Our Blended Approach to Martial Arts
Filipino Martial Arts (FMA)
Ancient and newer indigenous weapons fighting systems of the Philippines.
It incorporates elements from both Western and Eastern Martial Arts, the most popular forms of which are known as Arnis, Eskrima and Kali.
Cadell Tanikala de Serrada Eskrima
Serrada Eskrima utilizes the art of stick fighting as well as Espada y Daga techniques. Serrada Eskrima is usually practiced at close (also known as corto) range. The word Serrada means “to close” in Spanish, and Escrima or Eskrima means “to skirmish.”
Muay Thai is a form of hard martial art practiced in large parts of the world, including Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries. The art is similar to others in Southeast Asia such as: Pradal Serey in Cambodia, Lethwei in Myanmar, Tomoi in Malaysia, and Lao boxing in Laos. Muay Thai has a long history in Thailand and is the country’s national sport.
Maphilindo Silat is the term given to describe Guro Dan Inosanto’s personal combat system. It was designed and developed in the early eighties to honour and give recognition to the many Silat instructors that Guro Dan had the honour & privilege of training under. The word Maphilindo itself can be broken down as: Ma – meaning Malaysian, Phil – meaning Philippines & Indo – meaning Indonesian. These are the three main influences that Guro Dan used to develop this incredible art.
Balintawak Eskrima or Balintawak Arnis is a Filipino Martial Art developed by Venancio Bacon in the 1950s to enhance and preserve the combative nature of arnis which he felt was being watered down by other styles of Philippine martial arts.
Jeet Kune Do (JKD)
Jeet Kune Do (way of the intercepting fist) is a martial art created by Bruce Lee during the 1960s. Jeet Kune Do’s foundation lies in wing chun theory, but Bruce Lee liberally borrowed from other kung fu styles: taekwondo, wrestling, fencing and Western boxing.
Dog Brothers Martial Arts
Guro Tobias is going to be offering Dog Brothers style training 2x a month at Kali Academy STL
Submission wrestling, submission grappling, or combat wrestling is a general term that focuses on clinch and ground fighting with the aim of obtaining a submission through use of submission holds.