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Filipino Martial Arts Intro Video - Umbrellas



Check out this short video of training that we have been doing recently at the Tactical Arts Academy. In the video, you will see a few techniques from our Filipino martial arts class. The series from Pekiti Tirsia Kali is called Umbrellas or Payong. Included are a few basic tips for applying the techniques.   If you are interested in learning more about Filipino Martial Arts, consider joining the Tactical Arts Academy Filipino Martial Arts Program. Training includes learning how to use impact weapons, edged weapons, and empty hands. Click the button below to learn more about the program and sign up for a free visit. You’ll learn more about Tactical Arts, you’ll have the opportunity to watch our classes in action, and you’ll discover if our training is right for you.   LEARN ABOUT...
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Indonesian Martial Arts Class Intro Video - Putar Kepala Series



Check out this short video of training that we have been doing recently at the Tactical Arts Academy. In the video, you will see a few techniques from our Indonesian martial arts class. The series from Pencak Silat Mande Muda is called Putar Kepala.  Included are a few basic tips for applying the techniques.   If you are interested in learning more about Indonesian Martial Arts, consider joining the Tactical Arts Academy Indonesian Martial Arts Program. Training includes learning a variety of take-downs, locks, controls, and breaks. Click the button below to learn more about the program and sign up for a free visit. You’ll learn more about Tactical Arts, you’ll have the opportunity to watch our classes in action, and you’ll discover if our training is right for you.   LEARN ...
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Learn One, Learn them All - Commonality of Motion and Skill Transferability in the Filipino Martial Arts

Learn One, Learn them All - Commonality of Motion and Skill Transferability in the Filipino Martial Arts
The Filipino martial arts are often referred to and thought of as stick fighting, but they involve so much more than that.  Really, the Filipino martial arts are systems of fighting that involve a variety of weapons and empty hands tactics and techniques.  Sticks are just used as the primary training tools, and not necessarily as the primary weapons. Because a large portion of training in the Filipino martial arts involves the use of rattan sticks, those who have not had the chance to learn about the Filipino martial arts usually see the sticks and conclude that the Filipino martial arts are just methods of stick fighting. With only a cursory examination, that does appear to be the case.  Almost every public demonstration of the Filipino martial arts will provide a nearly in...
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The Value of Weapons Training for Self Defense

The Value of Weapons Training for Self Defense
Though the world has long been fascinated with competitions that involve fighting with empty hands, there is a growing interest in the study of weapons for self defense. The popularity of boxing and, more recently, mixed martial arts competitions such as the UFC have inspired many to train the martial arts both for enjoyment and for self defense.  Recently however, training with edged weapons, impact weapons, and firearms has become more and more popular. This growing trend of training with weapons is in part due to the popularity of weapon based arts in the movies, but, more importantly, it is also because many are seeing the real value of weapons training.  Weapons training has many benefits.   Weapons training offers excellent skill development at an accelerated pace...
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Three Pillars of Mastering the Filipino Martial Arts

Three Pillars of Mastering the Filipino Martial Arts
Whether you are a beginner or a long term student of Filipino Kali, you want the same thing: You want to improve your skills.  Knowing the right path to follow for that purpose is very important.  No matter what level you intend to reach, the path towards mastery is the best approach to improve your skills. With the right effort, mastery is available for anyone who is dedicated.   There are no special tricks, shortcuts, amulets or magic spells that will get you there.  You just have to do the work.  If you do the work long enough, and do it properly, you will first start to see glimpses of mastery.  You will have moments of clarity and synchronicity that bring a sense of freedom from the intensity of concentration normally needed during your practice or applic...
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