of combinations to maximize our range and timing but also... Cross 3 Drill We've worked the Jab 3 drill and now we take a look at the Cross 3 drill. Working rhythm and timing while building lots of repetition seeing the cross punch. Jab 3 Cross 3 Drill In this lesson we're blending the Jab 3 Drill and the Cross 3 Drill into one complete round. This drill not only works rhythm and timing but also visual sensitivity to developing further awarenes... Jab Cross Entries In this lesson we are working the empty hand entries off of the cross punch. Parry or slip the Jab and enter with the outside, split or inside entry against the rear hand. Hook Punch Cover Counters In this video we're working the Cover Counters to the high and low Hook punches. Hook Punch Counters - Bob and Weave The Bob and Weave counter or defense comes from the Wave In / Wave Out footwork method (#6 of the Basic 8 Footwork taught in last cycle) Here we're working it against the hook punches. Low Kick Counters - Destructions Countering the low line common kicks with Destructions. Be careful when practicing these, they hurt! Mid Line Round Kick Counter - Destruction Countering Round Kicks to the Mid Line using the Destruction Method. Mid Line Side Kick Counter - Destruction Countering the Mid Line Side Kick with the Destruction Method. Sikaran Combo 1 (Kicking) First Kicking Combo working Front Kick variations and Round Kicks. Sikaran Combo 2 (Kicking) The second Kicking Combo. Sikaran Combo 3 (Kicking) Working Kicking Combo 3. Sikaran Combo 4 (Kicking) Working Kicking Combo 4. Mitt Series 2 - Entries The second drill of the focus mitt series 2 we're working Entries. Super fun! Mitt Series 2 - Cover The 3rd drill of the Focus Mitt Series 2 works the Cover techniques from the hook punches. Mitt Series 2 - Bob and Weave The 4th drill of focus mitt series 2 we're working in the Bob and Weave technique. Pangamut Form In this lesson I cover the Pangamut striking form. This form contains 6 basic Pangamut or Open Hand strikes. 1. Slap 2. Hack 3. Elbow 4. Open Jab 5. Inside Forearm 6. Push Slap Hack Pad Drill - Pangamut Let's work some speed and power in our slap and hack techniques! Here you'll discover the power of the slap and how you can deliver greater force with a slap than with a punch. Close Quarter Tools Pad Drills These short range or Corto empty hand techniques are essential to functional application. Elbows, Knees and Head butts offer a greater amount of leverage, power and speed and are especially suited... Pangamut Pad Drill - Largo / Corto In this drill we mix things up between the long range Pangamut and short range Pangamut strikes. This is a super fun drill that will give you a great workout! If you don't have a training partn... Feeder Drill Let's start combining our counter techniques. In this Feeder Drill we start with an attack pattern to become familiar with the lines. Work in all your counter techniques such as slips, parries, de... Feeder Drill Advanced Same as the previous drill except this time there is no pattern to the attacks. Work in all your counter techniques. Begin with lower intensity rounds and gradually over time raise the level of in... Combination Resistance Drill 1 Like the saying "Keep Your Eye on the Ball." The Combination Resistance Drills teach that same principle in Kali. The key here to watch the hand that is at your opponent's guard while dealing wit... Combination Resistance Drill 2 Ramping things up in the Combination Resistance Drill! Same idea as Drill 1. Street Fight Strategy I quick run through of the Kali Center Fighting Strategy for empty hands self defense. It's important to have a formula and to train repetition in that formula. 1. Destroy the limbs 2. Ente... Sayaw - Fluidity Lesson The first lesson I teach in Sayaw is to become fluid. Don't worry at this point about matching up the perfect footwork with your strikes. Here focus on being seamless between your strikes and mo... Knife (Daga) - Sak Sak Thrust Form Sak Sak (forward grip) Knife Thrust Forms 1-5 Knife (Daga) - Pakal Thrust Form Pakal (reverse grip) Knife Thrust Forms 1-5 Knife Tapping Part 1 - Pakal vs. Sak Sak In this video we're kicking off the Knife vs Knife tapping drill. We start Pakal grip vs Sak Sak grip. The reason being is to develop both speed and power. The Pakal grip transfers the power of... Knife Tapping Part 2 - Pakal vs. Sak Sak In Part 2 of the knife vs knife tapping drill the attacker works on recovering their weapon so the drill can continue to flow. Gradually work up the speed and power. Slowly temper the forearm... 