Kali/Escrima/Silat Contents

Introduction to Filipino Combat Principles The Escala Zero Pressure Range and Weapon Usage Attack the Attack "Defanging" "Tranquilizers" and Distractions Stick Fighting Introduction Single Stick Double Stick Stick and knife Knife Fighting Introduction Single Double

Pananjakman (kicking skills) Panantukan (boxing/hand skills)
Basic Strikes Basic Defenses Gun-tings Elbows Pokes, rakes, and grabs Throws Arm Locks

Kali Combat Principles Kali Combat Principles
Kali has followed several interesting and effective principles, all developed to make the fighter move and attack in the most efficient way. The methods are surprisingly scientific in their approach and results, strongly supported in western physiology, physics, and geometry, but derived from Filipino common sense.
The Escala Diagram

and arme d grappling. or finishing combinations. ringing his bell. get the body coordinated and the mind focused. or unarmed long. Distractions. or covering and blocking his line of sight are ways to create openings for disarms. Individual technique and Combinations Partner training . Compatibility of techniques throughout system Most of the foot work.A diagram used to model the lines of attack and defense. armed mid. Every technique used can be shadow boxed against an imaginary target. unarmed mid. Wounding the weapon that is attacking you may keep it from attacking again. Attacking the Attack "Defanging the Snake" In JKD they call it interception. Feeling our way through techniques repeatedly increases muscle memory and smoothes transitions from techniques and combinations. locks and throws. individual techniques like gun tings are shared throughout the systems. Creativity and visualization are utilized a developed as we nd express our techniques. armed close range. knife. in Kali it is called a destruction. and Obstructions Destabilizing an attacker by disrupting his base. It offers a chance to warm up the muscles. and empty hand systems. offensive and defensive principles and techniques are similar or identical from the stick. Tranquilizers. Zero Pressure The safest place to be is where the attack isn't. Definition of Ranges and Weapons Ranges can be broken down into armed long. Angles of footwork and attack. unarmed close and grappling. When that is not possible. Panantukan Training Basics Shadow boxing Shadow boxing serves many purposes to our training. It is a tool for self analyzationof movement. moving toward zero pressure will reduce the effect of the attack.

(or elbow biceps. C catch. left and right side switches. pull to outside (shoulder). or head . B option to push / thrust: as arm extends grab and elbow break pat and punch. drills are done with a feeder and a responder. It is not a sport in the western sense. n The drills with focus mitts closely resemble the partner drills with some deviation for safety and economy of motion. Particular responses are developed against various attacks and counters. pat and punch. The art is a loosely systematic method of street fighting. pats and now punches with opposite hand. knees. Rick teaches the individual techniques. stop hits) Inside Outside Other destructions elbow raking elbow: Used to snap across target jamming elbow: Combination of elbow and cover. katas and such. puts them together in drills that are designed to teach offense and defense. Kali knife fi ghting because no one is getting cut! hair pulling head push/manipulation eye gouging. Though it is said that in the Philippines they consider it more sport oriented than say. I use the term "loosely" because we are not taught regimented classes that progress with belts. partner wedges. Although care must be taken not to strike or injure our partners. and utilizing body position manipulation for advantage and strong follow up or finishes. head butts Foot Work Escala foot work. backhand. attacks limbs. foot stomp. outside wedge switch high-low wedge switch arm drag inside. wedge. avoidance or better attacking angle to position opponent in a causal manor -proactive-shove into advantageous position Hu Bud (close range striking and parrying drills) trains a reflex response to stimuli of varying angles and pressure. Having a moving partn gives us the feel er and tactile reinforcement that helps develop more realistic technique. To aid in approximating an actual target and simulate an opponent. backhand. accounting for the free hands. wedge. Focus mitt training The same techniques and combinations used above are repeated but with the addition of focus mitts and bag gloves we can actually have our part er hold for techniques we can hit with force. chest. with an emphasis on non gloved techniques: Rick Faye has described the techniques of Panantukan as "everything that is in western boxing and everything that is illegal(not allowed) in boxing. ear rake or slap Elbows. a salute movement. with punch to catch. elbow fist. pat and hit. many variations Emphasis on both leads. with punch to parry inside. This are of training is where we can cut loose and really go at it. outside elbows feed repeating elbows each side Gun-ting (scissoring destructions. Basic Attacks/De fences Boxing hand strikes. push / thrust.Every technique and combination that is shadow boxed can be used with a partner. A. catch on inside. switching leads in response to opponent.

