FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS / WEAPONS (KALI)

THE WEAPON IS YOUR EQUALIZER AGAINST A BIGGER, STRONGER OPPONENT
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Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) at Anderson’s Martial Arts Academy is a dynamic and effective system centered around weapon-based combat. Did you know that according to the New York City Police Department (NYPD), there were over 2,000 incidents involving knives and cutting instruments reported in 2020 alone? Our training prepares you to confidently handle such situations by honing your skills with weapons like sticks and knives, as well as equipping you with strategies for defending against armed opponents.

In our FMA classes, offered as part of our Phase program and Sparring classes, you’ll receive comprehensive instruction in weapon techniques and practical applications. Beginners are warmly welcomed, and our classes are structured to cater to students of all levels, ensuring that each individual receives personalized guidance and support throughout their journey.

Moreover, our Filipino Martial Arts program at AMAA is grounded in the esteemed Inosanto Lacoste method, which integrates insights from 26 distinct styles of Kali. Under the guidance of Sifu Dan Anderson, certified by Guro Dan Inosanto himself, our program covers a wide range of skills, including single and double stick techniques, stick and dagger combat, Filipino boxing, kicking methods, and Silat.

Join us at Anderson’s Martial Arts Academy and delve into the rich tradition and practical effectiveness of Filipino Martial Arts. Whether you’re looking to enhance your self-defense capabilities or simply refine your physical and mental aptitude, our program offers a comprehensive pathway to mastery and self-assurance in navigating the realities of life.

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OUR KALI CLASSES TEACH YOU:

This art is taught in all of our Jeet Kune Do / Weapons class, as well as our two Sparring classes (you will have a knife and stick sparring station and instruction in each of those classes).

Complete beginners are welcome to all classes (except classes labeled Phase 2/3). All new student will feel comfortable and will be assisted by advanced students and expert instructors every step of the way.

The bulk of your training in this art will be with weapons such as the stick, knife, and staff. We also teach various empty hand systems that are taken from this dynamic and functional art such as Panantukan (Filipino Boxing).

The training methods of the Filipino Martial Arts will increase your empty hand skills by supercharging such attributes as coordination, reflexes, perception, and awareness.

As mentioned above, everyday props such as car keys, keys, pens, your umbrella and even the jacket your wearing are all potentially effective self defense weapons in the hand of a skilled Filipino Martial Arts practitioner. Our Kali classes teach you to utilize anything and everything to you advantage should the situation arise.

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There is no substitute for the confidence that comes from knowing you can handle what ever may happen. Use of left and right hand techniques develop coordination. Drills and techniques taught in a fluid, non-restrictive manner allow students to enhance their natural attributes and improve their sense of timing, speed, awareness, balance, agility, and confidence.

WHERE HAVE I SEEN KALI?

Martial Arts Weapon Training at Anderson’s Martial Arts It has been utilized in different military/government combat training camps, including Navy Seals, Marines, CIA, FBI, DEA.

Movies Featuring Kali

It has also been widely used in many popular action movies such as:

  • The Bourne Identity, Supremacy, Ultamatum & Legacy (Matt Damon)
  • Mission Impossible (Tom Cruise)
  • Resident Evil (Milla Jovovich)
  • The Book of Eli (Denzel Washington)
  • Spartacus (Showtime Series)
  • Star Wars (Episode I, II & III)

There is a major reason this art was used in the movies above: because it works. Not only does it look good on camera, but it’s effectivness is battle-tested in real life situations. Books, keys, pens, and other everyday props can become very dangerous weapons in the hands of a trained Kali student.

Kali stems from the Phillipines and has many different arts/forms. Anderson’s Martial Arts teaches the Inosanto Lacoste method which is a blend of 26 different styles of Kali. Anderson’s Martial Arts is the only school in New York City that is certified to teach this method of Kali.

The method itself was created by Guro Dan Inosanto. Sifu Dan Anderson, head instructor of Filipino Kali classes at Anderson’s Martial Arts Academy, is certified by Guro Inosanto to teach the Inosanto Lacoste method.

AMAA’S FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS PROGRAM

The highly sophisticated and comprehensive martial art from the Philippines is weapons-based, but ultimately an empty hand system.

The Filipino martial arts taught at Andersons Martial Arts Academy is directly drawn with Guro Dan Inosanto’s curriculum. Including 26 primary sources, the instructors who Magulang Na Guro Dan Inosanto has spent his life training under. With influences such as the late Grandmaster John La Coste, Magulang Na Guro Dan Inosanto has developed a program that introduces students to 12 main areas, including but not limited to: single stick, double stick, stick & dagger, double dagger, panatukan (Filipino boxing), Sikaran (Filipino kicking methods) & Silat.