3 and 3 Drill - Knife Long Range The 3 and 3 drill is a great training method to start breaking off particular patterns reducing the response time to act or react. In this version we're doing our best to isolate long range. Knife vs Knife Tapping - Secure the Weapon Hand Before we can get to techniques we must develop the skill to isolate and secure the opponent's weapon hand/arm. As a rule of thumb you must have the opponent's weapon secure for a minimum of 1 sec... Knife Tapping - Angle 1 Breakdown Now that we knife how to isolate, cease and control the weapon arm let's start working some follow ups. There are three basic follow up methods... 1. Long Range 2. Running Attack 3. Close... Knife Tapping - Angle 2 Breakdown Now that we knife how to isolate, cease and control the weapon arm let's start working some follow ups. There are three basic follow up methods... 1. Long Range 2. Running Attack 3. Close... Knife Tapping - Angle 3 Breakdown Now that we knife how to isolate, cease and control the weapon arm let's start working some follow ups. There are three basic follow up methods... 1. Long Range 2. Running Attack 3. Close... Knife Tapping Part 3 - Sak Sak vs. Sak Sak Let's flip the grip! In this lesson we're taking a look at training the knife vs knife tapping drill when we're both in the forward (Sak Sak) grip. Everything stays the same with a few minor modif... 1 and 1 Drill - Knife Long Range In this video lesson we're reducing the time we have to read our training partners incoming attacks and counters. This pushes the footwork to perform moving through the range like an accordion. Th... Knife Bridging - Angle 1 Bridging is an essential skill in Kali. In this video I break down bridging on angle 1 and left diamond with the knife slashing. Knife Bridging - Angle 2 Bridging is an essential skill in Kali. In this video I break down bridging on angle 2 and Right diamond with the knife slashing. Knife Bridging - Angles 1 & 2 Now we're putting it together and moving more dynamically. Working both bridging left diamond on angle 1 and right diamond on angle 2. Knife Mini Accordion Drill - Slash to Tap Here we're mixing the ranges of Slashing range and Thrusting/Tapping range. Sagang Labo Angle 1 - Knife In this video we're training the angle 1 and variations of Sagang Labo. Sagang Labo Angle 2 - Knife In this video we're training the angle 2 and variations of Sagang Labo. Sagang Labo Angle 3 -Knife In this video I breakdown the angle 3 in the Sagang Labo drill. (Sagang = Counter, Labo = Attack) Sagang Labo Flow - Knife Reverse Grip (Pakal) Let's take a look at this quick clip how we put it all together for Sagang Labo. Hand Rolling Position - Knife The Hand Rolling position is the first centerline position taught on the knife. With this movement we keep the hands in motion breaking the timing and rhythm making it difficult for the opponent t... Knife Jab Technique Breakdown The "Jab" is the fastest attack and counter attack with the knife. Knife Jab Technique Variations In this video I teach the primary variations of the Knife Jab Technique. Knife Jab Partner 1 In the first Knife Jab partner drill we introduce the close quarter tap off of bridging. Knife Mini Accordion 1 In the Accordion drills we are focusing on abrupt changes of range and tactics. This is to build visual sensitivity and response speed through unpredictability. Knife Jab Follow Up - Technical Breakdown There are three primary follow up principles in Kali that are taught here with the knife jab. 1. Long Range Follow Up 2. Running Attack Follow Up 3. Close Quarter Follow Up Knife Jab Follow Ups - Training Let's take a quick look at how we train our Knife Jabs and Follow Ups with a partner to maximize our time, reps and attribute development. Slash Follow Ups Series In this video I cover the primary follow ups off the slash bridging into close-quarters. There are three primary follow up principles. 