FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS
Many of the Filipino and Indonesian styles are masterfully blended into a truly versatile protective skill and are often referred to as a 'system'. One of the beauties of Filipino Martial Arts is the ability to fight with weapons or empty hands interchangeably, and the ability to turn ordinary household items into lethal weapons.
Weapons training gives an edge in real fights, helps students to psychologically face armed opponents, and teaches that any object that can be picked up can be used as a weapon using FMA techniques. Empty hands training is taught as if the stick is merely an extension of the hand.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
- Bruce Lee
Ever smelled the scent of two rattan sticks hitting? One student coined the term, “House of the burning sticks.”
We teach the system SinaTirsiaWali Kali Silat, as founded by Mas Guru Greg Alland.
Mas Guru Greg Alland founded of the SinaTirsiaWali Kali Silat system which comprises F.I.S.T. (Filipino Indonesian Self-defense Tactical System). Originally based upon the principles of Pekiti Tirsia, Dekiti Tirsia, and Doce Pares, Mas Guru Greg Alland formed SinaTirsiaWali in 1989. This effective self protection system is based upon 64 attacks, various siniwalli, footwork, body mechanics, and how to strike, and is based upon the simple question, "Can you stop me, can I stop you?"
Filipino martial arts (FMA) refers to ancient Indianized and newer fighting methods devised in the Philippines. It incorporates elements from both Western and Eastern Martial Arts, the most popular forms of which are known as Arnis, Eskrima and Kali. The intrinsic need for self-preservation was the genesis of these systems. Throughout the ages, invaders and evolving local conflict imposed new dynamics for combat in the islands now making up the Philippines. The Filipino people developed battle skills as a direct result of an appreciation of their ever-changing circumstances. They learned often out of necessity how to prioritize, allocate and use common resources in combative situations. Filipinos have been heavily influenced by a phenomenon of cultural and linguistic mixture. Some of the specific mechanisms responsible for cultural and martial change extended from phenomena such as war, political and social systems, technology, trade and practicality.