FILIPINO BLADE COMBATIVES
The term Kali comes from an old Tagalog word Kalis meaning "skill with blades". Our Kali Dagger combatives introduce you to the art of "fencing" with a dagger.
LEVEL 1 | NUMERADO LARGO: emphasis is on direct defence, evading and intercepting or "defanging the snake" (counter cutting the opponent's weapon hand) by responding to various angles of attack, and snipping for targets while staying at range.
LEVEL 2 | CORTO PALAKAW: emphasis is on indirect defence, taught through counter-for-counter flow drills, in which the non-weapon hand is used as a close-quarters tool for jamming and parrying your opponent's attacks, opening lines for counterattack with your own weapon.
LEVEL 3 | KALI KURIDAS: methods are blended into an all-inclusive flow, and the variety of "games" are expanded to include: (1) blade against blade; (2) unarmed against the blade; and (3) hand-to-hand.