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Filipino Martial Arts

Filipino Martial Arts in Flagstaff, Hamilton
Discover The Secrets Of One Of The World’s Most Deadliest Martial Art For Real Combat And The Martial Art Of Choice For Elite Special Forces!

You Can Now Master One of the World’s Most Complete And 
Effective Martial Art For Street Combat!

The reality in the streets… REAL fighting has no referees, no judges, no rules, no soft floor, very rarely a one-on-one fight and a weapon will almost always be utilized!

Filipino Martial Arts is an umbrella term used to describe the numerous martial art forms including Kali/Eskrima/Arnis that originated in the Philippines. 

A fighting method considered by many to be one of the most deadliest combat systems in the world. Kali is the name used for this ancient indigenous martial arts of the Philippines, some say coming from the word Kalis (also known in different parts of the Philippines as Arnis (also spelled Arnes), Eskrima (also spelled Escrima). 

Developed and proven on the battlefield in warfare, Kali-Escrima is a weapons-based art taught weapons first, unlike most traditional disciplines.

Kali, weapon training, which is commonly done with rattan sticks for practice along with bladed weapons such as various types of swords and knife fighting (as well as variety of other weapons) are taught usually before empty hand fighting is practiced.

Practitioners of Filipino Martial Arts are noted for their ability to fight with weapons or empty hands interchangeably. Empty-handed techniques "Hands, fingers, fists, elbows, knees, kicks, locks & blocks" are treated as using just another type of weapon, and weapons training are used to promote proficiency in empty-handed techniques.

Empty hand fighting known as Panantukin (commonly thought of as the "Boxing Aspects" of Kali) consists of head-butting, open hand, elbows, ulna bone strikes, with joint destructions, joint manipulations, nerve destructions, trapping and low line kicks from Pananjakman. 

In Kali, there are also a very good empty hand blade defenses as well as takedowns and and ground work from Dumog (a subsystem of Kali—the grappling range, which is very destructive using bites, pinching and weapons) which makes this style very good for self defense purposes for the average person. Kali is a complete system making the most of its fighting methods in all ranges including a strong focus on grappling range; all of which can be done with or without a weapon in this martial art. 

No one can learn how to defend themselves against a weapon without the study of a sophisticated weapon oriented martial art such as Kali, and this area of realistic ancient fighting is definitely it, with hundreds of years of success of defending their land from foreign invaders. It is highly recommended that if you feel uncomfortable practicing the blade defenses in a style that is not weapon oriented, try Filipino Martial Arts to see the differences for certainty and survival! 

Close range fighting incorporates the use of elbows, knees, head butts, punches and kicks. Grappling techniques including locks, chokes, throws, sweeps, and takedowns are also part of the kali. Drills develop attributes such as speed, agility, footwork, timing, body mechanics, distance, range awareness and coordination on both sides of the body.

The Filipino Martial Arts have something to benefit everyone. Developed for “mass attack” as well as single opponent confrontations, the training heightens student’s awareness of their surroundings and teaches them to use their environment as tools of combat. 

Everyday objects, such as umbrellas, books, bandannas, etc., become effective means of self-defense in the hands of a properly trained individual. 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.

The Filipino martial arts taught at King of the Ring Marial Arts is the LaCoste-Inosanto blend which is a system drawn from 26 primary sources. 

Moviegoers have witnessed Kali in Hollywood action movies such as The Game of Death, Enter The Dragon, The Perfect Weapon, Mortal Kombat, Blade Series, The Hunted, The Prodigy, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Mission Impossible 3, The Bourne Films, 300, The Book of Eli, Repo Men and many more. 

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