The Filipino Martial Art of Kali is best known for its lightening fast use of sticks and knives.
In the early days of Western Boxing, Filipino fighters dominated the lightweight divisions. Their ring abilities were the direct result of Kali training.
SPEED – Fighters use sticks in training to develop ambidextrousness and to train the eye to follow objects moving much faster than a punch (stick speeds can approach over 90 mph). In essence this is a form of speed training for the eyes; it helps fighters to pick up movement quickly and react to strikes and shots more easily.
ANGLES – Jabs, crosses, hooks, and uppercuts are mixed with back fists, hammer fists and close range stick punches that allows fighters to deliver blows from odd angles.
DESTRUCTIONS – The use of destructive blocks and covers allow a fighter to shut down an opponent’s best weapons via impact. Kali fighters use their elbows to attack limbs and hands of an opponent.
The Filipino Martial Arts Program at Nubreed introduces the student to single stick, doublestick, knives, staff and empty-hand training such as: Panantukan (Filipino boxing) and Sikaran (Filipino kicking methods).