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Kali/Escrima/Silat
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Kali/Escrima/Silat
Kali/Escrima is the name given to describe several arts from the Philippines that train its practitioners in the use of weapons and empty hand techniques. The turbulent history of the Philippines led to the development of highly effective ways to utilize unarmed, stick and bladed weapons for hand to  hand combat and conversely, how to defend against them. The effectiveness developed in this training is probably the most realistic and no-nonsense self-defense available in contemporary and ancient society. And interestingly, the arts ability to build coordination, speed and accuracy make it a very popular part of the beginners, intermediate and advanced classes. The techniques learned at the Minneapolis Kali Group are provided by Guro Dan Inosanto, who has studied Filipino martial arts for many years under dozens of the Philippines masters and are classified under the Inosanto Method of Kali/Escrima. Also taught is the Lemenco Method of Escrima which teaches short, medium and long range stick fighting which was founded by Punong Guro Edgar Sulite who dedicated his life to the study and sharing of Filipino art and culture.