Filipino Martial Arts (Kali / Eskrima) is an extremely effective and battle-tested weapons-based system. The bulk of your training in this art will be with weapons such as the stick, knife, and empty-handed (weapon vs. no weapon). Training heightens the student’s awareness of their surroundings and teaches them to make use of their environment for tools of combat.
This art will also increase your empty hand skills by supercharging such attributes as coordination, perception, and awareness. One of the main goals of training in this system is to give you the ability to pick up everyday objects and use them to your advantage. Everyday items such as car keys, an umbrella, the chair you’re sitting on, or even the jacket you’re wearing, become effective means of self-defense in the hands of an Anderson’s Martial Arts student. There is no substitute for the confidence that comes from knowing you can handle whatever may happen.
We also teach various empty hand systems that are taken from this dynamic and functional art. The training methods of the Filipino Martial Arts will tighten the student’s awareness of their surrounding area. Developed for “mass attack” as well as single opponent confrontations, this art is an essential part of AMAA’s self-defense curriculum.
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 your advantage should the situation ever arise. 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.
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.
It has also been widely used in many popular action movies such as:
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.
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.