1. Largo 2. Running Attack 3. Trapping / Close-Quarter Slash Follow Ups 2 - Drilling it In this lesson we're drilling the Slash to follow ups in a more dynamic approach. This accelerates the skill of range control and timing calculation. Knife Tapping Complete Flow Technical Flow in Close Quarter with the Knife isolating specifically the Knife Tapping. This drill is designed to increase weapon awareness on both sides, sensitivity and close-quarter maneuveri... Slash Vs Jab Drill In this lesson we start mixing the tactics and seeing how they can be used to counter each other. Specific focus in this video is Slash counters Jab. Jab Vs Slash Drill In this lesson we start mixing the tactics and seeing how they can be used to counter each other. Specific focus in this video is Jab counters Slash. Mano Daga Tapping Intro (Empty Hand vs. Knife) In this video we introduce the Empty Hands vs. Knife in the Mano Y Daga method of tapping. Here I teach the primary tapping positions. Mano Daga Tapping Solo Training Here is a great way to practice the Mano Y Daga tapping method solo. Knife Sayaw Level 1 Closing this Cycle with some Knife Sayaw. Angle 1 - Hubud Shell #1 In this video I cover the Angle 1 in the empty hands of Hubud. This is the first of six shells we teach at Kali Center. Angle 2 - Hubud Shell #2 In this video I cover the Angle 2 in the empty hands of Hubud. This is the second of six shells we teach at Kali Center. Vertical - Hubud Shell #3 In this video I cover the Vertical in the empty hands of Hubud. This is the third of six shells we teach at Kali Center. Underhand - Hubud Shell #4 In this video I cover the Underhand in the empty hands of Hubud. This is the fourth of six shells we teach at Kali Center. Elbow - Hubud Shell #5 In this video I cover the Elbow in the empty hands of Hubud. This is the fifth of six shells we teach at Kali Center. Punch - Hubud Shell #6 In this video I cover the Straight Punch in the empty hands of Hubud. This is the sixth of six shells we teach at Kali Center. Flow - Hubud Shells Flow Drill In this video we demonstrate how we train and flow between the six shells we teach for Hubud at Kali Center. Another name for Hubud is Sagang Labo which means Counter Attack. Fighting Strategy In this lesson I go over the Kali fighting strategy we use here at Kali Center. Our fighting strategy is broken into 3 ingredients which are... 1. Protect yourself from all strikes and attack... Timing - Calculating In this lesson I go over the 3 aspects of timing and how we calculate timing in Kali. Because the weapons are fast and the range changes quickly we need a faster approach to understanding and calc... Dumog - Arm Locks We begin learning locks out of the Sagang Labo (or Hubud) flow to build technique from movement. In this lesson I go over the first 2 arm locks of Level 1 Dumog - Figure 4 Locks We begin learning locks out of the Sagang Labo (or Hubud) flow to build technique from movement. In this lesson I go over the figure 4 arm locks of Level 1 Dumog - Cradle Locks We begin learning locks out of the Sagang Labo (or Hubud) flow to build technique from movement. In this lesson I go over the Cradle locks of Level 1 Dumog - Wrist Locks We begin learning locks out of the Sagang Labo (or Hubud) flow to build technique from movement. In this lesson I go over the Wrist locks of Level 1 Dumog - Arm Drag Techniques Dumog is the Filipino martial art of wrestling. In this lesson I cover the basic arm drag manipulations. Distance Drill: Horizontals 1 Using the Distance Flow training method we look into combinding the use of diagonal lines 1 and 2 and adding in the horizontal lines also. Distance Drill: Horizontal 2 Let's take another look at the distance flow with horizontal strikes this time with the knife. Distance Drill: Horizontals 3 Another glance at the Distance Flow utilizing horizontal strikes but, now with transitions between weapons. Wrist Release 1 This is the first Wrist Release technique in our Dumog curriculum. Wrist Release 2 This is the second Wrist Release technique in our Dumog curriculum. Wrist Release 3 This is the third Wrist Release technique in our Dumog curriculum. Wrist Release Drill Ok, let's put all three of the wrist releases into one drill and develop these techniques slowly adding in some resistance. fun, fun, fun!!! Elbow Release 1 This is the first Elbow Release technique in our Dumog curriculum. Elbow Release 2 This is the second elbow Release technique in our Dumog