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REALITY-BASED SELF-DEFENSE - BRUCE LEE'S JEET KUNE DO - FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS - WING CHUN - MUAY THAI  

Tandez Academy
1931 Old Middlefield Way  
Mountain View, CA 94043
408 373 0204

FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS

Mountain View, CA

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Guro Dan Inosanto explains KALI

Guro Dan Inosanto explains KALI

at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC

Filipino Martial Arts, known as Kali, Eskrima, or Arnis, are martial arts from the Philippines. Filipino Kali is a military art and is based primarily on using weapons for self defense. It was developed in times of war and colonial invasion and was used by the Filipinos to fight the invading Spanish and Japanese. Filipino Kali is known for its reality-based approach and functional training. Kali practitioners are famous for being weapons experts.

What makes Filipino Kali different from other arts is that new students start by learning weapons first. Just like the military trains its new soldiers by giving them a rifle, a gun, and a knife during boot camp, it makes sense to start training with weapons first. If you really want protect yourself on the streets, doesn't it make sense to have a hand-held weapon with you? Statistics show that over 90% of all street crimes involve a hand-held weapon of some kind. This is where Filipino Kali becomes most valuable. Filipino Kali's number one specialty is to neutralize armed attackers with your own weapons or in worst case scenarios, with empty hands. The more prepared you are, the better your chances of survival.  Think about it - in order to defend against a weapon, don't you need to know what that weapon is capable of? If you're not familiar with weapons, how can you expect to defend against them?

Our Filipino Kali curriculum is based on the legendary Guro Dan Inosanto's FMA system. This system is a blend of all the training and knowledge that Guro Dan Inosanto received from his 34 Filipino martial arts instructors.

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The number one principle of FMA is called "De-Fanging the Snake." In "Empire Strikes Back," when Darth Vader cuts off Luke Skywalker's weapon hand, this is a perfect example of "De-Fanging the Snake." If you destroy the hand, or hands, holding a weapon on the first attack motion, you will render the snake harmless, and you can choose the finish the snake or let him go. This principle applies to bladed, impact weapons and empty hands combat. Whatever tool your opponent throws at you,  you destroy it!