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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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George Thompson 9 Dr. For that I’ve choosen Pekiti Tirsia to be my core.

LaCoste-Inosanto Blend…opinions, personal experience?

LaCoste was a spiritual man whose personal philosophy was that you could learn from anyone. The one thing you should not look for is concrete answers to these questions.

Unfortunately as you get futher removed from the core on the instructor chain, the level of quality isn’t maintained. Jason, The ranking system you are referring inosantp is the instructor rankings issued by Guro Inosanto to members of his Inosanto International Martial Arts Instructors Association.

Guro Dan gives you the promotion when he feels that you deserve it. Lacoste and his relation to the bigger cultural framework in the Visayas. These Filipinos comprise the ‘Manong’ generation. Phil Simms – World’s Greatest Knifethrower!! You must log in or jnosanto up to reply here.

llacoste Concerning the latter point, given what I have seen him deal with over the years, he has my understanding, my sympathy and my deepest respect. And I didn’t really inquire after ranking, because I was ranked in DP already. You are also right to ask “Did he just agree to ‘Kali’ when it was mentioned? Pat OMalleyOct 12, Any answers I give will be in reference to that only.


These titles were arbitrarily used by two groups, namely the Bisayas and Tagalogs. He was said to have travelled throughout the Philippines. Guro Inosanto is out there on seminars well over 40 weekends a year. I am obviously a long way away from that, and I will get there when I get there so no particular hurry.

Mixing Abeceario and Sumbrada.

And please keep in mind, this is just my opinion. My overall impression of it now some 10 years down the line is that it’s the complete antithesis of Lee’s Jun Fan in that it is more concerned with drills and accumulation of technique rather than application. Do you already lacste an account?

Ranking system for Inosanto-Lacoste Kali

At this point your status is lifetime. 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.

The Villabrille—Largusa system of Kali is a comprehensive martial arts system that includes the empty hand, kicking, and weaponry techniques of the legendary Grand Master Floro Villabrille.

LaCoste even sent Dan to different kali and escrima instructors, something virtually unheard of in the martial arts world of the early s. DATOct 12, Site Under Construction Slowly but surely I’ve implemented changes to the site’s look and functionality. But, no groups use Kali atleast none you can come up with. Why not ask him? Too many options to have them all at your fingertips. I also continue to never assert “mother art” and the like.


Ranking system for Inosanto-Lacoste Kali | FMATalk

I will still be endeavoring to put up information I think will benefit your martial arts training as well as your self-defense. Slowly but surely I’ve implemented changes to the site’s look and functionality. Guro LaCoste moved from the Philippines to Hawaii and was deported after he headed a major labor strike that cost the lives of a dozen innosanto workers and 22 “policemen. DeeTeeOct 12, Email required Address never made public.

I asked you earlier whether, Mr. Born somewhere in the central Philippines inGuro LaCoste studied and was familiar with many different styles, but his favorites were the Muslim system of the southern Philippines, especially two styles from the island of Cebu and one from the island of Occidental Negros.

Has anyone ever seen a real Kali fight?

END Your educated guess notwithstanding, the answer remains the same as stated by me and directly affirmed by Guro Inosanto. It was “Such and such is good, Such and such needs work”. 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.

But, I will add that although he is Filipino by blood, he has never visited the Philippines, and does not speak a Filipino language atleast fluently. My position continues to be that the anti-Kalistas have not yet conclusively proven their historical case.

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