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Kali’s 12 Areas of Training (Filipino Martial Arts)

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The highly sophisticated and comprehensive martial art from the Philippines is weapon based, but ultimately an empty hand system.
The term Kali is an ancient word that serves as an umbrella term for all Filipino martial arts. According to Guro Dan Inosanto, Kali is a portmanteau of the Cebuano words “kamot”, meaning hand, and “lihok”, meaning motion. There are many other names for these arts such as Eskrima, Arnis, Anis De Mano, Estoque, Pananandata, Pagkalikali….etc
The Filipino martial arts taught at the Dayton Kali Academy pull from a variety of systems, but mainly from the Lacoste system as taught by Magulang Na Guro Dan Inosanto.
The 12 categories of the Filipino martial arts are as follows:
1. Single Stick / Single Sword
2. Double Stick
3. Long and Short
4. Double Dagger
5. Single Dagger
6. Palm Stick
7. Empty Hands
8. Staff / Spear
9. Flexible Weapons
10. Throwing Weapons
11. Projectile Weapons
12. Holistic / Metaphysical Training
Class Schedule:
Every Monday from 6pm – 7pm for the next 12 weeks (except Labor Day), we will be working sequentially through the 12 Areas of Kali.
8/24 Single Stick / Single Sword
8/31 Double Stick
9/7 *School closed for Labor Day
9/14 Sword & Dagger / Stick & Dagger
$11.00 – Drop In
$88.00 – 12 Classes
*Note: If you are already a paying member of the Dayton Kali Academy, this class is included with your membership.
**This class is meant to be an hour intensive on each area of study. Show up with an opened positive mindset and be ready to train! A notebook is advisable.


September 21
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Dayton Kali Academy
1630 E. Stroop Road
Kettering, OH United States