Filipino Martial Arts
Kali (sometimes called ‘Escrima’) often serves as an umbrella term for all the Filipino martial arts. However, our focus includes a wide spectrum of weaponry – staff, stick, blade and knife as well as weapons of opportunity – the objective being to perform techniques such as counters, disarms, sweeps and locks in flow.
Whilst ordinary people don’t carry weapons, we believe that training in a weaponry art greatly improves your chances of escaping an attack from someone that does.
Our classes emphasize safety first, but are fun and rewarding to learn – they improve hand-eye coordination, balance, footwork, timing and how to manipulate the opponent.
Our Kali program includes the empty hand aspect of this powerful art – Panantukan. Panantukan sometimes referred to as ” Dirty Boxing ” was developed for as a backup system for when the weapon was disarmed. At MKG UK Southampton we teach this as a primary art as its self defence/street application is second to none.