Lead gunting hand captures limb and salute/elbow the limb(wrist. face push. etc) w/step through. hook. cross. elbow to biceps into lead backfist. . Hook x2 Jab. rear cross. Second sequence. Body Hook x2 Jab. chest or face. Cross. Backfist(or hammer fist. Cross x2 Basic Gunting Combinations Outside Gun-ting Catch the Jab. Hook. followed by lead backfist cross-hook-cross. or just deflect) Followed by "hand in" to manipulate head. Cross. Cross. Outside Gun-ting the inside of the Cross. Cross. whatever works. x2(switch leads) Basic Combinations Versus the Upper Cut Alternating Elbow / forearm parries on same side (take on elbow for intercepting destruction. It can be a back hand hammer fist to face or neck. le elbow. a karate chop. It's sooo pretty! Stifles The stifle is a simple drop of your hand to catch the incoming upper cut followed by an immediate punch. Cross. Hook. biceps. Although as usual it doesn't have to be an upward facing "hand in". hook. shoulder). The upward inertia of the uppercut helps throw your hand back up into the opponents face. Thrown from the lead arm. Backfist and step forward(lead switch). Hook. Alternating cross stifle and hit on opposite side . Cross Catch the Jab. The la checking hand raises to st opposite side of opponents face. Hook. Different pieces are strong together to simulate different reactions or counters. left lead. Uppercut x2 Jab. a forearm smash to same. Most techniques are shadow boxed to give a good warm up and familiarize the movements then the same (or as similar as possible) movements are punched out on the focus mitts. cross. Cross. Cross. played in both left and right lead. lead backfist(or eye thumb. knife hand. It doesn't have to stop it necessarily stop it altogether. arm check. a pull and backf and ist. Cross. The more traditional combination elbows the biceps. jus prevent it from t connecting. etc) and cross. It should look like it almost bounces down and across to the target. Inside gunting to the cross. and snaps across with an elbow followed by a lead backfist then Cross. After the Gunting the lead arm snaps into a lead Elbow. and push for head manipulation. Outside gunting the inside of the Cross. after gunting step out and new lead arm does a "waslik" (throw the arm away) and brushes off same side limb. forearm. ft Hook. Hook. Then Cross. Outside Gun-ting the inside of the Cross. Cross Repeat with Elbow at end of sequence. Outside to Inside Guntings Outside gunting to the jab. Jab. Forearm parry on same side followed by scoop to opposite side (your hand is already half way there!) followed by uppercut. Cross. Cross Catch the Jab. Cross. followed by a scoop and uppercut. I. knees) Basic Combinations (Done in both leads): Usually consist of individual techniques linked together like the notes of a song.gouging Body manipulations Arm drag/dumag head push/rotate hair pulling foot stomp/push Defenses Cover Catch Jam Destructions in conjunction with above or intercepting (elbow.e. ideally palm up( if it just checked the Upper Cut it already is) so that crook of wrist/thumb matches nicely at jaw line. can be used like an intercepting hook-jab so that fist hits to body while arm takes deflection. Alternating stifle and hit on same side.

then return back face to face. Pivot from a face to face position. No Knife #1 Step One: Avoidance Pivot one foot. then have him stab again and this time pivot the other direction. lifting the heel and leaving the pad lightly in contact with the ground for fast changes. Repeat and have your partner stab only as quickly as you can follow. The goal is to develop good mechanics and proper movement.Single Knife Attacks Grips Standard or Hammer grip Reverse or Ice Pick grip Attacks Slash Stab Foot Work Knife Techniques Knife Drills One Knife Vs. . Pivot the hip and torso in an effort to remove it from the path of the attack. Practice having your training partner stab at you.

or "tap" the deflecting hand away. High to Low x5. follows same line back up. Sifu Inosanto has introduced many interesting tec hniques utilizing the stick in combination with silat and Machado Jui-Jitsu principles and techniques. The main target at this point is the hands and arms. or disarm. Strikes to the sides of the target. In Inosanto Methods we study 4 major ranges Largo-mano ( or Long Range) The range at which.) Stick Grappling (Clinch. have your partner stab or slash any line of attack on the Escala.(each set separated by Lbh. Later the attacker can mix or repeat attacks. Hbh Basic Abecedario: 1-5 counters and follow ups . bars and submissions.(which can lead to. As the attack comes in. In the beginning a nice stab to the outside with a curving slice towards the midsection allows the trainee to develop a feel for the movement and an awareness for weapon. The attacks should come from both sides and should be careful and deliberate.x5 Boo Lon Line: Hip to opposite shoulder. Hu-bud (Close Range) The range where opponents are too close to effect Long or Medium strikes. The Weapon Hand is picked up by the other hand as it crosses the center line by sliding the other hand above and allowing the other to fall away when the other makescontact. as are punches with the clenched fists. high backhand) Figure 8 Family Upwards x5 Downwards x5 Ab Lau Line: Shoulder to opposite hip. Attacks with the butt of the stick utilizing a back fist like motion are common. very fast. Sumbrada (Medium Range) The range where the body becomes accessible and the off hand can check. Low x5.x5 Abanico or Fanning: Wrist stays straight.. pivot at shoulder. and swing elbow back and forth. follows same line back up. Single Stick Techniques Lacosta family techniques 12 count single stick Meet the force Follow the force Amerra Single Stick Basics (each pattern done five times followed by low backhand. Low to High x5. High x5. hooking of limbs and neck. Stick Fighting Introduction Introduction to Stick Fighting Ranges: How a weapon will be used is dictated by the range of the target.Step Two: Deflection Using the same foot work and body mechanics as before. cover. without moving opponents cannot hit each other in the head or body. pivot away and use the bottom of the opposite arm to deflect the incoming attack. or Wrestling Range) The range when the stick is utilized to effect holds..

(No follow thru) Kob-Kob: Short forehand strikes torque-ing feet. Eject. Wave. I. Same torque as kob-kob.B. #3 waist forehand.II) Redondo Techniques (repeat by hitting same side) Heaven. Pye-Pye: Short backhand strikes with arms crossed the body.B. #2 back hand. or Sectors Sumbrada Drills Feed and check Disarms Hu-bud Drills Double Stick Techniques (can be done as various counts 4. Siniwali Techniques (weaving style: Arms can follow thru and chamber under or over each other) heaven. strikes done with out chambering arms on opposite side. #1 forehand.6. standard.etc. hips and shoulders.C.'s All Single stick techniques can be repeated on both sides. earth Swing behind head(longer motion) Swing in short circle without going behind head(short motion) Numerado . standard. Disarms: Snake. Strip. Vine. earth chamber under arm and strike downwards chamber above elbow and strike upwards at vitals mix in roof block / shield (four ct. #5 thrust.) Abecedario:A.Deflections from five angles of attack. #4 waist Bh.

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