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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LaCoste-Inosanto Blend…opinions, personal experience?

It was Grand Master Largusa who developed the philosophies and theories of the system. I hope what you meant by empty hand is panatuken along with lots of single stick disarms and locks? Understanding the Maphilindo Silat evolution continues to elude me. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. So, I hope I won’t have that “diluted” training. I close with this point and by reiterating the matter posed by the Mirafuentes intro. Dan’s lacoate, Sebastian, took him to meet LaCoste before Dan went into the army, but it wasn’t until or that Dan understood what LaCoste was trying to teach him.

Your work ethic and ability are what is noticed.

Pat OMalleyOct 12, You would have to be some one like Joel Clark who travels with him every weekend to know all the possibilities. But, I will add that although he is Filipino by laacoste, he has never visited the Philippines, and does not speak a Filipino language atleast fluently.


When he was finally discharged, he settled in Stockton, California, where he received several commendations from the Stockton police for catching criminals. Sumbrada has twelve stages.

Filipino Martial Arts The Filipino Martial Arts is an effective system of self-defense that has been developed and proven on the battlefield in warfare. As I’ve said we have 4 guys and Mirafuerte in Why not ask him? Of course, I will need to talk with my current instructor about that first but I doubt he would have any issues.

I am a new student and don’t want to give the appearance that I am simply out for the rank or am trying to move up too quickly. Out of curiosity and feel free to either disregard or respond privatelyis Bryan Mossey the other teacher in the area? The separation is very clear both technically and verbally. Full instructor 1 from an associate instructor 8, or however high it goesetc?

You have to submit a written request for updated documentation. No, create an account now. I am one of those people who have a hard time understanding the journey if the map isn’t clear. I bow not in submission, but in respect to you. Click for larger pic Been in a Steven Seagal mood. If you think him a liar, then say so.

As I understand the manner in which Guru Dan does things, there are three levels of practitioners, apprentice instructor, associate instructor, full instructor, and senior instructor.


Obviously, Filipinos will often disagree quite vigorously 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.

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Notify me of new comments via email. LaCoste was a spiritual man whose personal philosophy was that you could learn from anyone. Abecedario has twelve stages. After this point there are the Senior Full Instructor I think that there are less than 10then just Senior Instructor. Too many options to have them all at your fingertips. When the word came up, he simply just agreed with it, as many Filipinos tend to do like Antonio Ilustrisimobecause the name of their art is incidental.

A Full instructor seems to be some one who understands the material without necessarily memorizing it.

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You are commenting using your WordPress. Basic co-ordination and timing is stressed. While the Villabrille-Largusa Kali System is taught today for self-defense and fitness, every aspect and characteristic of combat is maintained, practiced, and regarded with the greatest honor and respect. And please keep in mind, this is just my opinion.

Dan and his immediate students are excellent martial artists. For that I’ve choosen Pekiti Tirsia to be my core.