curriculum. Elbow Release 3 This is the third elbow Release technique in our Dumog curriculum. Elbow Release Drill Let's now put together the three elbow releases into one drill and slowly add resistance to build the techniques. Double Sticks Drill - Broken 6 Working more coordination on the Double Sticks with the Broken 6 drill. Double Sticks Drill - Fluid 6 Working more coordination on the Double Sticks with the Fluid 6 drill. Neck Technique 1 - Dumog This is the first Neck release technique of Dumog. Neck Technique 2 - Dumog In this video I cover the second Neck release Dumog technique. Neck Technique 3 - Dumog Here I teach the third neck release technique from Dumog. Neck Techniques Flow Drill - Dumog Let's now put together the 3 Dumog neck release techniques into one drill to build repetition and sensitivity. Neck Pummel Drill In this lesson we work the neck pummeling drill to work the highline of our standing grappling basics. Body Pummel Drill In this video we're working the Body Pummeling to work on standing grappling basics in posture, maneuvering and positional manipulation. Dumog Neck Body Pummel Flow Here we put together the Neck and Body Pummeling into one drill. let's start flowing our standing grappling from the Dumog system. Haymaker - Secondary Attacks Drill In this video we're starting out the secondary attacks drill. This doesn't mean these are lesser attacks it's just an order for training. Here we're facing the good old Haymaker and working off of... Grab/Choke - Secondary Attack Drill Continuing with our secondary attack drills, here we're looking at the grab and basic choke. Again working off of a more natural defense position. Tackle - Secondary Attack Drill Our third secondary attack is the tackle or bull rush. Not necessarily a well trained shot. The response is off of a natural response. Natural Response Drill - Secondary Attacks Drill Now that we've completed breaking down the first set of secondary attacks let's bring them all together into one drill where the objective is to speed up our situational processing time and decrea... Awareness Triangle How we train is how we perform in reality. In this video I go over my Awareness Triangle which should be practiced during class ant outside class at all times. Target Zones - Close Quarters These are the primary close quarter target zones on the human body for simple, efficient and effective self defense training. Grab Escapes - Self Defense Here are basic Kali principles on escaping common grabs. Train this a lot! Choke Escape - Self Defense Here are basic Kali principles for escaping front and rear chokes. Hug Escapes - Self Defense Here are basic Kali principles for escaping various bear hug positions. Sagang Labo Advanced drilling 1 Now we're going to start mixing in the grab and releases inside the Sagang Labo (Hubud) drill to increase our close-quarters sensitivity and speed response. Sagang Labo Advanced drilling 2 This time we're blending the Dumog Pummeling with the Pangamut Sagang Labo strikes. Moving from striking to grappling back to striking. Training transitions. Sagang Labo Advanced drilling 3 Now, in Sagang Labo we're going to add the secondary attacks and natural responses to speed up action and reaction time. Sagang Labo Advanced drilling 4 It's time to blend it all together into one mega flow drill. Sagang Labo with pummeling grab and releases and natural response. Lot's of action going on in these rounds. Mistakes will be made. Hav... Multiple Opponents - 1st Tactic At the end of level 1 we introduce multiple opponents. Here I teach the 1st tactic on Reverse triangle. Multiple Opponents - 2nd Tactic Let's take a look at the second tactic for multiple opponents where I quarter the outside flank. Multiple Opponents - 3rd Tactic In the third multiple opponent tactic I split between opponents 2 and 3. This is because of environmental reasons when quartering the outside flank is not possible. Multiple Opponents - Training the Tactics Once the basic multiple opponents tactics 1-3 have been isolated for a number of rounds we then start our mixed rounds to further advance our performance. Sayaw - Level 1 Cycle 4 Lesson In the final lesson of Level 1 we end with Sayaw. This time the focus is coordinating footwork with striking on a 1 step 1 strike rhythm. See you in Level 2!