Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kali?

Our style of Kali is a highly effective close-quarters fighting art indigenous to the Visayan region of the Philippines. It was founded in 1897 and is the system of the Tortal family. The sole heir and guardian of this system is Leo T. Gaje, Jr.

Based on tactics and strategies derived from edged weapons, Kali is a complete system incorporating both weapons and empty hands methods. Designed for both single and multiple attackers, it is an ancient art that has evolved to stay relevant for modern combat and self-defense scenarios.

Kali is proven effective in combat and invaluable for preparing Operators of the law enforcement and military community. In the country of origin, Kali has become the basis for the official combatives programs of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police. Internationally, it has been taught to thousands of police and military Special Operations personnel in the United States, Europe, India, Russia and across Asia.

I have never taken martial arts before? Can I still do this?

Yes. We have a lot of experience training students with different skill levels and abilities. It doesn’t matter if you have prior experience or have never practiced a martial art before, we have a program that will meet your needs and make your training experience with us a pleasant one!

Do you teach women?

Absolutely. Learning the art of the blade is a force multiplier and perfect for women’s self-defense against one or multiple attackers. Women are strongly encouraged to come and learn with us.Getting started is easy and affordable. You only need two rattan sticks, a trainer blade. Equipment will be loaned to you during class until you purchase your own.

This sounds interesting, but I want more information. What is my next step?

That’s easy! Click here to view pricing and schedule a lesson. If interested use the contact us form and I will reach out to you to answer questions or give next steps.