iKali, founded by Tuhon Apolo Ladra, is an indigenous fighting art in its truest form, a systematic art of combat fighting based on the science of Strategic and Tactical applications of Counter-Offensive techniques as defense. It's methodology of "Learn to Teach, Teach to Learn" speaks of its core process of Know, Understand and Apply in order to "Flow".
iKALI is a complete system for Self-Protection. Characteristic for iKALI is the use of one or two arm-long sticks, swords and knives for practice (and fighting). The combative strategies and tactics within iKALI are developed within motion and the mechanics of the flow and are structured according to the characteristics of weaponry employed - weather it be edged, impact or empty hand - combined with the principles of human anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology as the foundation and basis for tactical manipulation and application.
iKALI, is the indigenous fighting art of the Philippines. With its Cultural and Philosophical values it's history traces back more than 1500 to 2000 years in the past. The Pekiti-Tirsia System of Kali originates from the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines and was formulated by the Tortal family of Negros and Panay Islands. The family patriarch, Conrado B. Tortal, passed this system and its attributes onto his only grandson, the sole heir and it's present guardian, Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje, Jr. Majority of Police Officers and Law Enforcement personnel in the US, Europe, and Asia have viewed the Police Training Film "Surviving Edged Weapons" which was produced by Calibre Press Of Chicago, USA, recognized worldwide as the best training tape on Edge Weapon awareness which featured Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje Jr. Pekiti Tirsia Kali is the only system recognized by the Philippine government including the teaching of the system to the elite ForceRecon Philippine Marine Battalion, Armed Forces of the Philippines.
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