You hear it in the martial arts all the time, "repetition is the mother to all skills." Well, not totally true.
It's like the saying, "knowledge is power." Only if it's the right knowledge. Just as repetition only works if it's the correct repetition. Of course there is always room for improvements but, a practitioner of the martial arts still has to do their homework and mechanical / technical checks.
This means in order to be dedicated to the skills and growth one has to be committed to the training and obsessed with achieving the results.
The most common asked questions I get from people all around the world are...
"How can I learn Filipino Martial Arts faster?"
"How can I get good skills fast?"
Though often times I'll answer, 'by training everyday' there is more too it than that. Make no mistake, there is no other way to develop skills faster than consistent training but, it's how you are training. How are you maintaining and developing the information further?
It's the age old argument. Which martial art is the most superior? Can it be Kali? The answer is "ABSOLUTELY YES" but, here's why and it may not be why you think!
Is there a such thing as the most superior martial art above all other styles and systems? It's really a yes and no answer. No because there are too many factors that could come into play in a life threatening and self defense situation. On the other side the answer is YES when we dig out of the limited fighting applications of martial arts and look deeper into the arts as a whole.
As a martial arts practitioner since the age of 6 I think it's safe to say I've lived (and still do) a full Martial Arts Lifestyle. I've been bullied growing up, used my various training in self defense and can say with 100% certainty that martial arts gave me the opportunity of an incredible life.
YOU ARE INVITED!
To the 2017 Instructor Training Course with Kali Center happening May 8th-12th in the Chicagoland area. This is a 5 day Apprentice Instructorship course. Upon course completion you will be presented with your Apprentice Instructor Certificate making you qualified to start teaching Filipino Martial Arts under the guidance of Kali Center.
Registration is now Open Here with a list of training agenda and traveling logistics. Be sure to get registered ASAP to secure your training spot as space is limited.
The KC Team is excited to see you here May 8th and training with you for 5 days at the Instructor Training Course!
Though I have many aspirations for my time in this life the one thing that has remained the most constant in my life is martial arts. To this day I train for hours not only to strengthen and balance my body but, to increase focus in my mind and live a disciplined life. I'm not perfect by any means but, my training keeps me honest about who I am, where I am and how much further I have left to go. My training allows me to accept all things in my life positive and negative.
You hear all the time about how martial arts has all these "other" life benefits like confidence, fitness, self discipline, self respect, focus, work ethic, etc. But, where are these benefits? How do we go beyond the fight in martial arts?
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Many asked and now I deliver to you!
Many of you have emailed and messaged me across social media asking to see my daily routines, training sessions, fitness and asked about the Kali Lifestyle. Now, you're getting the inside look.
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I can't stress enough the importance of a good warm up before every martial arts training session. Warming up not only helps to prevent injuries, it also helps increase your focus for your training session.
Try this Warm Up routine with me right now...
What a great meet up we had this year. We had attendees from all over come and train with the Kali Center team. It was a great opportunity to meet our online students, friends and fans!
What did we cover at the Meet Up? A LOT!
We worked single stick drills, double stick drills, Kali flow drills, disarms, footwork, empty hands technics and tactical applications, close quarter knife drills, techniques and applications and got lots of flow training time in.
We had attendees of all levels from advanced to never before done a single day of Kali. Everyone left the meet up with new knowledge, new skills and a big smile which means the KC Team did a job well done.
Each year I take the Kali Center staff on a nature retreat for adventure and training. This year we voyaged off to the Badlands of South Dakota. It's a beautiful and tough terrain. A desert in the middle of rich grasslands.
I use these retreats for a couple of reasons.
1. Because my team deserves them and is a great way for us to strengthen our bond further
2. To reflect on the past year's events and to clear our minds and get ready to tackle the next extension of the Kali
3. and of course to explore and train developing our own skills further.
Here is a short highlights video of some of the hiking and training from the trip I'm sure you'll enjoy...