Filipino Martial Arts (Kali / Eskrima) is an extremely effective and battle-tested weapons-based system. The bulk of your training in this art will be with weapons such as the stick, knife, and empty-handed (weapon vs. no weapon). Training heightens the student’s awareness of their surroundings and teaches them to make use of their environment for tools of combat.
This art will also increase your empty hand skills by supercharging such attributes as coordination, perception, and awareness. One of the main goals of training in this system is to give you the ability to pick up everyday objects and use them to your advantage. Everyday items such as car keys, an umbrella, the chair you’re sitting on, or even the jacket you’re wearing, become effective means of self-defense in the hands of a Kingfish BJJ student. There is no substitute for the confidence that comes from knowing you can handle whatever may happen.
We also teach various empty hand systems that are taken from this dynamic and functional art. The training methods of the Filipino Martial Arts will tighten the student’s awareness of their surrounding area. Developed for “mass attack” as well as single opponent confrontations, this art is an essential part of our self-defense curriculum.