Kali / Arnis / Escrima
847 Hamilton Ave (Rt 69).
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although this area of Filipino martial arts is known to some people after the
Spanish settlement in the Philippines as Arnis or Eskrima
is an important class to attend for a complete understanding of self-defense.
There is nothing like taking weapon defenses from a very well put together weapon oriented martial art.
This class usually starts out with by repetitiously swinging the stick in a few of the different angles of attack over and over again in combination to develop endurance and muscle memory. At the Practical Self Defense Training Center, beginners learn and memorize 17 angles of attack how to use them for actual combat situations and the defenses against those angles of attack in different ranges. Defenses and drills from long range to medium range are practiced with the stick and also the knife that will help develop spontaneous reaction to different angles of attack in all ranges.
The more advanced people do their drilling a little more randomly. Isolation sparring is also done to solve problems and gain defensive reflexes in a certain angle of attack coming at a student at a given time. Or to just get better at defending a certain angle for attribute development. A lot of knife sparring with methods of sparring such as knife Vs knife, double knife Vs knife and double knife Vs double knife and most importantly empty hand Vs knife is done. Knife wrestling is also done constantly with Knife Vs Knife or empty hand Vs knife as well. Empty hand fighting methods Vs weapon, really develops fast reflexes and that is real good scenario training for self defense purposes if that situation should ever occur! And in a knife fight or if ever attacked by a knife wielding individual...he does not want to give up his weapon, so this type of training is very important to understand and to train hard in to be prepared ahead of time if you are ever attacked by a bladed weapon as well as a full understanding of the Filipino art and culture!
For a selection of different stick sparring exercises, you
have a choice to use either foam covered sticks with as much
gear as you want to wear or the real rattan with minimal gear. Layog and Dumog
(Clench range) is learned with a knife and without a knife along with stick Vs,
stick or empty hand Vs stick. Panantukin (hand range) along with Pananjakman (kicking range) are learned also to enhance your Kali skill for your empty hand
fighting. The empty hand area of Kali is good for empty hand Vs weapons so you
can develop quick reflexes if ever needed in such a serious self defense
To understand what our Filipino martial art background is based on, here are 12 areas of the Lacoste / Inosanto Blend of Kali with some of the terminology that is used at the Practical Self Defense Training Center:
7th Area Pangamut, Kamot-Kamot or Empty Hands
8th Area (Long Weapons)
9th Area Flexible Weapons
10th Area Hand thrown weapons, Tapon-Tapon
11th Area Projectile Weapons
12th Area Mental, Emotional, Spiritual training
Kali, Arnis & Escrima
847 Hamilton Ave (Rt 69).
Waterbury, Connecticut 06706
203-596-9073 or 203-802-8533