First Contributing Article to When In Manila on Kali

Kali: Filipino Fighting Style similar to Arnis or Eskrima

What is the one word that foreigners know more about than Filipinos?

Clue: It starts with the letter K.

Any guess? No? Ok. The answer is Kali.

I’d bet that 2 out 3 persons who read that don’t know what Kali is. The common term known by many folk is Arnis or Eskrima,but Kali is a whole different way of thinking. In particular, it is the family system of Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje or GT to his students; called Pekiti Tirsia Kali whose origin dates back to more than 100 years ago in the island of Negros.

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