Kali is a Fighting Art from the Philippines. Kali consists of the two words Kamot and Lihot, meaning Hand/Body motion. The emphasis in Kali is practicality and effectiveness. Training in Kali incorporates the use of sticks, clubs, various bladed weapons and empty hand techniques. Kali practitioners are known for their speed and fluidity of their movements. Kali is found to be so effective that it is taught to many security and elite forces throughout the world.
Chief instructor Manfred Bohmuller is fully qualified to teach Filipino Kali and Jeet Kune Do concepts under Steve Stevenson who in turn got instructor credentials through the famous Inosanto academy in Los Angeles. Guro Dan Inosanto was the friend and senior student of the legendary Bruce Lee.
There are eight Levels in our Kali system. White, Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Red, Brown and Black Level. Progressive Self Defence Academy has a properly structured trainings and grading program in Filipino Kali.
Training in Filipino Kali is done primarily in private lessons for individuals or small groups due to the fact that the techniques and movements are best learnt in small groups where the instructor can work with the student hands-on.
In the beginning a lot of training is done to improve hand and eye co-ordination, speed and fluidity of movements, through drill work with sticks and empty hands.
The student will learn how to deal with weapons like sticks or knives as well as empty hand attacks. Kali is well know for its efficient and realistic techniques against an attacker.