Course Description: Students will learn the offense-based, close-quarters tactics of sword and dagger from the Filipino martial discipline of Kali and discover its similarities (and differences) with European and other cultural martial arts. There will be a brief lecture on history, strategies, striking mechanics and footwork, then the dynamic executions of the tactics. Guro Ferd has a well-known reputation for being a dynamic instructor balanced with good humor. This will be a very physically engaging and fun class.
Required Gear: Training swords
Lengths: minimum 27in., 35in. max.
Synthetic/polymer or steel/aluminum.
All must have blunted tips.
Suitable for blade to blade contact drills and sparring.
Rattan sticks may also be used (no heavy wood sticks).