Kali, known as Arnis or Escrima, is a martial art native to Philippines and it is composed by more systems, depending on which school of thought the master belongs to.
The effectiveness of this system is well known and widely proven, also by historiographical documents. Even nowadays the excellence of this art is appreciated by many U.S. special forces and it has been introduced in “close combat systems”.
In our program fundamentals coming from different systems are present, even if the study of Senior Master Rodelo Ubaldo’s Laguna Kali-Arnis- Sikaran predominates above the others. The school’s goal is that the student could master one or more weapons, with empty hands and on different distances.
Kali reveals to be a very versatile system, indeed, once approached with the philosophy of this, even a common object becomes a real weapon and every movement done using weapons transforms into a universal movement, perfectly applicable with empty hands.
– Warm up and main breathing techniques
– Stances, blocks and basic movements with analysis of distance
– Energy drills to develop sensibility (Hubud lubud, Sumbrada)
– Single stick techniques and study of angles
– Two sticks techniques (Sinawali)
– Knife techniques
– Knife and stick techniques (Espada y Daga)
– Filipino Boxing (Panuntukan)
– Filipino kick techniques
– Combat techniques and armbars (Dumog and Trancada)
STUDENT LEVELS – KALIPI
YELLOW BELT – First Level
ORANGE BELT – Second Level
GREEN BELT – Third Level
BLU BELT – Fourth Level
BROWN BELT – Fith Level
BROWN BELT 1° – Sixth Level
INSTRUCTOR RANK – GURÒ
1 TRAINER – TAGAPAGSANAY /TAGASANAY
2 INSTRUCTOR – GURÒ
3 ADVANCED INSTRUCTOR / MASTER – UNANG GURÒ
4 FULL INSTRUCTOR / SENIOR MASTER – MATAAS NA GURÒ
5 SENIOR INSTRUCTOR / GRAND MASTER – PINAKAMATAAS NA GURÒ
HEAD INSTRUCTOR – PUNONG GURÒ
Senior Master Rodelo Ubaldo and Master Carlos Cariquitan certify
Mirko Bruzzone Lakan Gurò 3rd DAN for LA.K.A.S. Ar-Si-Do School.
Instructor Certificate LA.K.A.S. Diploma III° Dan LA.K.A.S.