Our Kali program offers a comprehensive training experience in the Filipino martial art of Kali, also known as Eskrima or Arnis. Rooted in centuries-old traditions and practical combat techniques, Kali encompasses a wide range of skills, including striking, weapon-based fighting, grappling, and empty-hand techniques.

In our program, students will learn the fundamental principles and techniques of Kali, emphasizing fluidity, coordination, and adaptability in combat scenarios. Through structured training drills and partner exercises, students will develop proficiency in using various traditional weapons such as sticks, knives, and swords, as well as learning effective self-defense techniques for real-world situations.

Our experienced instructors provide personalized guidance and instruction, catering to students of all levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners. Whether you're interested in learning self-defense, improving your martial arts skills, or exploring the rich cultural heritage of Kali, our program offers a welcoming and supportive environment for growth and learning.

Join us and discover the dynamic and versatile art of Kali!



Steve StanleySteve Stanley, Kali Guro

Steve Stanley embarked on his martial arts journey in 1984 under the tutelage of Karl Scott. Initially, he delved into kung fu and aikido training guided by Sensei Karl Scott. Later on, he furthered his understanding of aikido under Sensei Takashi Kushida and explored training in various Japanese jujutsu schools. Additionally, he engaged in brief training sessions in Western boxing, wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), and judo, primarily through semester classes at the University of Michigan.

Continuing his martial arts exploration, Steve briefly studied Aikijutsu before discovering Shorinji Kempo, where he dedicated 20 years of training under Sensei Gary Dolce, achieving the rank of Nidan. Towards the conclusion of his tenure in Shorinji Kempo, he encountered a Kali school and promptly joined under Tuhon Justin Shaffner, attaining the rank of Mataas na Guro in Pekiti-Tirsia-Kali in 2022. Presently, Steve is actively engaged in training sessions for Kudo, Judo, and Kali.

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Plymouth, MI
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