Inosanto LaCoste Kali. The backbone of the Filipino empty hand skills are derived from that of the knife. In a knife fight your entire body if utilized, you can kick. While the Magda Institute Kali system is an eclectic blend that draws from many styles of Filipino Martial Arts, it is the systems of Lacoste-Inosanto Kali. Kali/Escrima is a weapons-based art from the Phillipines. The LaCoste- Inosanto blend system, taught to us by Guro Dan Inosanto, is a.

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I’m sure you have not iced the changes.

Your work ethic and ability are what is noticed. Kali-Kali and Pagkalikali to name a few.

LaCoste-Inosanto Blend…opinions, personal experience?

One Cebuano was connected to Kali, Antonio Ilustrimo. Lastly, Giron’s teachings allowed him to teach Philippine culture and history.

I did not want to push for further explanation at the time. The Villabrille—Largusa system inosantoo Kali is a comprehensive martial arts system that includes the empty hand, kicking, and weaponry techniques of the legendary Grand Master Floro Villabrille. Other Dan Inosanto notes from my old site: The separation is very clear both technically and verbally.

If you hang inosaanto in the ports of Cebu especially back at the turn of the centurychances are you’ll be able to hop on a steamer and end up in Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, Isabela, Cotabato, Tawi-Tawi, etc. Dan and his immediate students are excellent martial artists.

LaCoste even sent Dan to different kali and escrima instructors, something virtually unheard of in the martial arts world of the early s. I also continue to never assert “mother art” and the like.


To answer the initial question, the arts are individually taught. And please keep in mind, this is just my opinion.

Any answers I give will be in reference to that only. Fill in your details below or lzcoste an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress. Quote Again, words offered in conversation seem to fail to register.

I guess by that time it is pretty obvious that you have been around and don’t need much in the way of titles. I know that some anti-kalistas have hypothesized some conspiracy by Stockton CA farm field hands that reached all the way back to the Philippines so thoroughly so long ago that by the time it was written that Mirafuentes thought the term needed no further explanation, but IMHO this is well short of proving one’s case: You must log in or sign up to reply here.

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Has anyone ever seen a real Kali fight?

No, create an account now. Inasanto Blend Kali influences my openhand work far more than it influences my weapons work. For that I’ve choosen Pekiti Tirsia to be my core. This appealed to Dan Inosanto and was one of the reasons he began to cross-train with other instructors. Obviously, Filipinos will often disagree quite iosanto too and I readily admit to not having figured out criteria to predict whether the response will be polite pretense of agreement or passionate ire.

I merely defend myself and my teacher from insults in the guise of disagreement. An Associate has manifested the co-ordination and ability to understand and hopefully instruct the technical program. Your reply is fine.


Fashioning your own sticks from Rattan by Army Maguire. As I have related previously elsewhere, during one of the periodic outbreaks of the JKD wars back in the s in a guest column to Inside Kung Fu, I got something wrong that led to a lot of heat on Guro I.

Then, it is my understanding that there are various levels at each instructor rank such as “Associate Instructor 2” or “Full Instructor 4”. EpaDec 4, Slowly but surely I’ve implemented changes to the site’s look and functionality. Yes, my password is: But my hackles go up when it is claimed that there is no honest basis for the Kali side to maintain itself and that to do so implies negative things about those that do so.

Pat OMalleyOct 14, Can someone give me a better breakdown of the entire thing, including such things as what things distinguish an associate instructor 1 from a 2? Paladin Press – Logic of Force. So, we must account for all possibilities of translations lost. The episode was titled: Same thing with the levels increasing to allow those in the program the time to improve. Furthermore, Lacoste was amongst the most revered of the old Kali masters in Stockton, California.

I’ve trained in it for 1. I am one of those people who have a hard time understanding the journey if the map isn’t clear.

Click for larger pic Been in a Steven Seagal mood. I’ll be getting it pretty close to the horses mouth.