Filipino Martial Arts


The Filipino martial arts of Kali, Eskrima, and Silat are world renowned as devastating stick fighting systems. A relatively unknown fact is that these arts are equally as efficient in unarmed combat. Training in these arts provide:

  • Increased hand-eye coordination

  • Sharpened reflexes

  • An understanding of body mechanics, leverage, and evasiveness

Today there are said to be almost as many Filipino fighting styles as there are islands in the Philippines. In 1972, the Philippine government included Filipino martial arts into the national sports arena. The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports also incorporated them into the physical education curriculum for high school and college students. Knowledge of the Filipino fighting skills is mandatory in the Philippine military and police.

Filipino Martial Arts are considered the most advanced practical modern blade system in the world and are now a core component of the U.S. Army’s Modern Army Combative program and used by the Russian Spetsnaz