The Filipino Martial Arts
Guro Dan Inosanto, the foremost teacher and authority on the Filipino Martial Arts. Guro Inosanto is SiFu Tandez's primary teacher and mentor, and he is the influence behind the Tandez Academy.
The Symbolism Behind
the Inosanto LaCoste Kali symbol
The Universal Triangle
The Circle Represents the Creator
The Kali Triangle - Love, Compassion, Humility
The Stick - the Core of the Filipino Martial Arts
The Blade - the Blade is taught after the Stick
The Fist - the Empty Hands of FMA
The Half Moon - represents the southern half of the Philippines, which was never under Spanish rule; also represents the Moonlight, which was the only time Kali practitioners could safely practice under Spanish rule.
The Four Parts of the Circle represent the Four Saints called upon by Kali practitioners: Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel, Saint Uriel, and Saint Raphael.
Ancient "K" for Kali, Kaliradman
Ancient "E" for Eskrima, Estocada, and Estoke.
Ancient "S" for Silat.
Tuesdays 7 PM
Wednesdays 6 PM
Thursdays 7 PM
Fridays 7 PM
Saturdays 10 AM
Filipino Martial Arts is the Second Major Part of the Rapid Assault Tactics Combat System
The Philippine Flag
Map of the Philippines
Filipino Martial Arts (Kali) are the weapons-based fighting arts from the Philippines.
In Kali, you train in Stick Fighting and Knife Fighting, from the very beginning.
Kali trains you in elite-level military combatives because that was its original purpose. It's designed for warfare. This is why the U.S. special forces trains and uses Kali. But the applications for practical self-defense is tremendous.